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 companies, executive teams and boards create new portfolios of digital business models and growth strategies leveraging the power of platforms, marketplaces and the gig economy.

I'm CEO at Euro Freelancers, a curated marketplace matching fundraisers with projects that need funding 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 and governmental relations 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, and digital work on platforms.

I have studied and worked with platform businesses for 14+ years and trained 350+ C-suite executives from leading organisations, including Fortune500, on how to build, monetise and fundraise for digital marketplaces. My last masterclasses took place in Barcelona, Helsinki, Oslo, Tel Aviv, Zug and Moscow.

I have designed and teach Europe’s first master level course on "Digital Platforms: Designing Two-Sided Markets from APIs to Network Effects" at South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences.

I serve on the New Network Technologies WEF Council, I'm author of a new book (March 2023): "The Lean Solopreneur: Platform Work in the New Economy", and a frequent keynote speaker (e.g. TEDxMoscow 2018, TEDxLeuven 2016).

I've been named by PR News the most creative practitioner in public affairs in 2017, by the Eurasia Foundation global leader in 2016, 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