Miguel Arias, COO at CARTO

Miguel Arias, proud dad, entrepreneur and angel investor, is a prominent entrepreneur and stakeholder in the Spanish ecosystem. He has over 15 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach.

His expertise encompasses various tasks and challenges, from the vision and strategic definition to product management, with special dedication to startup funding and investor relations.

As COO at CARTO, he is currently leading the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its NY, DC, London and Madrid offices, managing the company's growth and scaling-up. CARTO, a leading location intelligence platform (http://Carto.com) , has raised $30 million to date, by renowned investors like Accel Partners and SF Ventures, and has over 100 employees in the US, Spain, UK and Estonia.

In 2004, he co-founded IMASTE, the leading virtual environments and webcasts platform in Europe, until its acquisition in 2012 by ON24, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based multinational.

Trying to enhance the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem, he co-founded and presides over Chamberi Valley, the main Madrid-based networking initiative for startups with over 1 million € revenue or 1 million € in investment. Chamberi Valley acts since then as a qualified liaison in the relations between the actors in the Spanish ecosystem: Policy makers, Investors, Entrepreneurs,

Miguel is also an entrepreneurship teacher at the IE Business School Venture Lab, MIB and the Seedrocket Campus.