Rebeca Minguela – CEO

Rebeca Minguela

Entrepreneur: CEO & Founder of Blink, successfully exited to Groupon, only 1.5 years after being launched

  • Blink grew to be the last minute hotel booking app leader in Europe in 1 year, with more than 800,000 downloads, 3,000 hotels, available in 6 languages, partnerships with key travel players, and strategic deals with main media companies in Europe for TV and online/offline advertising
  • Raised $4.4M from leading tech and travel investors: Softech, PROfounders, 500 startups, Amex Travel, Kibo (top VC in Europe), among others

Community & Social Impact:

  • Selected Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (only 100 young leaders awarded every year from around the World)
  • Advisor for startups: Smile & learn (education mobile apps), Protheus (microfluidic technology for next generation of Health & Wellness monitoring), MaLabChip (malaria early detection device)
  • Projects with several NGOs (Enterprise Solutions to Poverty in Kenya, JTM in El Salvador), and World Bank and Rwanda Development Board in Rwanda

Professional experience:

  • Tech & Finance: Santander (largest European Bank), leading Digital Transformation Globally – 10 countries (1 year), Groupon, driving and coordinating top initiative for 200M+ customers and 650k+ merchants (2 years), Bain Capital Private Equity (1 year)
  • Management consulting: Boston Consulting Group (3 yrs)
  • Engineering: German Aerospace Agency (1 yr), Siemens (8 months), IBM (1 yr)

Education: MSc in Telecommunication Engineering. MBA at Harvard Business School, both with Distinction

Moises Garcia – COO / CFO

Moises Garcia

Highly experienced professional with expertise in General management, Finance and Operations.

Professional experience:

  • Management consulting: Manager at the Boston Consulting Group (4 years). Experience in Financial Services and Consumer
  • M&A and Finance: Manager at Deloitte Corporate Finance (4 years). Investment banking at Deloitte in Spain. Experience in Financial Services and Consumer
  • Audit at Deloitte specialized in Financial Services (2 years)

Education:

  • MBA at INSEAD Business School
  • Bachelor in Business Administration

Jorge Gonzalo – CTO

Entrepreneur, currently Professor at the main Technical University in Spain, UPM.

Entrepreneur: Co-founder, CEO and CTO at 6CERO – the first Spanish user-generated sports-newspaper and Anatawa – a digital firm for web applications on demand.
With only half a million investment 6CERO grew to be the biggest editorial department in any European sports newspaper only taking into account the active users. And made strategic deals with main media companies in Spain such as PRISA or Huffington Post.

Community & Social Impact:
Technical manager and advisor for the web support of “Luz en Casa” a program to bring solar power to rural isolated areas of Cajamarca, Peru.
Designing the system to communicate with the field workers and integrate the SMS communication with Salesforce, the core system of the project.

Professional experience:
Engineering (Anritsu – 1 yr, UPM – 3 years)
Professor (UPM – 2 yrs, CEPADE – 2 yrs, M3 European Masters – 2 yrs)

Education: MSc in Telecommunication Engineering. MSc by Research in Digital Signal Processing at King’s College London. PgDip in Intelligent Systems at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Antonio Molins – Data Science Advisor

Engineer, Applied Mathematician and Data Scientist (Currently VP of Data Science at Miroculus)

Formerly Research Manager of the Discovery Algorithms Science at Netflix.

  • Managed team of senior Data Scientists developing the recommendation algorithms powering most aspects of the Netflix product.
  • Built various predictive models for the marketing organization, including a lifetime value model that used variables all across the organization to accurately predict retention on a given user.

Community and Social Impact:
Led for 2+ years a non-profit integrating mentally challenged kids through normalized leisure activities.

Professional Experience:
Research (7 years), Finance (1 year), Recommendation algorithms (5 years), Biotechnology (1 year)

Education: MSc in Electrical Engineering (UPM), MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MIT), Phd in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (Harvard/MIT)

Carlos Lastra-Anadon – Advisor / Researcher

Carlos Lastra-Anadon

Academia: Political Economy PhD student at Harvard University, studying issues of organizational impact.

Community & Social Impact:
Evaluation manager of McKinsey Social Initiative, the nonprofit that McKinsey and Company founded in order to tackle large youth unemployment and underemployment

  • Target is to help 1 million young people out of unemployment in five different countries
  • Responsible for developing and applying ROI measurement methods of participating employers

Prior experience:
Consultant 4 years at McKinsey working in Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Middle East and Brazil in financial services, public sector and telecommunications

Education: Master’s in Mathematics and Philosophy at University of Oxford (UK) and Master in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

And a top talented team of researchers and developers