Born in Paris, Alessandro grew up immersed in the math and sciences. After living and studying in Paris and London, he worked to help entrepreneurs build successful companies.

But he soon realized that he was sitting on the wrong side of the table. “I’d always wanted to start a company. When I was young, I would try to build stuff, sell stuff, make stuff happen. I always wanted to have an impact – to do what I believed and make a living out of it.”

That’s when he decided to move to Boston, where he eventually graduated from MIT Sloan. Now he’s the CEO of Humon, a company building the next generation of sports wearables to enhance human performance. “I believe that technology and biology have the potential to intersect to create something amazing – something that you can use to understand what’s happening in your body. Soon, we’ll be able to predict anything.” 

So, where does art fit into all of this? For a while, Alessandro considered the two worlds unrelated. “I used to see my startup and my artwork as two separate things. But, because we’re a tech start up, I’m really the only one on the team that doesn’t have an engineering background. As a result, I’ve had to do a lot of design work. I’m kind of the creative mind here.”

Growing up, Alessandro loved to draw. Among other things, he liked to design buildings and draw things with perspective. Later, as his studies became increasingly mathematically oriented, things like mathematical principles, structure, and rationality began to influence his illustrative work. “Once, I spent three years only studying abstract math. It gave me an extremely structured artistic sensibility.”

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