Diego Piacentini will be advisor and president of Exor Seeds, the platform that realizes venture investments managed by Noam Ohana: Piacentini has held positions of responsibility both in Apple (from 1987 to 2000) and in Amazon (from 2000 to 2016), in the years in which the companies made their debut on the market; he was commissioner for the implementation of the digital agenda for the Italian government on the appointment of the prime minister from 2016 to 2018.
Exor, the holding company of Agnelli family, has invested more than $ 700 million in the technology sector in recent years, including Via, where it is today the largest shareholder after the founders. Exor Seeds has made rounds of investments in more than 40 startups around the world, particularly active in the sectors of mobility, fintech and health. According to what has been explained, the appointment of Piacentini will help Exor “in supporting and refining the talent of young entrepreneurs in Italy, ensuring its contribution to various initiatives in which the Company is committed, such as the annual Italian Tech Week event and Vento, the new venturebuilding program supported by Exor “.
John Elkann, president and CEO of Exor, said that “Diego has a true entrepreneurial approach and has great leadership skills. We are delighted to welcome him to Exor as an advisor to accelerate the development of the technology businesses we are investing in. Noam Ohana and his team at Exor Seeds will be able to count on his help in creating impactful partnerships with talented entrepreneurs “. For its part, Piacentini said he was “happy to give my contribution to the business of Exor Seeds, to help identify and develop startups that have the potential to transform the sectors in which they operate, both locally and globally. A real passion binds me to Italy, an underrated entrepreneurial system that is instead rich in unique gems in terms of creativity and talented innovation “.