Today's Entrepreneur: Francesco Baschieri

Kristin Karaoglu · November 9, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Giving up

Today's Entrepreneur is Francesco Baschieri CEO of Spreaker. According to his VEQ Francesco is good at team motivation,  product management and  project development.

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our newly-designed profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story. So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:

Spreaker, Waymedia

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

Square, Airbnb, Evernote

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

You get too passionate about your product. Any praise sends you to 7th heaven, and a criticism is like being stabbed

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Giving up.

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

1) Do something you really like: you'll be spending all your time on this and there will be no other rewards for a while
2) Know your customers well. Ideally you have been in their shoes before
3) Nothing can prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster (and the 2nd time is even worse). So it's essential to be prepared for all the rest!

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Kristin Karaoglu

Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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Spreaker allows anyone to easily broadcast live audio and distribute it on social networks.



It can be used through a web-based mixing console (which includes production tools, sound effects and production music), mobile phones and also 3rd party applications. Every broadcast on Spreaker is stored on the cloud and can be later accessed as a podcast.

Spreaker also allows users to monetize their content by serving targeted audio ads and sharing revenues with content producers.


Francesco Baschieri

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Founder of Spreaker, 2x Entrepreneur. First company (Waymedia) bootstrapped and sold. 10+ years of experience in IT/Web.