In an always changing entrepreneurial ecosystem, talent flows where validated and money-backed projects are. Spain is no different; despite the immense talent pool we have, most local startups seems not to grow further after raising a Round A. That's what founder & chairman Carlos Blanco has being working on at Nuclio: "a venture builder which drives and builds startups from business ideas validated in other markets", helping startups surpass that threshold, focusing on validating the business model in our market.
Attend and learn with us from one of the best in the industry. A serial entrepreneur, investor, successful founder. We'll talk about his own personal experience and Nuclio's startup building model, as well as some thoughts about the future of the entire ecosystem.
Carlos Blanco Vázquez (Barcelona, 1968) is a serial entrepreneur and private investor in the tech sector. In 2001 he founded Grupo ITnet, an online business incubator specialized in digital entertainment from which he created more than ten companies. In the meantime, he founded First Tuesday Spain, the main meeting point for Internet entrepreneurs and investors.
He is also the founder of Akamon Entertainment, a traditional social gaming and casino company, that became the leader in Southern Europe and Latin America. He sold it at the end of 2015, becoming one of the most important exits of the year in Spain
In 2013, he founded the startups accelerator Conector Startup Accelerator, with some of the most successful tech entrepeneurs in Spain.
In 2014, he won the Award as the Best Entrepreneur in Spain according to Expansión and Ifema; and the Best Business Angel Award according to AEBAN.
He recently founded Nuclio Venture Builder by closing Grupo Itnet. He has also launched Encomenda Smart Capital, a venture capital firm. Until that moment, he has invested in more than 70 tech companies as a Business Angel.