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Jeanette J. Epps

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut
NASA

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut

NASA

Jeanette J. Epps was selected by NASA in 2009 as an astronaut. She has been assigned to her first spaceflight, Expedition 56/57, scheduled to launch in May 2018. Her training included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, spacewalk training, robotics, T-38 flight training and wilderness survival training. The New York native was a NASA Fellow during graduate school and authored several journal and conference articles describing her research. Dr. Epps worked for Ford Motor Company where she received both a provisional patent and a U.S. patent for her research. After leaving Ford, she joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for seven years working as a Technical Intelligence Officer before becoming an astronaut. She currently serves in the ISS Operations Branch working issues in support of space station crews.

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO
Telefónica

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO

Telefónica

Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. In February 1999 he joined the Telefónica Group as Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica Internacional S.A.U., and in September of the same year he became Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica S.A. In July 2002, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Telefónica Internacional S.A.; in July 2006, General Manager of Telefónica Latinoamérica, and in March 2009 Chairman of Telefónica Latinoamérica. In September 2011 he was named Executive Chairman of Telefónica Europe. And in September 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica S.A. Since April 8th 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of Telefónica S.A. and Member of the Board of Telefónica S.A., position he holds since July 2006.

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker
Education Expert

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker

Education Expert

Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to unlock the creative energy of people and organizations. He has led national and international projects on creative and cultural education in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the most watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” has been viewed online over 40 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 160 countries. For twelve years, he was professor of arts education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. In 1999, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim.

Henry Chesbrough

Henry Chesbrough

Father of Open Innovation

Henry Chesbrough

Father of Open Innovation

Henry Chesbrough is the originator of the term “open innovation,” which has grown to become one of the most influential theories of modern business. He first coined the term in his award-winning book Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (2003), and has extended it in Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape (2006) and Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era (2011). He is Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California – Berkeley, and a Professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. He was awarded the Industrial Research Institute’s Medal of Achievement in 2017, and has two honorary doctorate degrees. He can be reached at chesbrou@haas.berkeley.edu

Nikolay Storonsky

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO
Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO

Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky joined Lehman Brothers’ emerging markets trading desk in 2006. Following that, Nikolay spent five years as an equity derivatives trader at Credit Suisse. As a frequent traveller, he began to notice he wasted hundred of pounds in exchange rate markups and fees. It no longer felt right and he knew there had to be a better way. Nikolay quit the traditional banking sector to start Revolut and reinvent the way people spend and send money abroad. From it's humble beginnings as a foreign exchange app, Revolut has since transformed into Europe's leading challenger banks and one of the fastest-growing and ambitious fintechs globally, with close to 2 million customers, €10 billion in processed transactions and over €250 million saved in fees.

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding Partner
Atomico

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding Partner

Atomico

Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner at Atomico. He is an experienced entrepreneur, previously co-founding and managing globally successful technology companies including Skype, Kazaa, Joost and Joltid. In 2006 Niklas created Atomico to help entrepreneurs primarily outside Silicon Valley to scale their businesses domestically and globally. It has so far invested in more than 50 companies on four continents, and Niklas works closely with a number of leaders of portfolio companies so that they benefit from his own experience as an entrepreneur. In 2006, Niklas was recognised by Time Magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential People, and he has received numerous awards for entrepreneurship. In 2007, he co-founded Zennström Philanthropies, where he is actively involved in combating climate change, improving the state of the Baltic Sea and encouraging social entrepreneurship. Niklas holds dual degrees in Business and MSc Engineering Physics/Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden.

Lukasz Gadowski

Lukasz Gadowski

Chairman
Delivery Hero

Lukasz Gadowski

Lukasz Gadowski

Chairman

Delivery Hero

Lukasz Gadowski serves as Chairman of the Board at Delivery Hero. He is an internet entrepreneur and investor. His track record includes: Co-founder and CEO at Spreadshirt; Co-founder and Partner at Team Europe (Company Builder); Co-founder and Advisor at Point Nine Capital (early stage VC). Founding Investor and/or Company Builder at studiVZ, Mister Spex, brands4friends.com, SponsorPay, HitFox Group, Käuferportal, and others. Lukasz is Chairman of most of the aforementioned companies. Further, he is Co-founder and was founding editor at gruenderszene.de, today one of Europe's largest magazines on entrepreneurship.

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

Vice President, Global Innovation Policy & Communications
Amazon

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

Vice President, Global Innovation Policy & Communications

Amazon

Paul Misener is Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon veteran of 18 years, Paul is an engineer, attorney, and inventor named in three patents. Prior to his current role, in which he explains and advocates Amazon’s culture and methods of customer-obsessed innovation, Paul founded Amazon’s public policy operations and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. On behalf of Amazon and its customers, he has testified before the US Congress over 30 times, and many times before policymaking bodies around the world. In 2013, Paul chaired the technical subcommittee of the FAA’s advisory committee that recommended allowing airline passengers to use electronic devices during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Prior to joining Amazon, he was a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding; for Intel Corporation he led the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition; he was centrally involved in the development of digital televis

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and AI Security
Microsoft

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and AI Security

Microsoft

Michal and team are driving the Microsoft security strategy and innovation. Prior to her promotion, Michal was the Azure Cybersecurity GM where among other achievements, she initiated and managed Azure Security Center, Microsoft's leading hybrid security SaaS. She is a world-class expert in Cyber Security and a renowned speaker. Prior to joining Microsoft in November 2013, Michal worked at RSA/EMC (now Dell). Michal came to RSA via the Cyota acquisition in 2006. Following the acquisition, she became the GM of RSA Israel and the global leader of the Cyber Fraud and Risk Analytics product line. Under Michal’s leadership, the revenues of the Fraud and Risk Analytics product line grew 20-fold (to over $200M) and the number of protected users worldwide reached 300M. Michal was later appointed as the GM of RSA Global Solutions and was tasked with business-driven innovation. At Cyota, an innovative Cyber startup, Michal served as the COO, leading the R&D, product management and the Anti-Fraud array of services.

Gordon Willoughby

Gordon Willoughby

CEO
WeTransfer

Gordon Willoughby

Gordon Willoughby

CEO

WeTransfer

Gordon Willoughby is the CEO of WeTransfer, based in Amsterdam. He took over from the company’s founder Bas Beerens in January 2017 tasked with growing the user-base, scaling the company and taking the brand to the next level. Gordon has a heavyweight business background, with senior experience at multi-national companies like eBay, The Financial Times and Diageo. Before joining WeTransfer, he spent eight years at Amazon, overseeing among other things the Kindle’s European launch and later working as the company’s Director of Consumables. Gordon’s skills focus on connecting new products and services with new audiences, and pursuing significant growth while maintaining the brand DNA on which previous success has been built. He joined WeTransfer at an exciting time in the company’s story, following its $25 million investment and the opening of its US office in Los Angeles. With 40 million monthly active users in 195 countries, Gordon combines a respect for what WeTransfer stands for with his wide-ranging comm

Francisco González

Francisco González

Group Executive Chairman
BBVA

Francisco González

Francisco González

Group Executive Chairman

BBVA

Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University in Madrid. Francisco González has been Executive Chairman of BBVA since 2000. Francisco González is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he is also a Member of its Executive Committee. He is a Member of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), the Institut International D’Études Bancaires (IIEB), the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), among other international fora. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Global Advisory Council of The Conference Board (TCB). He represents BBVA in the International Monetary Conference (IMC). He is also Chairman of the BBVA Foundation. Prior to the merger between Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria, Francisco González was Chairman of Argentaria from 1996 to 1999.

Vish Sowani

Vish Sowani

Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
VISA Europe

Vish Sowani

Vish Sowani

Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

VISA Europe

Vish is the head of Fintech Engagement and Strategic Partnerships for Visa in Europe. He is responsible for building and driving partnerships with Fintechs in Europe to help them build their business by leveraging Visa’s global payments technology platform and assets. Vish joined Visa in 2012 as the Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships based in Singapore and was a member of the APCEMEA leadership team. Before joining Visa, Vish was head of business development with digital partners for T-Mobile Europe and pioneered the creation of the dual contract financing model which is now widely used across the industry. Prior to that he was the head of group risk management for Jardine Fleming based in Hong Kong in which role he helped them successfully navigate the Asian crisis in 1997. He started his career with Citibank and held a number of senior corporate banking and risk management roles across several countries in Asia.

Oscar Pierre

Oscar Pierre

Founder & CEO
Glovo

Oscar Pierre

Founder & CEO

Glovo

Aero spatial engineer and entrepreneur. Oscar started his education at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. After two years, he moved to the US to explore better opportunities. He started his professional career as an aeronautical engineer at Airbus in Toulouse. After 6 months he decided to look for other challenges and focused on setting up a new business. Consequently, he launched Glovo at the beginning of 2015. Prior to that, while he was still studying, Pierre had founded Zikkomo.com, a solidarity platform with 30 children sponsored in Malawi and LoveItLocal.es in 2014, a business aimed at boosting local craft businesses. In January 2017, he was among the annual list of most influential young people on the magazine Forbes.

Anna Vershebeniuk

Anna Vershebeniuk

Investor
Thrive Capital

Anna Vershebeniuk

Anna Vershebeniuk

Investor

Thrive Capital

Anna is Investor at Thrive since March 2018. Before moving to NYC, Anna was part of General Atlantic’s investment team in London for three and a half years. There she focused on online marketplaces, consumer brands and software and was involved in the firm's investments in Typeform, Joe & the Juice, Delivery Hero and Yemeksepeti. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Anna spent three years in the Telecom, Media & Technology group at Citigroup in London. Alumni of Madrid-based I.E. Business School Anna is passionate about Spanish tech ecosystem.

James Wise

James Wise

Partner
Balderton Capital

James Wise

Partner

Balderton Capital

James joined Balderton in 2013. Since then, he has led Balderton's investments in many sectors and geographies, covering healthtech, manufacturing, mobile productivity, developer tools and virtual and augmented reality. He sits as a board member and observer for multiple portfolio companies including Sophia Genetics, Sunrise ( acquired by Microsoft ), Cloud9IDE ( acquired by Amazon ), 3DHubs, Sketchfab and Crowdcube. Prior to joining Balderton, James helped to launch and run one of the UK's first social venture funds, providing support and capital to social enterprises with a special focus on the education, healthcare and financial sectors. Before this James worked with entrepreneurs and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with Atomico Ventures, the Guardian Media Group and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. As well as the professional experiences above, James has worked as an adviser to a number of start-ups and social enterprises, and in 2011 as a Specialist Adviser to Parliament.

Adam Draper

Adam Draper

Founder and Managing Director 
Boost VC

Adam Draper

Founder and Managing Director 

Boost VC

For Adam Draper, Managing Director at Boost VC, no idea is too crazy. He dreams of building an ironman suit and leads the deals in the wildest SciFi Tech investments - exoskeletons, jetpacks, rockets... Go big or go home. He co-founded Boost VC after his success as an Angel Investor in companies like Coinbase, Amplitude and Plangrid. In a previous life, he wanted to be a professional tennis player and has an odd affinity for Australians. He once drank an entire bottle of tabasco sauce (the big ones) in 43 seconds. 4th generation venture capitalist, 2 time entrepreneur, and most importantly, he's a friend.

Jonas Jacobi

Jonas Jacobi

VP of Developer Advocacy, Worldwide
IBM

Jonas Jacobi

VP of Developer Advocacy, Worldwide

IBM

Jonas Jacobi has spent the past 20 years as a technology entrepreneur and senior executive in Silicon Valley, passionately driving for transformation and building strong teams within the companies and organizations he has led. He has held positions of founder, CEO, president, VP Marketing, VP of Technology Strategy, and product management. He's a published author and the co-creator of the W3C Websocket standard, and lives by the ethos "100% of life is showing up!" Quality time with his family and alpine skiing are his two passions and during winter you'll find him at the top of Squaw Valley with his ski gear on. Currently Jonas Jacobi is VP of Developer Advocacy, Worldwide, for IBM, and is responsible for the strategy and execution of IBM's developer advocacy engagements with the mission to make IBM the number one Cloud platform company for developers worldwide. The mission reflects the continuous evolution of technology and how IBM helps developers live up to their full potential by helping them achieve

Jannat Shah

Jannat Shah

Investor
AXA Venture Partners

Jannat Shah

Jannat Shah

Investor

AXA Venture Partners

Jannat is an investor with AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) in London, focusing on global growth equity investments and European early stage investments. Jannat has been with ASV since the launch of the growth equity fund in June 2016.ASV is a $275m global venture capital and growth equity firm, financially backed by AXA. ASV cheques range from $300k for seed investments to $20m for growth equity transactions. ASV invests in enterprise software, FinTech, consumer technologies and digital health propositions globally out of offices in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco.

Maximilian Tayenthal

Maximilian Tayenthal

Founder & CFO
N26

Maximilian Tayenthal

Maximilian Tayenthal

Founder & CFO

N26

Maximilian, born in Vienna, studied Business Administration, International Management and Law in Vienna, Rotterdam and Paris. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Before founding NUMBER26, he worked as a strategy consultant with Booz & Company, as assistant to the CFO in an Austria's largest insurance company, and gained experiences in Corporate/M&A in a law firm.

Federico Flórez

Federico Flórez

Chief Innovation & Information Officer
Ferrovial

Federico Flórez

Federico Flórez

Chief Innovation & Information Officer

Ferrovial

Chief Information and Innovation Officer, CIIO, and Global Purchasing chairman. Member of the Executive Committee of Ferrovial. Member of the Board Inversis Bank. Former Chairman Advisory Board Ametic, member of the advisory board in CIO Executive and President of Cionet. Naval Engineer, MBA and IT Management, PAD IESE, INSEAD Advanced Management Program, executive education from Harvard, MIT and Cranfield. He has worked at such companies as IBM, CIO in Alcatel, CIO Telefónica Data, and CIO of Banco de España, Member of the ITC European Central Bank, General Secretary of XBRL Spain. Author of several articles, and whitepapers, Interviews in TV, magazines and daily newspapers and Conferences in Europe, America and Asia in several Business Schools (MIT, IE, IESE, INSEAD...) Recognitions: DES. Best European Digital Executive 2016. Forbes Innovation CIO 2016. European CIO of the year 2014. Cionet. CIO 100, 2014 CIO magazine. 50 Hispanic most influential in IT 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. HITEC

David Buttress

David Buttress

Partner
83North

David Buttress

Partner

83North

David is a Partner at 83North – a global venture capital firm with offices in Israel and London. David was, until 31 March 2017, Chief Executive Officer of JUST EAT. David joined Just Eat in March 2006 to start its UK business after having a successful career with Coca-Cola. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law and Business from Middlesex University Business School and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Entrepreneurship. In 2014, David was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards and was listed as one of the London Evening Standard’s top 1,000 influential people. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was named as one of Britain’s most influential people in the Debrett’s 500.

Nabil Malouli

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation
DHL

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation

DHL

Nabil Malouli is the Vice President for DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation. Based out of Florida, Nabil leads the development of innovative logistics projects to support fortune 500 companies doing business globally. Jointly with his team, he is managing and growing relationships with these companies to develop high growth initiative related to E-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automation & robotics. Nabil is specialized in the field of Ecommerce, Logistics & Strategic Account Management. Prior to his current position, he served as Director Latin America & Asia Pacific overseeing teams across the regions and around the world, developing customer commercial strategies to grow their business in the region. Nabil is passionate by innovation & entrepreneurship and also serves as advisor & board member of high growth startups. As a speaker & Consultant, Malouli has deep experience on topics related to E-commerce, Corporate Innovation, Omni-channel, Sales and Customer relation

Shmuel Chafets

Shmuel Chafets

General Partners
Target Global

Shmuel Chafets

Shmuel Chafets

General Partners

Target Global

Prior to joining Target Global Shmuel was a partner at the Berlin based Hasso Plattner Ventures where he invested in companies such as iZettle and Hansoft and served as a board member in DreamLines and reBuy. Before that Shmuel was a partner at Giza Venture Capital in Tel Aviv where he invested in companies such as Soluto (sold to Asurion), Vishal.ly and other early stage internet ventures. Together with Giza, Shmuel founded GPV, a pioneering Warsaw based venture fund where he also lead virus internet and software investment. Shmuel was also co-founder of LocaLoco (sold to Say Media Group ) a social gaming start up targeting emerging markets.

Tina Allton

Tina Allton

Head of Int. Expansion & CFO
Empowering a Billion women by 2020

Tina Allton

Head of Int. Expansion & CFO

Empowering a Billion women by 2020

Tina Allton is a global entrepreneur, business angel, keynote speaker, educational psychologist, and awardwinning business owner spanning the international business, nonprofit, medical, women’s empowerment, and global impact worlds. Tina has co-founded 6 successful businesses and worked with over 5,000 entrepreneurs. Among being the Head of Global Expansion and CFO for Empowering a Billion Women by 2020. Tina is the High Commissioner to Ghana for the World Business Angels, CEO and co-founder of Undefeeted, a fast-growth diabetes nonprofit inspired by her daughter, founder of the Global Humanitarian project HUM in India, CEO of USense, and award winning business manager to Circle Podiatry. After leaving Ghana for London at age 22, Tina created a global career by building multiple businesses, brands in medical clinics, co-founding & running international startups, all while empowering women in the rural villages of developing countries. Tina has spoken in 4 continents, 12 countires, and 21+ cities.

Jeff Zitomer

Jeff Zitomer

Director of Corporate Strategy
SAP

Jeff Zitomer

Director of Corporate Strategy

SAP

Jeff Zitomer is a Director of Corporate Strategy at SAP, and is the team’s Cybersecurity Lead. As part of his role, he advises the SAP.iO Fund on cybersecurity startup investments and educates SAP.iO Fund and Foundry startups on cybersecurity-related enterprise-readiness. Before SAP, Jeff was a microchip designer, a management consultant with Bain & Co., and a Sr. Product Manager with Akamai Technologies. He received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from The Technion and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Jeff lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and young daughter.

Miguel Vicente

Miguel Vicente

Co-Founder & Chairman
Antai Venture Builder

Miguel Vicente

Co-Founder & Chairman

Antai Venture Builder

Miguel Vicente co-founded Antai Venture Builder in 2012, the leading online and mobile venture builder in Southern Europe. Antai's mission is to create new business models, select the best talent and co-found the new venture with them, accompanying them through the whole process. Since then, Miguel co-founded through Antai multiple ventures with international presence like Wallapop, the leading second-handing app with operations in Spain and US, CornerJob, Deliberry, Stampydoo, Shopery, Glovo (JustBell), BePretty (merged with Fancybox) or Elcodi. In 2009 Miguel founded LetsBonus (www.letsbonus.com), the leading Social Shopping company in South Europe and Latinamerica, with a presence in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and Chile.

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Visionary Thinker

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Visionary Thinker

Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2004 and a combined audience of over 1 million people. Gerd focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications. Gerd is also an influential author, a sought-after executive ‘future trainer’ and a trusted strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music and the author of 5 other books including ‘The Humanity Challenge’ (June 2016). Gerd is also the host of the web-TV series TheFutureShow and the CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists. Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the opportunity-challenges of the coming exponential society.

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO
TiGenix

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO

TiGenix

Eduardo Bravo is the TiGenix Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining TiGenix in 2005, Eduardo held several senior management and commercial positions at Sanofi-Aventis and SmithKline Beecham, lastly as Vice President for Latin America for Sanofi-Aventis. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA from INSEAD. Eduardo is President of the EBE (European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises) Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of ARM (Alliance for Regenerative Medicine).

Jaime Rodríguez

Jaime Rodríguez

General Manager for Spain, Portugal and Germany
BlaBlaCar

Jaime Rodríguez

Jaime Rodríguez

General Manager for Spain, Portugal and Germany

BlaBlaCar

Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago-Concha is General Manager for Spain, Portugal and Germany at BlaBlaCar, the leading European carpooling community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost. Fascinated with technology since his childhood, Jaime has developed his career around it. He holds a Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Polytechnical Engineering University of Madrid and has been linked to the technological entrepreneurial field from the beginning of his career. Prior to joining BlaBlaCar on 2013 as Marketing Manager for the Spanish Market, he built his own online media company (6cero). Before that, he worked at a Big Data startup and researched new ways of applying technology to education at the university. Jaime is a regular speaker at both national and international conferences, media and business schools on the themes of Collaborative Economy, entrepreneurship and Online Marketing.

Tom Mendoza

Tom Mendoza

Venture Lead
EQT Ventures

Tom Mendoza

Venture Lead

EQT Ventures

Prior to joining EQT he lead HotelTonight's international expansion across the U.K. and Ireland, and was founder and CEO of Tep, a global MVNO for travellers. He began his career as a hedge fund investor focusing on tech sector.

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Co-founder
Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Co-founder

Berkman Center for Internet and Society

"One of the world’s leading scholars and voices on the impact of digital technology – from the Internet of Things to Big Data, to artificial intelligence, cyber threats and security – Jonathan Zittrain employs decades of experience interrogating and influencing the legal, technological and world-shaping aspects of virtual terrains. A highly regarded teacher, speaker and master moderator, Zittrain provides diverse audiences with an inside look at the future of work, and what to expect from recent advances in AI and digital platforms. Named a “100 Top Global Thinker” (Foreign Policy, 2012), he is a founding director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he anchors various disciplines throughout Harvard as professor of international law and director of the Harvard Law School Library, the largest private law library in the world; professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Gover

Jasper Masemann

Jasper Masemann

Principal
Holtzbrinck Ventures

Jasper Masemann

Principal

Holtzbrinck Ventures

Jasper joined Holtzbrinck Ventures in 2015. Before working for HV Jasper founded and served as CEO for greatcontent.com, a leading text production platform facilitating copywriting in 18 languages for thousands of renown clients worldwide. Jasper has been engaged as a business angel and active mentor in the German Internet scene for years. Jasper started his career as a strategy consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. He worked for their Corporate Finance and Corporate Development practices focusing on M&A, corporate planning and corporate strategy projects. Jasper holds a degree in European Management from Lancaster University Management School with „first class honors“ and a degree of Business Administration of the European School of Business in Reutlingen.

Gabrielle Thomas

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager
BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager

BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas has been an Investment Manager at BlackFin since early 2018. She focuses on the Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech markets in Europe. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Suez (Lyonnaise des Eaux), where she had the opportunity to work directly with the CEO on several tech projects, turning them into strategic added value. In 2013, her career took then an international turn as she co-managed a startup competition/acceleration program based in both France and California (UC Berkeley). Back in France, she joined Alter Equity as a VC analyst, and contributed to the launch of the fund. In 2014, Gabrielle joined XAnge (Siparex group) as a VC Associate, where she supported 20 startups, including MicroDon, Docéa Power (sold to Intel), La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!, Digiteka (sold to Ouest France – Rossel), Roctool, Quadrille, Arcure, Scentys, and Elum, among others. A French national, Gabrielle is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and La Sorbonne Paris IV.

Nicolas Debock

Nicolas Debock

Investment Director
Idinvest

Nicolas Debock

Investment Director

Idinvest

Before joining Idinvest in early 2018, Nicolas worked for Balderton Capital and XAnge Private Equity, where he made numerous SaaS, Marketplaces and Fintech investments focusing on the French and Southern European markets. Prior to this, he worked as Innovation Ecosystem Manager for La Poste, where he was in charge of analyzing new trends in technology and managing relationships with the start-up ecosystem.

Yuval Avni

Yuval Avni

Venture Partner
Giza Venture Capital

Yuval Avni

Yuval Avni

Venture Partner

Giza Venture Capital

Dr. Yuval Avni, has been with Giza since 2008. Focusing on investments in the life science and cleantech sectors. Yuval led or co-led investments in LifeBond, Takadu, VisionCare, Navotek, Aleees, Danen, CareDox and Solapoint, was on the boards of IceCure, Mitralign and Navotek and is currently on the boards of VisionCare and LifeBond. He is also a Venture Partner at Swanlaab, a Giza-sponsored Spanish-based early stage venture capital fund. Yuval is a trained medical doctor, with four years of clinical experience in general surgery and vascular surgery. Prior to his medical tuition, Dr. Avni served for 5 years in the IDF as an officer in an elite intelligence unit and is currently a consultant on new technologies to the IAF chief medical officer. Yuval is a visiting lecturer in entrepreneurship and fundraising at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University and is a consultant on entrepreneurship to ORT, Israel's leading technological school network.

Ernesto Ciorra

Ernesto Ciorra

Head of Innovation and Sustainability
Enel

Ernesto Ciorra

Ernesto Ciorra

Head of Innovation and Sustainability

Enel

Born in 1971, graduated in Business Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, magna cum laude, after many years of consultancy, he joined Enel on October 2014 as Chief Innnovability Officer. Founder of Ars et Inventio (2003), a consulting firm focused only on innovation and creativity, he has supported many companies at designing and launching innovative products and services that have become popular worldwide. Nokia, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Poste Italiane, Eni, GDF, Edison, the P&G Fater and Fameccanica joint-ventures, Unilever, RCS, Sole24Ore, BNP, Unicredit and American Express are some of the firms he cooperated with. Lecturer of Innovation Management in Italian and Spanish universities and business schools.

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu

CEO
The Disruptive Group

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu

CEO

The Disruptive Group

Huy is co-founder of the CFTE and the CEO of The Disruptive Group – a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at RBS and SG. Before, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US and a precursor of LinkedIn. He likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He also dedicates a lot of time “off the clock” to helping the industry grow and expand via his blog, Disruptive Finance. He sits on the Fintech advisory board of the World Economic Forum, and on the advisory boards of Fintech HK, Trusting Social and Fintech Connect He is a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College, an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford University Saïd Entrepreneurship Centre, a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial institutions, and founding member of the Asian supercharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerator in Asi

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President
IE University

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President

IE University

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the President of IE University and a recognized influencer in global higher education. Iniguez has played a leading role in business education over the past two decades and actively contributes in different forums and networks to foster innovation and development in higher education. He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. He is the past Chairman of AACSB and also serves on the boards of Renmin University Business School (China), Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), LUISS Business School (Italy), Mazars University (France) and FGV-EASP Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He has also served as member on the Board of EFMD and the Awarding Body of EQUIS. Iniguez is also the Vice-Chairman of Financial Times/IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, a leading provider of custom education programs for companies worldwide.

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick

CIO
Beringea

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick

CIO

Beringea

Karen is Chief Investment Officer at Beringea, the US/UK Venture Capital firm with $675m under management. She is responsible for setting overall investment strategy, as well as making new investments and working with portfolio companies through to exit. Her investments include Watchfinder, Thread, Blis, Monica Vinader and MatsSoft amongst others. Karen has direct start-up and line management experience, and she joined Beringea in 2007 from the Boston Consulting Group.

María Sansigre

María Sansigre

Demeter Partners

María Sansigre

María Sansigre

Demeter Partners

Maria Sansigre is an industrial engineer with experience in technology including wind onshore, district heating and cooling networks, biomass , energy efficiency, data center projects and a particular expertise in Green IT. She is specialized in energy technologies from Escuela Politécnica Superior Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and holds a specialization in venture capital from IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles). Maria possesses both engineering and investment talents. Currently, she is Investment Director at Demeter Partners. Her investment experience also includes assessing start-ups and companies across Europe and Israel for public subsidies and have held a position as an external investment expert on the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 R&D program. Before joining Demeter Partners, Maria has worked 11 years as engineer and consultant in the energy and IT sectors, in companies and technology centers such as Iberdrola, IBM and IREC (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), among others. Since 2010

Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Prelude Fertility

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Prelude Fertility

Martin is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Prelude, who has founded seven companies in the USA and Europe in the past 25 years, all of which are based on new technologies that he identified in their infancy and helped grow. Varsavsky has applied this same approach in creating Prelude, a comprehensive fertility company focused on providing proactive fertility care to improve people’s chances of having healthy babies when they’re ready. The company was established to give men and women more reproductive choices and control over their biological clocks using The Prelude Method. In the 1990s, he built Viatel, which became the first pan-European fiber optic network, followed by Jazztel, which did in Spain what Viatel did throughout Europe. When Varsavsky exited Viatel the company was worth $1.2B and when he exited Jazztel it was worth $770M. In the early 2000s he built Ya.com, the second largest Spanish-language internet portal with an investment of $28M, which was sold to Deutsche Telekom for $650M.

Devie Mohan

Devie Mohan

CEO
Burnmark

Devie Mohan

CEO

Burnmark

Devie Mohan is an influential writer, speaker and commentator on fintech, and is the co-founder and CEO of Burnmark, a fintech research company, that supplies research and data to all players of the fintech ecosystem. Devie has helped several banks, fintech startups, innovation groups and investors understand the trends in the fintech industry, helping them set their corporate, marketing and investment strategies. She is also a proponent of a fintech ecosystem where banks and startups collaborate to drive innovation. She is a panel member on the ING Group Think Forward initiative on better financial decision making. She writes extensively on innovation, disruption and digitalisation and is a columnist with several publications. She is actively involved in the fintech community and has been listed in the top 10 of several global fintech influencer lists.

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner
CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner

CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas-Crouzillac has spent most of his career in high tech investment and M&A activities. Over the last 13 years he has been investing in technology companies in France and Europe within funds like Idinvest Partners and A Plus Finance. He is now Partner at CapHorn Invest focusing on ICT investments in European based companies. He has been an investor and board member in successful companies such as : Sigfox, Trace One, Groupe Concoursmania, Laboratoire Sebbin, … He is now actively invested in : Ledger, Saagie, FinalCad and Antvoice. Laurent is an engineer EFREI/Georgia Tech and graduated from ESSEC MBA. He started his career in strategic marketing at Schneider Electric before becoming a Product manager at WorldCom (now Verizon). He spent part of his childhood in southern California, is bilingual French/English.

Alex Puregger

Alex Puregger

CEO
Fon

Alex Puregger

CEO

Fon

Alex is CEO at FON,the world’s leading carrier WiFi provider, bringing a bold vision coupled with global experience and operational excellence to the company. Alex has more than 17 years of experience in the internet, telecommunications, and media sectors. He has been with Fon since its founding days in 2006 working very closely with Fon’s founder, internet pioneer Martin Varsavsky. Prior to Fon, Alex worked for nearly 10 years in strategy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&) where he advised leading telecommunications and media companies on strategic matters. Alex holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Vienna. He also studied at Georgetown University in D.C. and at ISG in Paris. He is a regular speaker at conferences, considered an expert in the area of WiFi, IoT, and converging networks. Amongst other public recognitions, he has been named as one of the Top 10 Carrier WiFi Movers and Shakers by Lightreading.

Pauline Roux

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline joined Elaia Partners in early 2014 as Investment Manager. She began her career as an Equity Research Analyst at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux (former broker of Crédit Agricole CIB), then in an independent firm, Genesta Finance, where she spent three years covering European midcap stocks in the internet and video games sector. In 2011, she joined the Corporate Finance team at the investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co. Still specialising in the Internet and TMT industries, Pauline has realised more than ten transactions, from M&A to fundraising/IPOs and capital restructuring. She became Partner in 2017. Education: EM Lyon (MSc in Management), Corvinus University of Budapest Expertise: AdTech, HR Tech, E-commerce, Digital Media, SaaS Followed participations: Agriconomie, Criteo, Cryptosense, Easyrecrue, Pandacraft, Selectionnist, Talent.io, Tinyclues, Wyplay, Realytics, Keymantics

Sunir Kapoor

Sunir Kapoor

Independent Director at BBVA and Operating Partner at ABVEN
Atlantic Bridge Ventures LLP

Sunir Kapoor

Independent Director at BBVA and Operating Partner at ABVEN

Atlantic Bridge Ventures LLP

Sunir has worked in the technology industry on both sides of the Atlantic for over 30 years, and is an Operating Partner at Atlantic Bridge Capital, a transatlantic venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Sunir is an advisor or board member to a number of industry defining companies such as Vectra and Stratio Big Data. He also serves on the board of BBVA, and its IT & Cybersecurity Committee. Sunir holds a BS Honors Degree in Physics from the University of Birmingham, and an MS in Computer Systems from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, both in the UK. Sunir was the CEO of UBmatrix, Inc., the creator of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), the new standard for business information exchange. This standard has revolutionized the regulatory reporting of financial information globally. UBmatrix, the leading software company in this market was acquired by R.R. Donnelley (NASDAQ: RRD). Sunir was a founder of Cassatt Corporation, an early cloud computing pioneer. pioneer. Sunir was also CEO of E

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Best Massive Open Online Course

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Best Massive Open Online Course

Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; the Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal—she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course.

Philippe Chainieux

Philippe Chainieux

CEO
made.com

Philippe Chainieux

CEO

made.com

Philippe Chainieux is CEO of made.com. The company sells quality furniture at an affordable price. Made.com wants to disrupt high-end furniture stores by controlling everything from manufacturing to the e-commerce platform. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Meetic, a division of Match/IAC, listed on the French Stock Market . In his role, Philippe oversaw the management of Match.com's european online dating portfolio that comprises leading properties like match.com, meetic, neu.de, lexa.nl, twoo.com. These businesses generated revenues of over € 165 million and EBITDA over € 39 million in 2012, across 15 markets. Prior the tender offer of IAC on Meetic in 2011, Philippe was the Managing Director of Meetic and had managed the growth of the company since 2004, through the development its brands in each individual market, the international expansion (Europe, China, Latin America) and acquisitions.

Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer)
Babbel

Thomas Holl

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer)

Babbel

Thomas Holl is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Babbel, the market-leading language learning app. As CSO, he oversees the New Business Initiatives team which identifies and develops new sources of revenue and strategic initiatives. Prior to this, Thomas lead the company’s expansion into North America as President of Babbel Inc. He has also held the position of Babbel’s CTO (Chief Technical Officer). “It’s the international team that makes Babbel so special,” he says. “Everyone is fully committed to developing the premier learning product, and we all enjoy the certainty of working on something the world truly needs.” Thomas co-founded his first company in the music software field: he created the world’s first MP3 DJ tool while studying computer science at the University of Marburg and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology . After selling the company to Native Instruments, he further developed the product into Traktor – innovative DJ software that has revolutionized the industry.

Lina Chong

Lina Chong

Associate
Target Global

Lina Chong

Lina Chong

Associate

Target Global

Lina joined Target Global in 2018 after having worked in product and monetization at ResearchGate, a company aiming to connect the world of science. Prior to ResearchGate, she was an investor at Hasso Plattner Ventures, a fund backed by the Chairman of SAP. Lina began her career as an entrepreneur operating two startups, one of which was acquired by Living Social.

Alexander Misurkin

Alexander Misurkin

Cosmonaut
Roscosmos

Alexander Misurkin

Alexander Misurkin

Cosmonaut

Roscosmos

• Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 54 • Lieutenant-colonel of the Russian Armed Forces, retired • Participated in 2 space missions in 2013 and 2017 • Time in space 334 days 11 hours 29 minutes • Done 4 extravehicular activities. Total EVA time - 28 hours 14 minutes • In 2016 awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation • On February 2, 2018 Misurkin along with flight engineer Anton Shkaplerov participated in a 8-hour 13 minutes spacewalk outside of the ISS to replace an old electronics box for a high-gain communications antenna. At completion, the two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk to date • Father of 2 children. • Public speaker. Develops social and sports projects in Russia

Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

Exec. Chairman
Fundación Telefónica

Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

Exec. Chairman

Fundación Telefónica

Born May 5, 1945, César Alierta holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza and an MBA from Columbia University in New York (1970). He is currently Executive Chairman of Fundación Telefónica and is also a member of the Board of Directors of China Unicom. Since September, 2010, he has been an independent board member, chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee of the Board of Directors of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the company resulting from the merger of Iberia and British Airways. Mr. Alierta is also a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers and academic of the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras of Spain.

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Founder & Managing Partner
Uncork Capital

Jeff Clavier

Founder & Managing Partner

Uncork Capital

Jeff Clavier is Managing Partner at Uncork Capital, a seed-stage venture firm in Palo Alto and San Francisco. He founded Uncork Capital in 2004 (then called SoftTech VC) to provide active support and capital for companies in their first 18 months of life. Jeff has helped numerous companies reach successful outcomes, including Sendgrid (NYSE:SEND); Fitbit (NYSE:FIT); Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) and Mint.com (Intuit). His current investments include Vidyard, Postmates, Molekule, Shippo and Front. Jeff was born in France, and graduated from Université Paris Descartes with an MS in Computer Science. He was formerly the CTO and an early employee at Effix, a fintech startup that sold to Reuters. In 2000 he immigrated to the U.S. and joined RVC, Reuters’ $450 million corporate venture capital fund, as a general partner. He is a board member of the National Venture Capital Association.

Maysa Jalbout

Maysa Jalbout

CEO
AGFforE Foundation – UAE

Maysa Jalbout

Maysa Jalbout

CEO

AGFforE Foundation – UAE

Maysa Jalbout is a recognized leader in the field of education and philanthropy. A true industry veteran, Jalbout has more than 20 years of experience in building effective organizations, initiatives and partnerships in Canada, the Middle East and in developing nations. As the founding CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education - a landmark philanthropic initiative with a budget of $1 billion and an ambitious goal of educating 15,000 youth within 10 years - Maysa is focused on building an institution, initiatives and networks that are impact driven, sustainable and scalable. For her work in the region, Forbes recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful businesswomen in the Arab world in 2016 and 2017. Prior to this post, she held senior roles including her post as the founding CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation and trusted advisor to global leaders, philanthropists, companies and aid agencies investing in the developing world.

Nenad Marovac

Nenad Marovac

Founder & Managing Partner
DN Capital

Nenad Marovac

Founder & Managing Partner

DN Capital

Nenad has more than 25 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the media, telecom and technology sectors. Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital. DN Capital was founded in June 2000 and now has operations in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley. Nenad is based in London and oversees the global operations of DN with his day-to-day responsibilities encompassing DN’s operations in Europe. Nenad focuses on investments in marketplaces, software as a service (SAAS), fintech, mobile and digital media companies. Amongst his select investments are Shazam Entertainment (world’s leading mobile application), Auto1 (largest online marketplace for used cars), Apsmart (acq. by Thomson Reuters), Book a Tiger, Datanomic (acq. by Oracle), Delectable, Endeca (acq. by Oracle), Happn, HomeToGo, JacobsRimell (acq. by Amdocs), Mister Spex, Purplebricks (IPO on London AIM), Tbricks (acq. by Orc), Quandoo (acquired by Recruit Holding), Windeln and OLX (acq. by Naspers).

Anis Uzzman

Anis Uzzman

General Partner & CEO
Fenox Venture Capital

Anis Uzzman

General Partner & CEO

Fenox Venture Capital

Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D., is the General Partner, CEO, and founding member of Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based VC with strong global network and investments. Managing more than a dozen multi-million dollar funds, Anis has invested in over 125 startups in the United States, Japan, and South East Asia. Prominent US startups in the Fenox portfolio include x.ai, Jibo, Genius, Affectiva, Afero, IFTTT, Meta, and Color Genomics. He is an investor and a board director of Tech in Asia, the largest tech media in Southeast Asia. Anis also sits on the board of directors of Affectiva, Afero, Sano, Buddy, Lark, DLE, I AND C-Cruise, ZUU, and Infoteria. Anis also serves as the Chairman of Startup World Cup, a global startup pitch competition with $1 million investment prize, and regional events organized across all 6 continents. Anis holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University. He has published more than 30 technical papers, and has authored 5 books in 4 Asian languages, providing

Adam Kostyál

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President
NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President

NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál is the Senior Vice President of the Global Corporate Client Group and head of European Listings for NASDAQ OMX. Besides the Nordic Exchanges, NASDAQ has more than 120 companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on NASDAQ in USA. In addition NASDAQ is in the final stages of launching the NASDAQ Private Market which will be an offering for issuers world-wide. Adam has been with NASDAQ OMX for the past 11 years. He started his career at OMX as a Sales Director, and then became Head of the Strategic Initiative Groups in 2006. Most recently, Adam was VP of Market Technology Sales responsible for sales, account management, and business development for the European, Central and Eastern European regions. Prior to NASDAQ OMX, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.

Vinoth Jayakumar

Vinoth Jayakumar

Principal
Draper Esprit

Vinoth Jayakumar

Principal

Draper Esprit

Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Prior to that he worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded start-ups. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW) and has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. Vinoth focuses on investments in fintech and insuretech.

Colette Ballou

Colette Ballou

Ballou PR & Ballou Capital

Colette Ballou

Ballou PR & Ballou Capital

Colette is the founder Ballou PR, a European technology communications and strategy agency. Ballou PR’s success has allowed her to invest in startups and VC, and has also given her exposure to thousands of business models, so that she knows what works, what doesn't, and what to watch for. With her colleagues, she forecasts trends, understands and examines human behaviour, and uses these insights to position businesses for high growth. She has worked for companies like 83 North, Accel Partners, Box, Criteo, Eventbrite, Facebook, GoEuro, Lakestar, Pinterest, Stack Overflow, Stripe, TransferWise, Twilio, Waze, WhatsApp and Zendesk. She was named one of the Europe’s Most Influential Women in Startups & VC by EU Startups, and was named one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Technology by Inspiring Fifty recently.

Brian Caulfield

Brian Caulfield

Partner
Draper Esprit

Brian Caulfield

Partner

Draper Esprit

Partner at Draper Esprit After being CEO of Peregrine Systems for 7 years he became the CEO of Exceptis Technologies, after that, Brian spent 2 years being the VP of Product Management at Trintech. In 2001 he founded Similarity Systems, at the same time he was the Investment Director of Trinity Venture Capital and Non-executive Director of AePONA. In 2007 he became an Interim CEO at AePONA meanwhile being NON-executive Director of PUTPlace, after that, he became Non-executive director of ezetop and in 2012 the Non-executive Director of Imagine Broadband. Nowadays Brian is the director of Caliban Ventures, Non-executive Director of Clavis Insight, The Irish Times, Mobile Travel Technologies, Datahug, Movidus and RhodeCode and also he is a partner of Draper Espirit.

José del Barrio

José del Barrio

Founding Partner
Samaipata Ventures

José del Barrio

José del Barrio

Founding Partner

Samaipata Ventures

Happy husband and proud father of three little girls. Founding partner at Samaipata.Helplessly curious. Listener. Ironman (I'm a WIP). Chasing #networkeffects and always hungry for anything #foodtech related. Previously a co-founder and CEO @LaNeveraRoja, sold to Rocket Internet (+$100M). In another life consultant at strategy group @pwc. An economist by education, entrepreneurship is my way of life. Madrid is my home.

Ann-Christine Roope

Ann-Christine Roope

Founder & CEO
Ethan Partners

Ann-Christine Roope

Ann-Christine Roope

Founder & CEO

Ethan Partners

Ann-Christine is Founder and CEO of Ethan Partners a global executive search company focusing on high growth Internet companies. Ethan Partners has supported over 150 successful Internet companies and placed more than 3000 high profile candidates. Clients include among others Uber, Houzz, Naspers, Zomato, Ringier, Deliveroo, and Goldman Sachs. Previously Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Rocket Internet where she was responsible for Founder and Senior Executive recruiting for +75 portfolio companies in +45 countries, taking Rocket Internet from a few 1000 people European company to a +25.000 person global organization in 2 years. Before this Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Groupon as they entered +50 countries globally. Ann-Christine has also supported some of the largest VC’s and PE’s globally with talent acquisition. Ann-Christine holds a Master in Marketing and Business Communication from Copenhagen Business School.

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Managing Director - Swanlaab

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Managing Director - Swanlaab

Verónica is the Managing Director of Swanlaab Venture Factory. Prior to that, Verónica had worked for two years as a freelance consultant in several projects, some of them with International Venture Consultants (IVC) to validate business technology companies models at an international level. Previously, Verónica promoted two entrepreneurial projects between 2003 and 2011: Life&colors and Tuchef.es. In addition, she also worked as an employee in the launch of viaPostal, the first private postal operator in Spain and Ernst & Young doing process improvement consulting for Spanish SMEs. She teaches Negotiation and Organization at ICADE. She belongs to foundation El Arca de Madrid which aims at creating homes for persons with intellectual disability.

Rodrigo Martínez

Rodrigo Martínez

Partner
Point Nine Capital

Rodrigo Martínez

Partner

Point Nine Capital

Rodrigo joined Point Nine Cap after finishing his MBA at London Business School in 2013. Before that, he was a Summer Associate at Index Ventures in London and worked as a Senior Strategy Consultant at PwC in Madrid. As a Telecom Engineer by training, Rodrigo spends a lot of time with all kinds of geeky stuff - including developer tools, machine learning, blockchain, etc.

Cristina Fanjul

Cristina Fanjul

Managing Director
CEEI Asturias

Cristina Fanjul

Cristina Fanjul

Managing Director

CEEI Asturias

Managing Director of CEEI Asturias, she leads initiatives of development of innovative technology-based entrepreneurship, including advice, acceleration programmes, investment readiness and access to finance. She is very involved in European projects and strategies and VicePresident of EBN- European association of centers of innovation- and also of ANCES national association of Business Innovation Centres. She is also expert evaluator of international SME Instrument (Horizon 2020).

Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEO
Cabify - Spain

Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEO

Cabify - Spain

Juan de Antonio is Founder & CEO of Cabify. He majored in Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. It was at University when he first got exposed to technology and entrepreneurship and learned how to overcome technical challenges. In the Bay Area he got exposed to the startup ecosystem and got interested in the mobility space, and put together with a classmate a bid for Italian manufacturer MV Augusta and then helped grow the international distribution network of Zero Motorcycles, the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. In 2011 he founded Cabify

Juan Urdiales

Juan Urdiales

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Job & Talent

Juan Urdiales

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Job & Talent

Juan Urdiales is a serial entrepreneur that started his first startup right after finishing his Law Degree and MBA. 3 years after he cofounded Jobandtalent with the aim of making the labor market much more efficient and fair for the 1.5Bn+ worldwide temporary forgotten workers. He loves to think in how things will be in 5 years time and “getting dirty” in operations to make it happen. Traveling, playing sports (not gym please!) and spending quality time with family & friends is what makes him happy. He is convinced in that his generation will live for more than 200 years, “so we really need to make a better world if we want to enjoy this long stay!”.

Alexis Bonte

Alexis Bonte

CEO/Partner
eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis Bonte

CEO/Partner

eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis is a Venture Partner at Atomico advising on new investments in France, Spain & Portugal and Eastern Europe as well as sourcing and accelerating growth in the games, blockchain and travels vertical. He currently serves on the Bossa Studios board, Atomico's latest game investment. He is also interested in high impact purpose driven companies. A strong believer that "great companies can come from anywhere", Alexis is also the co-founder & ceo of games company eRepublik Labs (eRepublik.com, Age of Lords, World at War, War and Peace) a "free to play" pioneer with HQ in Ireland and studios in Bucharest and Madrid. Alexis sold eRepublik Labs in June of 2017 in a cash and shares deal to Stillfront Group (quoted on Nasdaq First North). Alexis remains as CEO of eRepublik Labs giving him a unique mix of investor as well as operational expertise.

Ravi Kurani

Ravi Kurani

Investor
Earlybird Venture Capital

Ravi Kurani

Investor

Earlybird Venture Capital

Ravi Kurani joined Earlybird in 2016 and is currently a Principal at the Munich office. Prior to joining Earlybird, Ravi was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where he mainly worked in the financial services and private equity industry, and built an expertise in big data analysis. Before that, he gained practical experience, among others in consulting at Roland Berger, in Research & Development at Daimler AG, and as a research assistant for hermodynamics at Braunschweig University of Technology. Ravi holds a B. Sc. in mechanical engineering & business (focus in automotive engineering) from Braunschweig University of Technology, as well as a Master of Engineering Management (focus in quantitative finance) from Duke University.

Andrew Humphries

Andrew Humphries

Co-Founder
The Bakery

Andrew Humphries

Co-Founder

The Bakery

Andrew is Co-Founder of The Bakery, the worlds' first dedicated innovation accelerator for corporates, working with large organisations across every sector, including Unilever, Google, Barclays, BMW and many more, driving innovation by helping them work with and like entrepreneurs. A Dealmaker for the UK Government's Global Entrepreneur Programme, he encourages Foreign Direct Investment in the UK, helping entrepreneurs and their businesses go global from a UK HQ. Prior to The Bakery, after a corporate career in IT Sales & Marketing, he co-founded 2 successful technology businesses, raising over $42m in venture funding, and growing both in Europe and the US, before exiting via trade salesIn 2012, London's Olympic year, he was appointed by The Prime Ministers Office as Tech City Champion, creating and running the first ever "Start-Up Games" and The Young Entrepreneurs Festival, and helping to fuel the growth of London's Tech City, Europe’s fastest growing creative digital and tech cluster.

Kike Sarasola

Kike Sarasola

Founder
Room Mate Hotels- Colombia

Kike Sarasola

Founder

Room Mate Hotels- Colombia

Born entrepreneur, Kike Sarasola is today one of the leading global hotel industry, thanks to being the founder and director of the innovative and successful chain Room Mate Hotels. This company, in full expansion and internationalization, has hotels in the USA (Miami, New York); Latin America (Buenos Aires, Mexico) and Europe. His entrepreneurship has earned him the Gold Medal for Tourist Merit 2014 in the category of Innovation.

Joshua Siegel

Joshua Siegel

Rubicon VC

Joshua Siegel

Joshua Siegel

Rubicon VC

As General Partner – New York, Joshua oversees the day to day activities and operations of Rubicon, including evaluating early stage technology companies seeking funding, assisting current portfolio companies with development and interaction with our angels, attracting LP capital, and development of our network. Joshua has extensive experience and connections in technology, real estate, luxury lifestyle brands, digital media, and consumer products. Previously, Mr. Siegel was an early stage strategic advisor for startups and real estate concerns, and board member of The Founders Club, an equity exchange based liquidity platform for entrepreneurs. Formerly he was CEO Professional Connection Resources, in an enterprise level marketing system for the legal community. Further he performed as the Manager of Eastern European Banking Systems at Citibank and Director of Market Intelligence at Citicorp Debt Capital Markets.

Gil Dibner

Gil Dibner

Founder & General Partner
Angular Ventures

Gil Dibner

Founder & General Partner

Angular Ventures

Gil has been an active venture investor focused on enterprise technology companies born in Europe & Israel since 2005. As a venture investor and angel, he has backed over 30 companies in Israel and across Europe. The majority of these companies have successfully relocated to the US, and many have been backed by leading global venture firms. His portfolio includes Aquant, BitSrc, Chorus.ai, Cloud66, Datos, Flok (acquired by Wix), Front, The Gifts Project (acquired by Ebay), Imubit, Innovid, James, JFrog, Moltin, MomentumWorks, Resin, Rollout, ServiceFriend, Siemplify, SiSense, Shoppimon, Snyk, Styla, Swiftshift, and Yedda (acquired by AOL). Prior to founding Angular Ventures, Gil was a Partner at DFJ Esprit in London, and a Principal at Index Ventures in London, where he helped manage Index’s pan-European seed portfolio. Previously, he was a VC in Israel at Gemini Israel Ventures and Genesis Partners, based in Tel Aviv. Gil grew up in Boston, is based in London, and calls Tel Aviv home.

Iñaki Arrola

Iñaki Arrola

Partner
K Fund

Iñaki Arrola

Partner

K Fund

Iñaki Arrola is founder and CEO of coches.com. His experience in Internet dates back to 2003, when he founded his previous project, Autodescuento, a specialist in new car sales site. With the same partners, and driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he has launched concesionarios.com, all sites are characterized by constant innovation, improved content and services. In 2012 he founded Vitamin K VC investing in early stage technology companies. Previously, Iñaki worked in the financial sector and insurance companies such as Renta 4, Mapfre or Arco Madrid. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration at the Universidad San Pablo CEU, completed his education with an MBA at IE Business School, where he now teaches. Iñaki is also a Business Angel, and has invested in Masterbranch, Bodaplay, Webphone and Sindelantal. He is now upping the game with new VC firm K Fund.

Javier Ulecia

Javier Ulecia

Partner
Bullnet Capital

Javier Ulecia

Javier Ulecia

Partner

Bullnet Capital

Chairman ASCRI (Spanish VC and PE Association) Founder and Partner Bullnet Capital (Spanish VC investing in high-tech companies). Bullnet has been investing in Spanish early stage companies for the last 15 years, mainly in the SW, electronics and semiconductors space. Among our success stories are Netspira Networks (sold to Ericsson) and Anafocus (first spinoff from CSIC and sold to e2v). Currently member of the board of seven technology companies (OncoVision, Digital Legends, Visure, Codice, Zhilabs, KDPOF and UAV Navigation). Previous experience at Bain & Company in Paris, Munich and Madrid (strategic consulting) and Renault in Paris (R&D). Aeronautical Engineer (Politécnica Madrid) and MBA (HEC Paris). Chairman of ASCRI since January 2015 (first time that a VC leads the organization since it was founded 30 years ago). Collaborates with several incubators or organizations related to entrepreneurship (South Summit, Wayra, StartupBootCamp…)

Eneko Knörr

Eneko Knörr

Founder
Pheidon.capital

Eneko Knörr

Founder

Pheidon.capital

Eneko Knorr is the founder of Pheidon.capital, a cryptocurrency fund and lab. He previously started Ludei (San Francisco) and the Spanish top 5 hosting company Hostalia (sold to Telefonica). He is also an angel investor in companies such as Ticketbis (sold to eBay), Habitissimo (sold to Homeserve), Petcoach (sold to Petco), Chicisimo, Captio and Cabify, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country, and an AMP in Business Administration & Management from IE Business School (Madrid). He is a public speaker at conferences around the world such as New York Summit (NYC, USA), 4YFN-Mobile World Congress (Shanghai, China and Barcelona, Spain), Venture Days Barranquilla (Colombia), South Summit (Madrid), etc. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and cryptocurrencies.

Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

Analyst
Hoxton Ventures

Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

Analyst

Hoxton Ventures

Hussein is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, a London-based early stage European venture capital firm. He currently represents Hoxton on the boards of bd4travel, Darktrace and TourRadar. Hussein is an angel investor in Bea's of Bloomsbury, GoCardless, Halo Neuroscience, Popxo, Signpost and Yieldify. He is an advisor to Tarmin, and was previously an advisor to the chairman of Eros International (NYSE:EROS). He has occasionally assisted the UK government with technology policy. He regularly appears on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Sky News. Formerly, Hussein was an associate at Accel Partners, where he focused on consumer internet, financial technology and software investments. He helped invest in OpenGamma, Playfish (acquired by EA) and Dapper (acquired by Yahoo). Hussein joined Accel from Microsoft Corporation where he was a platform planner, product manager and senior manager. Hussein holds an MBA from London Business School, and did his undergraduate studies in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.

Jackie Hernandez

Jackie Hernandez

Senior VP of Operations & Customer Engagement
Plug&Play

Jackie Hernandez

Jackie Hernandez

Senior VP of Operations & Customer Engagement

Plug&Play

Founding member of Plug and Play, the largest global technology accelerator and one of the most active investors in Silicon Valley. In this role, Jackie has been instrumental in building and cultivating an extraordinary ecosystem for innovation that has invested in over 700 high-tech startups like PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and a number of other Silicon Valley Icons. Ms. Hernandez graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico with a major in chemistry and specialty in immunology. Her passion for innovation and education has taken her to share her startup expertise in several international forums like TEDx, Stanford University, ClimateKIC Europe, and many other international universities and incubators. Jackie lives in Mountain View, California with her daughter; enjoys giving inspirational talks to women and young entrepreneurs, as well as translating children’s books about globalization and innovation

Hector Prieto

Hector Prieto

CEO
Yerba Buena VR

Hector Prieto

Hector Prieto

CEO

Yerba Buena VR

Héctor is cofounder of YBVR, the technological start up in the Silicon Valley, that is creating a revolution in the world of VR, providing us experience and immersive feelings as we have not enjoyed before. YBVR gets an optimum distribution of VR through internet, giving a higher pixel density where the user is looking at. In this way we get maximum efficiency in distributing high quality VR and also maximum reach for low bandwidth situations. Hector is a repetition entrepreneur, with a wide international experience in relevant Media companies and also as businessman. He was co-founder of HyC, focused on IPTV, that was acquired by ERICSSON in 2007. Before YBVR, Hector worked for ERICSSON, HyC, ONO, Hispasat and the European Space Agency. In ERICSSON Hector was VP Media Sales for Americas, based in US. Before, he was one of the pioneers of the Cable business in Spain, being part of the team that build ONO from scratch, now part of Vodafone.

Sergio Pérez Merino

Sergio Pérez Merino

Director of Venture Capital
Banco Sabadell

Sergio Pérez Merino

Sergio Pérez Merino

Director of Venture Capital

Banco Sabadell

Sergio Pérez is an Investment Manager at the Venture Capital division of Banco Sabadell. Sabadell Venture Capital , is Banco Sabadell´s initiative to provide equity to early stage across Spain with a focus on ICT with a philosophy focused on supporting entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell, Sergio Perez worked at Caixa Capital Risc where he collaborated in the expansion and consolidation of the division from more than 10 years. Further to his investment experience, Sergio was part of the initial team of Southwing , a technology start-up in the field of Bluetooth devices. He previously worked at Vodafone as an Engineer in the Integrated Solutions department. Sergio holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and a Master in Corporate Finance law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Financing in ESADE

Jose Manuel Carol

Jose Manuel Carol

Director of BStartup 10
Banco Sabadell

Jose Manuel Carol

Director of BStartup 10

Banco Sabadell

Director of BStartup10 at Banco Sabadell. BStartup10 is an investment vehicle for early stage startups, that makes 10 investments per year of € 100k each. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell Jose has developed his professional career working as management consultant for Deloitte, as manager for La Salle Technova Business Angel Network and in finance as an analyst for and M&A boutique and as a private banker for Banco Sabadell. Jose holds a bachelor’s in Market Research and the International MBA of IE Business School.

Francisco León

Francisco León

CIO
Decathlon

Francisco León

Francisco León

CIO

Decathlon

Francisco León is the CIO for Decathlon in Spain since 2012, leading the company's efforts in both technology and innovation. He joined the company in 2009, holding the position of Tech Support Manager for Southern Europe and Latam, before that he had several experiences leading technology teams in Civil Engineering and Financial companies. He holds a degree in Computer Science and an Executive MBA. With this tech background and business orientation, he's convinced that innovation and technology can really improve customer experience by empowering people, both sales assistants and customers. It's the people who makes the difference. As a sportsman, he's always eager to push boundaries and looking for challenges.

Luis Maldonado

Luis Maldonado

Digital Financial Sector Specialist
International Finance Corporation

Luis Maldonado

Luis Maldonado

Digital Financial Sector Specialist

International Finance Corporation

He has developed his career in the field finance, where he has held senior positions both in the public sector, he was advisor to the Minister of Economy in Spain, and in the private sector. He has an extensive experience in consulting, he was Director of Strategic Consulting for the Financial Sector at PwC in Spain, as well as in the financial industry, as CSO for a retail bank in Spain. He has also a long international experience. He worked for five years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC, where he held different positions, as advisor to the Managing Director and in the Monetary and Financial Markets Department. More recently, he was Managing Director of the PwC-IE Business School Financial Sector Center, where he did an extensive work of publishing and business development in Spain and Latin America in key strategic areas for the financial sector, with a special focus on FinTech. He was also founding partner of an IT firm specialized in Big Data & Analytics.

José Luís Ruiz de Munain

José Luís Ruiz de Munain

Co-founder and executive director
Foro impacto

José Luís Ruiz de Munain

José Luís Ruiz de Munain

Co-founder and executive director

Foro impacto

Jose Luis is co-founder and executive director at Foro Impacto, the Secretariat of the Spanish Impact Investment Taskforce, which pursues the adhesion of Spain to the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), chaired by venture capitalist Sir Ronald Cohen. Jose Luis is also partner of the International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC), helping Latin American leaders from the corporate, investment and philanthropic communities to establish a Latin American network of social investors. Previously he co-founded UnLtd Spain foundation and worked as a consultant for the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) in Washington and Madrid. He holds a bachelor in economics and an MBA by IE Business School.

Aitor del Coso

Aitor del Coso

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer
Mutua Madrileña

Aitor del Coso

Aitor del Coso

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer

Mutua Madrileña

Currently, Executive Board member of Grupo Mutua Madrileña (MM), responsible for transforming MM in a customer-centric and digital-first organization (across all business lines and channels). MM is the second largest non-life insurance Group in Spain, with 5+ Bn€ premiums. Also, member of the Board of Directors of Antai Venture Builder (Mutua's partner for the creation of disruptive business models) Prior experience in Management Consulting, with focus on Banking/Insurance and Digital/Multichannel projects, taking Associate Principal role at McKinsey and Company. Passionate about insurance, analytics, digital transformation and digital marketing and sales. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecomms Engineering (2003 and 2008, respectively). Working proficiency in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

Constantin Bisanz

Constantin Bisanz

Founder
Aloha

Constantin Bisanz

Founder

Aloha

Constantin Bisanz is an entrepreneur, explorer, and extreme-sports enthusiast.He has founded five companies, travelled the world, studied yoga and meditation, learned from Ayurvedic practitioners in India, and recently broke a world record kite surfing across the Bering Strait. Since selling his first company at age 14, Bisanz has found recurrent and lasting success.His first company,Brands4Friends,was a German e-commerce alternative to Europe's Gilt Group that fetched $220mn when he sold it to eBay in 2011.Bisanz used it to start a new brand that makes a difference by enriching the lives via your daily diet. He founded ALOHA with a very simple vision: to help people live healthier and happier lives. Aloha is one of the latest entrants in a crowded space for wellness and organic food, which last year hit a record $43.3bn in sales, according to the Organic Trade Association. Among others, Constantin was honored by Harvard Business School as "Entrepreneur Of The Year''and gained more and more recognition.

Fabian Wesemann

Fabian Wesemann

Co-founder and CFO
WeFox

Fabian Wesemann

Co-founder and CFO

WeFox

Fabian is the Co-Founder and Group CFO of wefox group. wefox Group operates two businesses across Europe: Wefox is a platform that connects insurance companies to brokers that manage and consult their customers completely digital. Wefox currently features more than 300 insurance companies on the marketplace and serves more than 1'000 broker agents and 250.000 consumers. ONE: Fully digital European insurance company. The vision is to create a single protection for all risks in life in real time based on actually exposed risk. ONE is fully integrated in the wefox platform. wefox group has raised >€50m to date. This investment is the largest sum invested in an Insurtech company in Europe to date. Before wefox, Fabian founded EMPAUA Gmbh and worked as an investment banker for Deutsche Bank in London.

Marta Plana

Marta Plana

President
European Regulation Forum

Marta Plana

President

European Regulation Forum

Marta Plana is President at Regulating Digital Economy Foro, association founded to create a favorable environment for the development of digital economy in Europe. She was General Counsel at Digital Origin until mid 2018. Marta spent more than 10 years in Silicon Valley, assessing and mentoring many technological startups. Her professional career started as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie (2002), MICROSOFT (2006), and Osborne Clarke (2007). In 2011, she was appointed Commissioner at the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT). In addition to her full-time commitments to growing her startup, assessing technological entrepreneurs, and engaging in politics, she also advises a local NGO, Bits Sin Fronteras, in developing educational programs in Africa. Marta is Board member of some international think tanks such as Círculo de Economía, Foro de Foros and ACG Madrid (Association for Corporate Growth).

Philip Huffmann

Philip Huffmann

Founder
Helpling

Philip Huffmann

Philip Huffmann

Founder

Helpling

Philip Huffmann, born in 1984, is one of the Co-Founders of Helpling. He is responsible for product, IT and operations management. He grew up in Cologne and holds a double-degree in European Business from his studies in Munster and Madrid. From 2006 on, Philip has supported several startups of the Rocket Internet Portfolios as an Entrepreneur in Residence and was Head of Sales at Gimigames. In 2010, Philip co-founded his first company with his long time friend and business partner Benedikt Franke. The Latin American Media Group is a content and advertising network in the premium lifestyle space across Latin America. After the exit of the company, Philip Huffmann was the interim Head of Product of StyleHaul in the US - the leading Youtube network for fashion and lifestyle. Philip supports various startups as an angel investor. He speaks fluent German, English and Spanish.

Greg Gilman

Greg Gilman

Co-founder
Science

Greg Gilman

Greg Gilman

Co-founder

Science

Greg Gilman is co-founder and general counsel of Science Inc., founder of Science Blockchain, and a Managing Director of the $75 million Science Ventures Fund. Science has been helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses for more than six years, during which time it has funded or founded more than 85 companies, and has had $1.3B in aggregate portfolio company exits. Science Blockchain, the first incubator in the world to be funded by its own tokenized compliant securities offering (token: SCI), intends to continue this history of successful company building by helping incredible blockchain entrepreneurs create and scale the software giants of the next century. We do this in three primary ways: 1) incubating promising early stage blockchain ventures, 2) engaging on a very limited and selective basis, with companies looking to take advantage of the possibilities presented by tokenized economies, and 3) investing in compliant private offerings of blockchain businesses.

Daniel Nathrath

Daniel Nathrath

Founder and CEO
Ada Health

Daniel Nathrath

Founder and CEO

Ada Health

Daniel Nathrath is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Ada, an AI powered health guide that helps people understand and manage their health. As a serial entrepreneur in consumer tech, Daniel led the shift of Ada from a purely doctor-facing tool to a global consumer app after seeing a huge need in the market. Since then, Ada has become one of the world’s fastest growing medical apps in 2017, with over four million completed health assessments, and a new assessment completed every 5 seconds. In October 2017, Ada raised €40 million in its first institutional funding round. Daniel has lived and worked in Germany, Denmark, the UK and the US as Founder, Managing Director and General Counsel at several internet startups. He also spent some years as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He trained as a lawyer in Germany and the US, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Leticia Cabral

Leticia Cabral

Strategy and Innovation Entrepreneurship Consultant
Oxentia Ltd Associate

Leticia Cabral

Leticia Cabral

Strategy and Innovation Entrepreneurship Consultant

Oxentia Ltd Associate

Leticia Cabral has more than 20 years experience in international strategy consulting and business development. She has worked for public and private corporations, SME’s, NGOs and universities and research organizations worldwide and across several sectors of industry, including Telecommunications, Retail, Consumer Products, Aerospace/Airlines, Utilities, Healthcare, etc. Over the last years, she has focused her career primarily on advising and mentoring Innovation Driven and Social entrepreneurs, Start ups and SMEs from Latin America, Asia, Africa and European countries on business, commercialization and funding strategies for their innovations. Leticia currently works for Oxentia as Strategic Business Development for Spain and LATAM and as Associate Consultant on a program funded by the British Government, The Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Program (LIF), aim at helping Fellows from around the world to develop business propositions for their innovations through training and long-term coaching.

Maex Ament

Maex Ament

Co-Founder & CEO
Centrifuge.one

Maex Ament

Co-Founder & CEO

Centrifuge.one

Serial FinTech entrepreneur, Markus Ament, or Maex as he is known, has led many companies from early-stage startups to global leaders, used and loved by thousands worldwide. He is currently CEO and co-founder of Centrifuge, with the mission to create an operating system for global commerce to fundamentally change how businesses transact and collaborate. Maex is co-founder and member of the board of Taulia, and has transformed the company from an idea in 2009 to the market-leading Financial Supply Chain company, connecting businesses to create a more efficient and profitable supply chain. With an enviable list of the of Fortune 500 clients and over 300 employees, Taulia has quickly become the recognized leader in the financial supply chain. Maex began his FinTech career working for SAP, developing and deploying payment and banking solutions in the SAP financials market. Maex also acts as an angel investor and mentor for various startups.

Eden Shochat

Eden Shochat

Partner
Aleph VC

Eden Shochat

Partner

Aleph VC

Eden Shochat is a partner at Aleph, a new $150 million venture capital fund focused on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build big, scalable, global businesses, focusing on early stage series A funding. Prior to founding Aleph, Shochat was a general partner at Genesis where he focused on seed-stage investments and prior to that, was a co-founder of face.com, the world leader in massive, web-scale face recognition in social networks, which was acquired by facebook in 2012. He also co-founded and was the CTO of Aternity, where he led the strategic product direction for its dominant user-experience monitoring platform. Eden's approach to investing is "hands-off unless requested" approach. If asked, he has hands-on experience with massively scalable Internet applications, networking, financial algorithms & platforms, client-side 2D/3D graphic engines, software-as-a-service and traditional enterprise software.

Tamaz Georgadze

Tamaz Georgadze

Co Founder & CEO
Raisin

Tamaz Georgadze

Co Founder & CEO

Raisin

Tamaz is the co-founder and CEO of Raisin, the first and only European marketplace for deposit-insured savings products. As CEO he leads Raisin and takes in particular care of partner bank acquisition, business development, legal and regional expansion efforts. With 29 banks, the platform is the largest one-stop shop B2C solution for simple and secure savings products. Tamaz is a non-exec supervisor board member of Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC, UK holding company of the largest bank in Georgia, listed part of FTSE250 index. Prior to building and scaling Raisin, Tamaz has spent 10 years with McKinsey & Company, the last 3 years as Principal leading also McKinsey Savings and Investment products Service Line for EMEA countries. He served some of the very largest retail, universal and wholesale banks throughout Europe and in Asia. Core areas of expertise were performance management/ organization, deposit gathering, direct banking, branch transformation, SME strategy and regulation. Tamaz holds a PhD in agric

Ricardo Sequerra Amram

Ricardo Sequerra Amram

Principal - Cherry Ventures

Ricardo Sequerra Amram

Principal - Cherry Ventures

Ricardo is a Principal at Cherry Ventures. Previously, he spent several years gaining experience as an operator as well as working closely with founders in the roles he held at Faber Ventures, Seedrs and Seedcamp. Born in Lisbon, he speaks five languages and has lived in Portugal, Argentina, Spain, the UK and now Germany. He studied Economics in Lisbon and holds an MSc. in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School. Ricardo is especially passionate about businesses building competitive advantages through data and addictive products able to change people’s habits.

Antoinia Norman

Antoinia Norman

CEO
Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Antoinia Norman

CEO

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Harnessing the Virgin and Branson brand in the forefront of entrepreneurial enablement in South Africa, Antoinia has championed the message of changing business for good, and linking commercial to cause with the advocacy that entrepreneurship is a key driver on a global scale as an enabler to mitigate some of society’s issues like unemployment, poverty and economic instability. In addition to being the executive lead of Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Antoinia is an agent for change entrepreneur and founder of Businesspros, a disruptive management consultancy that advocates a holacracy approach to management, whose vision is to build people for a lifetime whilst using disruptive initiatives to develop entrepreneur ecosystems globally. Antoinia’s background includes taking the lead on strategic work in building people and business whilst holding executive roles in Corporate Companies both in South Africa and Internationally.

Gianluca Dettori

Gianluca Dettori

Founder and Chairman - Primomiglio SGR

Gianluca Dettori

Founder and Chairman - Primomiglio SGR

Gianluca Dettori is founder and chairman of Primomiglio SGR, investment company authorized by Bank of Italy operating in early stage venture capital. Primomiglio SGR has launched Barcamper Ventures, its first technology venture fund. In 2006 founded dpixel, technology venture capital advisory firm that develops advisory and consulting project in the area of startups collaborating with partners such as ERG, QVC, Cisco, Microsoft, Fondazione Cariplo, Aster (Regione Emilia Romagna), StartCup Calabria, StartCup Basilicata, Cipnes (Consorzio Industriale Olbia), Rome Chamber of Commerce, Maker Faire, City of Napoli, IWBank, Banca Sella. Started to operate as angel investor in 2003, funded and co-founded several startups (im3D, Sitonline, Urbissimo, Banzai, Liquida) and late ras founder of dpixel. As investor is active with over twenty investments in the Internet and software sectors among which Sardex, Kiver, Seolab, Mangatar, SmartRM, Vivaticket, Eco4Could, Viamente, Ciceroos, Cortilia, Iubenda, Mapendo.

Christopher Rolfe

Christopher Rolfe

CEO
CEO - Go Beyond Investing

Christopher Rolfe

CEO

CEO - Go Beyond Investing

Christopher Rolfe is CEO of Go Beyond Investing, a FinTech company transforming angel investing into a new scalable asset class for small and large, novice to experienced investors. Go Beyond offers a unique deal platform, portfolio tools, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services, training and certified deal leaders. Previously Chris was CEO of Mobilitrix, an early stage mobile technology company and prior to that was CEO of Virgin Active South Africa. Chris has a bachelors degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University, and has been a long serving member of the Young Presidents Organization. He is a active member of Young President’s Organization, and is currently a member of both the Europe One and Malta Chapters.

Ignacio Bachiller

Ignacio Bachiller

CEO - Fever

Ignacio Bachiller

Ignacio Bachiller

CEO - Fever

Ignacio studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, with a minor in Energy, and a year abroad at Cambridge University. After graduating, Ignacio worked at McKinsey for a year, where he was involved in insurance, banking and energy projects. Soon after, he joined Fever as Head of Expansion, and after spending some time in NYC and then launching London, took on the responsibility of COO, and finally CEO.

Karima Delli

Karima Delli

French Politician and Member of the
European Parliament

Karima Delli

French Politician and Member of the

European Parliament

Karima Delli is a Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee, a founder, and won the European Startup Prize for mobility. Responsible for a report on sustainable urban mobility when the Volkswagen scandal broke out, she gradually specialised in the air pollution issue and the future of mobility. In February 2016, after having worked to set up a European Parliament inquiry committee on the “dieselgate”, she became vice-president of the Commission of Inquiry on the measurement of emissions in the automotive sector. She is also a member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee where she continues to defend the health and safety of workers and fight against social dumping, particularly in the transport sector.

Tobias Schirmer

Tobias Schirmer

Co-Founder & Partner - Join Capital

Tobias Schirmer

Co-Founder & Partner - Join Capital

After graduating from the University of Exeter in 2003, Tobias started his career in the finance sector, working for Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in Madrid, London and Frankfurt. After his MBA from IE Business School in 2007, Tobias founded two startups before joining the Bertelsmann Entrepreneur Program in 2008. During this time Tobias worked for Random House in New York, Antena 3 in Madrid and BMG Rights Management in Berlin before joining Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments as Principal, where he made direct and fund investments across Europe. In 2015, Tobias co-founded JOIN Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in Berlin investing in enterprise technology and industry 4.0 focused startups in Europe.

Angus McLean

Angus McLean

Partner
Simmons & Simmons

Angus McLean

Partner

Simmons & Simmons

Angus is head of FinTech at Simmons & Simmons and is recognized as a “leading individual” for FinTech in Legal 500 2018 and one of only four “thought leaders” in Europe for FinTech in Who’s Who Legal 2018. Clients describe Angus as ‘incredible’ with ‘a passion that can move mountains’ (Legal 500) and ‘finely attuned to their needs and great at delivering results’ (Who’s Who Legal 2018). He is also noted as a ‘key member of the FinTech community’ (Legal 500). Angus advises some of Europe’s most exciting FinTech businesses including a number of FinTech 50 firms such as Funding Circle, LendInvest, Suade, Cuvva, Railsbank and Osper. He also advises numerous financial institutions investing in and partnering with FinTech companies. Angus lectures regularly on IP and FinTech issues, including teaching on the Oxford University postgraduate diploma in IP Law and Practice. He is also the Contributing Editor of the FinTech edition of Getting the Deal Through.

Christophe Primault

Christophe Primault

Venture Partner
Elaia Partners

Christophe Primault

Venture Partner

Elaia Partners

Christophe has an extensive career in the B2B tech industry. He has a corporate background as Vice President of Global Marketing for NCR's Financial Division but he is mostly a tech entrepreneur. He started as CEO for Fluiditi, a firm specializing in security solutions for the financial industry. The company was sold to Oberthur Card Systems. He also served as CEO for Kinamik, a software security startup that pioneered blockchain technology. In 2009 Christophe co-founded GetApp and served as its CEO. GetApp is the largest global SaaS discovery platform. GetApp was sold to Gartner (NYSE: IT) in June 2015 and Christophe worked as a Managing Vice President for Gartner where he provided strategic advice for the Digital Markets Division. Currently Christophe is a Venture Partner at Elaia Partners, managing the Spanish market for the VC firm. He is also a mentor and direct investor in various B2B tech startups.

Mario Scuderi

Mario Scuderi

Investment Manager - Invitalia Ventures SGR

Mario Scuderi

Investment Manager - Invitalia Ventures SGR

Mario Scuderi is Investment Manager at Invitalia Ventures, the independent and market oriented venture arm of the Italian Government managing Italia Venture I Fund. The Fund operate on co-investment basis, matching private investors within Series A round in innovative and high growth Startups and SMEs. Based in Rome, in his role he is in charge of the investment process from scouting to deal cloasing furthermore he sits in the the boards of several portfolio companies. Prior to joining Invitalia Ventures, Mario was COO at TIM #WCAP Accelerator, the corporate VC program in Telecom Italia, managing the Accelerator operations from scouting, acceleration plan until the fundraising of granted startups. Mario has been also Investment Manager & Partner at Sistema Investimenti a micro Venture Capital firm performing several Early Stage and Small Private Equity investments. Furthermore, Mario in 2013 Co-founded startup-network.org the first predictive intelligence tool for both investors, incubators and startups.

Jarno Vanhatapio

Jarno Vanhatapio

Founder & CEO
NA-KD

Jarno Vanhatapio

Founder & CEO

NA-KD

Jarno Vanhatapio is the CEO and founder of NA-KD.com in Sweden, a disruptive online fashon retailer that has shipped to over 100 countries 4 months from the start in December 2015. He also founded ZooZoo.com and that became the second biggest petfood supplier online in Sweden after two years. Previously, he founded Nelly.com, the leading e-tailer in fashion in the Nordics and one of the biggest fashion e-commerce sites in northern Europe with sales exceeding 180 million USD in 2015 and the company staffed 450 people. He has in depth knowledge of professional e-commerce, viral & social shopping, social shopping etc. Mr. Vanhatapio was in 2010, nominated for The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2012, he received the "Söderbergska Handelspriset" from the Swedish Retail & Commerce association, the biggest individual prize in Nordic retail. He is also a Module Leader at Hyper Island, since January 2011.

Marta Perez Dorao

Marta Perez Dorao

Founder
Inspiring Girls

Marta Perez Dorao

Founder

Inspiring Girls

Marta is General Manager of FECE, and President of Inspiring Girls in Spain. Senior executive with more than 30 years of expertise as General Counsel, she has been member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors of several multinational software companies. As Manager of the Corporate Legal Department, she has been key player in all kind of corporate projects, such as business alliances, capital venture investments, etc. She has been founder and CEO of two companies, Layomba, (law and accounting firm, specialized in helping IT foreign companies to start business in Spain) and Women in Busines, consultancy firm specialized in education in business abilities for executive women. She was partner at FEGED, strategic communication firm in Bogotá, Colombia, and was representative in Spain of the Free Trade Zone of Bogotá. Besides her work at FECE she is currently focused in the development of Inspiring Girls in Spain, and as Global Coordinator, also in LATAM and Europe.

Salvador Medina

Salvador Medina

CEO
Valhalla: Innovating in Education

Salvador Medina

Salvador Medina

CEO

Valhalla: Innovating in Education

He began his professional career in the technology sector, first in HP and later in Sun Microsystems, where he contributed directly to the creation of the IBU (Internet Business Unit) and the launch of the Java platform at a European level. In 2000 he joined Banco Santander as head of vertical projects on the Internet. In May 2017, and after 17 years with Banco Santander, he founded Mycom Interactive, a venture builder formed by a team with solid experience in the launch and implementation of innovative projects in education, retail, innovation and entrepreneurship. In July 2017, he founded The Valhalla, the first educational innovation consultancy in Higher Education, and became one of the reference shareholders of the Digital Innovation Center. Salvador is an active member of several Boards of Directors, such as YALE PCIA, WISE Accelerator Fund of the World Innovation Summit for Education or the international advisory board of the Institute for Global Law and Policy of Harvard University, and more

Sean Seton-Rogers

Sean Seton-Rogers

Founding Partner
Profounders Capital

Sean Seton-Rogers

Founding Partner

Profounders Capital

Sean is a founding Partner at PROfounders Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in European digital startups. The fund is unique in that all capital comes from successful founders who have created over $6bn in value. PROfounders has invested and supported leading startups such as Made.com, Unity, GetYourGuide, onefinestay (acquired by Accor), Small Giant Games, Festicket, and others. Sean co-founded PROfounders in 2010 after joining from Benchmark Capital. Sean has an engineering degree from Rice University and an MBA from Wharton.

Susanne Birgersdotter

Susanne Birgersdotter

Partner
Milky Way Cap

Susanne Birgersdotter

Partner

Milky Way Cap

Susanne Birgersdotter, a Swedish self made entrepreneur and investor, shares her inspirational journey from designing her first app from her kitchen table to becoming a partner in the VC company, Milky Way Cap within 7 years. Susanne’s strong instincts and intuition has helped her grow her companies including designing a #1 ranked app and founding Igotcha, SthlmAppLab, SBDM. She is an active mentor/member on several boards, and a popular global speaker giving lectures and workshops on entrepreneurship and venture capital. Susanne was nominated for Sweden’s most powerful female founder in 2017 and 2018.

Philippe Gelis

Philippe Gelis

CEO and Co-Founder
Kantox

Philippe Gelis

CEO and Co-Founder

Kantox

Philippe Gelis is the Chief Executive Officer and cofounder of Kantox, the specialist foreign exchange company headquartered in London. He founded Kantox in 2011 with Antonio Rami and John Carbajal. Philippe began his career working for Renault Suisse as a financial controller. He then gained invaluable experience in the banking industry as a consultant at Axis Corporate. Before founding Kantox he was a strategy & management consultant at Deloitte. He specialises in corporate finance and business strategy.

Lars Bönisch

Lars Bönisch

Investment Manager
Evonik Venture Capital GmbH

Lars Bönisch

Lars Bönisch

Investment Manager

Evonik Venture Capital GmbH

Lars Böhnisch is an Investment Manager at Evonik Venture Capital. Prior to joining the team, Lars was heading the External Growth / M&A department at Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH. Between 2012 and 2014 he worked in different strategy functions within Evonik. Before he joined Evonik in 2012, Lars worked as a M&A manager within the E.ON group. In his final position, he was responsible for the management and implementation of national and international acquisition and investment projects at E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH. Lars studied economics in Bochum and Cork (Ireland).

Benjamin Bilski

Benjamin Bilski

Founder & Executive Director
NAGA Group AG

Benjamin Bilski

Founder & Executive Director

NAGA Group AG

Benjamin Bilski is the Founder and Executive Director of the German listed FinTech The NAGA Group AG that unites financial markets, cryptocurrencies and virtual goods. He is the leading head behind the development of the companies in-house token, the NAGA COIN. For this, he was included into the Forbest list „30 under 30 Europe: Technology“ in 2018. Mr. Bilski is also a former German swimming champion and was part of the German National Team in swimming. He holds a M.Sc. in Management from EBS University of Business & Law.

Luis Pardo Céspedes

Luis Pardo Céspedes

CEO & Vice Chairman
Sage Iberia

Luis Pardo Céspedes

CEO & Vice Chairman

Sage Iberia

CEO and vice chairman of Sage Iberia since 2014, Luis Pardo runs a company that innovates to facilitate the day to day of companies. In Sage he took on greater responsibilities in Europe until he was appointed Manager of Spain and Portugal, a role that combines with being the counselor of several companies, including Director of different startups. His wide experience gives him a panoramic vision on the challenges of digitalization. Luis Pardo not only speaks about technological development and the improvement of business management processes. He has a proven track record of leading companies in their strategic innovative steps to succeed in business development, in digital adaptation, in management of equipment, business culture, leadership and internationalization. He is member of the Business Council of the CEOE, of the Employment Promotion Advisory Council and of the Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. In 2016 he published 'The ABC of the Autonomous' (Deusto).

Polina Montano

Polina Montano

CEO & Co-Founder
Job Today

Polina Montano

Polina Montano

CEO & Co-Founder

Job Today

Polina Montano is the co-founder and COO of Job Today. A serial entrepreneur with a background in retail, Russian-born Polina has a history of implementing her ideas and running her own businesses. Before founding Job Today with her friend Eugene Mizin, she managed a chain of petrol stations in her chosen home Luxembourg. This gave her the idea for a mobile hiring solution. Together, they launched Job Today in Barcelona in April 2015. Within a year, Job Today was operational nationwide in Spain and expanded its activities to UK market as well. Polina studied Business Administrations in Amsterdam and holds a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Luxembourg.

David Parker

David Parker

Founder & CEO
Polymath Consulting

David Parker

David Parker

Founder & CEO

Polymath Consulting

David is the founder and CEO of Polymath Consulting who work on projects and advise organisations across the Cards & Payments industry. He is also an active mentor, NED and advisor to boards. David advises and/or sits on the boards of: Cybertonica, Stylopay and Curve along with others. His most recent project is the launch of a new company with two colleagues called Konsentus that facilitates checking the regulatory status of Third Party Providers along with eIDAS Seal Certificates, and the issuing of access tokens to enable FIs to be PSD2 open banking compliant. In consultancy he has worked across the complete value chain helping banks with their overall E-Money/Prepaid and Emerging Payments strategy right through to market entry analysis; as well as working with telcos, processors and programme managers on segment analysis, certification and membership applications.

Carolina Marçalo

Carolina Marçalo

Head of Partnerships
AppCoins

Carolina Marçalo

Carolina Marçalo

Head of Partnerships

AppCoins

Carolina Marçalo has + 10 years experience in Business Analysis and Strategy, leading Aptoide’s strategic partnerships for the last +5 years. Co-author for AppCoins cryptocurrency Whitepaper and involved in the strategy and partnerships of its successfull ICO. Currently working in the launch of the App Store Foundation, the structure that will govern the Open Protocol. Carolina holds a Masters Degree in International Economics, and a BA in Economics from UMass Dartmouth and just concluded University of Oxford’s Blockchain Strategy Programme.

Mireille Toulekima

Mireille Toulekima

Managing Director
MT Energy Resources Ltd

Mireille Toulekima

Mireille Toulekima

Managing Director

MT Energy Resources Ltd

Mireille Toulekima is an Entrepreneur and Global Energy Expert specialized in developing and emerging markets. A petroleum engineer who gained her experience working in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia in a range of technical and leadership roles, she is the Managing Director of the independent oil and gas consulting company MT Energy Resources Ltd based in Perth (Australia), Chairperson, Partner & Executive Global Mentor at UAE-AFRICA Mentoring Development Consortium LLC and founder & president of the Mireille Toulekima Global Leadership organisation. Mireille is also a Global Tech Leader and a champion for women working in non-traditional industries that are predominantly male dominated. She contributes to a number of women leadership and technical groups around the world and has been identified and recognized as one of the most influential woman in the African oil, gas and energy sector. Mireille has published three books and enjoys big challenges in general.

Rebeca Minguela

Rebeca Minguela

Founder & CEO
Clarity

Rebeca Minguela

Rebeca Minguela

Founder & CEO

Clarity

Rebeca is Founder of Clarity, which tries to solve the problem of inefficient and unequal allocation of capital by developing a universal framework and building an automated tool to rate companies, projects, governments and NGOs. Previously, she was defining and leading the Global Digital Transformation Program at Santander Bank (one of the largest banks in the World). Rebeca was Founder & CEO of Blink Booking, the award winning last minute hotel booking mobile app leader in Europe, with more than 800,000 downloads, almost 3,000 hotels, available in 6 languages. Rebeca and Blink Booking have been featured widely in the press in several countries with features in publications including Forbes, The Economist, Financial Times, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, El Pais, El Mundo, Il Sole 24 Ore, and many others.

Olga Feldmeier

Olga Feldmeier

CEO
SmartValor

Olga Feldmeier

Olga Feldmeier

CEO

SmartValor

Olga Feldmeier is CEO of SMART VALOR, a Swiss-based blockchain start-up building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. Olga has extensive experience working in the banking and financial services sector for global brands such as Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth Management and Boston Consulting Group, where she focused on strategy projects at financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, Unicredit and Commerzbank. Prior to founding SMART VALOR, Olga held the position of Commercial Managing Partner at prominent Silicon Valley Bitcoin startup Xapo. Olga is a prominent founding member of the Crypto Valley community, and is the producer of series of blockchain conference in Switzerland (ICO Summit and Crypto Summit) the first global conference in Switzerland focusing on blockchain. She is also a mentor at the largest European accelerator program, Kickstart Accelerator, and regularly delivers talks at conferences and universities on Bitcoin, the regulation in blockchain industry, the token

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Chairman & CEO
Empowering a Billion Women

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Chairman & CEO

Empowering a Billion Women

Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020) and MintHERTM. Previously, she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term.  iV is an Emeritus member of United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Vanderveldt Global Investments, founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success), and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M viewers around the globe and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.  She is the 2018 Recipient of the Global Empowerment Award by the Global Business and Interfaith Peace Awards in partnership with th

Alejandro Artacho

Alejandro Artacho

CEO
Spotahome

Alejandro Artacho

CEO

Spotahome

I am co-founder and CEO of Spotahome.com, an online booking platform for mid to long term accommodation. We do not target holiday rentals, just people who are moving abroad, so they can book their housing online without the necessity of arriving first to the city. Spotahome is a fast growing multicultural company that lets you rent like a local, no matter where you are in the world. Detailed listings with professional photography, video tours and floor plans bring checked-out properties to you, so you can book housing for your move abroad confidently and securely in just a few clicks. Before that, I spent three years in China, where not only learnt chinese but also how to negotiate with Asian countries, do business there, deal with clients, presented in international trade fairs and understand the culture. I also gained experience in international trade, internationalization of businesses and taxation....

Lupina Iturriaga

Lupina Iturriaga

Founder
Fintonic

Lupina Iturriaga

Founder

Fintonic

Lupina Iturriaga is the founder of Fintonic, a mobile centric consumer banking platform that provides unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted financial product. Lupina graduated in Business Administration at CUNEF, where she won a scholarship for academic merit having proved her value in the business and financial sector. Fintonic leverages big data financial information using proprietary credit scoring and machine learning algorithms, to provide customers with an unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted loans, insurance and investment products. Fintonic’s algorithm analyses the suitability of a user for a loan and presents it with pre-approved loans that can be contracted with just one click.

Nicholas Zylberglajt

Nicholas Zylberglajt

Co-Founder & President / Co-Founder & COO at Unmanned Life
European Young Innovators Forum

Nicholas Zylberglajt

Nicholas Zylberglajt

Co-Founder & President / Co-Founder & COO at Unmanned Life

European Young Innovators Forum

Nicholas Zylberglajt is an entrepreneur with a focus on innovation and a strong background in diplomacy, European regulatory affairs, digital media, business and partnership development. Nicholas has made supporting women entrepreneurs one of his main objectives as the President of the European Young Innovators Forum - the leading foundation for Youth Innovation in Europe. Dedicated to supporting European startups, Nicholas has co-founded EU Startup Services, EYIF's consulting company, that has supported more than 1550 startups to secure EU funding in over 20 EU countries, growing revenue every year more than 2x and expanding the business with international distributed teams. Nicholas is the CO Founder and COO of Unmanned Life​, the world's first Autonomy-as-a-Service AI platform, which is disrupting traditional industries such as logistics, postal and surveillance.

Marc Berg

Marc Berg

CEO
Intelligent Apps

Marc Berg

Marc Berg

CEO

Intelligent Apps

Marc Berg joined myaxi as CEO in April 2018 and became CEO of its parent company Intelligent Apps in June 2018. Prior to this, he had been CEO DACH for the Swedish payment solution provider Klarna. From 2013 to 2016, Marc Berg has been Board Member for Yapital, a mobile wallet solution and CEO of Finnovato, an incubator for small digital companies, both being part of the Otto Group. Earlier, Berg was Director Corporate Strategy at the Otto Group. He studied Business Administration and Management (M.Sc.) at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland.

Timo Buetefisch

Timo Buetefisch

Co-Founder
Cooltra

Timo Buetefisch

Timo Buetefisch

Co-Founder

Cooltra

Timo Beutefisch, born in Germany 43 years ago, is an ex-consultant and MBA from IESE, who has been living in the Catalan Capital for about 14 years. Before settling in Barcelona he lived in his native Germany, Paris, Buenos Aires, Greece and Switzerland giving him cosmopolitan character. Timo has a strong entrepreneur personality. Passionate about the world of motorcycling, Timo found the opportunity to start his own business when his bike damaged one day while he was driving around Barcelona and found difficult to rent a scooter. From this need was born Cooltra, a great project that he managed to create what would be today the European leader in sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels.

Miguel Kindelan

Miguel Kindelan

Head of Spain & Portugal
GP Bullhound

Miguel Kindelan

Miguel Kindelan

Head of Spain & Portugal

GP Bullhound

Miguel is an Executive Director at GP Bullhound, overseeing the firm’s activities in Spain and Portugal, as well as in Latin America. Previously, Miguel was a Director and Head of TMT for Iberia at Lazard, where he started his career in 1999 and built up an extensive M&A experience, executing and originating numerous transactions in Spain. He was involved in many cross border deals in Europe, the US, Latin America, Africa and Asia for companies including Telefónica, Abertis, and Grupo ACS, in addition to several restructurings and deals in the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors.

Benoit Wirz

Benoit Wirz

Investment Partner
Brighteye

Benoit Wirz

Investment Partner

Brighteye

Benoit Wirz is a partner at Brighteye working with startups that leverage technology to help people learn, create and participate in the knowledge economy. Brighteye Ventures is the first and largest edtech focused venture capital fund based in Europe, investing in early stage companies in Europe, Israel and the US. Previously, Ben started and ran the Knight Enterprise Fund, a US seed stage venture fund as part of the $2.5B Knight Foundation focused on edtech, media and govtech companies, investing in over 40 startups including Nearpod, Newsela and Tapad (acquired by Telnor). Prior to Knight, Ben was a partner with US Global, where he developed and invested in startups in energy, manufacturing and tech. Ben received his BA and MA at Stanford University, his MBA at INSEAD and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Daniel Green

Daniel Green

Partner
Gunderson Dettmer

Daniel Green

Daniel Green

Partner

Gunderson Dettmer

Dan is a corporate partner at Gunderson in Silicon Valley. He focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital and growth equity funds that invest in those companies. Dan specializes in all areas of corporate, securities and partnership law, including the formation and financing of companies, public offerings, debt transactions, corporate governance and investor-side financings of all stages. Dan’s work with companies spans the entire corporate life-cycle, including strategic decisions and coaching prior to incorporation, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He has significant international venture capital experience, particularly in Latin America and Iberia and is fluent in Spanish.

Jay Reinemann

Jay Reinemann

Partner
Propel Venture

Jay Reinemann

Jay Reinemann

Partner

Propel Venture

After over 25 years in financial services as an investor and operator, Jay is a General Partner at Propel Venture Partners, investing in early-stage companies that are leveraging technology to transform financial services. Prior to Propel Venture Partners, Jay founded and led BBVA Ventures through its spin-out into Propel. While at BBVA he was also responsible for emerging technology strategy and corporate development, including investments such as TravelBank, SimplyCredit, DocuSign, Coinbase, Personal Capital and the acquisition of Simple. Jay previously held several investment and operational roles at Visa, ultimately heading the Corporate Ventures and Strategic Alliances group, which invested in and guided companies that were acquired by larger firms such as Motorola, Sybase, HP, and VeriFone. His background includes launching a start-up challenged by the financial crisis, as well as positions at Old Kent Financial Corporation (Fifth Third), and Andersen Consulting.

Itxaso del Palacio

Itxaso del Palacio

Investment Partner Europe
Microsoft Ventures

Itxaso del Palacio

Investment Partner Europe

Microsoft Ventures

Itxaso is an Investment Partner for Microsoft Ventures. She is based in London and is responsible for the investments in Europe. Previously, Itxaso was a Principal at Lepe Partners where she led investments in venture growth companies in digital media and consumer technologies. Prior to that, she was at EC1 Capital investing in early stage startups and helping them build and commercialise their technologies. Itxaso is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering as well as a PhD focused on Economics and Venture Capital. Dr. del Palacio has also taught entrepreneurship in many institutions including Imperial College and University College London (UCL).

Andrea Martinelli

Andrea Martinelli

Investor and Business development advisor
SM Genomics & Pharmacelera

Andrea Martinelli

Andrea Martinelli

Investor and Business development advisor

SM Genomics & Pharmacelera

Executive and Business Angel with extensive international and business development experience in the industrial and healthcare sectors. Andrea has led business through growth, development, acquisitions, integrations, divestitures, transformation and restructuring. Since 2016 she supports the development of the life science entrepreneurship ecosystem, investing, mentoring and advising start-ups. She is a proud member of SWAN Women Angels Network and of AMCES, the Spanish mentoring association.

Boris Golden

Boris Golden

Principal
Partech Ventures

Boris Golden

Principal

Partech Ventures

Boris is a Principal at Partech in Paris, focused on seed activities. He invests up to €1M in early-stage startups across Europe. Boris joined in February 2015. Before joining Partech, Boris was Director of Product at Viadeo, the leading professional social network in France & China. He was also a lead mentor at Le Camping Startup Accelerator and Microsoft Ventures, and a hands-on advisor to numerous startups. Prior to that, Boris was the founder & CEO of Pealk, a SaaS startup making it seamless to find & contact professionals on social networks. Pealk was acquired by LinkedIn competitor Viadeo in 2012.

Emma Fau

Emma Fau

Founder
EU Capital

Emma Fau

Founder

EU Capital

Emma has over 20 years of professional experience in Brussels, including 12 years carrying out political advocacy work on behalf of the private equity & venture capital industry before the EU Institutions and other international organizations.Prior to joining the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (“EVCA”, now “Invest Europe”), Emma worked for over three years for the Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya-Argentaria (BBVA), dealing with the financial management of European funds, advising the bank and main clients on EU budget lines, grants and subsidies of interest for them in a wide variety of sectors.In 2012 Emma became an entrepreneur and founded EUcapital SPRL with theobjectives of supporting companies and funds raising capital, helping startups to get investment ready and providing assistance to some organizations with regard to their relations with the EU institutions.

Pablo Massana

Pablo Massana

Operating Partner
Urizen Ventures - United States

Pablo Massana

Pablo Massana

Operating Partner

Urizen Ventures - United States

Pablo is Operating Partner for Urizen Venture's Barcelona-based/Spainish Office. As operating partner at Urizen Ventures I, Pablo has focused on working with some portfolio companies on their internationalization strategy and business development including companies such as Fingi, Simppler, Earnest and Instacart among others. Previously, Pablo joined Opinno in 2009 as fourth employee of the company and was responsible for creating and leading all of Opinno's business functions in the US. These included business development, business operations, finance and growing the team from 5 employees up to more than 150. While at Opinno, Pablo collaborated with M.I.T.'s Technology Review to host the TR35 Young Innovators Awards in Spain and Latam. Pablo began his career in T-Systems as Project Leader at Seur logistics company where he implemented and managed strategic TQM program driving enhanced quality process controls and logistics solution nationwide.

Oskar Miel

Oskar Miel

Managing Partner & Investments Executive Officer
Rakuten - Japan

Oskar Miel

Oskar Miel

Managing Partner & Investments Executive Officer

Rakuten - Japan

Oskar is the Managing Partner in charge of the FinTech Fund and Mobility Investments. He has led multiple investments in the fintech space and ride sharing, including Lyft, Cabify and Careem. Oskar serves as a board member for Cabify and Careem. Prior to joining Rakuten, Oskar had extensive experience in the financial industry, including in investment banking and capital markets while at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch, and in private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe. Oskar earned his BA at ICADE in Spain and MBA at Harvard Business School.

Mark Kavelaars

Mark Kavelaars

Investor
Swanlaab

Mark Kavelaars

Investor

Swanlaab

Mr. Mark Erik Kavelaars serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Swanlaab Venture Factory SGEIC, S.A. He has held different roles in the areas of banking and financial services, information technologies, corporate consulting, and counselling, among others, in wealth management and private banking at HypoVereinsbank, Business Development Manager at Compaq Computer, and CRM-Change Manager at Hewlett Packard. Mr. Kavelaars actively participates in supporting and investing in new technologically-based ventures through International Venture Consultants, where he is General Manager, and he has already invested and/or advised more than 40 start-ups in the past five years. He speaks Spanish, English, German, and French. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from European Business School.

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Co-founder & Managing General Partner
Cardumen Capital

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Co-founder & Managing General Partner

Cardumen Capital

Gonzalo has over twelve years of technology and venture capital with over $100M invested in the USA, Europe and Israel . His professional career started as an electrical and electronic systems design engineer. This was followed by an advisory position at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and a position at the Samsung Global Strategy Group under the Chairman’s office in Seoul, Korea. Gonzalo founded and was the Head of the Israel office for Samsung Ventures. Major deals include PrimeSense (Acquired by Apple), StoreDot, Replay Technologies (acquired by Intel), Cortica, EarlySense, Rounds (acquired by Kik), Aveni, Scylla, Celeno, Corephotonics. Gonzalo completed his MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris. He also holds a Bsc in Economics from University of London (London School of Ec

Guillem Sagué

Guillem Sagué

Partner
Nauta Capital

Guillem Sagué

Guillem Sagué

Partner

Nauta Capital

Guillem Sagué is Partner at Nauta Capital based in Munich, leading Nauta’s investment operations in Germany. Guillem has been active in Nauta’s investments in Geoblink, Lodgify, Nextail, Onna, Holded and Talentry and he currently supports the companies as a member of the Board. Prior to Nauta, Guillem was at the High-Tech Gründerfonds, the largest Seed Fund in Germany where he managed a portfolio of eleven companies, including seed investments in fos4X, Soley and SimScale. Prior to that, he opened and managed a manufacturing plant in China. Guillem received his PhD in Applied Physics from the Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn and his Degree in Physics from the UAB in Barcelona.

Oriol Juncosa

Oriol Juncosa

Technology investor & Advisor
Encomenda VC

Oriol Juncosa

Technology investor & Advisor

Encomenda VC

Oriol Juncosa is a technology investor and advisor. He is Managing Partner at Encomenda Smart Capital, an early seed capital superangel fund, as well as a strategic and financial advisor to leading growth stage technology companies in Spain and in the UK. Over the last 18 months he has helped companies strategically and financially, so that they could raise over $50m. He has also invested in over 10 companies, both as a business angel and as a venture capital investor across SaaS, eLearning, marketplaces,…. Oriol was interim CFO of Carto, a leading SaaS location intelligence software company based in Madrid and New York from 2014-16. Prior to it, Oriol was Investment Director at Nauta Capital, the largest VC in Southern Europe with more than $200m AUM. Previously, he worked in London for 8 years, where he worked for Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas in Investment Banking and in Principal Investments. Oriol holds a BBA from ESADE and an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Finance from London Business School.

Pedro Fernández

Pedro Fernández

Partner
Pérez-Llorca

Pedro Fernández

Pedro Fernández

Partner

Pérez-Llorca

Pedro Fernández is partner at Pérez-Llorca, voted by Chambers Europe Awards 2017 as the “Spain Law Firm of the Year”. He is also the director of the Master of Corporate Finance & Law at ESADE and professor of law in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also lectures in different master courses and at various institutions, such as the Madrid Bar Association and ICADE. He also advises many companies and has ample experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate contracts and privatization processes.

Juan Luis Hortelano

Juan Luis Hortelano

Founding Partner
Plug & Play Spain Accelerator

Juan Luis Hortelano

Juan Luis Hortelano

Founding Partner

Plug & Play Spain Accelerator

Juan Luis is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in the tech ecosystem and the founding partner of Plug and Play Spain Accelerator. In the last 4 years Plug and Play has invested in +60 startups being one of the most important accelerators in Spain. Before that Juan Luis helped launch some successful startups in the spanish speaking markets, like Feedburner (bought by Google), Zumodrive (bought by Motorola) or Qype (bought by Yelp). He was also an active angel investor, also with some successful exits like Touristeye (bought by Lonely Planet) and Ducksboard (bought by New Relic). Apart from technology he likes to play basket and enjoy time with his family.

Javier Goyeneche

Javier Goyeneche

Founder & President
ECOALF

Javier Goyeneche

Founder & President

ECOALF

Born in Madrid, Javier studied in Spain, London and Paris, while also taking part in top international equestrian competitions. He received his degree in Business Administration from the European Business School and continued with post-graduate work in International Marketing Strategies at Northwestern University in Chicago. In 1995, he founded Fun & Basics, specializing in contemporary fashion handbags and accessories. Within 10 years, Javier grew the business to 350 points of sale and 70 branded retail stores. His accomplishments were recognized by the industry when he was awarded Best Young Entrepreneur of Madrid in 2005. Javier gradually grew frustrated with the amount of waste he saw being produced by the fashion industry. He embarked on a mission to create an entirely new concept that would combine his design sensibility and understanding of the fashion consumer with the latest in recycled materials. In 2012 he launched ECOALF, named after his son Alfredo.

Tytus Cytowski

Tytus Cytowski

Founder
Cytowski & Partners

Tytus Cytowski

Tytus Cytowski

Founder

Cytowski & Partners

Tytus Cytowski is an American technology lawyer and founder of Cytowski & Partners, a law firm for startups, series A and US expansion. Tytus has developed a successful startup law practice focusing on European startups scaling and fundraising in Silicon Valley. He has mentored over 500+ founders, helped launch over 100+ startups and assisted 50+ startups to raise almost $1 billion in financing. His clients are companies from Y Combinator, 500 Startups and Techstars. He holds his law degree from Harvard Law School and Warsaw University. He is mentor at several incubators/accelerators in the US and EU.

Begoña Muñoz de Verger

Begoña Muñoz de Verger

Directora de Proyectos
Fundación Endesa

Begoña Muñoz de Verger

Begoña Muñoz de Verger

Directora de Proyectos

Fundación Endesa

En sus inicios profesionales, trabaja en la Embajada de España en Reino Unido y en 2001 ejerce como Directora de Organización y Logística de Eventos Institucionales en la empresa Eventos y Comunicación. En 2002 se incorpora a la Compañía Española de Seguros de Crédito a la Exportación (CESCE) como Analista Senior del Departamento de Medio y Largo Plazo. Desde 2008 hasta 2012, forma parte del equipo de dirección del Banco Santander, donde ejerce como Directora de Marketing Institucional y Relaciones Institucionales de Santander Universidades. En 2013 desempeña su labor como Coordinadora General de Comunicación hasta 2015, cuando llega a Fundación Endesa como Directora de Proyectos.

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

Founder
Rhetorica

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

Founder

Rhetorica

Danny is a former banker, marketer, diplomat and scale-up exec who is currently the Founding Director of advisory firm Rhetorica. Danny is also a Non-Executive Director at Innovate Finance, the membership association that represents the UK’s global fintech community, and a special advisor to New York-based venture capital firm, FinTech Collective. For two years between 2016 -18 Danny was the COO of Blippar, a UK-based technology company that specialises in augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI). Previously, Danny was the British Consul General to New York and Director General for Trade & Investment in the USA, a position he held between 201116. When he was appointed at the age of 37, Danny became the youngest person to serve in this position in the Consulate's 230-year history. Before this diplomatic posting, Danny was the inaugural CEO of London & Partners, the UK capital’s official promotional agency.

Aari Lotfipour

Aari Lotfipour

CEO & co-founder
Jalapeño Inventive

Aari Lotfipour

Aari Lotfipour

CEO & co-founder

Jalapeño Inventive

Aari is the co-founder and CEO of Jalapeño Inventive. He helped launch the company in Fort Collins, Colo. in 2014 with the desire to make cryptocurrency accessible to the masses. A leader of the Colorado blockchain community, Aari began trading in cryptocurrencies more than four years ago. Prior to Jalapeño, Aari studied Computer Science at the University of North Texas and spent 12 years in the radiochemical and nuclear medicine industries as a Cyclotron and Customer Service Engineer for Siemens Healthcare.

Enrique Jimenez

Enrique Jimenez

Managing Director
Philip Morris

Enrique Jimenez

Enrique Jimenez

Managing Director

Philip Morris

Born in Madrid, Jiménez has a Law Degree and he is graduate in Business Administration and MBA at the IE. The new managing director leads this region, which he knows perfectly well, as he held different positions of responsibility in Spain, Canary Islands, Andorra and Portugal. For the past few years, he has been managing Philip Morris in Turkey. His objective for the three new markets is to consolidate the IQOS expansion (the company's first major smokeless product venture, which uses high-precision technology to heat tobacco instead of burning it, thus preventing combustion, which is the main cause of smoking-related diseases). Another of Jiménez's main challenges is to open a constructive debate with the community and medical authorities to verify the science behind this electronic device.

David Blumberg

David Blumberg

Founder
Blumberg Capital

David Blumberg

Founder

Blumberg Capital

David is the founder and managing partner of Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco. David is an authority on early stage investing with more than 25 years of experience. He founded Blumberg Capital in the early 1990s and launched its first venture-backed fund in 2001. Prior to Blumberg Capital, David managed international investments with the Bronfman Family Office, Adler & Co, APAX Partners and at T. Rowe Price. He also launched business development for Check Point Software Technologies as one of its top four executives. David serves on the boards of Apester, CaseStack, Credorax, Deep Instinct, DoubleVerify, EarnUp, FeeX, Firmitas, Fortscale, IntSights, Kreditech, Namogoo, Trulioo, Wunder and Zooz. He also serves on the board of The Lincoln Club of Northern California and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Stefano Molino

Stefano Molino

Partner
Innogest Capital

Stefano Molino

Partner

Innogest Capital

Stefano is Partner at Innogest SGR SpA, where is currently in charge of the digital practice and focuses on deal selection, transaction management, contract negotiation and closing of new investment opportunities. He is board member/observer in several companies such as CornerJob (leading European HR marketplace), Digital Magics (digital Italian incubator/accelerator listed at AIM stock exchange), Supermercato24 (leading Italian online grocery marketplace), Soulkitchen (B2B food delivery service for professional restoration segment) Armadio Verde (secondhand clothes marketplace), Prestiamoci (peer-to-per lending platform), Agroils Technologies (biofuels and proteins-based productions). He has been member/observer in companies such as Silicon Biosystems (medical device, sold to Menarini Group), Beintoo (mobile marketing), HT Srl (Cybersecurity) and Mobango (leading independent app store sold to Mauj Mobile). Before joining Innogest, Stefano was Investment Manager at Piemonte High Technology.

Ekaterina Skorobogatova

Ekaterina Skorobogatova

TheVentureCity

Ekaterina Skorobogatova

Ekaterina Skorobogatova

TheVentureCity

Ekaterina was the Growth Manager at WhatsApp Inc. for almost 3 years up until late 2017, working on the product growth and development of WhatsApp app, covering a variety of products and areas of strategic focus for the app such as the launch of payments and business messaging. Prior to that, she had a key role in Facebook portfolio of app for the last 8 years, from opening their office in Russia, to supporting Instagram international expansion, spearheading the launch of the social networking platform, which is the most competitive industries after China due to strong local competition. She has also taken on other roles within Facebook as the Mobile Growth Lead as well as the Product Marketing Manager for Internet.Org. At TheVentureCity, where she runs the Silicon Valley office, she is focused on how to achieve sustainable growth in usage, engagement and revenue. Every Friday the TVC teams enjoys her “Chart of the week” analysis, a solid comment that makes the team think and debate.

Alberto Gomez

Alberto Gomez

Managing Partner
Adara Ventures

Alberto Gomez

Alberto Gomez

Managing Partner

Adara Ventures

Alberto is co-founder and Managing Partner of Adara Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm managing over €100 million in capital, and dedicated to investments in deep-tech companies addressing enterprise (B2B) markets. Adara focuses on companies that use capital efficiently and that target global opportunities with unique offerings. We like to fund productization, initial go-to-market, value proposition refinement and organizational development, in order to then globalize rapidly. His investments include: AlienVault, Stratio, 4iQ, ADD Semiconductor, Playgiga, and Openbravo. He is most active in the sectors of big data, analytics, cybersecurity, and cloud services/infrastructure, and enterprise software in general (SaaS or on premise). He is originally from Venezuela and lived in U.S. (Boston and New York) for over 20 years before coming to Spain.

Emmanuel Cassimatis

Emmanuel Cassimatis

Investor
SAP

Emmanuel Cassimatis

Emmanuel Cassimatis

Investor

SAP

Emmanuel Cassimatis leads investment activities for SAP.iO Fund in emea north. SAP.iO Fund is the early stage co-investment fund of SAP, helping SAP customers to get more value from data and new technologies. Emmanuel previously worked in Venture Capital and small cap Private Equity in France. He also founded or co-founded several organizations - an internet startup, an energy company which was acquired and an ngo. He is a visiting professor for Private Equity at the Edhec Finance Master, co-authored a book on Investments, ‘Tout Savoir sur le Capital Investissement’, and is the author of ‘The Accelerating World: Speed vs. Control’. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master from Edhec.

Manuel Balsera

Manuel Balsera

Senior Vice President
AMC Networks International Southern Europe

Manuel Balsera

Manuel Balsera

Senior Vice President

AMC Networks International Southern Europe

Manuel Balsera is currently Senior Vice President at AMC Networks International Southern Europe, the leading producer of thematic TV in Spain, Portugal and France. Manuel holds a Law and Communications Degree from Complutense University of Madrid, a Diploma in Media Management and Marketing Communication from Missouri-Columbia University, having also earned a Masters degree in Management, the PDD and IFP from IESE Business School and the Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT. In this role Balsera oversees all the business operations including: Digital, Marketing, Affiliates, Ad sales and Business development areas of more than 24 TV channels and a significant amount of digital assets such as; Microcanales- AMC´s FVOD app-, Odisea VR or the SVOD tracker. Balsera has developed a wide professional senior management career in companies such as Proximity BBDO, ONO or VIVENDI, among others. He is also a co-founder and a serial investor in more than 20 startups and a professor in several Business

Michael DuBose

Michael DuBose

President of Crystal,
Bitfury Group

Michael DuBose

Michael DuBose

President of Crystal,

Bitfury Group

Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in senior law enforcement and data security. He served as Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s elite cybercrime unit, the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), where he led a team of 40 prosecutors and supervised sophisticated investigations involving computer network intrusions, phishing schemes, botnets, illicit darknet activities, hacktivist groups, software piracy, and theft of trade secrets. He also served as the Department’s chief executive on policy and prosecution priorities to combat transnational cybercrime. His distinguished career at Justice included numerous awards and commendations, including the Criminal Division’s highest award for leadership and service. More recently, Michael was a Managing Director and leader of Cyber Investigations at a global risk consulting firm, where he built a cyber-investigations practice specializing in rapid response to large-scale data breaches, cyber theft of IP, network security, and more.

Rafael Tamames

Rafael Tamames

Founder and Partner
Findasense

Rafael Tamames

Rafael Tamames

Founder and Partner

Findasense

Founder and Partner of Findasense, expert in digital transformation, marketing and entrepreneurship. Findasense, a global Customer Experience company with three business areas: innovation consultancy, experience factory and technology integrator with more than 300 employees and presence in 12 countries. Consultant in digital transformation of multinational companies with more than 15 years of experience in Digitalization of sectors, omnichannel consumer experiences, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and digital marketing. It has a deep and multidimensional knowledge of the consumer in more than 10 industries, obtained by working as a partner of companies such as: L'Oreal, The Coca-Cola Company, Kimberly Clark, FOX, Huawei, Warner, Lenovo, Banco Santander, Electronic Arts , IE Business School, Orange, Bayer, Bimbo, among others. He is the author of What robot has my cheese taken? in which he explains that new technologies do not have to be the enemy, and where it is discovered that the alliance betw

Vin Lingathoti

Vin Lingathoti

Head of Ventures Investments Europe,
Cisco

Vin Lingathoti

Head of Ventures Investments Europe,

Cisco

Vin Lingathoti is a senior investment professional at Cisco Investments focusing on venture investments in Cybersecurity. In his current role, Vin serves as a board observer at Panaseer, Behaviosec, Intersec, and 6Wind. He is also a member of LP Advisory Committee at Evolution Equity, Partech Ventures and Idinvest. Vin has over a decade experience in tech industry and has held multiple roles in corporate development, private equity, management consulting and product management.

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation
UNWTO

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation

UNWTO

Natalia Bayona is the leader of the Innovation and Digital Transformation Strategy of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Natalia Bayona holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and an Executive MBA from IE Business School. She is part of the World Economic Forum network as a European Digital Leader for IE Business School. In 2017, she served as the Vice President of International Development for the Spain Startup - South Summit. Natalia organized the first South Summit Pacific Alliance, connecting the main stakeholders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru. In 2016, she began her ten year tenure in ProColombia, during which she has lived in six countries where she has developed strategies that boost export, foreign investment and tourism for Colombia.

Julio Casal

Julio Casal

Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ
4iQ

Julio Casal

Julio Casal

Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ

4iQ

An expert in IT security, Julio has been on the front lines of the cyberwar for more than 15 years. He guided the development of OSSIM, which has become the most broadly deployed SIEM in the world. In 2007 Julio established AlienVault, and led the company as its CEO with Adara’s backing, towards international growth and establishment in Silicon Valley. AlienVault has since brought on a new management team, led by Barmak Meftah, and raised over $ 60 million in additional funding from investors such as Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, GGV Capital, and Sigma, in addition to Adara. Julio has a BS in Physics from Complutense University of Madrid. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on security management and regularly presents on the topic in both commercial and government forums around the world.

Adrian Niculescu

Adrian Niculescu

CMO EMEA
CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian Niculescu

CMO EMEA

CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian is the CMO EMEA at CloudCoin Consortium, and the Regional Director for the UK & Romania at Faster Capital Dubai. Adrian has 20 years of experience in building and developing companies, and 10’000 students in his online and offline marketing and business courses since 2013. He mentored 30 tech start-ups since 2014, spoke at 500 gig events, and has been coaching, consulting, and mentoring on all continents since 2010. He completed 250 real estate transactions since 2008. He also possesses copywriting skills, notably in sales pages, e-mails, funnels, facebook ads, and ads on other platforms. His tech skills include Blockchain, RAIDA, Marketing automation expert, Clickfunnels, Sales Manago, Infusionsoft, Leadpages, and Facebook. His marketing skills include marketing, product, and startup launch strategies. He is addicted to personal development and continuous improvement, loves to speak at events about subjects he has practical experience, while keeping as primary focus to add value to the audience.

Florian Graillot

Florian Graillot

Co-Founder and Partner
Astorya

Florian Graillot

Co-Founder and Partner

Astorya

Florian is co-founder and Partner at astorya.vc, a European fund investing in early-stage/insurance startups. Florian started his career in 2008 as an entrepreneur with a fashion Internet startup FloandYou developed across Europe. Since 2010, he has been working in the investment space: investment manager at Affine - a property company -, investor at Newfund - a tech VC based in Paris -, and investor at AXA Strategic Ventures - a VC fund investing in European insurance startups. Florian is an engineering graduate from Telecom ParisTech and business school graduate from HEC Paris. Florian regularly writes and tweets about InsurTech, AI and startups.

Patricio Guitart

Patricio Guitart

Founder
Guitart&Partners

Patricio Guitart

Patricio Guitart

Founder

Guitart&Partners

Advisor of leading organizations in Latin America, USA and Spain on topics related to growth, innovation in the business model, implementation of strategies and organizational alignment. Founder of Guitart & Partners, a network of consultants and experts in management, innovation and organizational transformation. Patricio works closely with Dr. Robert Kaplan (Harvard Business School), Francis Ross (Michigan Business School) and Renée Mauborgne (INSEAD Business School) in the field of academic and consulting research in Latin America. He is a Professor at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andres, Visiting Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA and is a Visiting Professor at the INALDE Business School in Bogotá, Colombia. He is Coordinator of the Innovation Lab at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andrés, Mentor of the Endeavor Network and Member of the Board of Directors of Fundación Leer.

Andy Stalman

Andy Stalman

Co-founder and Managing Director
TOTEM Branding

Andy Stalman

Co-founder and Managing Director

TOTEM Branding

Andy Stalman is one of the world´s top Branding experts. He has talent and charisma, and has been regarded as “Mr. Branding” in several countries. With a magnetic personality he has placed himself in leadership positions since his youth. As an expert in identity with over 20 years experience, he has developed projects in more than 25 countries. From 1994 to 1997, he served as Marketing Director for Lacoste, based in Buenos Aires. From 1998 to 2002 he was Marketing Director at Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, in charge of marketing and business development of the 35 largest airports in the country. For 16 years he was Managing Director of Cato Partners Europe & Latam. He is currently a co-founder and Managing Director of TOTEM Branding

Shradha Agarwal

Shradha Agarwal

Founder and Managing Partner
JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal

Founder and Managing Partner

JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal is an entrepreneur and investor, with a passion for aligning profit and purpose, people and information and technology with humanity. In 2006, Shradha co-founded ContextMedia, now known as Outcome Health, which serves relevant health education to patients at 40,000+ physician practices around the country to help improve health outcomes. The company has won several accolades for culture, product innovation and growth. Shradha also co-founded Jumpstart Ventures in 2011 to fund other passionate entrepreneurs executing ambitious solutions in healthcare and education. She is a startup mentor and frequent speaker. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the education space, including OneGoal and The Chicago Public Education Fund. Shradha has been recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and in Chicago for her deep commitment to civic engagement.

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

CEO & Co-Founder
Faraday Venture Partners

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

CEO & Co-Founder

Faraday Venture Partners

Gonzalo Tradacete co-founded Faraday Venture Partners, a private investors club in technological startups. Faraday analyses and presents to its Partners a selection of what it considers the best investment opportunities, manages the investment process and negotiations on behalf of its Partners and represents their interests in their invested companies. Faraday represents today 192 Partners having invested over 10 million Euros in 23 startups. Previously, Gonzalo worked in KPMG’s M&A department, in a London based Hedge Fund / Private Equity, as technology consultant for alternative investment funds an as alternative investment companies’ auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. Gonzalo is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, Master in Business Entrepreneurship by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, MSc in International Finance by the Westminster University and holds a Licence in Economic Sciences by the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Jon Koplin

Jon Koplin

Investment Director
Cisco Investments

Jon Koplin

Jon Koplin

Investment Director

Cisco Investments

Jon Koplin joined Cisco Investments in 2017 and leads the EMEA team responsible for investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions. Previous to Cisco, Jon worked as an early-stage technology investor with European family offices. Before moving into the investment arena, Jon held senior operating roles at Google and Samsung in Europe and Asia. Early in his career, Jon worked in Silicon Valley and in startups and was part of the management team of NetBeans (acquired by Sun Microsystems).

Irene Milleiro

Irene Milleiro

Managing Director Europe
Change.org

Irene Milleiro

Managing Director Europe

Change.org

Irene Milleiro is Managing Director for Europe at Change.org, the world largest online petition platform, which she joined in 2011. Irene Milleiro has over 15 years of experience in social campaigns and citizen’s engagement. She is passionate about the intersection between technology and social change. She was elected one of the Top100 women leaders in Spain in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and has received the “Mujeres A Seguir” Communication Award in 2017. She previously worked for Oxfam Spain and Oxfam International in different roles related to campaigns and public advocacy around International Development and humanitarian crisis, and at the the Human Rights Unit of the European Commission in Brussels. Irene has a Masters in Law (LL.M) by the University of Deusto and a European Masters (E.MA) in Human Rights and Democratisation by the European Inter University Centre in Italy.

Kemel Kharbachi

Kemel Kharbachi

CEO
Agora Next

Kemel Kharbachi

CEO

Agora Next

Kemel Kharbachi is an entrepreneur who has founded several companies and projects in the last 20 years. Degree in Tourism and Management Hotels (Swiss Les Roches). In 1999 he signed three major agreements representing the largest European tourism groups. He created his first company that became a reference holiday agency and Hotels group in Spain. Intertours Sun & Snow, Barceló Group, Iberostar Group, Firs Choice, British tour operator Airtours (TUI) and Horizons of the Marsans group. In 2001 he sold part of his tourism company to an international group and began his activity in project development in the internet business specialized in vertical tourism industry. In 2002, Kharbachi created a vertical Tourism group with several partners. Internet companies, media and advertising agency, signing a strategic agreement with one of the largest media companies in Spain (Grupo Vocento). Kemel Kharbachi's best-known initiatives are those that have taken place in the last 8 years with its investment manager IT Holdin

Tim Hart

Tim Hart

Development Director
Oxentia

Tim Hart

Tim Hart

Development Director

Oxentia

Tim has gained >25 years’ experience in technology commercialisation, particularly from university environments, and in the life sciences. He has worked as an academic researcher, technology transfer professional, and entrepreneur, having spun-out and managed two investment-backed life science companies from university research, and advised in the formation and growth of many others. He brings particular sector leading expertise in academic entrepreneurship. His experience is truly international, having worked for and with some of the largest technology corporates and leading universities across Asia, Russia, Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Africa. Tim is passionate about the socio-economic value of innovation and entrepreneurship, and over the last 25 years has developed deep insights from a local to global scale. He has advised and supported the private and public sector across the world with strategies and implementation support for innovation and entrepreneurship instruments and programmes

Alex Deans

Alex Deans

Inventor
iAid Technology

Alex Deans

Alex Deans

Inventor

iAid Technology

Alex is a 20-year-old serial inventor, artist, and public speaker. He was appointed as the Queen’s Young Leader by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in June 2017. At age 12, his chance encounter with a visually impaired woman inspired him to develop the iAid, a novel navigation device for the blind. His work on the iAid has taken him from visually impaired communities to winning second place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a member of Team Canada. The Organization of American States named the iAid one of the "Top 50 Ideas Worldwide for Technology in Health, Energy, and Medicine". A minor planet was named after Alex by MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, with iAid exhibiting at Canada's national science museum. Alex spoke with Sir John Major KG, CH, PC and Prince Harry at 10 Downing Street around incubating leadership in July 2017. Alex’s latest project has him teaming up with McCann Erickson and GM/Chevrolet to create a new technology to stop teens from texting and drivin

Antonio Ruiz

Antonio Ruiz

Co-founder and Managing Partner
ATW Partners

Antonio Ruiz

Co-founder and Managing Partner

ATW Partners

Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez is the co-founder and Managing Partner at ATW Partners a Venture Capital/Private Equity investment firm with multiple investment vehicles. Prior to ATW Partner Mr. Ruiz Gimenez co-founded P3 Global Management, a public private partnership enhancing cities. Mr. Ruiz-Gimenez is also the co-founder and chairman of SolidOpinion, a commenting platform. Mr. Ruiz-Gimenez has investment experience in multiple sectors and over the past 10 years he has cofounded and managed several successful companies, including YYC Capital Management a long/short equity healthcare hedge fund. In 2012 Mr. RuizGimenez co-founded Infrastructure Media Group Holdings – IMGH and Innovators Fund. IMGH is a holding company focused on global infrastructure, energy, commodities and public private partnerships. Mr. Ruiz-Gimenez has been an angel investor in multiple start-up companies in very diverse industries.

Seth Elliott

Seth Elliott

CMO
Free2Move

Seth Elliott

CMO

Free2Move

Seth Elliott has spent more than 20 years as a founder or Senior Executive of growth enterprises, with a focus on Marketing, Business & Strategic Planning, and Operational Execution. He has proved successful in driving growth across enterprises ranging from digital and mobile startups to established luxury and consumer goods companies – in both direct to consumer and business-to-business environments. Mr. Elliott currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Free2Move – the premier global aggregator of mobility services including cars, scooters, bicycles and even ride hailing. In the Free2Move App users easily compare all nearby vehicles on a single map and book their preferred choices with one click. Today Free2Move delivers value to users across 20 different cities in Europe and the U.S. with access to more than 70.000 vehicles. Free2Move is now a subsidiary of PSA Groupe - one of the top 10 global automobile manufacturers - and the central brand in PSA’s strategy to transform from a classic car manufact

Pedro Moneo

Pedro Moneo

CEO & Founder
Opinno

Pedro Moneo

Pedro Moneo

CEO & Founder

Opinno

Pedro Moneo is the CEO and founder of Opinno, a global innovation consultancy that connects more than 150,000 experts, investors, executives and technology specialists in over 20 countries. Pedro is the Publisher of the magazines MIT Technology Review and Harvard Business Review in Spanish, and acts as an angel investor through Entrepreneur Capital. Pedro is an Eisenhower Innovation Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and is the co-founder of the Madrid chapter of the XPrize Foundation. As background, Pedro holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a nuclear engineering degree from the French Atomic Energy Commission. Pedro began his career as a researcher in advanced reactors at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. He was also a consultant with the Corporate Finance and Strategy branch at Accenture. After that, Pedro functioned as Director Deputy General of FEDIT Technology Centers of Spain before founding Opinno in 2008.

Frederic Llordachs Marqués

Frederic Llordachs Marqués

Co-Founder & Partner
Doctoralia

Frederic Llordachs Marqués

Co-Founder & Partner

Doctoralia

Dr. Frederic Llordachs Marqués is co-founder and partner of Doctoralia, the leading global platform that connects health professionals with patients. Since 2012 he has been in charge of the Health 2.0 in its Spanish editions. His experience in health management includes 8 years of work in some of the leading health insurance companies in Spain and in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as 5 years working as medical director of the prestigious CIMA Clinic in Barcelona. Doctoralia has been filling the digital gap between doctors and patients for the last 10 years.

Rasa Strumskyte

Rasa Strumskyte

Chief Strategy Officer
Talent Garden

Rasa Strumskyte

Chief Strategy Officer

Talent Garden

Rasa is passionate about growing impact-driven tech ventures. For the last six years, she has been initiating and managing various tech projects across Europe. Her projects include launching one of the first tech hackathons in Sweden, managing the European Startup Live community and growing Pioneers.io network. Currently, Rasa is heading the global rollout of Talent Garden as Chief of Strategy Officer. She enjoys crisscrossing European ecosystem on a weekly basis and connecting with different stakeholders.

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Program Director
SOSV

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Program Director

SOSV

Rodrigo is Program Director at SOSV, a global $400mm venture capital fund where he leads the European early stage Life Sciences team. Rodrigo has over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur, having founded 4 companies in LATAM. After he sold TheFanLeague, an Argentina-based gaming company, he started investing in early stage startups. For the past three years, he has been an active Advisor to dozens of early stage companies and has helped them to raise funds from EU and US VC firms. Rodrigo is also a mentor for many accelerator programs, including Techstars. Rodrigo has a background in Law and Executive Education qualifications in Venture Capital from UC Berkeley.

Alberto Yepez

Alberto Yepez

Co-Founder & Managing Director
 ForgePoint Capital 

Alberto Yepez

Co-Founder & Managing Director

 ForgePoint Capital 

Alberto is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry and has played significant roles as a serial entrepreneur, public/private company CEO, board member and venture capital investor. He founded enCommerce in 1995 to enable the secure use of the Internet for business, was co-CEO & President of Entrust, and Chairman & CEO of Thor Technologies leading them to successful exits. He spent 10 years at Apple and 2.5 years at Oracle in senior leadership roles. He is currently on the board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and is chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). Alberto is recognized as one of the leading investors in cybersecurity and for his company building skills.

Ben Marrel

Ben Marrel

Founding Partner
Breega Capital

Ben Marrel

Founding Partner

Breega Capital

Ben Marrel is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Breega Capital, a Paris- based venture capital firm managing over 150€ million in seed and Series A funding, dedicated to fueling start-ups across Europe in a variety of sectors, from fintech and martech to AI. Breega Capital is backed by blue chip executives and entrepreneurs, including the former CEO of Vodafone Europe and a member of the co-founding team of LinkedIn. Ben Marrel is co-founder of Breega Capital, a VC firm managing over 150€ million in funding, fueling start-ups across Europe. Breega Capital is backed by the former CEO of Vodafone Europe and a Linkedin co-founder among others.

David Fogel

David Fogel

Co-Founder & Investor
Accelerated Digital Ventures

David Fogel

David Fogel

Co-Founder & Investor

Accelerated Digital Ventures

David focuses on finding the best startups in the UK and Ireland and helping them supercharge to create generation defining tech companies at scale. ADV invests patient venture over the long term of a company's journey. He started his career in Israel building B2B software products [Telco and Fintech], worked at an accelerator and early stage VC in Spain and spent three years doing M&A and strategy innovation across Europe, Asia and the US. Before joining ADV David spent two and a half years heading up the acceleration program at Wayra, Telefonica’s early stage investment arm.

Enrique Penichet

Enrique Penichet

Founding Partner
Bbooster

Enrique Penichet

Founding Partner

Bbooster

Enrique Penichet is founding partner at BBooster Ventures, where manages an accelerator program and two regulated seed funds. Being able to launch and fund over 50 startups since 2010. Enrique holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School and has been invited as an professor to different Universities in Spain and Latam. His experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist is primarily focused on Internet and real estate investments. He is a member of the executive board of the private investment network Big Ban Angels, as well as being a member of the jury for some of the most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, such as 4YFN at Mobile World Congress, MIT Emtech, Emprendedor XXI of La Caixa Bank or Emprende con Vodafone. In addition to, Startup Weekend Facilitator (a Google for entrepreneurs & Kauffmann Foundation initiative). Started a Phd on Internet Business Modeling, but still on progress.

Takagi Yogu

Takagi Yogu

Partner
White & Case

Takagi Yogu

Takagi Yogu

Partner

White & Case

Yoko is a partner in White & Case Corporate group in Madrid. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital markets transactions. Her track record spans a broad spectrum of public and private transactions, mostly with a cross border component. Yoko advises private equity funds, companies, sponsors and investment banks on transactions involving a wide array of industries, including energy, healthcare, financial institutions, cleantech and telecommunications. Yoko was a founding member of White & Case Madrid office in 2013, since when she has been supporting the needs of clients investing in Spain, as well as helping Spanish clients to expand globally.

Bruno Gutierres

Bruno Gutierres

Head of Airbus BizLab 
Airbus BizLab 

Bruno Gutierres

Bruno Gutierres

Head of Airbus BizLab 

Airbus BizLab 

Bruno Gutierres is the founder and managing director of the Airbus BizLab. The BizLab is the premier aerospace accelerator, with campuses in Toulouse, Hamburg, Bangalore and Madrid. A graduate of Toulouse Business School, Bruno started his career as an entrepreneur and successfully founded and sold two companies. He then joined Air France Cargo in Toulouse. His extensive knowledge of the air cargo market led him to Airbus where he initially created a cargo service for the Beluga, a wide-body transport aircraft, before moving on to other innovation projects within the company. A true rugby enthusiast, Bruno is a member of the Stade Toulousain supervisory board.

Arturo Garcia Alonso

Arturo Garcia Alonso

Managing Director
Global Social Impact

Arturo Garcia Alonso

Managing Director

Global Social Impact

I am working as Managing Director in Global Social Impact, advisor to the new Impact Investment Fund GSIF, currently being set up in Luxembourg. Previously I worked for Open Value Foundation, as trustee in a UK based charity, Strategy Manager in Sareb, Finance Director in a multinational group, consultant in BBVA Group, researcher at IESE Business School, finance analyst at Deloitte, among others. I hold a Ms. Degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a Ms. Degree in Law, both from ICADE University (Madrid, Spain). I have also completed the Executive MBA at IESE Business School. I am the author of the book “El ABC de la crisis” (The ABC of the crisis), adapted and translated to Portugal, and have published several papers on Finance and hundreds of articles for newspapers.

Antonio Espinosa

Antonio Espinosa

Co-Founder
AUARA

Antonio Espinosa

Antonio Espinosa

Co-Founder

AUARA

Antonio Espinosa es licenciado en arquitectura por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, donde recibió una matrícula de honor por su proyecto de fin de carrera relacionado con la construcción de un Hospital en Etiopía. Ha colaborado en proyectos de cooperación en países como Perú, Camboya y Etiopía. Fue uno de los fundadores de la revista La Grieta, y forma parte del programa YTP MBA de IESE. Actualmente es co-Fundador y CEO de AUARA. En 2017 fue incluido en la prestigiosa lista ’30 under 30’ de Forbes España que reconoce a los 30 jóvenes más influyentes, jóvenes encaminados a ser referentes de una generación.

Lior Sion

Lior Sion

CTO& CoFounder
Bringg

Lior Sion

Lior Sion

CTO& CoFounder

Bringg

Lior, previously the CTO of GetTaxi, and Clarizen.com, is a serial entrepreneur with years of experience and know-how in disrupting the delivery industry. He is a leader and a hacker at heart who has been enthusiastically active in the open source community and the local startup community for years, contributing, mentoring and helping others with his technical and product experience.

Valeria Dominguez

Valeria Dominguez

Founder & CEO
Digital Influencer

Valeria Dominguez

Valeria Dominguez

Founder & CEO

Digital Influencer

Valeria is the Founder & CEO of Felino, a strategic eCommerce consultancy. She is a mechanical engineer with an Executive MBA/PLD from Harvard Business School and was named 8th on the Top 100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow by the French Think Tank Institut Choiseul. El MUNDO quotes her among the "Young business leaders who will lead Spain" and EXPANSIÓN includes her in their "100 young Spanish executives with most potential" list. In 2018, she was elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Adolfo Dominguez where she previously spent 6 years as the Corporate e-Commerce & Omni-channel Director and member of the Executive Committee, a publicly traded company founded in 1976 with 650 boutiques in 35 countries. Along with an exceptional team she was able to multiply sales by 20 with double digit profitability, make the online store #1 out of 650 and launch the business in 27 countries.

Ignacio Vilela

Ignacio Vilela

VC Investor & Founder
Junipero

Ignacio Vilela

VC Investor & Founder

Junipero

"Ignacio's passion for investment and technology made him leave his job to create Startcaps Ventures , a venture capital firm based in San Francisco that invests in technology startups.Subsequently, he managed the Corporate Venture Capital fund of Workday. Currently he leads Junipero, a VC firm investing in the top private companies ahead of its IPO. Featured Investments: 99 (Transportation) (acq. by Didi), Shipbob (Fulfillment), Earnest (Fintech) (acq. by Navient), Altspace (VR) (acq. by Microsoft), Rappi (Delivery), Lang.ai (NLP), Authy (Security) (acq. by Twilio), Metanautix (Acquired by Microsoft), Wavefront (Acquired by VMWare), Interviewed (Acquired by Indeed), Redlock, and Workato”

Leonard Boord

Leonard Boord

Co-Founder
Tokenizo

Leonard Boord

Leonard Boord

Co-Founder

Tokenizo

Serial technology entrepreneur having started companies during multiple technology waves like the PC, the WWW, and now Blockchain. Co-Founder of Tokenmatch, Tokenizo and LydiansCapital, several board memberships and trustee of Florida International University, the 5th largest university in the US.

Alex Doll

Alex Doll

Founder & Managing Partner
Ten Eleven Ventures

Alex Doll

Alex Doll

Founder & Managing Partner

Ten Eleven Ventures

Alex is the Founder of Ten Eleven Ventures, the industry's original venture capital fund that is focused solely on investing in digital security. Underneath the digital security umbrella, the firm invests globally and is stage agnostic, working as KKR's joint investment alliance partner for stages growth and later. Since our founding in 2015 Ten Eleven has made 12 investments including Cylance, Darktrace, Jask.io and Twistlock and achieved 2 exits in Ping Identity (Vista) and Hexadite (Microsoft). The founding of Ten Eleven brought together the breadth of experiences in finance, investing, software and security operating roles in Silicon Valley. The cornerstone being his role as a co-founder in 2002 of PGP Corporation that combined the vision for a new security company with the secure email standard OpenPGP. Alex was the critical business architect of the hybrid structure that combined an innovation-led startup with the buyout of assets from Network Associates (McAfee).

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

CEO
Gospel Technology

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

CEO

Gospel Technology

Ian is a serial entrepreneur and experienced enterprise technology executive. Before founding Gospel Technology, Ian was a founder and CTO of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012, after which he took on a worldwide Vice President Product Management role for them. Prior to Butterfly, Ian was involved in solving some of the largest and most complex infrastructure and data problems in enterprise business.

Dilek Dayinlarli

Dilek Dayinlarli

Founder & Managing Partner
ScaleX Ventures

Dilek Dayinlarli

Dilek Dayinlarli

Founder & Managing Partner

ScaleX Ventures

An entrepreneur, investor and company scaler, with experience in forming, funding, running, advising and investing in technology companies. Dilek is founder of ScaleX Ventures. She invests in cyber, bioinformatics, B2B software and AI and also helps them to scale globally. Previously, she was investor at 212, an early-stage technology venture capital. She invested in companies like IyziCo, the biggest Fintech company in the region, Insider, global marketing automation software, funded by Sequoia Capital and so on. Prior to 212, Dilek worked at Groupon as a Director of Strategy and Analysis, Management Consultant at Accenture and Business Developer at Koc Group. She started her career in the USA, where she held different project management positions and also created her own startup. Dilek received a BA honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University and MBA from Johnson & Wales University. She is also a Kauffman Fellow. She is a guest lecture at Stanford University.

Alejandro Becerra

Alejandro Becerra

CISO
Telefónica

Alejandro Becerra

Alejandro Becerra

CISO

Telefónica

Alejandro Becerra, currently Global CISO for Telefonica Group since May 2017, has previously been responsible in Telefonica for Group IT Security, leading security transformation across Telefonica operating businesses and global areas and embedding security into the Telco key business and operation transformations. Seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in the Telco world, he has worked in Mobile & Satellite communications including 3G standardization, mobile Service platforms development, HR platforms transformation, Security innovation, Managed Security Services definition and implementation and more recently IT Security assurance across Telefonica global footprint. He has actively participated in standardisation initiatives, international research & development programmes and has led global harmonization initiatives for Telefonica.

Román Ramírez Giménez

Román Ramírez Giménez

Head of Security Ops & Architecture
Ferrovial

Román Ramírez Giménez

Román Ramírez Giménez

Head of Security Ops & Architecture

Ferrovial

With more than 25 years of experience on Information Technologies and Cybersecurity, has developed several roles in different markets. Started career as a banking applications developer in Intercomputer working for customers like ‘la Caixa’, Deutsche Bank or Banco Pastor. Then as Systems and Security Department Director on encomIX, the very first independent ISP in Spain, that become PSINet Spain within the global PSINet Europe structure. Founded Teracom with two partners, as a small startup (with an expiration date) to develop a software solution for Optical stores in Zaragoza. Next role, acted as Lead of presales and CTO for eEye Digital Security (now Beyond Trust) for Europe and some MENA countries, supporting sales and customer care. Then founded and managed Chase The Sun, a cybersecurity services company with customers like Telefónica, Meditelecom (Morocco), Inversis Bank, Bank of Spain and several others.

Pablo Moreno de la Cova

Pablo Moreno de la Cova

Co-Founder
Coin Governance System & Icofunding

Pablo Moreno de la Cova

Pablo Moreno de la Cova

Co-Founder

Coin Governance System & Icofunding

Pablo Moreno de la Cova is COO of Icofunding and Coin Governance System (CGS). Pablo is specialised in financial markets and cryptocurrencies. He formerly worked as VP at Highbridge Capital Management, as Investment Director at Corpfin Capital Private Equity and Analyst at Lehman Brothers. Pablo has a double degree in Law & Business Administration from ICADE, Madrid (2006)

Pablo Viguera

Pablo Viguera

COO
Verse

Pablo Viguera

COO

Verse

Pablo is currently COO at Verse (www.verse.me), the leading P2P payments app and money-moving platform in Europe. Pablo joined Verse from Revolut, one of the fastest-growing fintech startups globally, where he was General Manager for Spain and led the launch and early stages of growth in the market. Before that, Pablo was based in Singapore and led Growth and Product at Paktor Labs, the division in charge of incubating and growing nascent and early-stage social entertainment and social discovery apps. He joined Paktor in December 2016 when part of the Groopify (a startup he founded) team was acqui-hired. Pablo has founded 2 startups, one of which with Rocket Internet. He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSc in Finance and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He started his career in London as an M&A Investment Banker in the Internet sector at Merrill Lynch.

Karel Escobar Sánchez

Karel Escobar Sánchez

Dealflow Manager & Startup Relations
Startupxplore

Karel Escobar Sánchez

Karel Escobar Sánchez

Dealflow Manager & Startup Relations

Startupxplore

Analyst at Startupxplore, the premium investment platform, focusing on early stage startups and seed capital. Karel is in charge of startup relationships and scouting activities. Since Startupxplore they have financed more than 20 companies with a total investment of 5 million€. The financing rounds of Startupxplore range from 200k€-500k€. Before joining the Startupxplore team, he spent 4 years in Tetuan Valley, the first pre-accelerator in Europe. In Tetuan Valley he spent 2 years as CEO developing entrepreneurship programs in Spain, working on European Commission projects and collaborating with corporations in Open Innovation activities. In addition to the above, she has experience in early stage startups, has acted as an investor and is a member of the COTEC 100.

Alex Flamant

Alex Flamant

Investor & Vice President
Notion Capital

Alex Flamant

Alex Flamant

Investor & Vice President

Notion Capital

Alex Flamant is an investor at Notion, an early stage B2B focused fund based out of London and investing across Europe.

Javier Torremocha

Javier Torremocha

Founding Partner
Kibo Ventures

Javier Torremocha

Founding Partner

Kibo Ventures

Javier is a Founding Partner at Kibo Ventures, a Madrid-based early-stage VC with €120M in AuM. Javier serves on the board of companies like JobandTalent, Flywire, Captio, iContainers, Iguama or Odilo. Previous experience includes other Venture capital initiatives (Netjuice Capital, Social Leverage and business angel), investment banking (Lehman Brothers) and wealth management (UBS). Javier started investing in digital startups back in 1999. Javier has a dual degree in Law & Business Administration from ICADE University, an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in leadership & international politics from the University of California at San Diego.

Susana de Antonio

Susana de Antonio

Director & Spain Representative
Euronext

Susana de Antonio

Susana de Antonio

Director & Spain Representative

Euronext

Susana de Antonio joined Euronext as a Director and Spain Representative, supporting Spanish Tech companies and their stakeholder in their IPO. She has over 16 years experience in Venture Capital & Private Equity with 8 transactions completed and an aggregate value and equity invested of over €2.1bn and €330m respectively. She started her career at Netjuice Capital, an internet companies incubator. After that she moved to the middle market Private Equity industry, spending 7 years at Vista Capital (owned by Banco Santander) and 8 years at L Capital (sponsored by LVMH Group). She has been part of Pepe Jeans & Hackett and El Ganso Board of Directors. Susana holds a Bachelor Degree in Management and Finance Administration with majors in Finance and Accounting from CUNEF.

Pieter Welten

Pieter Welten

Principal
Prime Ventures

Pieter Welten

Principal

Prime Ventures

Pieter Welten is a Principal who joined Prime Ventures in 2013. Based in Amsterdam, Pieter currently serves on the board of directors of Iwoca and EatStreet. Prior to Prime, Pieter worked at a corporate finance and private equity boutique based in London where he worked on several early stage and growth capital investments in technology based companies. At the same time, Pieter co-founded a mobile social startup which now rests in the app graveyard.

Miguel Caballero

Miguel Caballero

CEO
Tutellus.io

Miguel Caballero

Miguel Caballero

CEO

Tutellus.io

Miguel is the CEO and founder of Tutellus. 20 years in Business Administration and Management. Miguel is an industrial engineer with an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (1999) and a serial entrepreneur. He founded several startups last 20 years, and since 2012 Miguel has been completely focused on Tutellus, first years building the platform and Community and since 2017 launching Tutellus.io, the decentralized model that seeks to reshape education with the use of blockchain.

Chema Martínez

Chema Martínez

Athlete

Chema Martínez

Athlete

Spanish athlete and medallist, renowned speaker and communicator, Chema Martínez has participated in two Olympic Games and seven World Championships in Athletics. He is a triple medallist in the European Championships, the Mediterranean Games and the Athletics World Cup. Illustrating his versatility, Chema has recently tested his skills under extreme conditions, including the Atacama Desert, the Sahara, Antarctica and the Marathon Des Sables. Besides, he collaborates with various solidarity initiatives, including the Telefonica Foundation Proniño program, which helps underprivileged children, and the Spanish Association Against Cancer. This is his motto: “Do not think, run.”

Raph Crouan

Raph Crouan

Founder & CEO
Startupbootcamp IoT

Raph Crouan

Raph Crouan

Founder & CEO

Startupbootcamp IoT

Raphael is a Senior Advisor, Investor (Undagrid / Beasts of Balance) & International Speaker with a background in Sales, Marketing & Strategic Business Development (Apple, Telco etc). He’s now the Founder & CEO of the Startupbootcamp IoT Program based in London: http://bit.ly/SBCIoT. He’s also a Founding Management Board Member & Chair for the SMEs in the AIOTI (Alliance for IoT Innovation) at the European Commission, an adviser to MakerWharf, a Founding Board Member of the French IoT Think Tank & a Founding & Board member of the UK French Tech Hub.

Max Zeumer

Max Zeumer

VicePresidente 
Flixbus

Max Zeumer

Max Zeumer

VicePresidente 

Flixbus

Born in 1981 in Munich, Max has a diploma in Computer Science and Philosophy from Munich University, Auckland University of Technology as well as an MBA from Colombia Business School in New York city. Max joined the Boston Consulting Group as consultant in 2007 and soon discovered his passion for disrupting traditional industries through digitalization. In early 2015 Max joined FlixBus team as VP International Business and took on the task of expanding FlixBus beyond the DACH market. He drove the internationalization of the business to Italy, France, BeNeLux, Nordics, and CEE from the beginning and is now managing teams in Zagreb, Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, Spain and Stockholm.

José Mínguez

José Mínguez

Head of Innovation Market Iberia
Endesa

José Mínguez

Head of Innovation Market Iberia

Endesa

José is the Head of Innovation Market Iberia at Endesa, his main objective being the application of new technologies and market trends to the Energy Business. EMBA from IE, he is an electronic industrial engineer trained at ICAI. He is member of the Blockchain Community of Enel and P2P Transaction Platforms and the Blockchain Platform of Eurelectric (organization representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries). Previously, he was the Head of Technology Projects, leading various consortia for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 and was responsible for various projects aimed at developing the integration of efficient distributed solar energy into the grid, smart-home, smart-buildings, storage systems and the commercial application of heat pumps for industrial installations. Focused on B2B & B2C Innovation projects, business development and strategy.

Natalia Martos Díaz

Natalia Martos Díaz

Founder & CEO
Legal Army

Natalia Martos Díaz

Founder & CEO

Legal Army

Natalia Martos is Founder & CEO at Legal Army, the first Spanish NewLaw. Natalia is currently leading the first NewLaw company in Spain, using Legaltech and exponential technologies for disrupting the legal services. Before founding Legal Army, she was partner at Andersen Tax & Legal and counsel at Pérez-Llorca. She was Digital General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of PRISA Group worldwide. Martos was also General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at Tuenti Technologies until its sale to Telefónica. Martos is listed in Best Lawyers 2018 at Technology Law category. She was included in The Legal500 General Counsel Powerlist for Iberia 2016 as one of the 70 best in-house Legal Directors in Spain. She was awarded with the Civil Merit Cross of Ministerio del Interior of Spain in 2011 for her collaboration in the protection of citizens privacy (Cybercrimes). Natalia has a master degree in Telecommunications Law and she is recently graduated by Singularity University.

Juuso Koskinen

Juuso Koskinen

Investment Analyst
OpenOcean

Juuso Koskinen

Juuso Koskinen

Investment Analyst

OpenOcean

Juuso has been working with and in startups since 2012. Before OpenOcean, he worked for one of our portfolio companies, Oppex, focusing on user activation and product marketing. Prior to that, he spent a couple of years organizing Slush, Europe’s leading startup conference and running the Startup Sauna accelerator for the most promising early-stage startups in Northern and Eastern Europe. Juuso holds a degree in M.Sc. from Aalto University, where he majored in Strategic Management and Work Psychology, but spent time also with UX Design and Financial Engineering.

Joern Leogrande

Joern Leogrande

Executive Vice President Innovation Labs
Wirecard AG

Joern Leogrande

Joern Leogrande

Executive Vice President Innovation Labs

Wirecard AG

Jörn is globally recognized for digital transformation in Payment. He envisioned and now heads the prosperous Mobile Services and Innovation Lab in Wirecard AG. With his deep knowledge, experience, access to global networks and a strong affinity to spotting trends, his expertise lies in digitalization of retail and in developing innovative solutions for mobile payments: mobile wallets, smart value-added services and big data projects with partners and clients, e.g. Alipay, Wechat Pay, Berjaya, ÖBB, O2, Orange, Vodafone, Printemps, The Bodyshop and Deutsche Telekom. He is confident and dynamic on all big stages around the world, invigorating the crowd while sharing future trends in retail, customer satisfaction and value added services to make tomorrows journey of payment happens today.

Daniel Díez Garcia

Daniel Díez Garcia

Global Head of Blockchain
UST Global

Daniel Díez Garcia

Daniel Díez Garcia

Global Head of Blockchain

UST Global

Daniel is an early adopter of Blockchain technology and founder of several startups on this field. He´s currently the Global Director for Blockchain at UST Global, professor and mentor at several business schools such as IE, ICADE/ICAI/IIT, IESE, ESIC and ISDI, co-author of the bestseller "Blockchain: La Revolución Industrial de Internet" and advisor on various public institutions, startups and tokenized funds.

Vytautas Balsys

Vytautas Balsys

Vice President
Eight Road Ventures

Vytautas Balsys

Vytautas Balsys

Vice President

Eight Road Ventures

Vytautas Balsys is a Vice President at Eight Roads in the Europe Ventures team, where he focuses on investments in enterprise software, online & mobile consumer platforms and financial technology. Earlier in his career, Vytautas advised leading companies on strategy, technology and operations at McKinsey, ran a tech-enabled insurance brokerage business, and built software.

Michal Salat

Michal Salat

Threat Intelligence Director
Avast

Michal Salat

Threat Intelligence Director

Avast

Michal Salat joined Avast in 2010 as a Malware Analyst and is now Avast’s Threat Intelligence Director, leading a team of more than 10 Threat Labs experts. His team’s main focus is identification and analysis of new malware strains and threats targeting Avast users. Prior to working at Avast, Michal Salat worked as a programmer and network administrator. He holds a Master degree in System Programming from the Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ and has also studied Computer Science on Texas Tech University in Lubbock, U.S.

Francesco Corea

Francesco Corea

Investor
Four Trees Merchant Partners Inc.

Francesco Corea

Francesco Corea

Investor

Four Trees Merchant Partners Inc.

Francesco Corea, Ph.D., is a complexity scientist and tech investor who is mainly focusing on science-driven companies in high-social-impact verticals including life sciences, energy, and artificial general intelligence. Francesco has a background that ranges from economics and finance to applied machine learning, and he's been working on a variety of different data problems over the past few years (e.g., sentiment analysis, fraud detection, behavioral science, etc.). Currently, he is working with a few AI companies as well as an emerging VC fund. Dr. Corea holds a Ph.D. in Economics.

Carles Illa

Carles Illa

Data Scientist
Nauta

Carles Illa

Carles Illa

Data Scientist

Nauta

Carles Illa is a Software Engineer and Data Scientist at Nauta Capital in Barcelona. He works on the development of the Dealflow Engine, a proprietary tool to automatically extract, structure and enrich data of potential investment opportunities. Prior to Nauta, Carles was Chief Technology Officer at APIMATICA, an Information Technology Company focused on extracting information and knowledge from open sources. As the CTO, Carles guided the technical direction of the company and also contributed to software development. Carles holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the UAB in Barcelona and an MBA from ESADE.

Stefano Gurciullo

Stefano Gurciullo

Partner and Head of Science & Technology
Redstone VC

Stefano Gurciullo

Stefano Gurciullo

Partner and Head of Science & Technology

Redstone VC

Stefano is Partner and Head of Science & Technology at Redstone, a data-driven venture capital firm empowering the corporate venture capital activities of several global companies. Stefano focuses on early stage investments related to artificial intelligence, IoT, robotics and generally frontier tech, and is leading the building Redstone's own tech stack investment. Stefano holds a PhD in Financial Computing from University College London, has built a company and worked with several public bodies, such as the Italian Government, the European Commission and the Bank of England, on matters related to finance and data science. He is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.

Arturo Moreno

Arturo Moreno

Founding CEO
Preseries

Arturo Moreno

Founding CEO

Preseries

Arturo is a firm believer that technology financing must be a fast, data-driven and fair process. He is the cofounder and CEO of PreSeries, a spin-off from BigML, and the rising-leader software startup for venture capital data management and predictive modelling. At PreSeries he is building an affordable, best-in-class software tool to allow all investors leverage the benefits that data and ML represents for the generation of insights. Arturo previously worked in Bessemer Venture Partners as a venture capitalist, Kensho Technologies and Ferrovial as an Investment Manager. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as BS in Business and an LLB from Universidad Carlos of Madrid. He is the former President of MIT FinTech and MIT Martin Trust Center for entrepreneurship Practice Leader.

Miguel Gonzalez-Gallarza

Miguel Gonzalez-Gallarza

Country Manager
Ornikar

Miguel Gonzalez-Gallarza

Miguel Gonzalez-Gallarza

Country Manager

Ornikar

Born in Madrid and educated in the French system, Miguel González-Gallarza holds a MSc in Management from HEC Paris. After initial experiences in Marketing and Finance during his studies, he joined the German mobile bank N26 to help expand the business in Spain. He is now Country Manager in Spain of Ornikar, a French online driving school that aims to shape the future of driving education by making it more accessible to learners while offering more flexibility to instructors

Mikhail Fedorenko

Mikhail Fedorenko

Member of Russian Government Council for Strategic Initiatives

Mikhail Fedorenko

Mikhail Fedorenko

Member of Russian Government Council for Strategic Initiatives

Entrepreneur Expert Advisor to the Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia Member of the Government Council for Strategic Initiatives Member of Association of compliance managers Member of the WWF Board of trustees PhD in Economics Public speaker Author of MBA programs and courses for CEOs and entrepreneurs Previously: CEO of “Delovaya sreda” (Sberbank), platform for development and financing of SMEs in Russia Minister of Administration and IT of Moscow Region At the age of 22 became the Deputy CEO of JSC ‘Sayanskkhimplast’, the major chemical manufacturer in Russia with 6500+ employees Born in Sayansk (Siberia) Married, father of 2 daughters

Caroline Das-Monfrais

Caroline Das-Monfrais

Partner & Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Caroline Das-Monfrais

Caroline Das-Monfrais

Partner & Senior Managing Director

FTI Consulting

Caroline is the Chief Strategy Officer EMEA and Executive Leadership Sponsor for inclusiveness and corporate citizenship at FTI Consulting. She is an active #Women4tech #TechForGood ambassador and passionate about the role of business in driving positive change. Over the past 2 years, Caroline has been leading a global sector strategy; developing several innovation and co-creation methodologies to help C-suite and Boards think differently about the changes impacting their markets, and how best to respond. Prior to joining FTI, she spent 12 years at EY where she worked on complex performance improvement client projects across industries and created the ConvergenceLab© ecosystem-based innovation methodology. Caroline started her career at Coca-Cola, and spent a year at the Confederation of British Industry leading a national consultation on business trust and ‘future industries’. She was the UK business representative for the first UN consultation on business and human rights in partnership with Harvard.

Tomer Weingarten

Tomer Weingarten

Co-Founder & CEO
SentinelOne

Tomer Weingarten

Tomer Weingarten

Co-Founder & CEO

SentinelOne

Tomer Weingarten is a co-founder and CEO of SentinelOne. He is responsible for the company’s direction, products, and strategy. Prior to joining SentinelOne, Tomer led product development and strategy for the partially Nielsen-owned ITWP where he held the position of VP of Products after joining via the acquisition of the sentiment analysis and polling start up he founded. Prior to that he held several senior application development, security and consulting roles at various enterprises, and at Carambola, the machine-learning based video ad-network where he served as the Chief Technology Officer. Tomer also serves as investor, and advisor for security companies Javelin Networks, SecuredTouch and Cycognito, as well as deep learning analytics company Imubit.

Alex Puig

Alex Puig

CEO
Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem

Alex Puig

Alex Puig

CEO

Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem

Alex Puig is a software R+D engineer and tech entrepreneur. Due to his Interest in cryptocurrencies, he founded Digital Currency Summit, a conference aiming to debate about the economic impact of blockchain and decentralized technologies in our society. His areas of interest are Blockchain, DAG, Self Sovereign IDs, Zero Knowledge Proof and Tokenomics. He also founded Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem, the first National Wide semi-public blockchain Platform, and now is leading the Technical Team at Caelum Labs, a Blockchain consultancy and development firm based in Barcelona.

Santiago Solanas

Santiago Solanas

Cisco Southern Europe
Vice President

Santiago Solanas

Santiago Solanas

Cisco Southern Europe

Vice President

Santiago Solanas is Vice President, Cisco Southern Europe (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Israel, Malta, Portugal and Spain). Passionate about creating value and growth through high performing teams and business transformation, Santiago has 25 years of IT and software industry experience in sales and marketing executive leadership roles at local, regional and global levels. He has held Sales leader, CMO and CEO positions in IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sage. Santiago is focused on helping customers and partners achieve their digital success through highly secure, software-defined, automated and intelligent infrastructure platforms. He also has startup experience as an employee and investor. His personal interests are inclusion and diversity, which is why he mentors young people and women in business. Curious to learn early on, he lived in 5 countries and completed a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Postgraduate Executive degree from Harvard

Juan Garrigosa

Juan Garrigosa

Enel e-Solutions Innovation Iberia
Endesa

Juan Garrigosa

Enel e-Solutions Innovation Iberia

Endesa

Juan Garrigosa holds a degree in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Executive MBA from the Instituto Empresa. He currently works at ENEL X (Enel Group) as Head of Innovation and Product Lab Iberia as well as Head of Electric Mobility Innovation Projects at Global level. His entire career has been associated with Innovation, Technology, Energy and Telecommunications, not only at ENEL Group /Endesa but also in some other companies such as Lucent Technologies and Telefonica. Participates and has participated in various international and national research consortiums. Currently, in addition it works with startups in different initiatives mentoring and coaching. He also has lectured at various events and professor at various university /Master programs.

Oisin Lunny

Oisin Lunny

Speaker, MC
Oisinlunny events

Oisin Lunny

Oisin Lunny

Speaker, MC

Oisinlunny events

Oisin Lunny is Chief Evangelist at OpenMarket, helping the world's largest companies connect with their customers in the moments that count by using Empathetic Interactions. He has hosted, moderated and given keynote presentations at over 200 conferences in every corner of the world, including TEDx 2017 and six times at SXSW. Oisin is a contributor to Forbes.com and has contributed regularly to The Guardian online. Other media appearances have included CNN Business News, CNN World Business Today, BBC Radio One, BBC Click, BBC World Service, The Observer, The Telegraph, Business Reporter, Mobile World TV, Tech Week Europe, IT Pro Portal, Mobile Marketing, Customer Experience Magazine and CMO.com. Oisin maintains a parallel profile as a film composer, producer, and DJ, is the music editor of PHOENIX Magazine, sits on advisory boards for SXSW, DMWF, DTS and CXFO, and was named the #5 most engaged marketer in the UK by LinkedIn.

Ernest Sánchez

Ernest Sánchez

Managing Partner
Nekko VC

Ernest Sánchez

Ernest Sánchez

Managing Partner

Nekko VC

GP and co-founder of Nekko Capital, a Venture Capital firm aimed at investing in scalable early-stage companies (series A/B mainly) led by outstanding teams focused on traditional sectors (e.g. Real Estate, Insurance, Banking, Mobility, Travel) where digitization remains incomplete (supply chain, consumer interactions, transactions…) Nekko investments are scouted and managed from 3 hubs (Barcelona, London, Paris). Senior Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years’ experience in running startups and funds globally. Ernest has been board director of companies such as Glovo, Zapper and Shoppiday. Former Partner for EU @Entrée Capital, a London-Tel Aviv based fund with 50+ investments and 7 exits including IPO’s. BA in Business Administration and AvMP for Stanford and VC/PE for HBS.

Juan Beneytez

Juan Beneytez

Business Development Manager B2B
ZITY

Juan Beneytez

Juan Beneytez

Business Development Manager B2B

ZITY

Juan Beneytez is an experienced International Business Development professional with Operational and Project Management experience in a variety of sectors ranging from complex aviation services, travel, rail, retail and finance to global infrastructure. Prior to joining Ferrovial, Juan has worked at DaimlerChrysler and General Electric. At Ferrovial, Juan has held a number of roles working at Heathrow Airport ground transportation as well as UK Services Division “Amey”. Currently, Juan is the Business Development Manager for Private Sector as well as new B2C Bussines. The main focus at Zity for Juan is to develop new partnerships and to grow the business in the corporate carhsaring space.

Rafael Fernandez

Rafael Fernandez

Innovation & Processes Director
Ferrovial

Rafael Fernandez

Rafael Fernandez

Innovation & Processes Director

Ferrovial

Rafael Fernández is Telecommunications Engineer by the Deusto University, PDD by IESE and GMP (Global Management Program) by ESADE. He is currently the Innovation and Processes Director at Ferrovial. Previously, at Ferrovial Servicios, he held the positions of Head of Innovation and Project Director at the Centre of Excellence for Cities. He has extensive international experience in the Technology and Urban Mobility sector, where he has held positions such as the Asia-Pacific and EMEA Business Directions in Telvent (Kapsch) as well as holding consulting positions in IDOM.

Jose Manuel Carol

Jose Manuel Carol

Director of BStartup 10
BStartup (Banco Sabadell)

Jose Manuel Carol

Director of BStartup 10

BStartup (Banco Sabadell)

Director of BStartup10 at Banco Sabadell. BStartup10 is an investment vehicle for early stage startups, that makes 10 investments per year of € 100k each. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell Jose has developed his professional career working as management consultant for Deloitte, as manager for La Salle Technova Business Angel Network and in finance as an analyst for and M&A boutique and as a private banker for Banco Sabadell. Jose holds a bachelor’s in Market Research and the International MBA of IE Business School

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez

Director of Venture Capital
Banco Sabadell

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez

Director of Venture Capital

Banco Sabadell

Sergio Pérez is an Investment Manager at the Venture Capital division of Banco Sabadell. Sabadell Venture Capital , is Banco Sabadell´s initiative to provide equity to early stage across Spain with a focus on ICT with a philosophy focused on supporting entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell, Sergio Perez worked at Caixa Capital Risc where he collaborated in the expansion and consolidation of the division from more than 10 years. Further to his investment experience, Sergio was part of the initial team of Southwing , a technology start-up in the field of Bluetooth devices. He previously worked at Vodafone as an Engineer in the Integrated Solutions department. Sergio holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and a Master in Corporate Finance law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Financing in ESADE

Carlos Silva

Carlos Silva

Co-founder
Seedrs

Carlos Silva

Co-founder

Seedrs

Carlos is a co-founder of Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Europe, and Entrepreneur-in-Residency at Faber Ventures, as well as Innovation Lead at Accenture. He is a founding member of Beta-I, a Portuguese non-profit to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and a mentor at several acceleration programmes (Seedcamp, Lisbon Challenge, Founder Institute, etc.). Carlos also serves as an advisor and board member at multiple innovative start-ups. He has been distinguished with a Young Gun award in the UK, for the most promising individuals under 35, and has been distinguished as one of Portugal's 40 under 40. Carlos holds a Computer Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Tomás Coca Stefaniak

Tomás Coca Stefaniak

Responsible for the Selection and Evaluation process
Fundación Repsol 

Tomás Coca Stefaniak

Responsible for the Selection and Evaluation process

Fundación Repsol 

Chemical Engineer from the University of Nottingham (UK), is the Responsible for the Selection and Evaluation process in the Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund, managing the process from the beginning of the selection to the start of the acceleration of the start-ups, where he participates as Coordinator since 2013, helping in the technical and economic development of the start-ups and promoting their growth and success. He has multidisciplinary experience in several companies managing projects and teams in different sectors such as water treatment, CO2 capture, refining and other processes.

María Garrido

María Garrido

Chief Insights & Analytics Officer
Havas Group

María Garrido

María Garrido

Chief Insights & Analytics Officer

Havas Group

Maria is the Chief Insights & Analytics for Havas Group, leading a team of over 200 people in 40+ countries. She manages consumer, brand and market studies, including proprietary Meaningful Brands and leads the Global Analytics practice, responsible for Decision Support Solutions that provide concrete performance measurement on client business objectives. In 2017, Maria was named the Chief Executive Officer of Havas X, the new Innovation practice that brings together the talents of 18 Labs, Cognitive and Station F. Under Maria’s leadership, Havas X focuses on the exploration of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Future Ecosystems, allowing for a more effective use of innovation expertise internally as well as providing value-added services that drive more meaningful impact on clients’ businesses. Maria joined Havas in 2014 after 18 years of experience in North America, Latin America and Europe. She has held both operational and strategic marketing roles at various FMCG blue chips.

Pablo Moro Casquete

Pablo Moro Casquete

Director of Innovation
Mutua Madrileña

Pablo Moro Casquete

Director of Innovation

Mutua Madrileña

Currently Director of Innovation at Mutua Madrileña (MM), responsible of scouting, defining, designing and launching new products and services for MM into the market. MM is the second largest non-life insurance Group in Spain, with 5+ Bn€ premiums. I am also member of Antai Venture Builder Innovation Committee (Mutua's partner for the creation of disruptive business models). Prior experience in Open Innovation, Strategic Partnerships, Venture Capital and startups development at Wayra Global and as Business development at Telefónica. Mentor of several startups in the Spanish and Brazilian ecosystem. Passionate about sports, geopolitics, venture capital and innovation. Executive MBA at IE Business School. Master of Marketing at ESIC Business School and Business Administration at Valladolid University and Bucks New University. Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese

Andres Pla

Andres Pla

CEO & co-founder
Prontopiso

Andres Pla

Andres Pla

CEO & co-founder

Prontopiso

Andrés Plá, CEO y co-fundador de la compañía. Profesional con más de 15 años de experiencia en el sector de real estate. Es licenciado en Administración de empresas y MBA por ESADE. Ha desarrollado su carrera profesional como fundador y socio director en Idomia, director de la División de Real Estate en Engel&Völkers y vicepresidente de Ventas&Alquileres en Century 21. Actualmente es CEO de ProntoPiso y uno de los fundadores de la compañía.

Nick Nigam

Nick Nigam

Principal
Samsung Ventures

Nick Nigam

Nick Nigam

Principal

Samsung Ventures

Nick is a Principal at Samsung NEXT Europe, where he focuses on early stage investments and was heavily involved in establishing and building out the Samsung NEXT Europe team. Nick is keen to change the image of CVC’s and worked on the investments in LiquidSky, Sorenson Media, Spatial, Unbabel and Grover, as well as the acquisition of AdGear.

Miguel Angel Iglesias

Miguel Angel Iglesias

CIO& Digital Trasnsformation Leader
Volskwagen Group Distribución

Miguel Angel Iglesias

Miguel Angel Iglesias

CIO& Digital Trasnsformation Leader

Volskwagen Group Distribución

CIO& Digital Trasnsformation Leader Volskwagen Group Distribución Ingeniero informático por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Máster en Administración de Empresas y PDD por IESE, Miguel Ángel Iglesias nació en Barcelona en 1974. Su carrera profesional comenzó en 1995 como consultor y dos años más tarde se incorporó a Fira de Barcelona como responsable de Calidad del departamento de IT. En el año 2000 comenzó a trabajar en TicketMaster como director de Desarrollo y Operaciones y un año más tarde regresó a Fira de Barcelona como director de IT. En 2009 ingresó en DHL Global Mail como Director de Organización y Sistemas. En 2013 Iglesias se incorporó a Volkswagen Group España Distribución como Chief Information Officer.

Roberto Yeste López

Roberto Yeste López

Senior New Development Manager Iberia
PlayStation

Roberto Yeste López

Roberto Yeste López

Senior New Development Manager Iberia

PlayStation

Working within the Marketing Department, responsible for the launch and control of the company's software in Iberia/Wordwide (All Platforms), formulation of marketing plans (BTL/ATL), communication, development and deployment. Budgetary control, coordination of Marketing, Public Relations and Trade Marketing actions. Responsible for the local development of products/projects related to the platforms of Sony Computer Entertainment through the creation and leadership of the PlayStation Talents programme with more of 80 Games/projects/items of entertainment content developed so far over the last 10 years, leading from the development of the concept up to the sale of the product.

Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Founder and Chairman
Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

Kamran Elahian

Founder and Chairman

Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

As an Innovation Catalyst, Kamran advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil based economies to sustainable innovation economies. In the past, as a global high-tech entrepreneur, he cofounded ten companies, produced 6 exits, 3 of them Unicorn IPOs with a total market cap of over $8B. For 15 yrs., he was Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global VC firm ($350M under management). Global Catalyst Foundation, co-founded in 2000 to improve lives through effective education and empowerment of the youth (with special emphasis on young women) using the leverage of ICT, and UN-GAID, a United Nations global forum that promotes ICT in developing countries where he served as Co-Chairman (2009-2011).

Jaime Moreno

Jaime Moreno

Mormedi
CEO

Jaime Moreno

Jaime Moreno

Mormedi

CEO

Born and raised in Madrid, Jaime studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Industrial Design at the Art Center College of Design in Switzerland. He furthered his studies taking seminars at Harvard, IESE, IE and St. Louis University Business School. After graduating he worked as a design consultant for Philips in The Netherlands. In 1998 Jaime founded Mormedi, a strategic design consultancy that innovates through customer experience in service design, product design and digital experiences. The company now includes a highly skilled team of designers, strategists, engineers, business development consultants and marketing specialists that focus on the banking, consumer electronics, public spaces, services, telecommunications, and transportation and mobility sectors. Jaime was awarded Spain’s prestigious National Design Award in 2015. He is a member of the Design Management Institute (DMI), Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and International Forum Design (IF).

Jordi Escruela Soldevila

Jordi Escruela Soldevila

Subdirector de Innovació
Correos

Jordi Escruela Soldevila

Subdirector de Innovació

Correos

Impulsor de nuevas tecnologías desde hace más de 20 años, con experiencia multisectorial en empresas de ámbito multinacional. Director de Organización y Sistemas en Telepizza, Director de Organización en Grifols, Director de Ingeniería de Software y Call Center en eDreams, Director de Organización y Sistemas del Grupo Industrial Petit, Gerente de Deutsche Bank, Director de Desarrollo de Software de Regal Insurance, Gerente de DMR Consulting y más de seis años de consultoria en Accenture. Durante mi carrera destaca el lanzamiento de la tienda On-Line, tienda Facebook, apps para iPhone y Android de Telepizza, desarrollo del portal de viajes eDreams, los sistemas de tienda y oficinas para Telepizza y Deutsche Bank, los callcenters de Regal Insurance, eDreams y Telepizza con más de 3000 agentes, los sistemas de backoffice corporativos y CRM, SAP, JDEdwards, Meta4 para Grupo Grifols y Telepizza, los sistemas logísticos de SEAT o los sistemas comerciales de Repsol-YPF. Soy Ingeniero Químico por la Universidad de Ba

Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Founder & CTO
Devo

Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Founder & CTO

Devo

Pedro Castillo brings more than 15 years of experience in the IT sector to Devo. As CTO of one of the most innovative financial institutions in Spain, Pedro saw an opportunity to unify access to data for companies of any size and sector - and founded Logtrust, now Devo.

Carmen Carey

Carmen Carey

COO
Unbabel

Carmen Carey

Carmen Carey

COO

Unbabel

Carmen Carey is the Chief Operating Officer of Unbabel, the Translation as a Service platform which removes language barriers between companies and their customers using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and a global crowd of human editors. Carmen has held a wealth of executive leadership roles in fast-growing global VC-backed and publicly-traded technology companies like Apica, Big Data Partnership, MetaPack, ControlCircle and MessageLabs. In 2017 she received the Stevie Bronze Award for Most Innovative Woman of the Year in Technology - the world’s top honour for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organisations they run. Carmen graduated from California State University where she received a Bachelors and Masters in Communications.

Christopher Ulled

Christopher Ulled

CBRE Spain
Chief Digital Officer

Christopher Ulled

Christopher Ulled

CBRE Spain

Chief Digital Officer

As Chief Digital Officer for CBRE Spain my main responsibility is to drive the digital innovation and transformation of the company in order to remain unquestionable leaders also on the digital era. To this purpose my department leads and coordinates various projects that, aligned with our digital strategy, seek to create new and innovative digital services for our clients and to provide technological tools that make our employees more efficient and productive anywhere, any time.

Gianluca D'Antonio

Gianluca D'Antonio

Chief Information Security Officer
FCC Group

Gianluca D'Antonio

Chief Information Security Officer

FCC Group

Chief Information Security Officer at FCC Group, the parent company of one of Spain's leading construction and service groups. He’s Founder Member and Chair of the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Information Security (www.ismsforum.es) and Academic Director of Master in Cybersecurity at IE. He holds more than 15 years of experience in the field of Information Security Management Systems and Cybersecurity.

Lennart Asshoff

Lennart Asshoff

CEO
Exo Investing

Lennart Asshoff

Lennart Asshoff

CEO

Exo Investing

After years working at one of Europe's largest quantitative asset management firms, developing made-to-measure investment portfolios for institutional clients and UHNWIs, Lennart became the driving force behind Exo Investing. Exo is the first AI-powered wealth manager, delivering tailored portfolios and individual risk management to retail investors in the UK. Lennart graduated with an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman
Google

Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman

Google

Eric E. Schmidt has been the Executive Chairman of Google Inc. since April 4, 2011 and Alphabet Inc. since October 2, 2015. He is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership on business and policy issues. He has over 20 years of experience as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur, and technologist give him a well-seasoned perspective. He has been Director of Google Inc. since March 2001. He has been Non-Executive Director at The Economist Group Limited since November 2013. He is a Member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister's Advisory Council in the U.K. In 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which recognized his work on “the development of strategies for the world's most successful Internet search engine company“.

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Co-founder
Apple

Steve Wozniak

Co-founder

Apple

Steve Wozniak was born in San Jose, California, on August 11, 1950. In partnership with his friend Steve Jobs, Wozniak invented the Apple I computer. The pair founded Apple Computers in 1976 with Ronald Wayne, releasing some of the first personal computers on the market. Wozniak also personally developed the next model, Apple II, which established Apple as a major player in microcomputing.

Allen Blue

Allen Blue

Co-Founder & VP Product Management
Linkedin

Allen Blue

Co-Founder & VP Product Management

Linkedin

As co-founder and vice president of product management at LinkedIn, Allen Blue thinks a lot about careers, both others' and his own. Before joining LinkedIn in 2002, Blue had been director of product design at SocialNet, an early social networking site and before that, he spent seven years doing lighting and scenic design for the theater. Here, he discusses the similarities between the world of theater and tech startups, the roots of his interest in technology, and how passion is the key to bringing a wide-ranging career path into focus. Previously, Allen has worked as a contract web designer and developer for a variety of clients including PayPal, Stanford University, and Microsoft’s Virtual Worlds project.

Dr. Werner Vogels

Dr. Werner Vogels

Vice President and CTO
Amazon

Dr. Werner Vogels

Vice President and CTO

Amazon

Dr. Werner Vogels is the Vice President and CTO at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's customer-centric technology vision. As one of the forces behind Amazon's approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations. Dr. Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Dr.Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

Gwynne Shotwell

Gwynne Shotwell

President and COO
SpaceX

Gwynne Shotwell

President and COO

SpaceX

As President and COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is responsible for day-to-day operations and for managing all customer and strategic relations to support company growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to more than 70 launches, representing nearly $8 billion in revenue. Shotwell is a member of the SpaceX Board of Directors. Prior to joining SpaceX, Shotwell spent more than 10 years at the Aerospace Corporation. There she held positions in Space Systems Engineering & Technology as well as Project Management. She was promoted to the role of Chief Engineer of an MLV-class satellite program, managed a landmark study for the Federal Aviation Administration on commercial space transportation, and completed an extensive analysis of space policy for NASA’s future investment in space transportation.

Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Co-Founder
Zipcar

Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Co-Founder

Zipcar

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur and one of the leaders of the sharing economy. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France (now merged with Drivy); and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is currently co-founder and board member of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. Her recent book is Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Chase has has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including TIME 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow, and received an honorary Doctorate of Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Founder
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada - Spain

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Founder

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada - Spain

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Madrid 1960) studied in the School of Arts and Fashion Techniques in Barcelona. When she was 20 years old, she began to work as a helper in the dressmaker Pepe Rubio’s studio located in Madrid. A year after she presented her first collection in the center of design LOCAL of Madrid y since then she has shown her work parading it in international capitals of fashion including Paris, Milan, New York, Berlin, Florence, Madrid and Barcelona. She has been an honored guest and representative of the Spanish fashion in the main catwalk of Albania, Germany, Argentina, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Slovakia, United States, France, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama... The creations of the designer have become a true mean of artistic expression and since the first years began to exhibit some of the masters’ pieces in galleries and museums of different European cities, also American and Asia.

Francisco González

Francisco González

Group Executive Chairman
BBVA

Francisco González

Francisco González

Group Executive Chairman

BBVA

Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University in Madrid. Francisco González has been Executive Chairman of BBVA since 2000. Francisco González is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he is also a Member of its Executive Committee. He is a Member of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), the Institut International D’Études Bancaires (IIEB), the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), among other international fora. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Global Advisory Council of The Conference Board (TCB). He represents BBVA in the International Monetary Conference (IMC). He is also Chairman of the BBVA Foundation. Prior to the merger between Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria, Francisco González was Chairman of Argentaria from 1996 to 1999.

Megumi Ikeda

Megumi Ikeda

Managing Director
Hearst Ventures

Megumi Ikeda

Managing Director

Hearst Ventures

Megumi Ikeda is the managing director of Hearst Ventures and the general manager of Hearst Ventures Europe, where she oversees investments and non-organic acquisitions across Europe. She is based in London. Ikeda previously ran the European arm of the Peacock Equity Fund, GE Capital and NBCUniversal’s $250MM venture fund. Previously, she worked in corporate M&A and distribution deals at NBCUniversal. Ikeda started her career in Tokyo as a reporter for Dow Jones and an international business manager at Wired in San Francisco. Ikeda received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Columbia University and earned her MBA at UCLA’s The Anderson School.

Dr. Mike Lynch

Dr. Mike Lynch

Founder
Invoke Capital

Dr. Mike Lynch

Dr. Mike Lynch

Founder

Invoke Capital

Mike Lynch is a celebrated technologist with a proven track record of identifying and monetising fundamental technologies.In 2012 he founded Invoke Capital to invest in European technologies. Investments include Darktrace,Luminance and Sophia Genetics. After a series of successful startups,he founded Autonomy in 1996 based on technology invented at Cambridge University, where Dr Lynch studied Information Sciences and received a Ph.D. in adaptive pattern recognition.Autonomy became one of the UK's most successful technology companies on the FTSE100 and was acquired by HP for $11 billion in 2011. Mike has been recognized with many awards, including an OBE for Services to Enterprise in 2006. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an honorary fellow of Christ's College Cambridge and a non-executive director of the British Library. He is also a scientific advisor to the UK Prime Minister. Mike will be participating in the Deep Tech track run in collaboration with Adara Ventures.

Scott Painter

Scott Painter

Founder of Fair, Founder & former CEO of TrueCar
Fair

Scott Painter

Scott Painter

Founder of Fair, Founder & former CEO of TrueCar

Fair

Scott Painter is a serial entrepreneur in the automotive and technology industries, and has founded dozens of disruptive companies over the past 25 years. His new venture, Fair, provides the first fully digital end-to-end way to get a car with the flexibility to return it anytime. Prior to Fair, Scott founded TrueCar with the aim of eliminating negotiation from the car-buying process by providing data-driven pricing research to both dealers and consumers. Painter also founded CarsDirect, which took the pioneering step of introducing upfront pricing to auto retail. He regularly attends TED, All Things D, and is a member of the World Economic Forum, attending and speaking at its annual meeting in Davos since 2011.

Alejandro Agag

Alejandro Agag

Founder & CEO
Formula E

Alejandro Agag

Alejandro Agag

Founder & CEO

Formula E

Born in Madrid in 1970, Alejandro Agag enjoyed an international upbringing in Madrid, Paris and New York - gaining fluency in English, Spanish, French and Italian. After graduating from university he moved into politics, quickly establishing himself and becoming the personal assistant to the Spanish Prime Minister. In 1999, he won a seat in the European Parliament at the age of 28, becoming the youngest Spanish person ever to do so. In 2001, he decided to leave the world of politics and move into motorsport - where together with his business partner Flavio Briatore, they purchased the F1 TV rights in Spain. A few years later Agag purchased the Campos Racing GP2 Team, revamping it into the highly-successful Barwa Addax Team. After investing in the English football club Queens Park Rangers, Agag, together with business partner Enrique Banuelos, began Formula E Holdings - winning the tender to promote the new FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series.

Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning
MIT

Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning

MIT

Sanjay Sarma is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and Vice President for Open Learning at the Institute. He overseas OpenCourseWare, MITx, MicroMasters, the new MIT Integrated Learning Initiative and the World Education Lab at MIT. As a researcher, he founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He several on the boards of GS1, EPCglobal and several startup companies including Top Flight Technologies. Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California.

Rüdiger Schmidt

Rüdiger Schmidt

CIO and Deputy General Manager
Banco Sabadell

Rüdiger Schmidt

Rüdiger Schmidt

CIO and Deputy General Manager

Banco Sabadell

Rüdiger Schmidt has more than 25 years experience in managing IT for the Financial Services Industry. Since July 2015 Rüdiger Schmidt is CIO at Banco Sabadell and since 2016 is deputy general manager. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell, he spent 18 years of his career at Deutsche Bank Group in international management positions within Group Technology for Retail Banking, Private & Wealth Management and Transaction Banking. He is graduate in Computer Science & Economics from Fachhochschule Karlsruhe (University of Applied Sciences) in Germany. Additionally, has broad domain skills in retail banking, private wealth management and commercial/transaction banking. Successful end-to-end implementation of large scale transformation programs including core banking replacements, and in leading global organizations.

Johannes Bruder

Johannes Bruder

COO
Rocket Internet

Johannes Bruder

Johannes Bruder

COO

Rocket Internet

Dr. Johannes Bruder is the Chief Operating Officer and served as Managing Director of Marketing and Products, since April 2012, at Rocket Internet SE. Dr. Bruder is responsible for digital operations at the firm. He is part of the Central Management team. He was the Founder of Getupp. Dr. Bruder was previously at Google and also founded a mobile first venture. He holds a Ph.D. with distinction in Economics, doing research into the impact of Corporate Diversification on Innovation and Risk Taking. Dr. Bruder studied Economics with a specialization in Applied Game Theory in St. Andrews, London (LSE) and Hamburg, Germany supported by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstifung des Deutschen Volkes).

Alec Oxenford

Alec Oxenford

Co-Founder
Letgo

Alec Oxenford

Co-Founder

Letgo

Alec Oxenford is an ecommerce expert and entrepreneur from Argentina. He is a cofounder of letgo, the fastest growing mobile marketplace to buy and selllocally. The app – which has raised over $375M in funding from Naspers, Accel, Insight Venture Partners and others since launching in 2015 – has already been downloaded over 45M times. Named one of 2016’s “Hottest Startups”by Wired and among the year’s “Best Apps” by Google, letgo is built on cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence, image recognition and machine learning. It’s drawn recent attention from The New York Times, TheWall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable, Fast Company and others.Oxenford previously co-founded OLX, a high growth markets-focused online classifieds platform. Today, OLX is one of the most trafficked Internet platforms globally and installed on hundreds of millions of devices in dozens of countries like India and Brazil. He launched the company with cofounder Fabrice Grinda in 2006.

Dhiraj Mukherjee

Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-Founder
Shazam

Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-Founder

Shazam

Dhiraj Mukherjee is an experienced digital business executive and entrepreneur, with a proven track record in both corporate and start-up environments.Recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs in 2015, Dhiraj was previously Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money, where he was responsible for developing and implementing disruptive new digital banking products, propositions and partnerships. Recent projects include leading the team responsible for creating Virgin Money Digital Bank’s next-generation product, aimed at serving 2.2 million students in the UK.Over the course of his career, Dhiraj has held directorial roles across a range of sectors including media & entertainment, consulting and the charity sector. In 2000, Dhiraj co-founded billion-dollar company Shazam, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service.

Dave Palmer

Dave Palmer

Co-Founder & Director of Technology
Darktrace

Dave Palmer

Co-Founder & Director of Technology

Darktrace

Dave Palmer is the Director of Technology at Darktrace, overseeing the mathematics and engineering teams and project strategies. With over ten years of experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations, Palmer has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ & MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Jonathan Medved

Jonathan Medved

CEO
OurCrowd

Jonathan Medved

CEO

OurCrowd

Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and the founder & CEO of OurCrowd, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform with its community of 20.000 accredited investors from across the globe. OurCrowd "has blown up the exclusivity around tech fundraising" (Bloomberg Businessweek) and has raised and deployed over $440M for 120 early-stage tech companies in just over four years since launching in February 2013. Medved is “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists” according to the Washington Post, and was recently named one of the “50 Most Influential Jews” by the Jerusalem Post where he was dubbed “the start-up nation’s guru”. In 2014, Medved received the title of CrowdFundBeat's "Person of the Year". In the NY Times “Israel at 60” supplement, Medved was among the top 10 most influential Americans to have impacted Israel.

Dana Dunne

Dana Dunne

CEO
eDreams ODIEGO

Dana Dunne

Dana Dunne

CEO

eDreams ODIEGO

Dana Dunne is the CEO of eDreams ODIEGO. Prior to eDreams, Dana Dunne served as CCO at EasyJet Plc., and was in charge of sales (especially online sales), marketing, productivity management and of the customer service center. Before that, he was the CEO of AOl Europe Sarl, a division of AOC LLC. He has a deep experience in high-profile international telecommunication companies, as he has been the president of the main business units at Belgacom and US West, two of the most outstanding telecommunication companies in Europe and in the US.Dana holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and a degree in Economics from Weslevan University. He has a double nationality: American and British. On March 31st 2017, Dunne owned 713. 112 shares in eDreams ODIEGO. Dana Dunne was appointed CEO of eDreams during a shareholder meeting held on the 22nd of July 2015.

Paula Blazquez

Paula Blazquez

Strategy and Investments Manager
InnoCells by Banco Sabadell

Paula Blazquez

Paula Blazquez

Strategy and Investments Manager

InnoCells by Banco Sabadell

Paula works as Strategy and Investments Manager for InnoCells the hub of new digital ventures of Banco Sabadell. She is responsible for seeking strategic Fintech investment opportunities within the global startup ecosystem. She was recently listed as Top Global Femtech Leader by Innovate Finance’s “Women in Fintech Powerlist 2016”. Paula has several years of experience in the Venture Capital industry, having worked for a Venture Debt fund in Palo Alto and an early-stage VC fund based in Madrid. She is also a mentor at Founder Institute, Startupbootcamp Fintech & Big Data and the European Institute of Entrepreneurship among others.

Marion Mesnage

Marion Mesnage

Head of Research and Innovation
Amadeus IT Group

Marion Mesnage

Marion Mesnage

Head of Research and Innovation

Amadeus IT Group

Marion is head of the Research and Innovation at Amadeus, a company providing technology and solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. She is heading a team of ~50 people – researchers and data scientists, developers, intrapreneurs, and experts in innovation management - with the mission of turning new ideas into value. In addition to driving their own research and innovation projects, her team has also the responsibility of a corporate innovation program, to foster the emergence of ideas all across the company, and accompany idea owners throughout the innovation journey. She joined Amadeus in 2011, as head of R&D Resource Capacity Management, and then, as of 2013, as ‘Chief of Staff’ for the head of Research of Development . Before that she had spent 10 years managing innovation projects in Accenture Technology Labs. She graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique.

Nancy Villanueva

Nancy Villanueva

Managing Director
Interbrand Madrid

Nancy Villanueva

Nancy Villanueva

Managing Director

Interbrand Madrid

Nancy is the Managing Director of Interbrand Madrid. Her main responsibility is to ensure the leadership of the consulting firm in Spain and Middle East by offering its clients branding solutions that ensure greater brand value and business growth. Having begun her career at Interbrand more than a decade ago as a Senior Consultant, Nancy created, established and consolidated the discipline of project management (Client Services area) for Interbrand Madrid from scratch. She has led branding projects for clients such as Telefónica/Movistar, Mahou San Miguel, Bankia, DIA, Elsevier, Euskaltel, Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, General Sports Authority, etc. Nancy is guest lecturer at Instituto de Empresa’s International MBA Program and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. She was a member of jury at Cannes Design Lions in 2014. Nancy studied Business Administration and Marketing at Boston College and holds a Corporate MBA from New York University.

Tal Morgenstern

Tal Morgenstern

Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners

Tal Morgenstern

Partner

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Tal joined Lightspeed in 2016 and focuses on the firm’s investment efforts in Israel. Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that is engaged in the consumer, enterprise, technology, and cleantech markets. Before joining Lightspeed, Tal spent 4 years at Sequoia Capital as a partner in Israel and led investments in consumer marketplaces, SaaS and Fintech companies. Prior to Sequoia, Tal worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, primarily focused on financial services. He was also the co-founder and chief product officer of Worldclass.io, an e-learning SaaS platform and served as a commander in an elite unit of the Israeli Defence Forces. Tal holds a B.Sc in Bio-Medical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Jeff Lynn

Jeff Lynn

Co Founder & CEO
Seedrs

Jeff Lynn

Co Founder & CEO

Seedrs

Having originally trained as a lawyer in the US and at Oxford University, Jeff Lynn moved from Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York office to its London operation in 2005. Jeff studied for an MBA at the Said Business School in Oxford. He and Seedrs co-founder Carlos Silva came up with the idea of establishing an equity crowdfunding business while at Oxford, believing that there was both unmet demand for investment in small companies and start-ups as well as an untapped supply of funds. Jeff’s goal for Seedrs is to build a sustainable business that over time produces outstanding returns to investors. Seedrs has funded more than 470 deals to date and has had over £200 million invested on the platform. Jeff is passionate about establishing equity crowdfunding as a movement towards self directed investment and believes that the sector will be a £1 billion-plus industry in the UK alone within a short timeframe.

Billie Whitehouse

Billie Whitehouse

Co-Founder & Creative Director
Wearable Experiments

Billie Whitehouse

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Wearable Experiments

Billie Whitehouse is the designer and director of Wearable Experiments. Wearable Experiments specializes in the combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Forbes recently compared Billie and her co-founder Ben Moir to Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld. Known for her development of Fundawear, Navigate and the Alert Shirt for Fox Sports, Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives. Billie is an aesthetic specialist with a naturally inquisitive nature towards technology and innovation. Business Insider recently named Billie as one of the 30 most important women under 30 in tech. The highlight for Billie in 2015 was winning the Best Fan Engagement Award for the work on the Alert Shirt with FOX SPORTS as well as bringing Wearable Experiments to the USA.

Thierry Petit

Thierry Petit

Co Founder & CEO
Showroomprivé

Thierry Petit

Co Founder & CEO

Showroomprivé

Thierry Petit is the co-founder of Showroomprive.com, along with David Dayan. Showroomprivé is a major European player in the online private sales sector that specialises in fashion. It has been listed on the Euronext Paris market since 2015. An online entrepreneur and business angel, Thierry Petit has almost 20 years of experience in the creation of start-ups and has invested in many online companies. He is also the Vice-President of the Conseil de France Digitale.

Peter Halacsy

Peter Halacsy

Co-Founder & CTO
Prezi

Peter Halacsy

Co-Founder & CTO

Prezi

Peter Halacsy is the co-founder of Prezi. As a CTO he built Prezi from scratch into a global company with offices in San Francisco, Mexico City and Budapest and 270 employees. He believes that organizations should be designed parallel with product, and that super-agile organizations are decentralized and aligned to a higher purpose. A manager’s job is to distribute information and push decision making down the tree of command–making themselves more irrelevant. HP also co-founded several social organizations. Bridge Budapest aims at boosting the startup community as well as shaping the IT scene in Hungary by showcasing great examples for building global, successful companies. The Hero’s Square initiative strives to eliminate indifference in Hungary by encouraging everyone to stand up and act for others every day. Last but not least he is the co-founder of Budapest School.org.

Monica Pal

Monica Pal

CEO
4iQ

Monica Pal

Monica Pal

CEO

4iQ

Monica Pal is the chief executive officer of 4iQ and a member of the company’s board of directors. She joined 4iQ in 2016, closed a Series A round of funding and launched the company in the U.S. Ms Pal brings over 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer software expertise and executive management experience to the company. Before joining 4iQ, Monica was co-President and CMO at Aerospike, a real-time big data company. Prior to that, she launched AlienVault in the US and has grown a series of startups in the open source, enterprise messaging and security spaces including Entrust Technologies (eCommerce, Inc.). Ms. Pal holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in Computer Science from Rice University. She also currently serves as a board member for the Institute of Noetic Science.

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder & Managing Partner
Seaya Ventures - Spain

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder & Managing Partner

Seaya Ventures - Spain

Beatriz González is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seaya Ventures. She serves as Board Member in Plenummedia, Cabify, Percentil, Miora, Hundredrooms, Spotahome and Glovo. She is also Chairman of the Venture Capital Committee of ASCRI (Spanish VC & PE Association). Beatriz has been working in the private equity industry since 2002 most recently heading the private equity program in Telefonica’s pension Fund for six years. During that time she was also a Board member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) from 2008-2011. Before that she worked at Darby Overseas Investments, a US based private equity firm where she was part of the Latin America mid-market growth fund. After that she joined Excel Partners a Spanish mid market growth fund. Before entering the private equity sector Beatriz González worked in the Equity Research Department at Morgan Stanley in London and also at Spain based Internet consultant company Qarana. Beatriz has a business degree from CUNEF University and an

Kei Shimada

Kei Shimada

Global Director of Innovation and Business Development
Dentsu

Kei Shimada

Global Director of Innovation and Business Development

Dentsu

Kei is a Japanese American entrepreneur from New York. After working for global companies big and small to shape his unique yet diverse professional skill sets, he successfully launched and ran one of Japan's first multinational mobile strategy firms, Infinita. Throughout his career, Kei has focused on helping companies around the globe redefine existing product and service strategies, develop and execute market entry strategies, enhance existing revenue streams or create new ones from the ground up. Since 2012, he is Global Director of Innovation and Business Development at Dentsu's innovation arm focusing on both initiating and leading a Dentsu Aegis groupwide innovation initiative while creating new solutions around wearables, neural technology, locational big data and crisis management infrastructures, going beyond the traditional advertising business to cultivate new business models that generate revenue.

Helena Torras

Helena Torras

co-founder & CEO
B-wom

Helena Torras

Helena Torras

co-founder & CEO

B-wom

Helena Torras, co-founder & CEO at B-wom, a digital coach for women's intimate health, focused on prevention. B-wom is changing the approach towards women's health, present already on more than 10 countries. Used to be on both sides of the table, Helena has invested on more than 9 tech startups through PaoCapital and has been member of the board or advisory board on startups such as Duckcsboard (Acquired by NewRelic). She's member of the board at BarcelonaTechCity and Esade Alumni Entrepreneurship.