Raffaele Mauro is passionate about technology, policy and global finance. He is Founder and General Partner at Primo Space, a venture capital fund focused on the new space economy.
Previously he was Managing Director at Endeavor Italy, Head of Finance for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Intesa Sanpaolo and worked at venture capital funds such as United Ventures (formerly Annapurna Ventures), P101 and OltreVenture.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Raffaele holds an MPA from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Bocconi and attended the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA Ames.
Raffaele is member of Kauffman Fellows, the √¢¬Ä¬úYoung European Leaders √¢¬Ä¬ì 40 under 40√¢¬Ä¬ù network, the Aspen Junior Fellows group and the Young Leaders group of the US-Italy Council.
He is also mentor at TechStars and Mentors4U, member of the executive committee at the Global Shapers Hub - Milano, a World Economic Forum community, and invested in high growth companies such as Multiply Labs (YC 2016) and Strive School (YC 2020).
Raffaele authored the books √¢¬Ä¬úHacking Finance√¢¬Ä¬ù and √¢¬Ä¬úQuantum Computing√¢¬Ä¬ù.
A member of Class 22, Raffaele served his fellowship at Endeavor Italy. His mentor was Paola Bonomo, Stanford MBA, angel investor, and former Facebook Global Marketing Director Southern Europe.