Michele started working as a freelance developer/system administrator in 2004, while graduating (MSc) in Computer Science from University of Milano Bicocca. In 2009 he co-founded Mashape Inc, the first marketplace for API, based in San Francisco, CA. His role in Mashape was "Chief Nerd Officer" and he was in charge of everything tech-related, in particular software architecture, API and scalability. He left Mashape in 2014 and joined TOK.tv as CTO. The company focus is to revolutionize the way people enjoy TV, by giving the best second screen experience on tablet and smartphones His first commercial product (a web app developed in 2004 in Java written using only VI) is still up and running after more than ten years.