About Leaning Technologies

Who are we?

In 2012, we set out to create tools to make the vision of the Web as a platform a reality.

To bridge the gap between traditional applications and the Web, we harnessed our experience in programming languages to create a new generation of development tools to help companies target JavaScript, the cornerstone language of the Web, while leveraging their existing code and programming skills.

Today, our compile-to-JavaScript solutions are deployed across major vendors of CAD solutions, image processing technologies, and productivity and entertainment software, enabling an outstanding level of efficiency and code reuse in multi-platform development scenarios.

The Founding Team

Stefano De Rossi
Founder, CEO
Stefano loves cutting edge technology. Since founding Leaning Technologies, Stefano decided to use the best available compiler techs to make the life of Web application developers easier. For three years, he also worked at the Wyss Insitute of Harvard University as a Staff Researcher and technical lead, making robotics exoskeletons to assist walking. He holds a PhD in Robotics from Sant'Anna School in Pisa, and his research in wearable technologies brought him to work in the USA, Japan and all over Europe. Stefano has a background is Robotics (PhD) and Computer Engineering (MSc), and he shares his alma mater with the two good-looking folks on the right. He is also quite a good cook.
Alessandro Pignotti
Founder, CTO
Alessandro holds a double MSc in Computer Engineering from SSSA and Università di Pisa. During the last few years he has had a chance to get a taste of the multifaceted IT world by working on security, high performance computing and programming language theory in both the academic (University of California Santa Barbara, EPFL) and industrial (Adobe) environments. He also worked as a consultant for Silicon Valley companies. In his spare time, he develops and maintains an open source Flash player implementation called Lightspark. He is now distilling all those experiences in Leaning Technologies' products. He is also quite a good cook.


Massimo Grava
Founder, CFO, COO
Massimo is an eclectic one. He holds a double BSc in Civil Engineering and a double MSc in Robotics and Control Engineering from University of Pisa and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. After playing with robots at Waseda University in Tokyo, and studying finance at the London School of Economics, he started his career in quantitative finance working as an analyst in the Generali Group head office. He soon went back to technology as an R&D manager at a small software house focusing on SaaS and mobile applications for enterprises, where he became CTO and then CEO. In his spare time he enjoys sailing and learning mandarin. He is also quite a good cook.

Company information

Leaning Technologies Limited is registered in England and Wales with company number 8227826.

Registered office:

2nd floor Victory House
99-101 Regent Street
W1B 4EZ London (UK)


VAT number: GB181479777.