Claudio Rossi

Claudio Rossi

Chairman at Peekaboo, Founder&CEO at Startup Studio, Co-Founder at Neomobile

Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome Mentor

Chairman Peekaboo
Founder & CEO Startup Studio
Co-Founder Neomobile

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

I have been working since the age of 15, first during the summer holidays and then during the
university years when I created one of the first web agencies in Italy. My career after graduation
began at Sisal SpA where I was project manager for the launch of a web betting site. I continued at
FCA Group where I was product manager for a web portal called Ciaoweb 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 Divsion 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.
I am very proud of the results achieved with my team while I was leading Neomobile 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 have a strong passion for the lean approach and the world of startups that has led me to become
angel investor with the role of chairman or board member in different companies, furthermore I am
mentor and advisor for accelerators like Luiss-Enlabs and Startupbootcamp.
I have made 15 investments to date in startups in different sectors and I am Founder and CEO of
Startup Studio, a firm whose aim is to repeatedly build companies, using its infrastructure and
resources to increase startup’s chance of success and optimize its creation and growth.