Where collaboration meets innovation.
I help tech startups, innovative entrepreneurs and forward thinkers build meaningful, creative and long- lasting relationships by facilitating purpose alignment and resilient cooperation building, and by helping business partners overcome challenging conflicts.
Building the Future together
I work closely with startups, innovators and entrpreneurs by helping them resolve differences with their partners, create trust and goal alignment in their business relationships and by providing them with tools for successful, resilient and long-lasting collaborations.
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Relationships in innovation are complex, often dealing with ownership challenges, different perspectives on how to solve a problem, opposing views on what the success and the purpose of a project mean.
I have several years of experience working closely with ambitious entrepreneurs, startup founders and innovators, helping them build long-lasting legal relationships for their ventures. The assistance I offer includes the following:
- Conflict Resolution through one day Mediation (also online)
- Help parties draft settlement agreements following mediation
- Support challenging partnership negotiations
- Facilitate difficult conversations over topics such as ownership, trust and opposing goals
- Engage in early conversations between startup founders to build the right conditions for a resilient, effective and successful relationship
- Teaching practices to overcome recurrent inter-personal conflicts
- Coach founders and entrepreneurs on how to actively listen to and hold different perspectives during conversations
- Provide on-going guidance and support on existing collaboration building efforts and help draft conditions for partnerships agreements
I am a Certified Mediator, Collaboration Facilitator and Legal Consultant with wide interests ranging from collaboration opportunities in tech and the psychology of conflicts, to emerging collective intelligence and the applications of distributed ledger technologies for governance. Before diving into deep tech and facilitating collaborations, I have worked for international law firms in China and Australia where he focused on international dispute resolution, commercial mediation and contract negotiation. I have extensive experience working with and understanding different perspectives in startups and innovation conversations, including entrepreneurs’ strong ambitions, founders fears related to ownership and the difficulties arising from egocentric driven management. I care about meaningful relationhsips and I am a strong believer in humanity’s capacity to mutually benefit and progress through collaboration and passionately works to facilitate the emergence of underlying opportunities which often arise from the resolution of conflicts.
My practice currently focuses on mediating difficult conversations between startups and stakeholders in the IT and innovation space and educating startups on how to build and maintain open, creative, successful and mutually beneficial partnerships and human relationships.
Emergence Mediation: helps transform felt division into creative and resilient solutions the parties will stick with for a long-time
Early Partnership and symbiotic collaboration building: contracts shouldn’t be the beginning of a relationship, start with a solid trust and purpose alignment.
Collaboration Tools and Coaching: understand the principles sorrounding human conflicts, learn how to use tools which help create effective collaborations and create a culture for your venture built around symbiotic relationships.
What Clients say about Alessandro
“Alessandro provides comprehensive, strategic, forward thinking expertise and was instrumental in the legal architecture of our operation. He is quick to assess and coordinate, going out of scope to deliver the best possible outcome for us, while dealing with regulatory agents swiftly and successfully. I cannot express more confidence in his abilities.”Paul Mak
“Alessandro advised us during our coin sale which took place in a highly regulated jurisdiction. He over delivered in every way and continues to support every time his assistance is needed. He saved us from many mistakes that were not obvious but could have been devastating to the project. We will use him for all of our future legal needs.”Steve McCullah
“Knowledgeable, fast and pleasant. I’ve worked pleasantly with Alessandro and would recommend him to anyone. Alessandro distinguishes himself by understanding disruptive technologies and current, and future, demands from legal bodies worldwide.”Lucas Roorda
“I would definitely recommend working with Alessandro. His work is solid, he is quick and super flexible. He knows how startups work which was a big advantage for us.”Nick de Bruijn