Founder and CEO of Certilogo, the brand protection platform that empowers people and businesses to defeat the global scourge of counterfeiting. Michele’s passion as an entrepreneur and an innovator is setting path-breaking technologies against the intractable problems of our age. He believes that exponential success begins with an exponential idea: that each of us—as entrepreneurs, as consumers, as people—has the power to rewrite our world. In 2014-15, he was the Italian ambassador to Italy for Singularity University, a Silicon Valley benefit corporation whose mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. He is also a co-founder of Withfounders, a seed accelerator that invests in innovative startups. His own entrepreneurial career began as a co-founder of Jobrapido, one of the most prominent Italian success stories in the Internet industry, and InventPrize, a marketplace for innovators and companies that was an early proponent for crowdsourcing innovation. Before dedicating himself to entrepreneurship, Michele forged a solid executive career with a specialty in Internet and media businesses. He was the Vice-President of Corporate Sales for Rodale International, an American multimedia publisher, and Managing Director and General Manager of Lycos Italia, the Italian branch of the Internet portal of the German media group Bertelsmann.