Serena Saitto is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News, covering venture capital and tech startups and breaking news on Uber and Snapchat round of financing at multibillion-dollar valuation. She previously covered mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings in the Americas, breaking news on deals such as the Dell LBO talks, HP’s acquisition of Autonomy, and Facebook’s IPO. She joined Bloomberg finance team in August 2008, when she covered the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. She was on the team that won the 2009 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Awards for enterprise reporting on the “Ten Days that Changed Wall Street.” She also shared the Silurians Society’s award for excellence in business reporting for an article on 2009’s Wall Street bonus furor. She contributes to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and is a moderator for Bloomberg Link’s conferences. Before joining Bloomberg, she was a financial reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in Milan, Italy, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In that position she often contributed to The Wall Street Journal and to CNBC TV. She previously worked for Ap.biscom in Rome, the Italian service of the Associated Press, where she covered International finance. She earned an M.S. in political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, after graduating from La Sapienza University of Rome with a degree in political sciences.