Lorenzo Cella


I was born and raised in Bergamo, Italy.

I studied in a scientific high school.

I got a degree in Automation Engineering from Polytechnic of Milan. While commuting to university, I got an idea that would become my first startup.

In 2015, after a successful crowdfunding campaign, I founded Bolt Motion, where I created Bolt, the most portable electric skateboard on the market. Bolt Motion was closed at the end of 2020.

In 2018 I moved to Switzerland, following an ex girlfriend and a internship opportunity after my startup failed.

In 2019 I found a new job after the internship ended, working in the intersection of software and hardware, testing and automation.

In 2022 I changed job again, realizing that I wanted to work more on software and less on hardware. I joined a small company in Zurich.

In 2023 I started working on PizzaGPT, a ChatGPT alternative for Italian users. It went viral.

I like making stuff. I'm planning to write about the next projects, while I'm building them. Subscribe to the once-in-a-while newsletter.

Random Facts

  • I work 70% of the time.
  • I like reading books. And getting new ones, recomend me some books that you enjoyed.
  • Bought and converted a VW T5 van
  • I love travelling, especially to Asia. I've been to China two times and I would love to come back again. Visited: Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, and a small city near Ningbo. I've also been to Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and soon Japan.
  • I speak Italian, English, Spanish, understand a bit of German and French and studied Latin for 5 years in high school.

Now (inspired by Derek Sivers)

Currently, I am working as a Software Engineer in Zurich.

Traveling whenever possible.

This blog is meant to record what I learn along the way. I don't care if people read me but I would like to be helpful to others. If you read an article, I would like to know what you think about it.

Get in touch with me on Twitter @lorenzcella or using the contact form.