Yambo Iacopini

Trieste, Italy

CEO & Co-founder at Shiftr Technologies
Yambo's Skills
User Experience
Business Development
Public Relations

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Yambo

Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to find out a little more about me. My name is Yambo, and I am a creative with an entrepreneurial energy. Some would even consider me a jack of all trades, and that is because I have a core belief that it is important to know how to do as many things as you can. Especially things that are pivotal to your present or immediate future.

In my life, although mostly music-centric, I have always been fascinated by the digital world. As like many, with what I could (financially/ geographically), I have attempted many different project. Some more successful than others. Many that just didn't manage to get off the ground. However, despite my few successes and noble failures, they have all taught me different skills (soft + hard) and know-hows, which I apply now rigorously.

Fast forward to now, I am currently working on a new project. A mobile app that I feel could possibly change the future of work and employment. Together with my sister (brother sister duo), we are developing B2C app called Shiftr. - We originally had a CTO, however this was short lived due to unforeseen health reasons that required him to remove himself from the project. Therefore we are looking for someone who can come and take his place, and who will be as enthusiastic about the idea and would like to come in as partner.

The foundations have been laid down (Business Plan + Strategy/ App Functionality/ Market Research/ Marketing Plan/ Future Add-Ons/ Prototyping Design/ Etc). Now it is essential we begin developing the MVP and move forward with our strategy.

We are looking for someone who has/is a:
- Knowledgable coding background.
- Team player with the ability to manage others.
- Energetic and ready for action.
- Willing to put in the hours.
- Willing to relocate if necessary.

Anyway, that is me and what I am looking for in a nutshell. Feel free to reach out for further questions. Look forward to meeting you.

NB: I am currently based in Italy, however this is temporary.


A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - John Lennon

Work Experience

Recording Artist/ Music Producer

Sony Music Entertainment (Africa)

July 2012 - March 2015

Primarily signed as a Recording Artist, I found myself becoming more involved in the marketing and development of mine as well as other artists with the labels repertoire. Becoming very familiar and dealing with a lot contractual elements, as well as management.

Co-Founder and Project Manager

Let's Just Be Friends Inc.

June 2017 - Today

More of a side project, Let's Just Be Friends Inc was created to help new or upcoming artists with their projects. Having gained a lot of experience working with Sony Music Entertainment (Africa), I am able to direct and develop artists from both a creative and administrative/legal aspect.

Assistant Floor Manager (Seasonal: Nov-Feb)

Risotorante Enrico

December 2006 - February 2012

One of my first working experiences, I worked my way from Bar-back to assisting the owners with a multitude of tasks front of house. A fast paced and very successful establishment that helped pay for my living expenses while I studied.