Surname: Grazioli Venier
Role: Independent Director
Place of Birth: Rome
Assia Grazioli Venier is a media executive, investor and advisor to high-growth tech startups, entertainment companies and venture capital firms.
In 2016, Assia launched Muse Capital with her business partner Rachel Springate. An early stage investment fund, Muse focuses on consumer-facing entrepreneurs and technologies that are creating next-generation products from fin-tech to healthcare to entertainment. Their portfolio include: BeautyCon, Mayvenn, Firefly and Clarity Money, sold to Goldman Sachs in 2018.l
A sought-after digital media strategist and consultant to international organizations and leaders, Assia is on the board of directors of Italy's legendary Juventus Football Club. Till 2016 Assia also sat on the board of advisors of Northzone, one of Europe's leading technology investment partnerships whose portfolio includes Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) and iZettle, sold to PayPal in 2018.
Assia has also been a senior advisor to Spotify from 2010 for six years, where she was involved in global strategic initiatives that contribute to Spotify's growth and innovation.
Assia has a BA with Honors from Barnard College, Columbia University in the City of New York, and completed the London Business School's Emerging Leaders Programme.
Assia is a venture advisor to the MBA programme at Columbia Business School of New York, and sits on numerous committees spearheading diversity in business and throughout venture ecosystem.
Born in Rome and raised in the US., Assia is fluent in four languages and has lived in New York City, London, Milan and Stockholm. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Assia Grazioli Venier