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MAIN TEAM

    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

    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 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

    VP Data & Analytics

    Luis Guzmán

    Passionate about unlocking business growth by using data. 7 years of experience around marketing and growth working in different fields like user acquisition, product marketing, user re-engagement, mobile marketing, and organic growth. Strong background in marketplaces & mobile apps.

    Luis Guzmán

    Growth Marketing Lead

    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

    Garoe González

    Garoe is a Product Data Analyst that has been crunching data for the past 10 years. Expert in deriving insights from data to support startups with their business decisions. He has a PhD in Particle Physics and has supported the development of new products and services in the aviation industry.

    Garoe González

    Product Data Analyst

    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

    Partner, Fund | EMEA

    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

    Partner, Fund | Americas

    Margaret Rowe

    Focused on finding new and supporting existing entrepreneurs across the Americas. Molly has dedicated her career thus far to working with entrepreneurs as they build businesses, coming to TVC from GSV Ventures and Connectivity Venture Fund. Prior to that she received an MBA at NYU Stern.

    Margaret Rowe

    Investment Director Americas

    Muz 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.

    Muz Sayeed

    Investment Manager, EMEA

    Francesca de Quesada Covey

    Partner, First Ticket | USA & Canada

    Francesca de Quesada Covey

    Partner, First Ticket | USA & Canada

    Fernando Dal Re Olleros

    An entrepreneur at heart with a solid financial background and a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. Graduated in Business Administration from ICADE and worked for +2 years as an investment banker in London and Madrid. Speaks Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese.

    Fernando Dal Re Olleros

    Partner, First Ticket | 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

    Partner, First Ticket | LATAM

    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

    Investment Director, First Ticket | EMEA

    Edgard Duque

    As current Growth Accelerator Manager for the Americas at TheVentureCity, I focus on seeking and working closely with VC-fundable startups in the Garden’s individually-tailored program to prepare them for rapid growth.

    Edgard Duque

    Investment Director, First Ticket | Americas

    Edson Mackeenzy

    Communicator, Advisor, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Brazil startup ecosystem. Board member at IBS-Americas, contributor to several startup growth programs. Mack was CEO/Founder of Videolog.tv, the first global video sharing platform.

    Edson Mackeenzy

    Investment Director, First Ticket | LATAM

    Iñigo Eguía

    Eager to always learn and help, Iñigo has experience in M&A and deal strategy consulting at KPMG. Having graduated from IE University and with a strong passion for adventures, sustainabilty, entrepreneurship, and multicultural environments, he joined TheVentureCity as Venture Analyst for Northern Europe.

    Iñigo Eguía

    Analyst, First Ticket | EMEA

    André Moura

    Andre is originally a Brazilian trained lawyer who worked with Startup Corporate Law and Venture Capital. He is currently taking his master's at UC Berkeley and loves to be a bridge between Latam and the US, both through TheVentureCity and through academics initiatives.

    André Moura

    Analyst, First Ticket | Americas

    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, Comms. & People | 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, Comms. & People | EMEA

    Rodrigo Vogeler

    Gathered experience working for national (US) and international marketing and public relations agencies. Created content for multinational corporations and small businesses alike. Eager to work with startups and learn as much as possible from this ecosystem.

    Rodrigo Vogeler

    Marketing and Communications manager

    Ana Oliván

    Ana has a +12 years experience in international automotive companies working in different areas as marketing & sales, operations and pricing. MBA holder from IE Business School. Speaks Spanish, English and German.

    Ana Oliván

    Operations Director

    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

    María Dancausa

    From traffic arbitrage to business development, she has worked leading growth and marketing in several startups. She came to the other side of the table to help startups become iguanacorns!

    María Dancausa

    Growth Business Partner

    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

    Growth Operational Partner

    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

    Financial Operational Partner

AMBASSADORS

    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

    President at Sgel and Wamos Group

MENTORS AMERICAS

    Ben Harknett

    Vice President Sales at Permutive

    Ben Harknett

    Vice President Sales at Permutive

    Leigh-Ann Buchanan

    President and Executive Director of aīre ventures

    Leigh-Ann Buchanan

    President and Executive Director of aīre ventures

    Camila Casale

    CMO at Claro Enterprise Solutions, President & Founder of the WITech Miami Council, President of South Florida Chapter, The CMO CLUB

    Camila Casale

    CMO at Claro Enterprise Solutions

    Anabel Perez

    President and CEO of Novopayment

    Anabel Perez

    President and CEO of Novopayment

    Mia Nygren

    Managing Director for Latam at Spotify

    Mia Nygren

    Managing Director for Latam at Spotify

    Naheed Hirji

    Business Development, Middle East & Africa, WhatsApp Inc.

    Naheed Hirji

    Business Development, Middle East & Africa

    Meenal J. Balar

    Start-Up Marketing and Growth (ex-Facebook, Angel Investor, Advisor)

    Meenal J. Balar

    Start-Up Marketing and Growth

    Sara Martinez Lopez

    Head of Workplace Iberia, Italy & MEA at Workplace by Facebook

    Sara Martinez Lopez

    Head of Workplace Iberia, Italy & MEA at Workplace by Facebook

    Angela Zaeh

    Entrepreneur, International Business & Product Leader, Co-Founder of Prokit

    Angela Zaeh

    Entrepreneur, International Business & Product Leader

    Luis Fernando Raucci Seabra

    Luis Fernando Raucci Seabra

    Mentor at Planeta Startup and Innovation Lead at FIESP and SEABRA

    Michael Flynn

    Growth and analytics leader, with particular interests in technology, financial services, digital identity; scaling businesses; and building robust and dynamic teams.

    Michael Flynn

    Product Growth Lead, Instagram Business and Ads

    Dan Stern

    Dan is currently the General Manager for Services and Financial Services divisions at ZeBrands. Previously, he was CEO and Co-founder at Alba, a two-sided marketplace connecting families with caregivers in Latinamerica, which was acquired by ZeBrands by the end of 2020.

    Dan Stern

    Head of Financial Services at ZeBrands

    Juan Aisa

    CEO You First Sports

    Juan Aisa

    CEO You First Sports

    Greg Monterrosa

    Supporting and advancing entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development. I have a track history of scaling startups and helping founders connect and solve problems.

    Greg Monterrosa

    Startup Community Builder

    Taro Kodama

    Founder and CEO at Anchorstar Inc.

    Taro Kodama

    Founder and CEO at Anchorstar Inc.

    Suzie White

    Head of Strategic Partnerships at Stripe

    Suzie White

    Head of Strategic Partnerships at Stripe

    Christian Martinez

    Regional President - Florida at Compass

    Christian Martinez

    Regional President - Florida at Compass

    Elmer Scott

    Partner, People & Company

    Elmer Scott

    Partner, People & Company

    Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

    General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center

    Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

    General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center

    Gretel Perera

    Director, PR at Roku | Co-Founder, Latinas in Tech

    Gretel Perera

    Director, PR at Roku | Co-Founder, Latinas in Tech

    Carolina Huaranca Mendoza

    Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners | Board Member at Latinas in Tech

    Carolina Huaranca Mendoza

    Scout at Lightspeed Venture Partners | Board Member at Latinas in Tech

    Karen Acosta

    Founder at Out Of Box Consulting

    Karen Acosta

    Founder at Out Of Box Consulting

    Charles Douglas-Osborn

    Head of Product at NewtonX

    Charles Douglas-Osborn

    Head of Product at NewtonX

    Jorge Soto

    Former Twitter, Sales at Crowdcast.io

    Jorge Soto

    Former Twitter, Sales at Crowdcast.io

    Jeff Snider

    Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Sales Strategist Helping Innovative Businesses Grow

    Jeff Snider

    Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Sales Strategist Helping Innovative Businesses Grow

    Sandra Ramos

    Senior Manager, Communications and Special Projects at Univision News

    Sandra Ramos

    Senior Manager, Communications and Special Projects at Univision News

    César Puerta

    Senior Staff Software Engineer at Twitter

    César Puerta

    Senior Staff Software Engineer at Twitter

    Fernando Prieto

    Partner at Gato Salvaje Studio

    Fernando Prieto

    Partner at Gato Salvaje Studio

    Pablo Ortega

    Owner at Paul Lenk LLC

    Pablo Ortega

    Owner at Paul Lenk LLC

    Luis Renato Olivalves

    North America Entertainment Media Partnerships Director at Facebook

    Luis Renato Olivalves

    North America Entertainment Media Partnerships Director at Facebook

    Alvaro Febrel

    Sr Director of Product Management at Nordstrom

    Alvaro Febrel

    Sr Director of Product Management at Nordstrom

    Laura Gabrysiak

    Data Science Manager at VISA

    Laura Gabrysiak

    Data Science Manager at VISA

    Mia Howard

    Founding Partner - Schools and Talent at The Opportunity Trust

    Mia Howard

    Founding Partner - Schools and Talent at The Opportunity Trust

    David Gilarranz

    Group CEO Digital at MTN

    David Gilarranz

    Group CEO Digital at MTN

    Andrej Kostresevic

    Partner at DART Labs

    Andrej Kostresevic

    Partner at DART Labs

    Alberto D. Sarubbi

    Data Architecture - Global Insights at Blizzard Entertainment

    Alberto D. Sarubbi

    Data Architecture - Global Insights at Blizzard Entertainment

    Cristina Fernandez

    Product @ Facebook

    Cristina Fernandez

    Product @ Facebook

    Max Gaudereto Oliveira

    Co-founder & CEO at MaxMilhas

    Max Gaudereto Oliveira

    Co-founder & CEO at MaxMilhas

    Gisele Paula

    Co-founder ReclameAqui

    Gisele Paula

    Co-founder ReclameAqui

    Camila Fernandez Achutti

    CEO & Founder at MasterTech

    Camila Fernandez Achutti

    CEO & Founder at MasterTech

    Bruno Pinheiro

    Founder & CEO at PiaR Comunicação

    Bruno Pinheiro

    Founder & CEO at PiaR Comunicação

    Robyn Bald

    Growth Marketing at Lyft

    Robyn Bald

    Growth Marketing at Lyft

    Derek Draper

    Founder & Business Leader

    Derek Draper

    Founder & Business Leader

    Rick Chen

    Director, Communications at Metromile

    Rick Chen

    Director, Communications at Metromile

    Jane Borzova

    Data-driven project and program manager

    Jane Borzova

    Data-driven project and program manager

    Jeremy Schwach

    CEO at Bluetree Network

    Jeremy Schwach

    CEO at Bluetree Network

    Augustus D Clark

    Head of Business Development LATAM - Amazon

    Augustus D Clark

    Head of Business Development LATAM - Amazon

    David Chang

    David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 60 companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program.

    David Chang

    Entrepreneur & angel investor

MENTORS EMEA

    Adriana Arias

    Marketing Director Series at Netflix

    Adriana Arias

    Marketing Director Series at Netflix

    Teddy Rebollo

    Founder & CEO at Ibericoclub.com

    Teddy Rebollo

    Founder & CEO at Ibericoclub.com

    Luis Pertusa

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

    Luis Pertusa

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

    Sergi Quinto Freixanet

    Shopper, Marketing and Business Development

    Sergi Quinto Freixanet

    Shopper, Marketing and Business Development

    Kaajal Mansukhani Mahesh

    Communication Specialist at Freepik Company

    Kaajal Mansukhani Mahesh

    Communication Specialist at Freepik Company

    Ismael Garcia

    Madrid Site Lead at Eventbrite. Previously Head of Marketing (CMO) at Ticketea.

    Ismael Garcia

    Madrid Site Lead at Eventbrite

    Gianmarco Broggini

    Managing Director at Payment Technologies srl and Broggini Consulting Services

    Gianmarco Broggini

    Managing Director at Payment Technologies srl and Broggini Consulting Services

    Nicolas D’Angelo

    Head of Data en L'Oréal

    Nicolas D’Angelo

    Head of Data en L'Oréal

    Iñigo Chávarri Marroquín

    Director of Customer Service at Ruiz Nicoli

    Iñigo Chávarri Marroquín

    Director of Customer Service at Ruiz Nicoli

    Borja Zamacola

    Director General at Aristocrazy, Grupo Suárez

    Borja Zamacola

    Director General at Aristocrazy, Grupo Suárez

    Joaquin Lopez Lerida

    CEO at Kimuk. Previously CEO at Kolokium.

    Joaquin Lopez Lerida

    CEO at Kimuk

    Alvaro Prieto

    Category Lead, PC, Office products, B2B at Amazon

    Alvaro Prieto

    Category Lead, PC, Office products, B2B at Amazon

    Marc Mogalle

    CEO at Business Buddies

    Marc Mogalle

    CEO at Business Buddies

    Covadonga Soto

    Global Marketing Director at Google/ Board Member at Capital Energy/ Growth, E-commerce, Marketing, Chief Revenue Officer.

    Covadonga Soto

    Global Marketing Director at Google

    Katia Yakovleva

    Head of DE Strategic Accounts at Spotify

    Katia Yakovleva

    Head of DE Strategic Accounts at Spotify

    Natasha Angapova

    Principal Product Manager at Skyscanner

    Natasha Angapova

    Principal Product Manager at Skyscanner

    Jorge Serrano

    Digital Transformation Director, Beer&Food. Previously Sales and Marketing Director at BKOOL Connect Sports

    Jorge Serrano

    Digital Transformation Director, Beer&Food

    Estanis Martin de Nicolas

    Director, Google Customer Solutions. Previously CEO of Schibsted Spain.

    Estanis Martin de Nicolas

    Director, Google Customer Solutions

    Jose Perez Lopez

    CEO Intelygenz

    Jose Perez Lopez

    CEO Intelygenz

    Andres San Jose

    Country Manager Spain en StubHub

    Andres San Jose

    Country Manager Spain en StubHub

    Andres Romerales

    Co-Founder & COO MyValue

    Andres Romerales

    Co-Founder & COO MyValue

    Antonio Abalos

    Marketing Director for Spain Netflix

    Antonio Abalos

    Marketing Director for Spain Netflix

    Manuel Sabido

    Business Partner en Caribu

    Manuel Sabido

    Business Partner en Caribu

    Javier Hernandez

    Head of Ecommerce and Digital Marketing.

    Javier Hernandez

    Head of Ecommerce and Digital Marketing

    Javier Garcia San Miguel

    General Manager, NECK & NECK

    Javier Garcia San Miguel

    General Manager, NECK & NECK

    Marta Panera

    Regional Head of Marketing France, Iberia, Benelux at FOREO Group. Previously PR4ECOMMERCE Founder

    Marta Panera

    Regional Head of Marketing France, Iberia, Benelux at FOREO Group

    Ana Carrasco

    Founder & Creative Director at Malababa

    Ana Carrasco

    Founder & Creative Director at Malababa

    Nicola D’Elia

    Global Head of Explore at Selina. Previously General Manager, Middle East and Africa for Airbnb

    Nicola D’Elia

    Global Head of Explore at Selina

    Maria Zamacola

    Director of International and Expansion Neck & Neck

    Maria Zamacola

    Director of International and Expansion Neck & Neck

    Telmo Perez Luaces

    Chief Innovation & New Business at ACCIONA

    Telmo Perez Luaces

    Chief Innovation & New Business at ACCIONA

    David Carro

    Head of MarTech and Design at Vodafone

    David Carro

    Head of MarTech and Design at Vodafone

    Daniel Grande

    Digital Director at L’Oreal

    Daniel Grande

    Digital Director at L’Oreal

    Isaac Marcet

    CEO & Founder at PlayGround

    Isaac Marcet

    CEO & Founder at PlayGround

    Jorge Lana

    Co-Founder at Minimum.run. Previously Business Development & Growth Strategy EMEA at Parsley, Inc.

    Jorge Lana

    Co-Founder at Minimum.run

    Fernando de Dompablo

    Mobile Marketing Manager. Jobandtalent

    Fernando de Dompablo

    Mobile Marketing Manager

    Juantomas Garcia

    Chief Envisioning Officer at Sngular & GDE for Cloud & ML

    Juantomas Garcia

    Chief Envisioning Officer at Sngular & GDE for Cloud & ML

    Pedro Fernandez

    Partner, Perez-Llorca

    Pedro Fernandez

    Partner, Perez-Llorca

    Pepita Marín Rey-Stolle

    CEO & Co-Founder at We Are Knitters

    Pepita Marín Rey-Stolle

    CEO & Co-Founder at We Are Knitters

    Taisia Antonova

    CPO & Co-Founder at Polyteia

    Taisia Antonova

    CPO & Co-Founder at Polyteia

    Alvaro Aróstegui

    Gerente en Data21, Compliance21, Cookie21 y Mi Registro Laboral

    Alvaro Aróstegui

    Gerente en Data21, Compliance21, Cookie21 y Mi Registro Laboral

    Maria Sanchez Vargas

    Communications Lead at Uber

    Maria Sanchez Vargas

    Communications Lead at Uber

    Miguel Arias

    Global Entrepreneurship Director en Telefonica

    Miguel Arias

    Global Entrepreneurship Director en Telefonica

    Federica Ilaria Fornaciari

    Digital Strategy Director @Havas Media Group

    Federica Ilaria Fornaciari

    Digital Strategy Director @Havas Media Group

    Santiago Lagier

    Co Founder - CEO en Brandtrack

    Santiago Lagier

    Co Founder - CEO en Brandtrack

    Ernesto Funes

    Founder of Paradigma Tecnologico and StratioDB

    Ernesto Funes

    Founder of Paradigma Tecnologico and StratioDB

    Ana Aldea

    Founder at Datasocial

    Ana Aldea

    Founder at Datasocial

    Diego Mariño

    Venture Partner at Kibo Ventures

    Diego Mariño

    Venture Partner at Kibo Ventures

    Sylvia Jarabo

    Managing Partner at Promising Women. Partner at Digital Doers (former Vodafone & McKinsey)

    Sylvia Jarabo

    Managing Partner at Promising Women

    Antonio González

    Academic Director of Programa Despega by Amazon and IE University

    Antonio González

    Academic Director of Programa Despega by Amazon and IE University

    Ildiko Guba

    Founder and CEO Chi Spa

    Ildiko Guba

    Founder and CEO Chi Spa

    Manuel Blanco

    Chief Executive Officer at Merkle Spain

    Manuel Blanco

    Chief Executive Officer at Merkle Spain

    Enrico Noseda

    Chief Innovation Advisor at Cariplo Factory - Advisor - Angel (ex Skype)

    Enrico Noseda

    Chief Innovation Advisor at Cariplo Factory - Advisor - Angel (ex Skype)

    Álvaro Zamácola

    Executive Director - PROEDUCA GLOBAL I ex-CM @BlaBlaCar

    Álvaro Zamácola

    Executive Director - PROEDUCA GLOBAL I ex-CM @BlaBlaCar

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