Paolo is a seasoned technology executive and investor, with a passion for techs bringing benefits to society and the environment. Most recently, he was the MD for Europe at Joyance Partners and Social Starts, a US early-stage Venture Capital firm investing in health and happiness start-ups.
Paolo launched Joyance’ European operations from scratch and the fund was named among the most active EU VC by Pitchbook and one of the Hottest EU VCs by TechCrunch.
Paolo worked at Cisco in Silicon Valley as Software Development Engineer, Technical Marketing Engineer and then Product Manager for Cisco’s Data Center Nexus 5000 Switches. He then moved to Switzerland to launch Cisco’s new line of products for Software Defined Networking across EMEAR (Europe Middle East Africa and Russia) and later Asia Pacific. He is an Angel investor and serves in various start-up boards and advisory roles. Paolo holds an MBA from London Business School where he was recognized for excellence in asset management, and a Cum Laude MS Engineering degree from Politecnico di Torino.
Paolo speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish.