Giovanni started his professional career in Financial Services at Citigroup in New York before working for RBS and Lloyds Banking Group in London within Private Banking and Financial Markets. He eventually moved to Sydney where he currently works within FinTech M&A at Rubik Financial.

During his studies, Giovanni’s started to deepen his interest in startups as a Committee Partner at the European Student Startups competition in 2012, Europe’s first Angel & Venture Capital competition exclusively for students. In addition, he was awarded a winning spot at Decoded Fashion London 2014, the PayPal prize at SeedHack 2014 and the top prize at MasterCard’s Masters of Code Australia 2015, which will lead him to the global finals in Silicon Valley to represent Australia.

Giovanni holds a First Class Honours degree in Business Management & Finance from the University of Westminster in London and a Postgraduate degree with Distinction in International Business Practice from St. Mary’s University College in New York. In his spare time, Giovanni organises hackathons with AngelHack, acts as a mentor for students at the University of Westminster and is unsuccessfully trying to learn how to surf.