Wayra Mentor Speaker Series

Reminder: TODAY, 6th November, 19:30h.

Dear Wayra VIP

This is just a reminder of your invitation to our inaugural Wayra Mentor Speaker Series event in Madrid. Our inaugural speaker will be Iñaki Berenguer, one of Spain's most successful recent exports. (Places are limited and by invitation only, so please RSVP HERE.)

Iñaki is co-founder and CEO of Pixable, a NYC-based start-up that he sold to Asian telco giant SingTel in September 2012 for $26.55 million. Originally from Alicante, Spain, Iñaki holds Masters and Ph.D degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Business and an M.A. from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Iñaki worked for HP in Brussels, Intel in NYC, McKinsey and Microsoft. He is the author of over 25 research publications and 4 patents, and is the recipient of the British Council, La Caixa, Fulbright, Cambridge-MIT Institute, Rafael del Pino and Leonardo Da Vinci Fellowships.

He is also a business angel and Wayra mentor.

Iñaki's talk will be followed by a fireside chat between Iñaki and Henry Davis, a senior associate in the Geneva office of Index Ventures, a fund that has raised more than €2 billion since its inception. Index invests between €250.000 to €50 million, and raised a €350m early-stage fund for tech start-ups in June 2012. Prior to working at Index, Henry received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and was an associate at Citigroup in London. In addition to his MBA, Henry also holds a BA in History from Oxford University. He is also an accomplished DJ/producer, guitarist and drummer.

This event is a unique gathering of like-minded mentors, investors and Wayra VIP. Our aim is to facilitate networking and to discuss topics and trends relevant to our ecosystem.

It includes a catering offered by Samantha Vallejo-Nájera (aka Samantha de España), one of Spain's most popular chefs. Apart from having her own TV show on Canal Cocina, Samantha has co-hosted one of Spain's most popular cooking shows.

Once again, places are limited and by invitation only, so please RSVP HERE.


Other news:

  • Please keep in mind that we will open calls for the next batch of Wayra start-ups in January 2014. We will open 20 slots: 10 in Barcelona, and 10 in Madrid. If you know of top-notch start-ups that would make a good fit with Wayra, please let us know.
  • The demoDay for the current batch of Wayra Spain start-ups will take place on 26 February during the Mobile World Congress. Please save the date.

Speakers and Partners


19:30 - Registration

20:00 - Opening by Gary Stewart

20:05 - Four 1-minute pitches from Wayra Spain start-ups

20:15 - "How I sold my company to SingTel": Iñaki Berenguer

20:45 - Fireside chat between Iñaki Berenguer and Henry Davis

21:15 - Q&A

21:45 - Networking cocktail

Fundación Carlos de Amberes

Wednesday, Nov. 6th 2013 at 7:30pm

Calle de Claudio Coello, 99, Madrid, Spain