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Francis Battaglia

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Owner, Green Rocket Digital and Member, NextSpace Coworking + Innovation. University of Delaware grad.

Owner, Green Rocket Digital and Member, NextSpace Coworking + Innovation. University of Delaware grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

Global Shift Entertainment

Advisor

Go Green with Ladybug Jane
helpmewell
OralWise / gumchucks.com
The G Living Network

Positions

Owner Green Rocket Digital March 2014 - present
Member NextSpace Coworking + Innovation May 2013 - present
Flame Artist Freelance January 1998 - present
Santa Cruz Member NextSpace Coworking + Innovation 2013 - 2014
Smoke Artist Freelance February 2012 - June 2012
Flame Artist / Operations Solid April 2009 - January 2010
Creative Consultant Freelance 2000 - 2010
Founder Global Shift Entertainment January 2009 - December 2009
Founding Arc Angel Humanity Unites Brilliance December 2007 - May 2009
Investor / Colleague TBT Group 2006 - 2009
Producer The G Living Network February 2006 - November 2006
Senior Flame Artist (permalance) The WB Television Network March 1998 - August 2006
Director Surfline Wavetrak, Inc. January 2002 - December 2003
Video Director Swell 2000 - 2002
Editor TEN: The Enthusiast Network June 1996 - August 1999
TV Broadcast On-line Editor, Camera Operator (permalance) World Surf League September 1993 - October 1996
On-line Editor Quiksilver February 1994 - February 1994

Education

Panavision Studios HDTV Production 2008 - 2008
University of Southern California Sustainable Design Symposium with Calvin Kam 2007 - 2007
Santa Monica College Drawing 1997 - 1997
University of Delaware Communications, Journalism and Political Science 1986 - 1990
Universidad de Costa Rica Independent Study of Newspaper Bias using Communications Research Methodology 1988 - 1988
Albright College Liberal Studies 1985 - 1986
Penncrest High School

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Crowdsourcing • Content marketing • Digital marketing • Videography • Promotional video • Digital advertising • Video editing • Video production • Video • Online video advertising • Video marketing • Explainer Videos • Digital Strategy • Investor pitch • SEO/SEM

Key Accomplishments

In the past, I worked on tv commercials as a visual effects artist. Other projects include remastering Star Trek. I got started as a writer / producer on the East Coast, then moved west and freelanced as a tv cameraman and editor. I worked internationally on the pro surfing tour. I recorded the first big wave surf session at the Cortes Bank and helped launch the XXL Big Wave Awards. I created Surfline's Video Channel and an original action science documentary "Making The Call: Big Waves of the North Pacific". I served as Video Director for a global humanitarian business start-up Humanity Unites Brilliance that was an incubator for dozens of businesses. We enrolled 3000 members in 6 months and funded food, water, education and micro-loans projects in Liberia and Kenya. I produced and edited a documentary that was "most watched" and "most shared" on PBS. I've created videos for global media campaigns and digital billboard ads for Times Square in NYC. I've won a few awards on some great teams, and have been apart of seven start-ups, including one which won a Webby Award for "Best Sports Website" (over ESPN and CBS Sports), serving as Video Director.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

It's always great to meet cofounders in the early stages, and see things develop, stay in touch and be close enough and up to speed enough to jump in when the time is right. Generally-speaking, I like to to be as well-briefed as possible, and in the loop as much as appropriate and necessary.

If there is a media component, I like to help as a consultant, either part-time or full-time. This includes business strategy and development, such as creating media operations plans and similar high value assets for pitching investors in the early rounds.

Creating app preview videos for iTunes, crowdsourcing videos for Kickstarter and IndieGogo as well as YouTube Channel set-up, optimization and management are other potential points for collaboration.

As an Advisor

As an advisor, I like working on business and strategy development - usually behind the scenes, creating assets, developing plans and strategies. YouTube Channels, analytics, social and website integrations, welcome videos, product and sales videos, investor pitch videos, SEO videos, etc. Video marketing is great, but still just one part of a large online marketing strategy. There's a lot to keep up with - and I don't claim to know it all, but I like to do my best to help identify goals, strategies and tactics in a hectic online world - as well as advise with production and post-production (from writing, scripting, producing through directing, editing and marketing).

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Bruno ROCCA
co-founder and ceo, HELPMEWELL and co-founder and ProductTeam Lead, first traction inc.. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Francis has a great visual vision and is an awesomefilm-maker and video artist. Better yet, he rocks the SEO/SEM side of things in ways that ... most video devs dont do. Happy to work with him as often as possible.

Bruno ROCCA
We worked together  •  co-founder and ceo, HELPMEWELL and co-founder and ProductTeam Lead, first traction inc.. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Bruno has excellent business leadership skills and is a pretty amazing product developer. His ability to execute while managing and navigat ... ing a host of technology, business and marketing challenges is impressive. He’s sharp and savvy on a number of fronts, including marketing strategy and message design. We created an Indiegogo video and are developing digital strategy. Bruno has managed to develop and deliver a product, with what appears to be breakthrough potential, in an area of business as complex and challenging as private health care data. That alone is really all you need to know. So, yes, I’m pretty excited to be working with him.

Bruno ROCCA
We worked together  •  co-founder and ceo, HELPMEWELL and co-founder and ProductTeam Lead, first traction inc.. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Bruno has excellent business leadership skills and is a pretty amazing product developer. His ability to execute while managing and navigat ... ing a host of technology, business and marketing challenges is impressive. He’s sharp and savvy on a number of fronts, including marketing strategy and message design. We created an Indiegogo video and are developing digital strategy. Bruno has managed to develop and deliver a product, with what appears to be breakthrough potential, in an area of business as complex and challenging as private health care data. That alone is really all you need to know. So, yes, I’m pretty excited to be working with him.

Susan Dayton
We worked together  •  My mantra is Listen. Get to Why. Test. Iterate. Interactive designer for desktop, iOS and Apple Watch apps. Branding and icons.
Susan's unique background in design and healthcare sets her apart from other technology startup entrepreneurs. Her sensitivities as a graphi ... c designer and UX expert are complemented by her caring, heart-centered skills and experience, including designing for a children's hospital. Exactly the kind of person you'd want to help you develop an app with integrity, design and purpose.