Richard Ferraro

Director and Startup Consultant in Barcelona, Spain

Richard Ferraro

Director and Startup Consultant in Barcelona, Spain

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Based in Barcelona, Richard is currently 4YFN Sales Director at the GSMA. 4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC. He was a Business Development Director and Mentor for Start-ups at Ferraro Consultancy as is an Associate Professor lecturing on Digital Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sales Management since 2017.

He founded the Digital Sapiens event company in Barcelona in 2018 aimed at inspiring, connecting and helping Digital Entrepreneurs. His vision is for Barcelona to be a global start-up capital.

Richard was previously at ShareMy3D, as Chief Commercial Officer, helping the business establish itself in the B2C eCommerce vertical.He was previously at Catchoom and Golden Gekko (now DMI Inc, a leading developer of business critical mobile solutions) where he spearheaded global business development growth within a $2m+ business vertical.

He also co-founded a "European Foursquare" called GeoMe in 2008 after a stint at the GSM Association (GSMA) as Mobile Programs Director, helping start-ups showcase their innovation at the Mobile World Congress

Richard set up a successful mobile technology blog in 2008 with over 200,000 subscribers featured in theW3C Mobile Web Blog. The blog spawned a book on mobile apps called "Location-Aware Applications" (ISBN 9781935182337) published by Manning Publications (USA) in July 2011: and described as ´the Rosetta Stone of location-based mobile services” . It is available on worldwide.

He has specific business expertise in Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial intelligence (AI) and Image Recognition software, Mobile Apps and Enterprise Software Sales. He holds an MBA from EADA Business School in Barcelona.

Some Prior Speaking Commitments:

Sep. 2008: Mobile Web Europe (Informa), London

Oct. 2008: KoreaComm 2008, Seoul (Guest of the Korean Government),

May 2009: Mobile Location Services (Informa), London

Feb 2010/11: QTel Innovation Exchange Forum (Exicon), Barcelona

Oct 2010: Mobile Monday Malta (Keynote)

Nov 2010: Mobile Gaming Forum, Malta

May 2011: AppWorks Oslo, Oslo (Keynote)

Jun 2013: Augmented World Expo, Silicon Valley, Calif.

Jun 2014: Augmented World Expo, Silicon Valley, Calif.

Apr 2015: AR Marketing Conference, Dublin

Mar 2016: Mobile Innovation Summit, New York

Mar 2016: South-by-Southwest SXSW Start-Up Stage, Austin

Apr 2016: Millennial 2020, London

May 2016: Festival of Media Global, Rome

Sep 2016: HelloDigital Augmented Week, Inverness

  • Education
    • MBA (EADA)