Hi, I'm Fede

Eternally Curious

Hi,
I'm Fede

Eternally Curious

Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website

My name is Federico Pistono, Fede to my friends.

I have done very different things in my life, but always with a common thread: a deep curiosity.

It is said that, as children, we are all born with an innate curiosity. The great challenge in life is to remain curious as we grow up, and not allow the blasphemy called conformity to crush the dreams we had as children.

Growing up, I tried to nurture my curiosity and continue to dream, to be in love with the world, with life, with everything that is beautiful and different.

This led me to have the most diverse careers. I have worked as a programmer, director, manager, written books, taught at university, founded companies and invested in startups, but I have also played bass guitar, danced and founded non profit organizations.

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What am I doing today?

  1. I started the 10x Investor Club, a syndicate that invests early-stage startups.
  2. I continue to explore my curiosity and creativity, looking for a new challenge.

Below you can find more about my life.

Enjoy your visit here.

…and thank you for being curious.

Investor

At the age of 30, I became the youngest accredited and self-made Italian Angel Investor. I have invested in more than 15 startups, including an €80 million exit.

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In 2020 I founded the 10x Investor Club, where we invest up to €1 million in early stage startups with a potential for rapid growth and high impact.

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Investor

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At the age of 30, I became the youngest accredited and self-made Italian Angel Investor. I have invested in more than 15 startups, including an €80 million exit.

10x foto di gruppo 2021

In 2020 I founded the 10x Investor Club, where we invest up to €1 million in early stage startups with a potential for rapid growth and high impact.

I believe that funding startups is the best way to multiply the impact of the capital invested.

Author

I wrote 3 books on the future, including an international bestseller published in 6 languages.

Robots will steal your job, but that’s OK” has been cited by world leaders and CEOs of billion-dollar companies as “necessary reading to prepare for the future”.

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Author

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I wrote 3 books on the future, including an international bestseller published in 6 languages.

Robots will steal your job, but that’s OK” has been cited by world leaders and CEOs of billion-dollar companies as “necessary reading to prepare for the future”.

Watch my keynote
on the future of work

Watch my keynote
on the future of work

Entrepreneur

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In 2019 I founded Mavericks, a private club for entrepreneurs, managers and professionals who think outside the box, counting 250+ members.

In 2021, I founded Nutrimaris, a company that offers the purest caviar oil, the fourth generation of Omega3, with unique beneficial properties supported by dozens of scientific studies.

maverick club privato

In 2019 I founded Mavericks, a private club for entrepreneurs, managers and professionals who think outside the box, counting 250+ members.

nutrimaris header cropped

In 2021, I founded Nutrimaris, a company that offers the purest caviar oil, the fourth generation of Omega3, with unique beneficial properties supported by dozens of scientific studies.

I believe in the power of entrepreneurship as a positive force in the world

Innovators and founders can find solutions to the big challenges we are facing

Educator

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I created “Develop a Silicon Valley Mindset, a 70-hour video course in Italian on entrepreneurship, investment and virtue, which has more than 2,000 students.

I delivered more than 60 keynote speeches in 20 countries and lectured at 6 universities, including the University of Oslo in Norway, the University of São Paulo in Brazil, Stanford University in Silicon Valley and Bocconi University in Milan.

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I created “Develop a Silicon Valley Mindset, a 70-hour video course in Italian on entrepreneurship, investment and virtue, which has more than 2,000 students.

VSRNG_2015 Event

I delivered more than 60 keynote speeches in 20 countries and lectured at 6 universities, including the University of Oslo in Norway, the University of São Paulo in Brazil, Stanford University in Silicon Valley and Bocconi University in Milan.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge

- Albert Einstein

Futurist

In 2017 I started with Barbara Carfagna a new show on the relationship between technology and society, titled “#Codice, la vita è digitale“, on air on Rai1, watched by millions of Italians.

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For four years I have been running a regular feature as a Futurist, offering my vision of the future to the general public.

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Futurist

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In 2017 I started with Barbara Carfagna a new show on the relationship between technology and society, titled “#Codice, la vita è digitale“, on air on Rai1, watched by millions of Italians.

For four years I have been running a regular feature as a Futurist, offering my vision of the future to the general public.

Watch my show
on Italian national TV

Watch my show
on Italian national TV

Pyconaut

The word psychonautics stems from the Greek ψυχή psychē (mind, spirit) and ναύτης naútēs (to navigate), a methodology to describe and explain the subjective experiences of altered states of consciousness.

Cosmonauts explore space.
Psychonauts explore mind and spirit.

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For ten years now, I have dedicated myself to overcoming the limits of body and mind to elevate the spirit and reach new states of consciousness, through breathing techniques, cold exposure practices, meditation and consciousness-expanding experiences.

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Psychonaut

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The word psychonautics stems from the Greek ψυχή psychē (mind, spirit) and ναύτης naútēs (to navigate), a methodology to describe and explain the subjective experiences of altered states of consciousness.

Csmonauts explore space.
Psychonauts explore mind and spirit
.

For ten years now, I have dedicated myself to overcoming the limits of body and mind to elevate the spirit and reach new states of consciousness, through breathing techniques, cold exposure practices, meditation and consciousness-expanding experiences.