Cristobal is the Global Capo of Startup Wise Guys – Europe’s leading B2B accelerator and the leading acceleration platform for global founders and preferred deal flow partner for VC funds in Northern Europe and the CEE. Cristobal’s unique background combines extensive CxO experience in different mobile operators in Europe, leading several transformations and turnarounds, together with CEO startup experience both in B2B and B2C environments. So he truly understands challenges and pressures of both Corporate and Startup world, which he loves to leverage these days at Startup Wise Guys. Cristobal has a degree in business administration and an MBA by world leading’s business school INSEAD. “I love to help accelerate at least several 100 Mio companies within the CEE region in the coming 4 years but foremost to enjoy this ride and share my passion for life. And still ready for a basketball game if you fancy some trash talking and sharp 3 point shooting. If not, I can always cook a home meal with some amazing wine 😊.”
At Wise Guys, I’m handling admin management, finances & legals.
Previous experience involves helping to build up a startup-company, also providing necessary back-office input for 2 acquisition processes.
Program Director at startup accelerator Startup Wise Guys Riga. Executive Director of Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, running the daily operations of the association which represents the venture capital industry in Latvia. Previously CEO of TechHub Riga, an event manager at TechHub Riga, which is a co-working space for new technology startups that can meet, work, learn and collaborate.
Herty is the lead investor of Startup Wise Guys. He is serial entrepreneur and currently owns several companies. He believes that ICT sector has huge potential.
For nearly 20 years he has been connecting and translating between techies, businesses, and their customers as an architect, engineer and PM. He has consulted to conglomerates and scaled startups in the digital media, energy and financials sectors across the hemispheres.
“All things communication” at Startup Wise Guys.
Peter is leading startup recruitment at Startup Wise Guys and also mentoring startups during the program as an EIR.
Marju is passionate about entrepreneurship, marketing and innovation. She has the start-up mindset and the drive to develop new projects and ideas. The quote Marju believes in: “The only thing worse starting something and failing is…not starting something.”- Seth Godin.
Jon is founder and MD of Techstars London (formerly Springboard), Difference Engine, Ignite100 accelerator programs in the UK; and co-founder of Startup Wise Guys which he is determined to develop into one of the 10 most successful startup accelerator programs in the world.
Baris Aksoy is a Director at Intel Capital focusing on consumer Internet, specifically gaming, mobile applications, social media, e-commerce, advertising, location based services, and various enabling technologies.
Andrus Oks is an investment manager at SmartCap, specialising in early stage digital investments in Estonia.
He is a co-founder; the first VC investor; and current board member of Startup Wise Guys.
Wayne is a Vice President at B2B Cloud & SaaS VC Notion Capital in the UK. Wayne focuses on deal origination and evaluation across the firms target sectors and throughout Europe. Since 2014 Wayne has been providing investment guidance to SWG and direct mentoring to founders.