Marco Torregrossa

Chief Executive Officer in Helsinki, Finland

Marco Torregrossa

Chief Executive Officer in Helsinki, Finland

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I spend my time helping organisations across sectors and geographies create new portfolios of digital business models leveraging the power of marketplaces, platforms and the gig economy.

I'm CEO at Euro Freelancers, a curated marketplace for fundraising services on-demand and an investment firm in technologies enabling network effects. I'm also Board Member at the European Sharing Economy Coalition, where I have led public affairs for Airbnb, Tinder, Netflix and Etsy both in Brussels and Washington DC.

I'm a former EU Commission policy officer and an employment lawyer by training, specialised in solo-entrepreneurship, management of distributed workforce, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labor regulations on the future of work.

I have studied and worked with platform businesses for 13+ years and trained 250+ people from leading organisations in public and private sectors, including Fortune500, on how to build, monetise and scale digital marketplaces.

I have designed and teach Europe’s first master level course on Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age at South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences.

I serve on the New Network Technologies WEF Council, I'm author of a new book (November 2020): "The Lean Solopreneur: Platform Work in the New Economy", and a frequent keynote speaker (e.g. TEDxMoscow 2017, TEDxLeuven 2015).

I've been named by PR News the most creative practitioner in public affairs in 2016, by the Eurasia Foundation global leader in 2015, and I co-host Legal Hackers in Brussels.

I’ve been in the United Nations Peacekeeping Program as Blue Helmet (civilian personnel) for the Office of Mission Support in Eritrea and I'm a certified first aider with the Italian Red Cross.

I am e-Resident of Estonia, occasionally playing around being a digital nomad.

  • Work
    • Euro Freelancers
  • Education
    • University of Westminster, London