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Miguel Arias

Global Enterpreneurship Director Telefonica

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.

He writes his thoughts about entrepreneurship at http://emprenderagolpes.com