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Gianluca Dettori

Internet pioneer, Founder and President of dPixel


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Gianluca Dettori has been analysing the internet for over 20 years, and for the last 15 years his focus has been on start-ups and technological venture capital.
With a degree in Business Studies from Turin University, he started working for the Olivetti Group at Italia On Line, which then became, as marketing manager, marketing director and business director. He was then General Manager for Italy at Lycos Bertelsmann, launching the first worldwide online search engine on the domestic market.

In 1999 he co-founded Vitaminic, a platform for web and mobile digital music distribution, managing a team of 150 people across eight markets, which was listed on the Italian New Market Stock Exchange in 2000.

Gianluca raised more than 50 million euro to develop his own start-up, from structured international venture capital investors and public markets. Gianluca is an angel investor (im3D, Sitonline, Urbissimo, Banzai, Liquida) and a partner of dPixel, and he has been personally following dozens of start-up enterprises in the digital and medical sector.

He writes about Internet and Venture Capital for Wired, Nova at “Il Sole 24 Ore” and Chefuturo, as well as on his blog He is a Kauffman Fellow and member of the Kauffman Society, Fellow of the BMW Stiftung foundation, Dettori is also an advisory board member at Assolombarda with regard to equity crowdfunding and expert on the Sharexpo project team. In 2013 he was appointed by the European Commission as advisor in respect of the FF-PPP Future Internet Accelerators project, which has funded 16 startup accelerators in Europe, focusing on the subject of smart applications.

Digital innovation:

From innovative start-ups to crowdsourcing - from new technologies for the retail sector to innovation in the music industry, from venture capital to e-commerce.




UK : £7k to £15k

Europe : £7k to £15k

US : £7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15k

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