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Blogmaxpelle.me
Twitter@maxpelle
BirthplaceItaly

Degrees

University of Florence
Business Administration

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President

Former Companies

CEO
Managing Director dada.net

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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 Dada.net, 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

Investments

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

Videos

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Tap talks interview

Added: 7/22/12
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Interview with CEO of Dada.net Massimiliano Pellegrini at MEF Americas 2010

Added: 7/19/12
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Interview with Dada.net CEO for Esselunga Music Store launch (in Italian)

Added: 7/15/12

Sources

    m-e-f.org [edit]
    Buongiorno buys Dada.net for €28.5m (including Play.me) (musically.com) [edit]
    Sony BMG and Dada to form a JV (prnewswire.com) [edit]
    NTT Docomo acquires Italy's Buongiorno (articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com) [edit]
    RealNetworks Hires New Mobile Entertainment President (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  1. Teliportme, First Indian Company to be Blown Up by 500 Startups (yourstory.in) [edit]
  2. Citation Needed [add]
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