Giovanni is the founder of MTB for Governments, a division within Mind the Bridge, the global corporate and government innovation advisor that manages the innovation ecosystem development of dozens of countries worldwide and the acceleration of +200 international startups per year. He also mentors several international startups, helping them in their internationalization and venture financing efforts. He is a guest lecturer for MBA entrepreneurial courses at St. Mary’s College and Hult International Business School in Silicon Valley. His background is in Corporate and Entrepreneurial finance. He previously worked as a financial analyst at one of Canada’s largest banks and in several startups in Silicon Valley, helping them raise +$5 million in Venture Capital funds. He holds an MBA from the International Technological University and a specialization from Duke University in Entrepreneurial finance. He is the Hult Scholar award recipient from Hult International Business School, where he did his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Finance.