"I always remind myself that I made that decision knowing it would be a challenge."
- Filiberto, Le Wagon Shanghai alumni
Are you also thinking about transition into the tech world but afraid of taking the action? Today's story might give you some insights into this transition journey!
Could you please introduce yourself?
Certainly, I am Filiberto. I am Italian even though I have never lived in Italy, I am probably more European. I grew up in the UK and France and completed my studies in Management and Finance in Scotland right in the midst of the 2008 Financial Crisis. I have worked in China, mainly in investments since 2009 and in December 2018 I graduated from Le Wagon Shanghai (batch #194).
What motivated you to join Le Wagon?
Finance is fun and I have had my fair share of adventures but I guess what I really wanted was to be part of the action, to make and break things; to embark on my own adventure. Funnily enough, the final motivator was my wife. We both attended the summer 2018 batch’s demo day not really knowing what to expect. She, I guess half-jokingly said, “Wouldn’t it be cool to make a platform for short-term entertainment spaces and parties?”
What was your biggest take-away from Le Wagon?
What do you think was the scariest part for you when you start to think about transiting into tech? What was the most challenging part?
You co-founded Duan Duan Zu after you finished the bootcamp, how did you do that?
We just did it.
We built on the foundation provided by Le Wagon and just ran with it.
We try, test and progress and just keep doing it. We have complementary skill sets so it works out well.
What is your main role at Duan Duan Zu?
I do a bit of everything, I code, I sell, I market.
Whatever needs taking care of I will do it. My main role if you had to define one is to keep things moving!