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Miguel Arias Bermudez


Miguel Arias Bermudez



Miguel Arias, proud dad, entrepreneur, and angel investor, has over 17 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach.

Miguel has founded startups before, and helped others grow in a variety of roles. He is a skilled generalist that understands technology as well as people-matters. His expertise encompasses tasks and challenges, from the vision and strategy definition to product management, with special dedication to startup funding and investor relations.

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 and presides over Chamberi Valley, the main Madrid-based networking initiative for startups with over 1 million € revenue or 1 million €

Corporate Experience

• Global Entrepreneurship Director, Telefonica, Spain, 2018-Present

• COO, CARTO, Spain&USA, 2014-2018

• Sales Director Europe, ON24, USA, 2012-2014

• Founder, IMASTE, Spain, 2005-2012

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Faculty Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School, Spain, 2013-Present

• External Professor of Entrepreneurship, ISDI, Spain, 2016-Present

Academic Background

• Professional MBA in Business Administration IE Business School, Spain, 2005

• MSc Civil Engineering, UPM, Spain, 2002