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Alessandro Zanardi

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder and CEO, Good Karma Inc.. Previously Advisor, Google.

Founder and CEO, Good Karma Inc.. Previously Advisor, Google.

27 vouches

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Good Karma Inc.




Founder and CEO Good Karma Inc. March 2012 - present
Advisor Google 2013 - 2013
Product Manager La Gru September 2007 - February 2012
IT Manager Groupama March 2005 - May 2007


Hack Reactor Computer Science 2013 - 2013
UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Milano Political Science 2002 - 2006
Liceo Classico G. Berchet 1996 - 2001
University of Cambridge English 2002 - present

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product management
  • • Growth hacking
  • • International Expansion
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

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Geppy Parziale
They're my mentor  •  Co-founder and CEO @ iNVASIVECODE. Creative Technologist. Pattern recognition, embedded computer vision and machine learning expert.
Alessandro is always looking for the "next thing". He is also full of resources and able to get what he wants.
Sandira Calviac
We worked together  •  Advisor, StreamNation and VP, Strategic Alliances, Open Garden Inc..
He's already a great entrepreneur. All he needs is to find (an)other great & complementary people(person), with whom a certain "je ne sais ... quoi" can emanate.
Elliot Danforth
We worked together  •  Account Executive - Analytics, HootSuite Media Inc.. Previously Account Executive, Topsy (Acquired by Apple Fall 2013).
Alessandro has big visions and the will to execute on them.
Matteo Cera
They're my friends  •  Founder + CEO, HogarĂș and Founder + CEO,
Alessandro has a very broad set of skills, which makes him able to lead effectively a diverse group of talented professionals.
Zach Zibrat
We worked together  •  Software Developer, Locus Energy. Previously Software Engineer, Monsoon Company. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Alessandro has great networking and people skills, and is an excellent developer on top of this.
Ruben Abergel
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Hack Reactor. Previously Independent Consultant,
Alessandro is the combination of a great marketer and strategist coupled with the mind of a great software engineer. Any venture would bless ... ed to count him in its ranks!
Jesse Smith
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Twitter and Software Engineer, Pivotal Labs. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Alessandro is a really bright and thoughtful person. He's a great person to think through ideas, but also buckle down and get stuff done. ... He's also quite personable and would be a great team member as the team grows.
Ruben Abergel
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Hack Reactor. Previously Independent Consultant,
Alessandro is a great communicator, able to articulate complex problems into simple words. He combines the mind of the great marketer and st ... rategist to the one of a great software engineer.
Bernat Fortet
They're my friends  •  Experience Designer, Yahoo and Designer, ThumbsUp Labs.
Alessandro has always been thinking about what to do next. How to make himself a better person and professional. He is a great listener and ... has a friendly and considerate perosnality.
Aysegul Yonet
They're my school  •  Previously Lead Front End Engineer, Poshly, Inc.. Previously Full Stack Developer, SolutionSet.
Alessandro is a very passionate about what he is doing. He is also a great leader and communicator.
Aleks Gollu
We worked together  •  Founder, CEO, Bolis Forum, LLC and Founder, Board Member, PINC Solutions. University of California, Berkeley grad.
It is not a question of would be, he already is
Gregory Hilkert
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Hint Health and Software Engineer, Brandcast Inc.
He has a great vision and is fun work work with which will help mold company culture from the beginning. His drive and motivation will all ... ow him to carry a startup through the rough times.
Alessandro Morandi
They're my friends  •  Lead Developer, Simply Business. Previously Co-Founder, Baker Framework.
Alessandro always has a clear vision of what he does and is determined to see it fulfilled. He's had multiple experiences with entrepreneurs ... hip already and that gave him insight on its risks and opportunities. He's not mindlessly driven to achieve goals: he puts people first, has strong ideals and really believes in them. I've known him practically my whole life and I'm sure that, given the right team, he could take them somewhere great.
Robert Heilbrunn
They're my friends
Alle' has a clear vision of what he wants to achieve.He is intelligent hard working. His all-round ability is matched by his enthusiasm and ... drive. A true gentleman
Phillip Alexander
We worked together  •  Dean of Hack Reactor, Hack Reactor. Previously Lead Curriculum Engineer at Hack Reactor, Hack Reactor. University of California, Santa Cruz grad
He's an extremely effective communicator, he's super positive, and he's driven. He has an insatiable curiosity and thrives in situations whe ... re he's challenged.
Clive Kaicer
They're my friends  •  Industrial Engineer, - and Director, GENUS Product Solutions.
Alessandro has the insight to know what the market needs are and how to deliver them. He is tenacious in accessing the resources required t ... o execute and action, in a smart, quick and easy manner. He never gives up and is always looking to improve things and make them better than they were before. His passion and commitment are second-to-none for his projects and he has what it takes to be a super mover & shaker.
Mary-Ann Andrews Merrett
They're my advisor  •  President, Professional Saleswomen of Nevada and Owner/Purse & Jewelry Lady, Odyssey & Yve. University of California, Davis grad.
Alessandro is a great entrepreneur because of his vast knowledge of business, his expertise in his field, resourcefulness, team spirit, and ... his ability to communicate with others and help them to resolve their issues.
Carles Crespo Bachero
They're my friends  •  Previously Executive Director, Private Foundation (Trustees: Repsol, Applus, Abertis, Suez Environnement, Enel-Endesa, Comsa-Emte)[.
Where others see problems, Alessandro see opportunities.
Nerea Palacios
They're my current cofounder  •  Design & +, Jump and Co Founder,
The way he understand the live is as an entrepreneur he found his own way of living a live that is worth living. He is willing to explore an ... d learn every day.
Enrico Labriola
We worked together  •  Procurement Officer (consultant), World Food Programme.
I think Alessandro is a good personification of "stay hungry, stay foolish" motto. He is a very communicative and enthusiast entrepreneur, a ... lways finding new stimulating ways to set up businesses and innovating. Also, his wide interests help him to be contaminated by external environment and get the best from others. I think with the right support he can do great in developing new businesses.
Paolo Asoni
They're my friends  •  Analyst, D'Alembert Capital Management. Previously Investment Associate, AnaCap Financial Partners.
Alessandro is an enthusiastic problem solver. Always thinking how to serve the next need and how to create the best product. Great teamwork ... he is able to involve and lead a team.
Cagri Cankaya
We worked together  •  Previously Art Director, Br log. Previously Art Director, Via Media, Marketing & Communications Agency.
I worked with him in Indonesia Bali for some several projects and I believe on his ambitions and risk taking creative skills.
Oliviero Fiori
They're my friends  •  Owner, Oliviero Fiori - graphic design and Graphic designer, Cittastudio.
Alessandro is a dreamer and yet very pragmatic and focused. Talking to him you soon understand that he really believes in what he does and t ... hat's because he chooses carefully each project and goal he works on. His skill set spans many fields, from coding to marketing and management. He's also a great communicator and easy to work with. I strongly recommend him as a potential co-founder.
Marianna Vintiadis
They're my friends  •  Country Manager, Kroll. Previously Consultant, Navale Assicurazioni SpA.
Brimming with ideas. Extremely resourceful. Has successfully implemented ideas/projects in the past. Good track record. Persistent.
Amelia Hendra
They're my friends  •  Freelance / Project-based, Design & Innovation Consultant / Researcher and Founder, Sketchbookstory.
Alessandro has a kind heart and his open-mindedness has brought him places exploring each cultures with his keen observer's eyes. He's also ... an avid learner and explorer, combined with his resilience and optimistic attitude, he'll be a great role model in the entrepreneurial world.
al lin
They're my school  •  Software Engineer, Breadcrumb by Groupon. Previously Advisory Associate, Grant Thornton LLP. San Francisco State grad.
Alessandro is one of those rare few that pairs very deep technical knowledge with soft people skills. He's very outgoing, has foresight that ... others may not have, and believes in causes that help the greater good.
Stephen T. Portanova
We worked together  •  Previously Full stack Engineer, Booshaka. Previously Front-end Engineer, Locket. Arizona State grad.
Alex's main talent is his infectious enthusiasm and penchant for exciting others about his ideas. It doesn't matter if he's talking about th ... e in's and out's of programming languages, or a business venture - his unbridled passion will rope you in and make you want to help him succeed