Stefano Bernardi (@stefanobernardi) is an active italian angel investor on AngelList and at “Mission and Market”, a silicon valley startup founder of a Y Combinator alumni (Kickpay), and employee nr. 1 of Betable (backed by Greylock, Founders Fund). More recently he is also a part of Atomico's angel programme, where he focuses exclusively on investing in "planet+" companies, with teams that are trying to save the planet from the imminent climate crisis.
Stefano Bernardi was born in 1986, and after spending a few years in San Francisco, now resides with his wife and son in a small town in the italian alps.
02:52 -- Who is Stefano
03:55 -- Moving from Italy to San Francisco and entering the silicon valley startup ecosystem
07:16 -- Advice on how to get a job in a silicon valley startup
09:16 -- How Stefano met the Collison brothers - founders of $22.5bn fintech startup Stripe
11:10 -- What it’s like to work in a tech startup in San Francisco
13:50 -- Stefano’s move to start his own company
14:55 -- Tips for fundraising from VCs and angels & entering Y Combinator
17:00 -- Advice for applying to Y Combinator’s accelerator program
20:03 -- Why Stefano left San Francisco and returned to Europe
21:28 -- Aragon - description of the project and how it can help other startups
26:46 -- Favorite knowledge resources of Stefano
29:55 -- Most worthwhile investments
30:40 -- Advice to younger self
31:35 -- Unusual hobbies
32:45 -- What does courage mean to Stefano
- Sam Altman
- Y Combinator
- Collison brothers (Patrick & John)
- Mission and Market
- Token Economy
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