By on October 21, 2019

President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, Visits Kong Headquarters!


It was an exciting, full-circle moment last week when Italian President Sergio Mattarella visited our Kong headquarters in San Francisco. President Mattarella met with our co-founders, Augusto Marietti and Marco Palladino, to connect with Italian entrepreneurs. This momentous occasion marked the first time an Italian head of state has visited California in 37 years. 

Augusto and Marco shared their story with President Mattarella: from starting the company in a Milan garage 10 years ago to moving to San Francisco and living off of rice and beans, to Kong’s explosive growth today. Kong has tripled in size this year, reached more than 100 million open source downloads to become the most widely adopted open source API platform and hit more than 150 enterprise customers. In this historic moment for Kong, President Mattarella also participated in our tradition of ringing in the Kong gong for success!