Francesca Ottier is Senior Partner at CDP Venture Capital SGR since 2020, managing Italia Venture II, a 150 mln Fund focused on startups based in Southern Italy.
CDP Venture Capital SGR is a management company with 2 billion euros of asset under management which aims to make venture capital a strategic pillar to Italy’s economic development, fostering the conditions for a comprehensive and sustainable growth of the innovation ecosystem. The SGR operates through 10 funds aiming to support startups in all their life cycle stages, making both direct and indirect investments.
Ottier has over 20 years’ experience in private equity and venture capital previously matured at IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR (management company held by Intesa Sanpaolo Group, the main Italian bank). From 1993 to 2001 she worked at Istituto Mobiliare Italiano, carrying out M&A and Merchant Banking activities. She serves as a board member of several investee companies operating in the medtech, e-commerce, augmented/mixed reality, AI, Edtech sectors. Degree in Economics and Commerce from La Sapienza University of Rome.