Juan Sáenz-Diez

Juan Sáenz-Diez

Partner at Algatus Finance

Startupbootcamp FinTech London Mentor

Juan started programming games and applications at age 9 on 8-bit computers, and went all the way to program virtual reality and visual simulation in military and civilian applications and to start YuriX Visual Simulation, which was responsible for most of the high-end military visual subsystems in Spain for a few years, and also marketed technology from Multigen-Paradigm and Evans & Sutherland in Spain and Portugal.

Later, Juan switched to a career in finance with a specialization in early stage and growth technological and innovative companies in Silicon Valley and later in Madrid, where he partnered with Atomm, a leading advisory firm helping technology and innovative companies raise funds from private investors, banks and government. His advisory continues now in Tallinn, where he is very active in the technology startup scene, disrupting the way entrepreneurs think about finance and strategy.

Juan is a CFA charter holder, holds an Executive MBA from IE Business School, a Certificate in Corporate Finance from UC Berkeley and an Aeronautics Engineering degree from UPM. His current research activities include crypto-currencies, growth stock investments, Estonian culture and Richard Wagner.