Pick1 Founder and CEO
Polyhedric Human Network Router & Serendipity Innovator believing in Exponential Growth.
part of Start-Up Chile, 500 Startups and Singularity University.
"Ahead of Number One" Paolo is a young technology entrepreneur and visionary, specializing in structuring progressive business models that capture the moment and stay on top of the future.
Class of 1977, a master in computer science and one in marketing. 20 yrs of deep experience in Internet technology and business strategy, served more than 100 businesses.
He founded his 1st Internet company when he was 18; then founded Digitix in 1999 in Italy and in 2002 in the USA, when he moved first to NY then LA and finally SF; involved in the operations and partner in 5 startups.
In 2010 he founded in Silicon Valley along with other partners, Doochoo (Pick1), a revolutionary platform for the opinions in Internet as an innovative marketing and user engagement tool between brands and consumers: signed with Ikea, the first client in 2011.
In 2011 he held the position of Head of Innovation and Emerging Media in H-art, company of H-farm group, interactive agency for strategic marketing and communication projects, acquired by WPP, the world's' largest marketing and comm. group.
Paolo now works full time and focuses only on his venture Pick1.
Very active in SV, connecting together experienced entrepreneurs, investors, , start-up rookies, and working to create an "Int'l Accelerator and TT Center", meanwhile, for years he has created a bridge between Italian and int'l companies.
He received several career awards from excellence centers, universities and conferences in Italy and USA; interviewed and mentioned on Int'l papers such as Financial Times, Wired, TechCrunch, Forbes, and many more.
Paolo speaks Italian English Spanish French, restless traveler, power rollerskater, addicted photographer.
Paolo commutes monthly between SF, NY, Santiago, Venezia.
Pick1 is part of Start-Up Chile and 500 Startups.
Specialties: web technologies and architecture, social media, digital marketing, conversion, retargeting, business strategy and operations, international product management, knowledge transfer, branding, payment systems, e-commerce, startups, LAMP, SEO, data processing, consulting, security, mashups, CTO, COO, CIO, CEO, mobile, apps, ventures, innovation, vc, sensors, internet of things, emerging media, cutting edge, disruptive, silicon valley, WPP, polyhedric, Lateral Thinking, networking, serendipity