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Francesco Cardi

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Business Development Director at Chaordic, Chaordic Systems. Previously International Business Development, Lokku.

Business Development Director at Chaordic, Chaordic Systems. Previously International Business Development, Lokku.

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VP of Business Development Onfido Background Checks May 2015 - present
Business and Product head Chaordic January 2012 - March 2015
International Business Development Lokku April 2010 - December 2012
Business and product development manager Weblogs SL September 2008 - March 2010
Business development manager Datasul July 2007 - August 2008
Principal Valoris March 2006 - June 2007
Senior Manager Bain & Company January 2004 - March 2006
Consultant Bain & Company March 2000 - December 2003
Entrepreneur Next2Us June 1999 - February 2000
Consultant Value Partners Management Consulting May 1995 - July 1999


Politecnico di Torino Physics Dept 1993 - 1994
Philips Research Laboratories Internship in the Physics Dept 1990 - 1990
Liceo Scientifico Mathematics and Physics 1981 - 1986

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Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Local
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Commerce
  • • Financial Services
  • • Music

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Fermin Bueno
We worked together  •  Co-founder and Managing Partner, Finnovista. Previously Founder and Managing Partner, inVenture.
Great Strategist and outstanding Business acumen, also very knowledgable in E-comm and Product Strategy/Management
Julio Alonso
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, Weblogs SL.. Previously Professor, Instituto Superior para el desarrollo de Internet (ISDI).
Francesco is very insightful and has gained a large and diverse experience over the years in different continents, companies and sectors.
Anderson Nielson
We worked together  •  Branding Director, Chaordic. Previously Peopleware Director, Chaordic.
Francesco has a lot of great experience with startups in differente scenarios and geographies. He is very very inteligent, curious and great ... with business modeling and analysis. He is a hard worker and love to be really involved with the projects he is on. Francesco is multi-cultural person, and can contribute in so many different perspectives in a business. It was a pleasure to learn from a to work with this extraordinary professional. It will be nice if more people can get the same opportunity that I had.
Federico Eisner
We worked together  •  Partner, Bain & Company. Previously CEO,
Excellent strategic thinking, high curiosity, great friend, high values, very enthusiastic and hard worker.
Nicholas Farwerck
We worked together  •  Manager, Arthur D. Little. Previously Senior Associate, Oliver Wyman.
Outgoing person, vast experience in Spain / Latam, fantastic motivator, good networker
Marcos Menendez
We worked together  •  Innovation & disruption, product design, business development, social impact. Founded TheGoodData, iadbox, Nestoria. Ex Oliver Wyman
Francesco has extensive extensive and skills as a business advisor having worked in top-tier consulting firms. He combines it with its down ... to earth pragmatical approach acquired working in several start-ups as well. Moreover Francesco is always up to date with last business and technological trends.
Yuryi Ferber
We worked together  •  Chairman & CEO, BRITech. Previously Business Development, CARTA Worldwide. Harvard Business School grad. Wharton grad.
I worked closely with Francesco for more than two years and he proved to have deep understanding about M&A strategies and business developme ... nt best practices. I trust him as an advisor.
Javier Etxebeste
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Lokku Ltd. Previously Part time Professor, Universidad de Deusto.
Smart, smooth, great desire to contribute, calm, excellent thinker and doer,
Antonio Ortiz
We worked together  •  Director de Estrategia online, Weblogs SL. Previously Software Engineer, CGI.
Few people with the knowledge of international and digital market: Europe, USA, Latam... smart, helpful, and a big talent when you need the ... vision of trends and different cultures
Vuk Trifkovic
We worked together  •  Head of Product, Vimcar. Previously Head of Product, bonusbox GmbH.
Because Francesco is smart, thoughtful, extremely data-savvy and with wealth of global experience.
Gabriel Migowski
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur, Migowski Ltda and Board Director, VivaColombia. Stanford GSB grad.
Amongst all the people I worked with, be it in a consulting or startup environment, Francesco has an unmatched ability to drive grand vision ... s into a clear actionable plan with very well defined priorities. Working with him cuts the yield loss of any team dramatically.
Javier Hernandez
We worked together  •  Advisor, Lokku. Previously Commercial Director, Lokku.
Francesco is a great person and manager. He has worked in several countries, managed team of +30 people and has helped grow Lokku and Chaord ... ic from small start ups to established companies. He is also really good with people and could be a great addition to the FD network. I would highly recommend him.
Andres Fontao
We worked together  •  Co-founder & Managing Partner, finnovista. Previously VP, Business Development Latin America, Monitise Americas, Inc..
Francesco is a mixed breed of strategist and business developer, with specific know how and experience in digital businesses, particularly e ... commerce. He has deep understanding and connection with international markets.
Imran Akram
We worked together  •  Principal, DN Capital and Investor,
Francesco is a great person, friendly, energetic, smart and always takes ownership of challenges in companies - even where he wasn't a found ... er. He'd be a great person to work with and speaks enough European languages he could launch a business pretty much anywhere in Europe or South America.

Marcos Menendez
We worked together  •  Innovation & disruption, product design, business development, social impact. Founded TheGoodData, iadbox, Nestoria. Ex Oliver Wyman
Marcos has tons of experience both as a management consultant as a first-hand entrepreneur. He's very knowledgeable in Internet in general, ... and specifically in mobile Internet. He's passionate, thoughtful and very supportive.