GM Calafiore

PRESIDENT, FOUNDER

GM is the President and Founder of Loop AI Group. A lifelong serial entrepreneur, he became a CEO for the first time at the age of 19. He started as an independent consultant, managing projects for Fortune 100 Italian companies aiming to integrate their internal computing systems with Internet and mobile.

 

Later he founded GSMBOX, the first pan-European mobile media group that integrated mobile, Internet and television, headquartered in Italy with subsidiaries in Spain, France, Germany, UK, and Portugal. GSMBOX, in partnership with Telecinco (the largest commercial broadcaster in Spain) and Endemol (the global

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leader in television entertainment, now part of 21st Century Fox) launched the first European Interactive TV format integrated with Premium SMS. He also co-founded Endemol-GSMBOX SpA - a JV between Endemol International and GSMBOX Group, with headquarters in London - with the aim of integrating and developing mobile media interactions in the Endemol format’s portfolio, distributed worldwide. GSMBOX was acquired by Buongiorno (now part of NTT DoCoMo). He scaled GSMBOX from the idea up to 25M+customers, $33M revenues, gross operating margin of $1M and 130 employees in 3 years: He was able to ride out the dot-com crash and build a successful business.