|Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna|
Massimo (36) is an entrepreneur, technologist, and social music addict. He’s founder and CEO of musiXmatch an exciting startup focusing on creating the best experience around song lyrics and singing. Using massimo’s words “musiXmatch has reinvented the Karaoke experience “.
Currently musiXmatch is the largest and official Lyrics Database in the world with more than 7 millions of lyrics and more than 20mln users worldwide using musiXmatch mobile apps.
Before launching musiXmatch, he served as VP Mobile Services at DADA spa (Da.mi) and previously as CEO Iberia & Latin America. Joining in 2000, Massimo helped transition and develop DADA (formerly an ISP) into the leading mobile web media company launching operations in several countries like Spain, Portugal, South Africa, India, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, US, UK, India, Indonesia, France, and he contribuited to the JV with Sony Music Inc and Dada Inc. in US.
Massimo’s skills are business dev, product & business strategy and social relationship. He was a first mover on the mobile market launching in 1999 first premium ringtones model in Europe and US, which contributed to + 450 mln € to Dada’s turnover in 10 years. In addition to overall company direction, Massimo and his team were responsible for building Dada’s product market strategy, developer relations, marketing communications, company’s content & technology partnerships. Broadcast and Online Appearances/Mentions: Wired, Forbes, Techcrunch, Sky, Mashable,Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Billboard, Elmundo, Folha di Sao Paolo, Globo, Forbes, Tele 5, Corriere della Sera.
Frequent Speaking Engagements: MEF, CTIA Wireless, IdateForum, MIDEMnet, Mobile World Congress, Techcrunch
Prior to DADA, Massimo founded Wireless Solutions spa then bought by Dada in 2003. Wireless Solutions was a leading mobile apps player licensing technology and content to the most important publishers like Disney, BBC, RCS, FOX, Gameloft, and building platform like Odigo IM Sms Gateway (founded by actual Boxee’s founders) or UMTS mobile deck for several mobile operators like Vodafone, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Tim Brazil, 3 Italy, Tim Brazil, Claro
Today Massimo encourages startupper and early stage enterpreneur continuously as a startup activist.
Massimo is also the founder of hackitaly.org the 1st italian hackaton for developers & geeks
max @ Techcrunch ItalyAdded: 10/28/13
TechCrunch Italy - Let’s face the musicAdded: 10/26/12
DEF2012 Milano, Massimo CiociolaAdded: 10/18/13