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Manuel Silva Martinez
Partner 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.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fintech & Investor All Stars: Where Is The Smart Money Investing In Fintech Around The World? Why Do You Need Different Regional Strategies? Is The Fintech Market Due A Correction? Who Will Survive & Become The Next Generation Of Unicorns?