Founder / Managing Partner, SPiCE VC
Carlos is the founder and managing partner of SPiCE VC, the largest tokenized fund on the blockchain and the founder and chairman of Securitize, the largest security token issuance company in the world. Prior to that, he was chief innovation and transformation officer at du in Dubai. He also was the president and CEO of Telefonica R&D, and CEO of New Business and Innovation at Telefonica Digital, as well as co-founder and board member of Wayra, one of the world’s largest corporate accelerators. He has been CTO and CEO or board member of multiple tech startups in Japan and U.S. On the investment side he is the founder of Sling Ventures, an angel investment fund co-invested by the European Invested Bank, one of the founders of Dubai Angel Investors and a Venture partner in THCAP VC, and he managed the corporate VC of Telefonica Digital. Carlos was also one of the leaders of open source project Firefox OS. Carlos holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University in Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, a Master in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and a executive MBA from Stanford Business School.