At Annapurna Ventures, we share a passion for breakthrough ideas that can transform our life through the combination of smart technologies. We aim to create great companies out of those ideas


massimiliano magrini

Founder, Managing Partner

Massimiliano started his career as business development manager in media industries, working with Publitalia, Rusconi and Sole 24 Ore. He recognized the revolutionary power of search engines and helped the start up of Altavista in Italy. In 2002 he launched Google in the Italian market, building from scratch one of the most succesul company in the italian media & technology market. 

In 1998 Massimiliano took responsability over  Google Spain and Portugal and, in 2009, he left the company to found Annapurna Ventures. Massimiliano is passionate about technology and about  the role it plays in the overall Innovation process. He is often invited as panelist in conferences on innovation and operates as advisor to large companies regarding digital strategy. He is Vicepresident and Board Member of Il Touring Club Italiano.


mario mariani

Venture Partner

Mario is one of the founders of Tiscali and TheNetValue, he has fifteen years of experience in digital media and ICT projects. He obtained a master degree in Management of Technological Innovation at Scuola Superiore di Studi Sant'Anna di Pisa. He started his career with public development agencies, like BIC and Consorzio 21, and new digital media players, like Video On Line. In1998 he co-founded Tiscali, collaborating as Marketing and Communication Manager. Then, he managed the European operations of SVP Media & VAS and, in July 2006, he entered in the board of Tiscali Italia SpA. In January 2009 he created The NetValue.


raffaele mauro, P.h.D.


Raffaele worked at Bocconi University, Confindustria and various Internet start-ups, developing projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate finance. He was selected to the McKinsey EuroAcademy, the Alma Graduate School BEST program, the MIP-Politecnico TOP-10, the Accade Domani competition and the Global Village Campus, where he won the Microsoft prize. He had research and study experiences at Peking University, Harvard University, Universidad de Cantabria and LSE.