Managing Partner, Silicon Roundabout Ventures
Francesco is the founder and managing partner of Silicon Roundabout Ventures: a seed VC focused on deep tech and big data. He entered the startup investment world after building the Silicon Roundabout into the largest Tech meetup community in Europe, counting 15,000 engineers, founders and startup operators, with the mission of developing tech entrepreneurship and innovation through business connections, recruitment support activities, and venture capital. Prior to Silicon Roundabout, he worked for over a decade as a CTO, tech lead, software engineer, and web developer. He also founded the boutique property investment company AGAPE Properties, which was the 1st UK property manager to accept crypto as a payment and of which he is still a passive shareholder. Francesco runs a blog on tech, startups and VC and, as a public speaker, he held guest lectures, panels and keynotes at London Fintech Week, Founder Institute, London Tech Week, The London Institute of Banking and Finance, ASP (Politecnico di Milano), Birmingham Tech Week and the European GNSS Agency amongst others. In his spare time he is a physics, history and business geek, he speaks English, Italian and Spanish and loves anything entrepreneurial or techie.