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Raffaele Mauro

Partner at Primo Space / Deep Tech Venture Capital


Raffaele, a technology enthusiast with a strong interest in geopolitics and global finance, is the Co-Founder and General Partner at Primo Space, a venture capital fund specializing in deep tech and the space industry.

Previously, he held key roles, including Managing Director at Endeavor Italy, where he facilitated access to capital, talent, and markets for scale-up companies. He also served as the Head of Finance for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Intesa Sanpaolo and gained valuable venture capital experience with firms like P101 Ventures, United Ventures, and OltreVenture.

Raffaele boasts an impressive academic background, with an MPA from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Bocconi. He has authored significant works in the field, including "Hacking Finance" and "Quantum Computing."

Beyond his venture capital work, he enjoys nurturing new ventures and has mentored early-stage companies, including Multiply Labs and Strive School. He's received recognition for his contributions, including the prestigious Kauffman Fellowship and membership in influential programs like the Young European Leaders and the Aspen Junior Fellows.

Currently, Raffaele serves as President on the board at Caracol and is a board member at Eoliann and Sidereus. He's previously been involved as a board member at B4i - Bocconi for Innovation and was selected for the InTheBoardroom talent program. 

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