Fabio Pania

London, United Kingdom

Co-founder & CTO. Looking for MD/business partner in established IoT (agri) startup
Fabio's Skills
Management Engineering
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Fabio

Looking for MD/business partner in London (UK) with experience and track record in sales, customer facing operations, fundraising. Agri-tech startup with strong product on the market, major customers and existing investors. Get in touch for more info if interested.

I believe that technology can and needs to improve people's lives, our interaction with each other and the environment we live in.

I am passionate about quality product development and great user experience supported by solid technology and visionary strategy. I enjoy human interaction, building close-knit teams and working closely with them, knowing that a company is only as strong as its people.

I am a CTO and entrepreneur with wide experience that ranges from hands-on technical Hardware and Software research and development to business and product management. I am curious by nature and attracted by challenges and difficult problems. In my career I have been equally enjoying being an engineer, a creative thinker, a manager, a strategist, a company director and board member, a thought-leader and an international speaker.

Work Experience

Founder and CTO

Vinaya Technologies

October 2013 - January 2017

Co-founded and grew the company from just an idea to a tech start-up that has pioneered a new wave of fashionable and intelligent HW wearable products and built its bespoke Silicon to Cloud ecosystem. • Founded and built Vinaya Technologies (previously Kovert Designs) from idea to a pioneering company in the wearable space • Growth. As CTO and only technical founder, personally built the first HW/SW prototypes in the early days and went on building the tech and product team piece by piece. Lead the company throughout the various phases of fundings and growth. • From Silicon to Cloud and everything in between. Recruited and Managed a team of researchers and engineers and lead the R&D effort of Hardware, Embedded SW, Manufacturing, Production Automation, Product Design, UX/UI Design, Product/Project Management, Mobile Apps Dev (iOS and Android), Cloud, Data Analysis and Machine Learning • Product Development. Lead the full cycle all-in-house development of HW and SW products from idea to market • Business Strategy/Development & Product/Technical Management. Managed the business and product development strategy, roadmap, lead and negotiated deals and international business development

Leading Hardware Design Engineer

Imagination Technologies

January 2010 - January 2014

Played an active role in the Technical HW Specification, Design, Implementation, Verification and Optimisation of several blocks within various industry’s leading low power/high-performance GPU IPs. Mentored and supervised engineers with various levels of experience. Involved in the recruitment process, carrying out technical interviews.

Research Scientist

NXP Semiconductor

October 2008 - December 2009

- Study and implementation of patented algorithms on Low Power/High Performance Embedded Vector DSP (NXP EVP and Tensilica’s platform) for Software Defined Radio (SDR) in Car. - Using HW/SW tools and low level programming, clock-cycles accurate simulations and debugging. - Embedded Architecture and instruction sets optimisation and benchmarking.



February 2017 - Today

TechnTone delivers high quality guitar and bass effect pedals. We strive to empower musicians to achieve their best tone. You can expect from us modern technology and original designs, premium components and most of all LOVE for TONE!



August 2017 - Today

CTO in Residence


October 2017 - January 2018

Advising and mentoring the 2017 cohort at the Accelerator Startupbootcamp IoT. The 9 IoT startups are operating in diverse industries such as Agriculture, Security, Retail, Education, Transport, Space Management, Robotics.


Ligo Health

March 2017 - August 2017

Ligo Health was founded by 5 experienced entrepreneurs with the aim to efficiently improve the processes of healthcare organisations and the experience of patients with real-time data.

Co-founder & CTO


February 2018 - Today

Mothive’s vision is a world with zero food waste and a sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to make the farm visible and actionable. In the farm, our Hardware and Software ecosystem helps to increase yield, optimise operations and automate intelligently. Out of the farm we reduce waste and inefficiencies throughout the supply chain up to the retailer by making available data, predictions and insights and, for the first time, linking pre-harvest and post-harvest activities.

Co-founder & CTO

Terraprima Group

May 2019 - Today

Terraprima Group, and its subsidiaries, Mothive Limited and Odyssey Sensors Limited, focus on the design, development and distribution of affordable IoT solutions across a number of verticals in the agricultural sector. The company is headquartered in London (England) with current operations in Australia, Italy, Portugal and Scotland.