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Alejandro Artacho

CEO Spotahome

I am co-founder and CEO of Spotahome.com, an online booking platform for mid to long term accommodation. We do not target holiday rentals, just people who are moving abroad, so they can book their housing online without the necessity of arriving first to the city. Spotahome is a fast growing multicultural company that lets you rent like a local, no matter where you are in the world. Detailed listings with professional photography, video tours and floor plans bring checked-out properties to you, so you can book housing for your move abroad confidently and securely in just a few clicks.

Before that, I spent three years in China, where not only learnt chinese but also how to negotiate with Asian countries, do business there, deal with clients, presented in international trade fairs and understand the culture. I also gained experience in international trade, internationalization of businesses and taxation. I set up two businesses, registered brands, a trademark and a patent. I did overseas transactions between Asia and Spain with clients from all over the world. Led own employees.

Then I came back to Spain where I did an ILLM at IE. Meanwhile, at the Lisbon 3 Day Start Up, I led a team of 7 people to develop a business model in 2 days and finally, was the leader of a team of 5 people of different academic backgrounds and nationalities in order to reach semifinalist position at the IE Venture Lab competition 2013.

I am obsessed with making the world smaller by simplifying every possible difficulty cross border. I believe there is still a lot to do in order to make it easier for everyone to be able to work, study and therefore live anywhere in the world. Spotahome is contributing to that by allowing people to get housing abroad insanely easy.