Paolo Privitera
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"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. * a Polyhedric Lateral Thinker Human Network Router and a Serendipity Innovator * 15 years of deep experience in web and technology. He founded Digitix, his first Internet company in 1999 in Italy and in 2002 founded in the USA. Between 2006 and 2010 he became a partner in 5 startups. For years has created a bridge between international companies. Paolo speaks fluently Italian English Spanish and French. Quote_down
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2001 Ca Foscari University of Venice , MS , Computer Science
2005 UCLA , MS , International Marketing

I am a(n):

Innovator and Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Airbnb, Smappo, Kiip, Beintoo, Getbazza, Mashape

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

frustation arrives when you trying to brutally bring innovation into commercial processes, by doing that you are forced to stop the innovation and deliver a static stable product.

rewards arrive when you see the product of your own entrepreneurial skills take shape, change people lives, and also generating money. Affecting people and create a better life for them.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

thinking the world thinks like me (the entrepreneur) :) wrong! you have to put yourself constantly into people's shoes and keep shifting between the two visions.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) you need more money and time than what you thought.
2) you can't start a startup/project with team people that don't share and participate in full to the vision and strategy, either they are co-founder or the early created team doesn't work.
3) failures help :)

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"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

 

.* a Polyhedric Lateral Thinker Human Network Router and a Serendipity Innovator *

33 years old. A master degree in computer science, and a master in marketing. 15 years of deep experience in Internet technology and business strategy, served more than 100 businesses. 
He founded Digitix, his first Internet company in 1999 in Italy and in 2002 founded in the United States, when he moved, first to New York, then Los Angeles and finally San Francisco. Between 2006 and 2010 he has been involved in the operations and became a partner in 5 startups. 
In 2010 he founded in Silicon Valley along with other partners, Doochoo, 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 April 2011.
Meanwhile, for years has created a bridge between Italian and international companies, especially those between the Venetian region and Silicon Valley. 
In addition, from Nov 2010 he holds the position of Head of Innovation and Emerging Media in H-art, company of H-farm group, creative agency that deals with strategic marketing and communication projects, recently acquired by WPP, the world's' largest marketing and communication group.

Very active in the Silicon Valley, attending at networking events, connecting together experienced entrepreneurs, investors, computer scientists, start-up rookies, and working to create an "Int'l Accelerator and TT Center" in the Bay Area, for Italian and world companies.

From 2004 he received several career awards from excellence centers, universities and conferences in Italy and USA.
From 2010 he has been interviewed and mentioned on an extensive press coverage on International papers such as Financial Times, Wired, TechCrunch, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, RAI International, and many more.

Paolo speaks fluently Italian English Spanish and French, restless traveler, power rollerskater, pianist for passion, and addicted photographer.

To date, Paolo commutes monthly between Venezia New York and San Francisco.