Stefano Bernardi

Stefano Bernardi

Stefano Bernardi is a founder and an investor, who also worked on a platform at Betable. He previously worked at dPixel, a seed stage venture capital firm giving the opportunity to entrepreneurs to build web businesses. He does some occasional angel investing and advises start-ups on product and strategy. His most recent project is SaveMyInbox, a service to automatically save users Gmail attachments to Dropbox.

Stefano Bernardi is the founder and editor of, a weblog that covers the European start-up scene focused on technology companies, web applications, social media, growth entrepreneurship, and venture capital. He also contributes to the development of TechCrunch Europe by covering the Italian start-up scene. He was the Italian Ambassador for The Sandbox Network and collaborates with Mind The Bridge foundation. He regularly speaks at events around Europe regarding entrepreneurship, start-ups, networking, and venture capital. He also featured in many publications including Wired Italy and “”Il Mondo””.

In 2009, Stefano Bernardi received a bachelor’s degree in computer and software engineering from Roma Tre University, and during the same year he founded Hosteeo, a company providing design solutions to start-ups, hosting services along with server management, and, an online student community for any Italian university.

Stefano Bernardi was born in 1986, and he currently resides in San Francisco with his wife and son.

The Latest from Stefano Bernardi

Fubles raises €300k to help you organise soccer games

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Hotelyo raises €1m angel round for its Vente Privée for luxury hotel deals

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H-Farm opens up applications for its new Seed Program

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EnLabs launches as a Silicon Valley-inspired tech incubator in Rome

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Spreaker raises €300k to socialize Internet radio

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MopApp launches cross-store mobile analytics – we have 100 invites

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MusiXmatch aims to make online lyrics legal with new €400k round

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GigsWiz grabs €150,000 to help bands choose where to play

<img src="" class="shot2" /><a title="GigsWiz" href="" target="_blank">GigsWiz</a>, a Helsinki-ba

European VC deals of the week

These are the latest VC deals happening around Europe that we’ve unearthed. Germany is still going strong, but France and Spain are keeping up pretty well. High-Tech Gründerfonds has led an inv

Aepona raises additional $10M from BlackBerry Partners Fund

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Recent VC deals in Continental Europe

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iWikiPhone closes €250k round to take over the iPhone App Store

<img class="shot" title="logoIWP" src="" alt="logoIWP" width="197" height="46" />[Italy] Rome-based <a title="iwikiphone" href="http://www.i

Wozaik close to launch, 200 invites for TechCrunch Europe readers

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Facebook opens its first ad-sales office in Italy

[Italy] Facebook has opened a commercial office in Italy to capitalise on the social network’s growth there. The news was picked up by major italian publications, and it may have a significant i

Kohive launches premium services – is anyone using the free ones?

[UK] London-based Kohive, a startup in the collaboration space, has announced the launch of its premium services. This will be of interest to its users – however it’s not clear if it&#8217

A fresh Italian tech scene emerges over wine and pizza

Italy, like a few other European countries, is way behind in the construction and creation of a “tech startup scene”. That being said, as of last Saturday there was almost no scene in Ital

Google News investigated by Italian antitrust authorities

The FIEG, an association of Italian editors, recently tried to sue Google’s News service. They claim: “Google is preventing editors from choosing freely which articles should be posted on

Plista gets more funding and launches its B2B operations

High-Tech Gründerfonds and DuMont Venture has joined existing investors Draper Investment Company and the Business Angel Peter Schüpbach in a new round of financing for Plista. The deal is rumore

Social-gaming startup Scoreloop closes a €2M round

Scoreloop has just announced it closed its second financing round, with a $2.8 million / €2 million cash injection from new investors Earlybird and existing investor Target Partners, which was the s

Konbini raises €3m, aims at the UK

Online TV startup Konbini just raised €3M in its second round of founding from NextStage, one of the most active French venture capital firms (NextStage manages a €220m fund). The startup, which
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