The CEO of Cloud4Wi is one of the new members of Endeavor Italy, the non-profit association that selects high-potential entrepreneurs and helps them to scale globally
SAN FRANCISCO/PISA– May 22, 2018 – Cloud4Wi, provider of the industry’s leading location service solutions, today announced that Andrea Calcagno, co-founder and CEO of Cloud4Wi, joined the network of Endeavor Italia, a non-profit organization that promotes economic growth, entrepreneurship and innovation by supporting high-potential entrepreneurs and helping them to scale globally.
During the recent International Selection Panel (ISP) in Louisville, Kentucky, Endeavor Global chose two highly valued entrepreneurs: Andrea Calcagno and Alberto Dalmasso–CEO of Satispay–to support their business development efforts.
“Calcagno and Dalmasso received a very positive final evaluation from an international panel made up of venture capitalists and successful entrepreneurs, who analyzed the business strategy and recognized the growth potential of Cloud4Wi and Satispay “, explains Raffaele Mauro, managing director of Endeavor Italia.
“We are thrilled to welcome these two entrepreneurs who, in leading innovative companies, are aiming to revolutionize the world of digital consumption and payments, improving not only the customer experience but also the merchants’ proposal. There are numbers that prove it”, adds Mauro. “Cloud4Wi connects over 100 million mobile users in about 30,000 locations and in 100 countries, collecting more than 7.5 million location data per month. Satispay has established itself as a driving force for the growth of ‘instore’ payments and with transactions amounting to over 35 million Euros, it has covered 50% of the total value performed in stores in 2017.“
Thanks to Endeavor, Andrea will have privileged access to global markets, talent development programs, and capital in order to accelerate the company’s growth.
Who is Andrea Calcagno, CEO of Cloud4Wi?
Andrea graduated in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Pisa. He began his career at Telecom Italia Labs in Turin, where he performed advanced research and development activities on mobile access networks, receiving international patents on mobile broadband architectures. In 2003 he founded WiTech, the first spin-off of the University of Pisa, and has played key roles in several innovative Italian start-ups. In February 2014 he founded Cloud4Wi, where he serves as CEO and Chairman, together with Davide Quadrini, current CTO and Board Director.
“We are very proud to have joined Endeavor, one of the most prestigious international circuits for companies with high growth potential“, said Andrea Calcagno, CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud4Wi. “We perfectly match the Endeavor philosophy. Thanks to this network, we will be able to better define our sales strategy and at the same time, we will use our experience to become a source of inspiration for future entrepreneurs “.
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