Adriano Farano

entrepreneur, consultant, journalist

Adriano Farano is co-founder of Watchup, a Stanford startup that is reinventing the way we watch the news with an app that gives you all the best news channels in one personalized newscast.

Previously, Adriano was an entrepreneur in residence at StartX, the Stanford startup accelerator in Palo Alto, California where Watchup has been accelerated.

Prior to StartX, Adriano was a '11 Knight fellow at Stanford, where he researched on new ways to augment the news experience on mobile and tablets.

He previously served as VP, Business Development at OWNI, awarded twice the best non-English news site award by the Online News Association.

Prior to OWNI, Adriano co-founded and ran from 2001 to 2009 cafebabel.com, a pan-European online media outlet entirely translated in 6 languages that currently has offices in 35 European cities.

Adriano created his first (and last) newspaper at age nine when he learned about the fall of the Berlin Wall. He is also a lasagna design guru — install and use Watchup to learn why.