Francesco As A Speaker


I have strong experience as a lecturer and passionate speaker, with gigs and guest appearances at international conferences, universities and events of all sizes. Examples include London Tech Week and the international AI Summit, the European GNSS Agency, or the London Institute of Banking & Finance and Politecnico di Milano.

I specialised in how entrepreneurship, science, and venture capital can come together to fuel innovation and generate global impact.

Thanks to my experience as a computer scientist, community builder, and leading the VC firm Silicon Roundabout Ventures as a Solo Capitalist, I can bring unique insights into the deeptech and VC world.

My ideas and insights have been published on top tech and business publications such as, Forbes, UK Tech News and more.


From tailored lectures and workshops to keynotes and panels, I marry market data analysis with real-life examples from the startup and venture capital world in order to shine a new light on technology trends, spread knowledge, and spark creative thinking.

Besides my personal speaking content, I can help organisations and events with organising and moderating expert panels by drawing from my own network of experts in tech and VC built over a decade of running the Silicon Roundabout community in the UK.


  • Deep Tech

  • Venture Capital (especially the earliest stages)

  • Computer Science and Innovation

  • The crossover of tech and national security: how advanced technologies affect supply chains, defence and sovereignty

  • Industry Insights within Deep Tech

  • Community development

  • Building a Venture Fund in Public as an Industry Outsider

  • Spinout Innovation



Examples include: Internal and external conferences, Seminars, lectures, panel moderation or participation, fireside chats, workshops, kick-offs.


I am is based in London, UK, but can travel globally. I’m fluent in English and Italian and comfortable speaking in Spanish.

Contact Me

If you think I can help your organisation or your event with my speaking and content, drop me a line at:

francesco [at] siliconroundabout [dot] ventures