Simone Tarantino

Managing Director – USA

Boasting more than 25 years of tech and business experience, Simone started his career with companies like Intel and Acer. In 2001, he launched a management and business consulting company focused on creating new intersections between technology and the workplace to create smarter and more efficient ways to conduct business.

After selling that and moving to the US, in addition to founding Inspect Manager, a cloud-based testing infrastructure, he also invested in and co-founded, one of the first and most advanced media platforms in the cloud, Gallery Records, an international record label, expanded the disruptive co-living concept of Startup Home from UK to the US, and other successful ventures, including ImpactMentors, a path to funding for underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Simone is an author and prolific speaker, advisor for the investment and startup desk at the Italian Trade Agency, lead mentor and advisor for several global accelerators and international startup and scaleup companies.

His passion for startups allows him to work at the edge of innovation and disruption, fostering global ecosystems and advising corporate and governments on how to leverage talent.

In his spare time, Simone loves to travel and discover new places, cultures and foods.