Massimiliano is co-founder and Managing Partner United Ventures. Massimiliano started his career as business development manager and managing director in several media and technology companies. He soon realized the distruptive potential of search engines and took part to the launch and management of Altavista in Italy. In 2002 he started Google Italy as founding Country manager and after taking over the management of Google Spain and Portugal. He left Google in 2009 to found Annapurna Ventures, a new generation of Technology early stage Fund. Massimiliano took part to the Task Force on startups established by the Minister of Economic Development that lead to the drawing up of the report on venture capitalism in Italy.
He is currently President of the Venture Capital chapter of AIFI and sits on the board of directors of Paperlit, Cloud4WI, BuzzMYVideos, FaceIT and Mainstreaming.
Massimiliano holds a Master of Science in Political Science from the University of Bologna and attended an executive program at HBS in Venture Capital and PE. He is Guest Lecturer at Università Bocconi and Università di Castellanza.
Massimiliano is an avid Cyclist, completing 7K km a year on his Colnago C60 .