Riold Furtuna is an entrepreneur currently serving as Chief Growth Officer for Nextgenomics.it (Florence, Italy), advisor for LukaBio.com (EU, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain) bioexpertnetwork.com (Barcelona, Spain), and board member for CipherGround.org (Beijing, China). Additionally he teaches Entrepreneurship and Microbiology at the University of New Haven, USA. He holds a degree in Biotechnology from the University of Florence, Italy, an MS in Genetics from Michigan State University, was a fellow at Yale University (where he was also a manager at the Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis at the School of Medicine), and holds an MBA from the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin, Germany). He is multilingual, multinational, and multi-awarded.