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Miguel Arias

Partner @ K Fund

Miguel Arias, proud dad, entrepreneur, and angel investor, has over 16 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach.

As Global Entrepreneurship Director at Telefonica, he is responsible for leading the new stage in Telefónica’s open innovation strategy; this is committed to seeking out and developing technological solutions to complement internal R&D while creating an improved connection with international entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Previously as COO at CARTO, he led the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its Madrid, NY, DC, London and Tartu offices, directing the company’s growth and scaling-up.

Trying to enhance the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem, he co-founded Chamberi Valley, the main Madrid-based networking initiative for startups with over 1 million € revenue or 1 million € in investment.

He loves to teach and share experiences as entrepreneurship professor at the IE Business School and ISDI.