My name is James Costantini. I'm a troublemaker from Boston, and I'm currently living the life of a digital nomad in the beautiful city of San Francisco.
What am I working on?
I am currently the CEO of Milli, an AI-powered health coach attempting to disrupt the $3.7 trillion healthcare market. In addition, for the past four years, I have tried my hand at running a cognitive computing startup in Silicon Valley. My co-founder developed proprietary deep learning “neural networks” and I lead a team of developers and senior industry executives to develop solutions with his technology.
What have I done?
Workwise, I focus on one thing-- telling powerful stories. I do this thanks to my foundation in business, technology and design. I started my first company at the age of 14 and have measurable experience in everything from product design to analytics. I'm also very technical- I used to build computers and I even have experience in network engineering.
What kind of things am I interested in?
I’m passionate about technology, data, politics, travel, productivity, football, simplicity, good design and good music. I’d like to think that all of the world’s problems could be fixed with the efficient and effective use of technology, and I love learning about new and unique solutions that are being developed every day all over the world.
What’s the most impressive thing I’ve done?
As a sophomore in high school, I launched a parody t-shirt line to the famous, $100M brand "Life is Good", called Life Sucks. I used a small law firm to set up my "parody" trademark, and I put Day Pitney and a PR firm on a combined $10K retainer, waiting for Life is Good to sue.
After our launch, they did. Our hot-shot lawyers sent a canned response, and the PR firm sold the "David and Goliath" story. The Boston Globe ran a front page story on it, as did the Improper Bostonian Magazine. LIG dropped the lawsuit the morning the news broke, and we made over 1M impressions for a $10K investment. Our website may have crashed once or twice.
(Some social proof)