Advisory Board

Dr. Raffaele Mauro

Raffaele Mauro, Ph.D. is Associate at Annapurna Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage investments in web services, mobile applications, and digital technology. He is involved in investment management, deal sourcing, valuation, and business development.
Previously he worked at Bocconi University, Collegio di Milano, Harvard Business Review-Italian Edition, and various branches of Confindustria, developing projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate finance.
Raffaele attended the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA Ames in 2011. He obtained a Ph.D at Bocconi University in 2009, with a dissertation on ICT business history, and graduated with honors in Economics in 2004.
He was selected to the McKinsey EuroAcademy, the Alma Graduate School BEST program, the Accade Domani competition and the Global Village Campus, where he won the Microsoft prize. He is a Mensa member and in 2010 he was selected as one of the national talents from the Italian Government at the Festival dei Talenti. He has had research and study experiences at Peking University, NASA Ames research campus, Harvard University, Universidad de Cantabria, and LSE.
Raffaele likes to start and scale new projects, he is experienced in analyzing/synthesizing large amounts of information, working with a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively to academic, business, and general audiences.
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