Claudio Rossi

Claudio Rossi

Co-founder and VP Startup Engagement at Neomobile

Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome Mentor

I am a passionate entrepreneur who loves working with talented people and empowering them to turn their visions into reality. I have about 20 years of experience in digital business, mostly dedicated to starting up new business ventures.

My career began at Sisal SpA where I was project manager for the start-up of a web betting site. I continued at FIAT where I was the product manager for the web portal and landed in 2001 at Wind.  In this telco, I worked as VAS Product Manager and my role was to stimulate market adoption of Value Added Services, using it as an enabler of new media and content services.

My most successful project in the mobile sector was launched in 2004, while I was Director of Teleunit Mobile VAS Business that led to the creation of Neomobile in 2007: a company  that in a few years became a leading player in the mobile entertainment and commerce market worldwide.

For 8 years I held the role of Chief Operating Officer with an overall responsibility for business and organization, including business development, marketing and media activities.

For about 2 years I held the role of CEO of Neomobile working hard to build a learning organization where people are proactive and positive, have ferocious ambition and are motivated to achieve their highest goals through learning and innovation.

I am very proud of the results achieved  with my team while I was leading the company as COO and then CEO. We have been able to generate more than 1 billion Euro of revenues in about 10 years, we have grown from employing just 5 people to almost 300, we have been able to generate positive ebitda every year since our inception.

I am now Vice President of Neomobile. My role is to enable and catalyze innovation at Neomobile through the development of relationships with the startup ecosystem.

I have a strong passion for the lean approach and the world of startups that has led me to become an angel investor, mentor, and advisor for accelerators like LUISS EnLabs and Startupbootcamp.