Founder & Managing Partner
Massimiliano has always worked at the intersection of business and technology, that being the thread across his career from launching the operations of Altavista and Google Italy as founding country manager to creating an avant-garde VC studio in 2009, Annapurna Ventures, and then co-founding United Ventures in 2013.
At United Ventures, Massimiliano provides strategic guidance to portfolio companies and leads the investment thesis on game-changing technologies, aimed at the creation of long-term value.
Besides sitting on the board of several startups, he is a member of the Board of Directors of OVS SpA and a member of the IIT (Italian Institute of Technology) Participation Committee.
He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna. Panelist, mentor, and keynote speaker with a deep understanding of digital and disruptive technologies, he authored in 2018 the essay “Fuori dal gregge”.
Massimiliano is an avid cyclist, completing 7k kilometers a year, and a passionate blues guitar player. He divides his time between Milan and the Monferrato countryside, where he enjoys learning the art of wine and oil making.