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University of Florence
Business Administration

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Managing Director

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Massimiliano Pellegrini

Max Pellegrini, President, Mobile Entertainment, joined RealNetworks in 2013. He Oversees the Mobile Entertainment division which delivers ring-back tone and other mobile entertainment services to carriers and device manufacturers worldwide.

Max is the former Chairman and CEO of, which was a leading premium mobile web company in North America. He joined Dada in Italy in 2000, and started the company’s U.S. operation in 2005. In 2011, Dada was acquired by mobile entertainment leader Buongiorno S.p.A, which was in turn acquired by NTT DOCOMO in 2012.

Max graduated from the University of Florence majoring in Business Administration, lives in NYC and is father of 2.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Teliportme 4/2012Seed2
inSparq 10/2011Angel2



Tap talks interview

Added: 7/22/12

Interview with CEO of Massimiliano Pellegrini at MEF Americas 2010

Added: 7/19/12

Interview with CEO for Esselunga Music Store launch (in Italian)

Added: 7/15/12

Sources [edit]
    Buongiorno buys for €28.5m (including ( [edit]
    Sony BMG and Dada to form a JV ( [edit]
    NTT Docomo acquires Italy's Buongiorno ( [edit]
    RealNetworks Hires New Mobile Entertainment President ( [edit]
  1. Teliportme, First Indian Company to be Blown Up by 500 Startups ( [edit]
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