Alberto Mazzetti interviews founders
Founders

Interviews with Founders: Alberto Mazzetti

COMPANY

1. What service does your company offer?
SosTariffe.it is a price comparison aggregator on Insurance, Telecommunication, Utilities and Financial products.

2. How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
I experienced hard time when, 10 years ago, I was trying to understand which was the best broadband offer. From that moment I tried to imagine how to make more clear and easy the choice of this kind of services.

3. What do you attribute your success to?
Perseverance, we bootstrapped without any help from investors, just re-investing profits from year to year. We also decided to develop all the software inside and this choice was harder in the beginnings, but in the end rewarding.

TECH ENTREPRENEUR

4. Describe your typical day?
I usually have some internal meeting in the morning and the rest of the day is dedicated to develop new projects, make interviews to hire new talents.

5. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Just less than a month ago SosTariffe.it was listed in the FT 1000, the list of the fastest growing companies in Europe. It’s a great satisfaction to know that Financial Times recognizes our exponential growth. It testify from one side the quality of the service we are delivering to our users and on the other side the quality of SosTariffe.it’s team working everyday to revolutionise the way people choose their plan, insurance and financial products.

6. What are your responsibilities as the business owner?
As business owner I have the responsabilities to make sure the direction we heading to is always the right one and to be prepared to change it if needed. All trying to give to my team the best environment to express their talent.

7. What business-related book has inspired you the most? or What is your favourite book?
There’s not one specific book I really prefer, but I like to read great entrepreneurs’ biography, to get inspired about their way to solve problems.

8. What challenges do you face?
Is not always easy to face competitors who have lots of money to invest on marketing campaign, but at the same time is the most motivating side of SosTariffe.it.

LIFESTYLE

9. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life and private life?
In the first 5-6 years, I definitely had no private life, then gradually I gained more, as the team was getting bigger. Now I have a good balance and this is one of the most rewarding aspect of my job.

10. What are your hobbies?
I really like to travel, snowboarding, diving and taking pictures.