Hi, I'm Francesco,
Thank you for reading this page.
About me: I built Silicon Roundabout into the largest Tech meetup community in Europe, with the mission of developing tech entrepreneurship and innovation through business connections, specialist recruitment, and venture capital support.
I’m the founder and Managing Partner @ Silicon Roundabout Ventures, through which I invest with my small team in Next-Generation technology startups (some call it “Deep Tech” but I dislike the term as much as I dislike “AI”). 🚀
If you’d like to pitch me your pre-seed/seed startup, or if you’d like to invest in our fund as an LP, please check reach out to me through the fund’s website 🙂
I run a blog on tech, startups and VC and publish my articles regularly on the on the Silicon Roundabout community site. 🚀
I’m currently CTO at my own startup, still “undercover”, which powers the tech behind Silicon Roundabout Academy: Silicon Roundabout’s e-learning platform focused on building specialist skills and work opportunities for the tech sector. 🚀
Prior to Silicon Roundabout, I have worked as a C++ software engineer, web developer, and founded the boutique property investment company AGAPE Properties: 1st UK property manager to accept crypto as a payment (of which I’m still the main shareholder). 💻💸
As a public speaker I held guest lectures, panels and keynotes at London Fintech Week, London Tech Week, The London Institute of Banking & Finance, ASP (Politecnico di Milano), Birmingham Tech Week and the European GNSS Agency amongst others. ⚡
I’m a physics, history and business geek and speak English, Italian and Spanish and love anything entrepreneurial or techie.
I like to respond to relevant personal messages, but if you’re trying to sell me something I don’t need or cold reaching out without bothering to read what I do, then I probably won’t ─also, please don’t pitch me your startup here, it’s inefficient, use the Silicon Roundabout Ventures website instead 🙏🏻