Luigi Filippini

Luigi Filippini
Luigi Filippini, born in Cagliari in 1962, graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa.

He is founder and CEO at Meridies Holding, business development company established in July 2000 with the aim of providing seed and growth capital to emerging companies and participating in the creation, growth and management of startups. Meridies currently operates in the fields of venture capital, digital and traditional media, insurance, food and tourism.

He is also founder and CEO at Hosteras, a destination management organization, licensed tour operator and travel agent established in 2008 with focus on the online incoming Italian tourist market.

From 2012 to 2013 was partner and member of the board of directors of JV Capital (now United Ventures), venture capital firm investing in innovative companies with high growth potential in Italy and Europe.

From 2000 to 2006 was CEO at, multiutility company operating in the fields of energy, telecommunications and Internet., founded by Meridies in 2000, reached in 2006 a turnover of more than 96 million with about 70 employees.

From 1998 to 2000 was COO at Tiscali - telecommunications operator providing Internet services in major European countries - and part of the team responsible for the company's listing on the Italian Stock Exchange.

Previously, after taking part in the start up of Video On Line, one of the first Internet service providers in the world, and following the merger of Video On Line and Telecom Online in, he worked in the Telecom Italia Private Customer Division.

In the early 1990s, worked as researcher at CRS4 in the Scientific Visualization and Digital Media division.


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