Assia Grazioli-Venier is a media executive 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 is also currently director of special projects at Spotify where she oversees global strategic initiatives, which includes creating content and strategic partnerships that enhance the Spotify-user experience.
In 2009, Assia founded and served as CEO of Flypaper, a new media and management consultancy representing a select group of artists and connecting them with technology companies, media and fashion brands to create digital content. Prior to launching Flypaper, she created and led Ministry of Sound TV and Radio, the first provider of IPTV content for the music entertainment industry. Earlier in her career, Assia helped pioneer made-for-mobile content through her work at Inventa, a UK-based company owned by Buongiorno.
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 passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs and serves as an Endeavor Entrepreneur Mentor.
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, watch and play soccer, hike, paint, cook dinner for friends and fly helicopters.