Hi, I’m Davide. I was born and raised in Italy, and I heart dogs & tech. My purpose on this little planet is to tell you that we can learn or teach ourselves anything.

I’m a Co-Founder & CEO of FitBark, a data startup that’s helping pet parents in 110+ countries answer the big questions about the health of their dogs. FitBark was part of the inaugural class of the Sprint Accelerator powered by TechStars. We are proudly based in Kansas City, in the heart of the KC Animal Health Corridor, and we’re a part of a cool entrepreneurship network called Pipeline.

In a previous life, I designed high performance engines right before co-founding a toy car company that now distributes slot cars and accessories in 15+ countries. I’ve also managed infrastructure projects, applying innovative coatings to Oil & Gas pipelines in rural India and the Middle East.

During my finance-focused MBA I chaired the NOVA Innovation Conference and I was the lead student organizer of the MIT CFO Summit. I learned some more finance during an exchange program and at an investment bank where I advised Financial Technology clients on capital raises and M&A matters. More recently, I helped startups formulate their mobile payments strategy. I am also the CTO of an MBA Association, and a member of the Operating Committee of TiE New York, an organization devoted to fostering entrepreneurship worldwide.

My interests include reading about tech, messing around with new technologies, motorcycling, running, skiing and scuba diving. I was a fly half / fullback of Rugby Badia for 18 years as well as a Bruin and a member of the Under 21 Italian national rugby team. I traveled to 35 countries and lived in 4 continents, and you can speak to me in Italian, English, Spanish and basic French.

I’m a doer. Many underestimate how quickly we can learn new things, how much we can accomplish against all odds, and how fun the whole process can be.