Manuel Mates

Manuel Mates

Partner at Big Sur ventures

Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Barcelona Mentor

Entrepreneur DNA & Investor. Manuel has been involved more than 20 years as entrepreneur and professor, being pioneer in the Internet and information technology sector in Spain: Cofounder at Cinet (first B2B ISP in Spain) and Olé (first Hispanic portal). Both companies were sold to Retevisión (nowadays Ono) and Telefónica. Currently, he is the Managing Partner at Big Sur Ventures, a seed–early stage venture capital firm that provides funding to information technology companies in sectors like internet consumer, media and software. We support and mentor portfolio companies in the following areas: business development, funding structuring and negotiation strategy, and talent, training and organizational process management (OKR, V2MOM…). We have a strong network of senior advisors in different industries: Hotel, Telco, Internet, Retail, Software….He has founded some key institutions of Barcelona tech ecosystem: ESADE investors and entrepreneurs club, ESADE BAN (Business Angels Network) and Business Angels (BA) School (2004-2009). Necotium BA School (2012). Barcelona Tech City (2013) .