|University of Pisa, Italy, Laurea Degree||1974|
Giacomo Marini is Founder and Managing Director of Noventi Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital firm, based in Silicon Valley.
Earlier, Marini co-founded Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI). He was with the company for over a decade as a Director and member of the management team launching Logitech and driving it to become a world leader in computer peripherals. He served most recently as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Earlier, he was Executive Vice President, Engineering and Operations; and Vice President of Engineering.
Prior to Logitech, Marini was with IBM and Olivetti, where he was involved in the development of early relational database management systems.
Marini is Executive Chairman of [Neato Robotics] (http://www.crunchbase.com/company/neato-robotics) and Director or investment lead of Aurora Biofuels, Celltick, Ecrio, Heliovolt, and Minerva Networks. He led Noventi investments in Easy Market (acquired by TUI), M7 (acquired by BEA), Sygate (acquired by Symantec) and Dynamicsoft/Teltier (acquired by Cisco).
He also serves on the Board of PCTEL (NASDAQ:PCTI).