Assia Grazioli-Venier is a media executive, angel investor and advisor to high-growth tech startups, entertainment companies and venture capital firms.
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. Appointed in 2012, she is the first female and youngest board member to serve in such a role in the 120-year history of the club. Assia is also on the board of advisors of Northzone, one of Europe's leading technology investment partnerships whose portfolio includes Spotify, iZettle, MarketInvoice, Outfittery, Trustpilot, Fyndiq and Qapital.
Assia has also been a senior advisor to Spotify for over five years, where she is 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.
She is an avid athlete and will run her fifth marathon, the April 2016 North Pole Marathon, in support of Augie's Quest an organization that funds research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease.
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 with her beloved Havanese Poodle, Teddy. In her spare time, Assia loves to travel, play backgammon, hike, paint, cook dinner for friends and learn to fly helicopters.