Francesco Bellanca

Francesco Bellanca

London, United Kingdom
Member since April 4, 2019
Francesco is a trilingual product leader and complex problem solver. He has a background in big data and network theory. He has launched a startup that was selected among the top 100 for the Digital Pioneers Award (together with companies like Revolut and Spotify) from Google and the Financial Times. He is always committed to letting the data speak for itself and likes to work hard to quantify what is considered to be unquantifiable.
Francesco is now available for hire
Project Highlights
  • Led the company from the idea stage to more than £230 thousand in art sold.
  • Involved in the Microsoft project (Skype in the classroom) to teach kids from all around the world a wide variety of topics.
Expertise
  • Apple Keynote
  • Marketplace Platforms
  • Two-sided Marketplaces
Education
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Employment
  • Guest Lecturer
    2019 - PRESENT
    Christie's Education
    • Lectured on entrepreneurship in arts.
  • Committee Member
    2019 - PRESENT
    H club
    • Screened potential members of the club.
  • Guest Lecturer
    2018 - PRESENT
    Sotheby's Institute
    • Lectured on art and technology.
  • CEO
    2016 - PRESENT
    Feral Horses
    • Led the company from the idea stage to more than £230 thousand in art sold.
    • Successfully raised an angel + crowdfunding round with more than 250 investors, reaching the target in two weeks.
    • Iterated quarterly on strategy assumptions, using a set of strict KPIs to vet the success of the hypothesis and adjusted the strategy accordingly.
    • Built internal agile processes both for people in the office and remote.
    • Led the product design, managed a team of five developers and designers.
    • Directed talent acquisition. Built the screening pipeline and screened more than 200 candidates.
  • CMO
    2014 - 2014
    Pielle Livorno
    • Built a KPI dashboard for the finances of the business to understand the big cost structures and how to increase profit margins.
    • Defined milestones and main KPIs for the team using the number of young athletes signing up to train with the team as a North Star.
    • Built a social media presence of 2,000 local followers in four months.
    • Built the website and reached more than 3,000 monthly views in four months.
    • Built and executed an online strategy that led to +20% in athlete subscriptions in only six months.
    • Introduced data-driven training to coaches. Screened and presented the different tools available in the market.
Project History
  • Feral Horses
    Led the company from the idea stage to more than £230 thousand in art sold.

    Think about a world where the cultural patrimony, the art that is in museums, and the objects that represent our cultural heritage are owned by millions of people.

    We built a platform that designs a new paradigm for cultural interaction based on the decentralization of property and redistribution of profits; a platform where people can buy and sell shares of museum-worthy art.

  • Skype in the Classroom
    Involved in the Microsoft project (Skype in the classroom) to teach kids from all around the world a wide variety of topics.

    Skype in the Classroom is an online community that allows thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning on Skype.

Education
  • Master's degree in Big Data
    2016 - 2017
    King’s College London - London
  • Bachelor's degree in Business
    2013 - 2016
    Greenwich University - London
Certifications
  • Machine Learning Academy
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT
    University College London
  • Big Data in the Art World
    NOVEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    ArtTactic

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