Mightybell

About Mightybell


Mightybell Delivers Modern Communities

Mightybell launched publicly in April 2014 to deliver modern communities that surface the most relevant members to each other and build relationships with prompts, polls and expert content that break the ice.

Founded by Gina Bianchini and Matteo Melani, Mightybell is unique in combining smarter software with community strategy expertise gained from a decade spent pioneering new community platforms from Ning to Twitter.  

Mightybell has been featured in Fast Company, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The company is backed by Floodgate Partners, First Round Capital, Cowboy Ventures and Lucas Venture Group.

Meet the Founders

  • Gina Bianchini

    CEO & Co-Founder

  • Matteo Melani

    CTO & Co-Founder

Gina Bianchini is an expert in creating smarter communities online and in the real world. Before founding Mightybell, Gina Bianchini co-founded and led Ning, the largest social platform for niche social networks started in 2004. Under her leadership, Ning grew to 90 million monthly uniques and 300,000 monthly active networks across entertainment, politics, education and specialized interests. She’s appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC and CNN and serves on the board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI). She is also the co-founder of Sheryl Sandberg’s Leanin.org, where she crafted and launched Lean In Circles.

Matteo Melani has over 15 years experience in building and leading engineering teams to deliver software solutions to complex problems. Prior to Mightybell, Melani was a Senior Engineer at Twitter, where he was responsible for the company’s analytics system to track clients’ domain impressions and clicks, as well as the “download your Tweets” feature. Before Twitter, Melani was a Development Manager at Microsoft where he led the engineering team responsible for delivering the electronic programming guide and search functionality that today powers AT&T’s U-verse 20M-subscriber-strong cable service.

Meet the Team

Working at Mightybell

Mightybell is located in downtown Palo Alto, a bullet train ride away from San Francisco. We move fast, make decisions quickly and run ongoing experiments with the goal of uncovering the big and small ways beautiful, human interactions and big data introduce the right people to each other and break the ice. Our unique SaaS model gives us the best of both worlds: the revenue dynamics of an enterprise company with the extraordinarily high product bar of consumer applications.

Benefits
  • Open, collaborative team environment where everyone has a voice and influence on the product
  • Experienced entrepreneurs and engineers who love to mentor and build
  • Fast, agile development process perfect for those who love to ship
  • Downtown Palo Alto location one minute from the bullet train
Investors
  • Floodgate
  • First Round
  • Cowboy Ventures
  • Lucas Venture Group
  • Great Oaks Capital