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Why digital disruption isn’t done yet – interview to ShopFully Co-Founder Stefano Portu on IN:SIGHT

“We talk to entrepreneur and ShopFully Co-Founder Stefano Portu about dotcom booms and busts and whether the age of digital disruption is sustainable.

For many, the dotcom boom of the late 1990s was a dark period in corporate history. The market was mesmerised by any stock connected to the internet and, to the detriment of many, dispensed with sober financial metrics to pursue them. However, a decade on, the success of new disruptors such as Airbnb, Uber and countless other suggests the boom times might have come back again – although it perhaps faces a more skeptical investment landscape.

But is our cynicism and fear of empty promises warranted? Entrepreneur, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of shopping app ShopFully, Stefano Portu, has sat at the same table as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Apple chief Tim Cook. Portu experienced the original dotcom boom as a passenger and the most recent as an entrepreneur. He shares his thoughts on why the current boom is not like the last and why it’s creating a new breed of entrepreneur. (…)”