Francesco joined Balderton in 2019 as Research Lead, working on all research and data projects on the investment team.
Prior to Balderton, Francesco helped a number of AI startups ramp up operations, and worked with small financial boutiques on venture strategies.
Francesco was an Anthemis fellow in London and a fellow at UCLA's IPAM (Institute of Pure and Applied Math) in Applied Math and High Performance Computing.
Francesco has a Bsc in Management; an Msc in Economics; a second Msc in Finance; and a PhD in Economics.
He also did his post-doctoral research on AI and risk management and published several academic peer-reviewed articles and books.
Francesco has lived, studied, and worked in more than ten countries worldwide, and speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish.