Luigi Orsi Carbone is an entrepreneur and manager, founder of four innovative fast growth companies.
From April 2015 Luigi Orsi Carbone is co-founder & CEO of Catapush the reliable and traceable delivery API for mission critical push notifications for mobile apps.
From 2008 Luigi Orsi Carbone is co-founder & CEO Skebby the innovative SMS API which made simple and immediate for businesses to communicate via SMS with customers directly from own apps or web sites, grown from zero to 5 million euro in revenue and 8.000 business customers in five years.
He is board member of Italia Startup no profit founded to boost entrepreneurship and innovation as levers to promote economic growth in Italy. A unique initiative in which all the most important actors of the italian entrepreneurial arena are involved.
In 2008 Orsi Carbone was among the promoters of Mind the Bridge the international business plan competition aiming at building links between Italy entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley’s vc communities and of First Generation Network the association of first generation italian entrepreneurs.
Between 2005 and 2008 he is advisor for the start up of Heat & Power, grown to being the leader in the distributed cogeneration /energy efficiency sector in Italy then acquired by E.ON group (ECT).
From 2002 he is advisor to owners and top management for innovative and fast growth initiatives primarily in the telecom, media and energy sectors.
Between 1998 and 2001 Luigi Orsi Carbone is board member and takes part of the start up of Lansdowne Partners one of most successful European hedge fund that from zero has grown to more than € 16 billion assets under management.
Between 1996 and 2001 Luigi Orsi Carbone is founder & CEO of Retelit (before ePlanet) one of the first independent provider of telecom infrastructures and integrated broadband services listed at the Italian Stock Exchange and of
Planetwork, one of the first Italian alternative telecom operator in the business segment, grown from zero to €30 Mln in revenues and over 30.000 business customers in four years.
Between 1992 and 1996 Luigi Orsi Carbone is Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. where he worked in the New York (’92-’93), Buenos Aires (’94) and Milan (’95-’96) offices, managing teams and advising top management of large multinational corporations primarily in the telecom sector including AT&T, Nynex Mobile, Telecom Italia, Italtel-Siemens and facing technological, regulatory and market discontinuities.
Between 1988 and 1990 Luigi Orsi Carbone started his career as Assistant to the Finance Director at Novartis (before Ciba Geigy) a swiss multinational in the pharmaceutical sector.
In his spare time, Luigi enjoys spending time with his family, trekking, taking care of his garden. He is a voracious reader of media online, blogs and books.
Luigi Orsi Carbone is divorced and has two children.
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