Julian Vinue

Digital Transformation Specialist in Barcelona, España

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Telecommunications Engineer and MBA, I led the Entrepreneurship Area at La Salle Technova Barcelona until 2012, where I managed a community of 100+ startups looking for investment and gave them support in their business development.

Early in 2011, together with two colleagues from the MBA, we founded first equity crowdfunding platform in Spain (Emprendit SL), where we got €100K+ from private and public investors and signed several agreements with business schools, accelerators and incubators.

Then I went on to direct Wayra in Barcelona, the most global, connected and tech driven Open Innovation Hub in the world, powered by Telefónica to support tech startups with projects in Europe and Latin America. Wayra Barcelona investments have been a success, raising €32M+ from third party investors and having 4 exits with high financial returns for Wayra.

I’ve been observer in the Advisory Board of all 50 companies invested by Wayra Barcelona, being part of their strategic decisions.

I’ve been also speaker at entrepreneurship conferences and university, trying to communicate new entrepreneurs and degree students my experience with other startups.

During last months, I have the opportunity to share all my knowledge in Open Innovation with all comercial people managing Enterprise Accounts in Telefónica in the Mediterranean area but I’m still in touch with startups offering Telefónica’s professional services related to public clouds (AWS, GCP and Azure).

I have also my own personal investments in 3 super cool startups and helping others in their fundraising in my free time.

I always want to face new challenges, work as a team and be results oriented.

Apart from being passionate about entrepreneurship, every weekend I love to sail and do anything related with the sea: SUP, kayak, surf, kitesurf, regattas... You can find me at Club Nàutic Sitges.

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