Manuel Silva MartinezPartner at Santander InnoVentures
Manuel is a Partner at Santander InnoVentures, which is part of Santander Group's global corporate venture capital fund, focused on early stage FinTech investments. He is responsible for sourcing, executing and maintaining the investor relationship with portfolio companies. Prior to joining Santander, Manuel spent nearly a decade at BBVA where he was a founding member of BBVA Ventures based in San Francisco. Prior to that, Manuel occupied positions in BBVA as part of the Corporate Development and Innovation teams. Manuel holds a BA in Business Administration from CUNEF University (Madrid), an MSc in Political Sciences and MPhil in Development Economics from Sciences Po (Paris), and pursued PhD-level research on Chinese economy in Hong Kong and China.