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    Laura González-Estéfani

    Laura spent nearly nine years with Facebook in various roles supporting overall growth strategies. Laura led the Growth, Mobile & Partnerships team for Latin America, spearheading the Internet.org and connectivity initiatives from Silicon Valley and later Miami. Before Facebook, Laura held management roles at eBay, Siemens and Ogilvy Group.

    Laura González-Estéfani

    Founder & CEO

    Clara Bullrich

    Managing partner for Guggenheim Partners Latin America/LJ Partnerships, a leading independent, privately-held multi-family office with assets under management of $5 billion dollars. Guggenheim has branches in Miami.

    Clara Bullrich

    Co-Founder

    Santiago Canalejo

    Santiago has a broad experience leading international teams in different areas as strategic planning, marketing and sales, Production, HR, logistics, IT, R&D, Finance & administration. Before joining TheVentureCity, Santiago held top management and business development roles in leading companies in the food industry both in Europe and America.

    Santiago Canalejo

    Chief Operations Officer

    Víctor J Servin

    Worked in tech & telco for the last 17 years, from software development to lead digital transformation. I always leverage a good mix of technical and business knowledge, finding the right balance between clean & cutting edge solutions, with business feasibility.

    Víctor J Servin

    Chief Technology Officer

    Katya Skorobogatova

    Ekaterina was singlehandedly responsible for growing Facebook penetration in Russia. She then joined the Instagram team on their internationalization and then later on WhatsApp’s integration and growth.

    Katya Skorobogatova

    Chief Growth Officer

    Patricia de Loro

    Early digital pioneer. With over 16 years digital product and strategy, I am passionate about creating experiences that drive strong revenues and great customer service. I am a Telecommunications engineer, IESE International MBA and MIT Innovation Program.

    Patricia de Loro

    Chief Product Officer

    Rosa Jimenez

    After more than 15 years in journalism, she was the first Spanish speaking correspondent in Silicon Valley, for EL PAÍS. She has deep connections in the startup ecosystem in the USA, Europe and LATAM. In TheVentureCity, Rosa helps the founders shape their message, reach new spaces and sets key messages connecting with different ecosystem players.

    Rosa Jimenez

    Chief Ecosystem Relations

    Guillermo Cortina

    Multilingual Senior Executive with significant experience in strategy development, strategic investments, structured deals, sales and marketing, debt and equity capital markets, securities trading, hedging, risk management, and finance.

    Guillermo Cortina

    VP, Bank

    Monica Simo Black

    Mónica, a Miami native with degrees from MIT and Stanford, has 10+ years experience investing in global venture capital and private equity at a wide range of firms, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Providence Equity Partners.

    Monica Simo Black

    Fund Partner

    Andres Areitio

    Passionate about Entrepreneurship and building the Future. With an MBA from INSEAD, where he focused on Venture Capital and Data Science, he is a 2x founder and has worked in management consulting/finance in Europe and Asia.

    Andres Areitio

    Fund Partner

    Andres Dancausa

    Passionate about helping to build ambitious companies capable of changing industries. MBA holder from IE Business School. As a serial entrepreneur (iAhorro in 2008 and SofiaSquare 2016), Andrés is a real founder, over +10 years leading teams from 1 to more than 120 people.

    Andres Dancausa

    VP, Growth Accelerator | EMEA

    Ricardo Sangion

    Launched operations for Facebook and Pinterest in Latin America and helped to establish the mobile ecosystem in Brazil as an executive at Claro and Vivo. Also an entrepreneur on the hospitality and food&drink industries.

    Ricardo Sangion

    VP, Growth Accelerator | Americas

    Daniel Yuste

    Serial Entrepreneur, 25 years in Strategy, Marketing, Business Development, Consulting at PayPal, Nike, McKinsey, Microsoft, BtoBfactory and 11 years as Partner of Designit & CEO Latam. ScubaDiver and Founder & Executive producer of the movement Protagonists of Progress.

    Daniel Yuste

    VP, Business Mindset

    Roberto Carlos Navas

    Computer Science Engineer with 18+ years experience developing Internet and Mobile products in emerging markets across LATAM, including Mobile Apps currently in use by millions of monthly active users and also pioneered Mobile Operator partnership Initiatives with Facebook (internet.org), Google, Deezer, and many others.

    Roberto Carlos Navas

    VP, Engineering | Lab

    Andrés Fajardo

    Passionate about designing and growing innovative businesses through product development and strategy. Andrés combines his engineering and consulting background with 10+ years of startup experience. Andrés is an entrepreneur, an MBA holder from IE Business School and Madrid's ProductTank organizer.

    Andrés Fajardo

    VP, Product

    David Marcus

    David spent the past 10 years founding and operating multiple startups including Superkix, a search engine for authentic sneakers, Flavors (acquired by Moo), a social media-based personal website builder, and Goodsie, an SMB ecommerce platform.

    David Marcus

    VP, Product

    David Smith

    David combines data science experience at Teva Pharmaceuticals with a prior career in consulting, software, and entrepreneurship. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS in engineering from Rice, and organizes the Miami Data Science Meetup.

    David Smith

    Data Scientist

    Yannick Ruby

    20+ years experience in Data & Analytics helping companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 to make better decisions using their data.

    Yannick Ruby

    Data Scientist

    Juan Ramiro

    Industrial engineer passionate about what technology can bring to businesses. Previous to TheVentureCity I founded my own tech consultancy firm where I helped other companies on their digital transformation.

    Juan Ramiro

    VP, Engineering | EMEA

    Maria Pereda

    Having started her career in finance in New York, Maria is passionate about the disruptive potential of new technologies when effectively combined with financial and human capital. Graduated with Honors from Babson College with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship.

    Maria Pereda

    Fund Strategist, Bank

    Muzaffar Sayeed

    Muz focuses on sourcing and due diligence of investment opportunities and portfolio management for EMEA as well as act as financial advisor to founders in the Growth Program. A techie and entrepreneur at heart, Muz co-founded IoT Analytics startup in SportsTech space before joining TheVentureCity.

    Muzaffar Sayeed

    Fund Strategist, Bank

    Brooke Richardson

    Marketing and sales rock-star with 5+ years in account & project management. During MBA, fell in love with entrepreneurship and went on to found a retail-tech startup. Understands the challenges founders face and is eager to work with these dream-makers!

    Brooke Richardson

    Growth Accelerator Manager

    Jimena Zubiria

    12+ years of experience working with tech-focused teams ranging from startups to corporates with a strong passion for building high-performing company cultures, skill development programs, and preparing the workforce for the jobs of the future.

    Jimena Zubiria

    VP, University | Americas

    Carlos Montes

    I have worked for more than 15 years in technological and industrial multinationals, specialized in Strategic and Operational Marketing, with a special interest in technology and focused on bringing closer the business to the market by understanding the customer needs.

    Carlos Montes

    VP, University | EMEA

    Eugenia Alvarez

    Passionate about building company culture and fostering a community lifestyle within TheVentureCity ecosystem. Background in Advertising and Marketing. Experienced data analyst and venture builder.

    Eugenia Alvarez

    Madrid Campus Director

    Maria Derchi Russo

    Ecosystem builder passionate about fostering community and helping entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses. Prior experience growing digital products at various technology startups.

    Maria Derchi Russo

    Miami Campus Director

    Advisors

    Advisors

    Adriana Cisneros

    Adriana is also President of the Fundación Cisneros, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education in the region and Co-chair of Endeavor Miami.

    Adriana Cisneros

    CEO and Vice Chairman of Cisneros

    Eduardo Montes

    Eduardo also held several positions at Alcatel, GEC Alstom and Siemens where he was Chief Executive Officer for Spain and member of the Executive Board of Siemens AG.

    Eduardo Montes

    Presidente de Sgel

    Mentores

    Mentores

    Camila Casale

    Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Softtek

    Camila Casale

    Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Softtek

    Francesca de Quesada Covey

    Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook in Latin America

    Francesca de Quesada Covey

    Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook in Latin America

    Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

    General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center

    Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

    General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center

    Silvina Moschini

    Co Founder and President, TransparentBusiness.com

    Silvina Moschini

    Co Founder and President, TransparentBusiness.com

    Elmer Scott

    Partner, People & Company

    Elmer Scott

    Partner, People & Company

    Isaac Marcet

    CEO & Founder at PlayGround

    Isaac Marcet

    CEO & Founder at PlayGround

    Christian Martinez

    Head of US Multicultural Sales, Facebook

    Christian Martinez

    Head of US Multicultural Sales, Facebook

    Suzie White

    Business Development at Stripe

    Suzie White

    Business Development at Stripe

    Taro Kodama

    Founder and CEO at Anchorstar Inc.

    Taro Kodama

    Founder and CEO at Anchorstar Inc.

    Daniel Grando

    Digital Marketing Director of L’Oreal

    Daniel Grando

    Digital Marketing Director of L’Oreal

    David Carro

    Digital Competencies Leader / Digital Transformation, Vodafone

    David Carro

    Digital Competencies Leader / Digital Transformation, Vodafone

    Juan Aisa

    CEO You First Sports

    Juan Aisa

    CEO You First Sports

    Telmo Perez Luaces

    Director of Innovation Grupo Acciona

    Telmo Perez Luaces

    Director of Innovation Grupo Acciona

    Maria Zamacola

    Director of International and Expansion Neck & Neck

    Maria Zamacola

    Director of International and Expansion Neck & Neck

    Angela Zaeh

    VP of Growth and International at Student.com

    Angela Zaeh

    VP of Growth and International at Student.com

    Dyne Lee

    Internationalization Program Manager at Facebook

    Dyne Lee

    Internationalization Program Manager at Facebook

    Sara Martinez Lopez

    Sales Manager at Facebook EMEA

    Sara Martinez Lopez

    Sales Manager at Facebook EMEA

    Meenal J. Balar

    VP of Marketing at Remind

    Meenal J. Balar

    VP of Marketing at Remind

    Naheed Hirji

    Head of Growth and Mobile Partnerships, Eastern and Southern Africa

    Naheed Hirji

    Head of Growth and Mobile Partnerships, Eastern and Southern Africa

    Nicola D’Elia

    General Manager, Middle East and Africa for Airbnb

    Nicola D’Elia

    General Manager, Middle East and Africa for Airbnb

    Ana Carrasco

    Founder & CEO of Malababa

    Ana Carrasco

    Founder & CEO of Malababa

    Martha Panera

    PR4ECOMMERCE Founder

    Martha Panera

    PR4ECOMMERCE Founder

    Javier Garcia San Miguel

    Managing Director of Neck & Neck

    Javier Garcia San Miguel

    Managing Director of Neck & Neck

    Javier Hernandez

    Head of Ecommerce and Marketing, Iberia Express

    Javier Hernandez

    Head of Ecommerce and Marketing, Iberia Express

    Mia Nygren

    Managing Director for Latam at Spotify

    Mia Nygren

    Managing Director for Latam at Spotify

    Anabel Perez

    President and CEO of Novopayment

    Anabel Perez

    President and CEO of Novopayment

    Leigh-Ann Buchanan

    Executive Director at Venture Cafe Miami

    Leigh-Ann Buchanan

    Executive Director at Venture Cafe Miami

    Manuel Sabido

    Angel Investor & Former Media Executive

    Manuel Sabido

    Angel Investor & Former Media Executive

    Ben Harknett

    VP EMEA at Domino Data Lab

    Ben Harknett

    VP EMEA at Domino Data Lab

    Antonio Abalos

    Marketing Director for Spain Netflix

    Antonio Abalos

    Marketing Director for Spain Netflix

    Andres Romerales

    Co-Founder & COO MyValue

    Andres Romerales

    Co-Founder & COO MyValue

    Andres San Jose

    Head of International Development Ticketea

    Andres San Jose

    Head of International Development Ticketea

    Jose Perez Lopez

    CEO Intelygenz

    Jose Perez Lopez

    CEO Intelygenz

    Estanis Martin de Nicolas

    CEO of Schibsted Spain

    Estanis Martin de Nicolas

    CEO of Schibsted Spain

    Jorge Serrano

    Sales and Marketing Director at BKOOL Connect Sports

    Jorge Serrano

    Sales and Marketing Director at BKOOL Connect Sports

    Covadonga Soto

    Head of Global Acquisition Marketing Core Segment Google

    Covadonga Soto

    Head of Global Acquisition Marketing Core Segment Google

    Joaquin Lopez Lerida

    CEO of Kolokium

    Joaquin Lopez Lerida

    CEO of Kolokium

    Nicolas D’Angelo

    Digital Data & Analytics Manager L’Oreal

    Nicolas D’Angelo

    Digital Data & Analytics Manager L’Oreal

    Ismael Garcia

    Head of Marketing (CMO) Ticketea

    Ismael Garcia

    Head of Marketing (CMO) Ticketea

    Luis Pertusa

    Online Marketing and Sales Expert - Ex-Microsoft, Ex-Facebook

    Luis Pertusa

    Online Marketing and Sales Expert - Ex-Microsoft, Ex-Facebook

    Adriana Aria

    Marketing Senior Manager at Netflix

    Adriana Aria

    Marketing Senior Manager at Netflix

    Manuel Blanco

    Managing Director Divisadero

    Manuel Blanco

    Managing Director Divisadero

    Sylvia Jarabo

    Partner at Digital Doers (former Vodafone & McKinsey)

    Sylvia Jarabo

    Partner at Digital Doers (former Vodafone & McKinsey)

    Ernesto Funes

    Founder of Paradigma Tecnologico and StratioDB

    Ernesto Funes

    Founder of Paradigma Tecnologico and StratioDB

    Miguel Arias

    COO - CARTO

    Miguel Arias

    COO - CARTO

    Pablo Viguera

    Head, Paktor Labs

    Pablo Viguera

    Head, Paktor Labs

    Pedro Fernandez

    Partner, Perez-Llorca

    Pedro Fernandez

    Partner, Perez-Llorca

    Juantomas Garcia

    Data Solutions Manager at OpenSistemas. Google Developer Expert for Cloud and Machine Learning

    Juantomas Garcia

    Data Solutions Manager at OpenSistemas

    Fernando de Dompablo

    Mobile Marketing Manager. Jobandtalent

    Fernando de Dompablo

    Mobile Marketing Manager

    Jorge Lana

    Business Development & Growth Strategy EMEA Parsley, Inc.

    Jorge Lana

    Business Development & Growth Strategy EMEA Parsley, Inc.

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