DR. JAVIER GONZÁLEZ-SORIA Y MORENO DE LA SANTA
Managing Partner. Chairman of the Advisory Board.
Madrid, August 1968, married with two children
PhD in Law (specialized in Arbitration). PhD in Economics (specialized in Auditing). MBA. Master in Auditing. Stanford SEP Certificate. Certified Internal Auditor. Legal Auditor.
Entrepreneur, C-level Executive, Travel, Digital and Connectivity Evangelist. In his 27 years of professional experience, Javier has occupied leading roles in top organizations of different industries like Mundicolor Iberia – as MD of the leading Tour Operator in Spain-; Google -where was part of the management team who launched it in Spain as Director of the Travel Vertical-; UNWTO -as VP for Europe-; Grupo Eurona Telecom -as CCO-, Hofmann-Photobox, as member of the Board, responsible for Digital Transformation; AVASANT -as Senior Partner & Head of Travel and Transportation for Iberia-; or Facebook -as Strategic Advisor for the Travel Industry in Spain-; and launched several start-ups, as ConnectedtoGo or Genteviajera.es.
Passionate traveller, has visited 75 countries. Passionate communicator, his non profit Travelthink project has more than 16.000 subscribers. He has published several books related to Commercial Arbitration, Auditing, Online Travel and Digital Marketing. He has been professor of the School of Economics of UniversidadComplutense de Madrid and lecturer in hundreds of national and international events. Since 2015 he is the CEO and EVP of the Advisory Board of Top Seeds Lab,working hand to hand with Ignacio.
D. IGNACIO MACÍAS ZALDÍVAR
Managing Partner. Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Madrid, October 1974, married with two children
Ignacio has a decade of experience as a Venture Capital practitioner, having secured +50 investment deals in early stage technology companies.
During the past 6 years he has dealt extensively with all of the steps involved in a successful technology deal from screening and curating prospective
opportunities, negotiating terms and closing deals with the technology startups, and then focusing on protecting and adding value to the investments made on behalf of the investors in the vehicle.
Ignacio founded Top Seeds Lab, an award winning accelerator. All of the investment vehicles offered through Top Seeds Lab were oversubscribed through the participation from some of the leading family offices in Spain.
Prior to this, Ignacio spent 17 years in management consulting with the past 11 years as an entrepreneur and founder of a consulting firm acquired by the multinational German Group, Psyma.
Ignacio is also YPO Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Spanish Chapter.