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.
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 “.
Cloud4Wi offers a suite of enterprise guest WiFi, location analytics and location-based marketing products. Our mission is to help enterprises better understand and engage visitors.
Top global brands already rely on Cloud4Wi. They include ABSA, Adecco, Bulgari, Burger King, Carmila, Gruppo FS Italiane, HFE, Illy, McDonald’s, Prada Group, Olive Garden, and VTB24.
To date, Cloud4Wi’s product suite connects more than 100 million mobile users across 30,000 locations in more than 100 countries, while collecting more than 7.5 billion pieces of location data per month.
Cloud4Wi is based in San Francisco, and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Rome, Pisa, Bologna, and Bangkok.
To learn more about Cloud4Wi and its products, please visit the website at www.cloud4wi.com.
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