Roberta Lucca – known as Beta – is a highly successful entrepreneur and co-founder of the BAFTA-winning games company Bossa Studies. Bossa is now amongst the 1% top performing start-ups in the UK in terms of annual sales, which is not bad for a company that only started in 2010.
Named in Forbes magazine’s Top 50 Women in Tech list, Roberta is a popular keynote speaker who entertains her audiences with her trials, tribulations and triumphs as an entrepreneur and a leader.
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Roberta Lucca is in a unique position – a highly successful female entrepreneur in the technology industry. She believes that tech and managerial work is for everyone and often uses her role to address the gender imbalance in the industry.
With a degree in Computer Science and two MBAs in management and marketing, Roberta has a lot of strings to her entrepreneurial bow. In 2013 she started WonderLuk, which provided 3D-printed jewellery on-demand, collaborating with the likes of TopShop and The V&A Museum. Then in 2016, she founded BOLDR, a company that provided an artificial intelligence business app to help people develop their ideas.
As well as starting up her own companies, she is a prolific investor in a wide range of businesses, including digital services Beautystack, Dent Reality, Quench, Xip, Cosmos Video, Electric Noir Studios, Rosecut and Katch; health and wellness providers The Joy Club, Heights, Fertility Circle and Gwella; home and entertainment brands Life Supplies, Cocoli and Loveshark; and, space exploration companies Gama.
Her successes in the industry have gained Roberta several nominations and accolades, including being named one of the Evening Standard’s Most Influential People in Creative Arts, was found on LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Voices list, in the Top 30 Women in Games for MCV Women and was a finalist for the Every Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, amongst many others.
In 2020, Roberta started a podcast titled Hyper Curious, which celebrates our curiosity to achieve greatness in our professional and personal life. Since launching, she has spoken to the biggest entrepreneurs, authors and investors worldwide.
She has been featured on a number of television channels, including Sky News, BBC News, the Disney Channel and CNBC. In 2022 she appeared as a judge and investor on BBC’s The Apprentice, where she challenged the contestants to build and promote a video game. She has also contributed to publications from Times Radio to the Financial Times, Marie Claire, Wired and Management Today.
Roberta is a professional and popular keynote speaker who works with small and large companies and attends conferences and events. She inspires audiences, particularly women, and explores how to become a success by embracing failures. Bringing over two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, Roberta is a veteran of global speaking.
The Secret to the Most Disruptive Organisations: Roberts shares her experiences of the most disruptive tech scaleups and encourages employees to exercise their curiosity and entrepreneurial mindset.
The Future is Uncertain. It’s Time to Co-Create It: Roberts talks about how organisations, leaders and entrepreneurs need to prepare themselves and their companies to evolve in a world of ever-changing technology.
D&I – Improve Performance and Create a Better World: Robert considers why there is still such a diversity, inclusion and gender imbalance in certain industries and why so many managers fall victim to an unconscious bias when leading their teams.
The Power of MULTIs – Don’t Trap Them in a Job Title: When a company is hit by uncertainty, its leaders must rely on existing staff to utilise their diverse skill sets. Roberts gives a fresh look into how managers can leverage their employees’ skills to improve everyone’s position.
How NFTs and the Creator Economy Can Impact Your Organisation: With over 50 million people considering themselves a creator, the creator economy is worth more than $100 billion. When creators monetise their work via NFTs (non-fungible tokens), they compete with developed organisations for business. Roberts discusses what NFTs are and how the creator economy can impact your organisation’s future.
– The Future of Technology
– Artificial Intelligence
– Women in Business
– The Power of Disruption
– Diversity and Inclusion
– The Metaverse
Roberta is an expert in her field and provides informative and entertaining keynote speeches to a wide range of industries. She brings over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship to help provide companies with the tools to grow their business and improve their leadership
Clients: ASU GSV Summit, CEBIT, CogX, Creative England, Disneyland Paris, European Study Tours, Festival Marketing, Innovate UK, Ocado, SLUSH, the Europas, Unilever, Women in Games, Women in Tech Festival Global, WOW Talks.
Roberta’s session on building a personal brand was the ‘kick’ I needed to make a difference.
Super impressive, super inspiring, super motivating. Roberta Lucca is the best.
Roberta’s inspiring keynote resonated deeply with attendees and set us up for a wonderful day.
Festival of Marketing
A very engaging and dynamic speaker with a down to earth eloquence that really resonated with the young audience.
European Study Tours
Thank you so much for speaking. All the messages and stories you conveyed were exactly fitting with how we wanted to close. You really brought the sessions that we held together over the course of the day, and linked them all up nicely, which was quite impressive to watch, but really outlined that you were the perfect choice of speaker.
Siwan S, Conference Manager
Your session was really inspiring, and it resonated with our audience on a great level. I think you provided a really unique insight. I have a friend in the games industry who would have loved your session too – very relevant.
Georgina S, Senior Conference Producer