Speaker profile


  • Mr Miguel Arias


Miguel Arias, proud dad, entrepreneur and angel investor, is a prominent entrepreneur and stakeholder in the Spanish ecosystem. He has over 15 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach. 

As COO at CARTO, he is currently leading the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its NY, DC, London and Madrid offices, managing the company's growth and scaling-up. CARTO, a leading location intelligence platform (http://Carto.com) has raised $30 million to date, by renowned investors like Accel Partners and SalesForce Ventures, and has over 100 employees in the US, Spain, UK and Estonia. 

In 2004, he co-founded IMASTE, the leading virtual environments and webcasts platform in Europe, until its acquisition in 2012 by ON24, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based multinational.  

Trying to enhance the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem, he co-founded and presides over Chamberi Valley, the main Madrid-based networking initiative for scale up startups. Chamberi Valley acts since then as a qualified liaison in the relations between the actors in the Spanish ecosystem: Policy makers, Investors, Entrepreneurs.


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