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BirthplaceGetxo, Spain


Imperial College, MENG 2003
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
London School of Economics, BS 2009
Economics & Management
University of California, Berkeley, MBA 2010
Venture Capital & Management of Technology

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Senior Consultant
Senior Systems Engineer
Global Strategist

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Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Investor/global strategist with a deep business/financial training and the ability to understand technology at the engineering level.

Related investments:

  • Undisclosed VC fund (Israel) ‘12
  • Undisclosed Quantum Dot company (Israel) ‘12
  • NextIO: Datacenter IO Virtualization company (US), ‘12
  • Undisclosed Flash based storage company (US) ‘12
  • Yume, Digital Ad Network, (US,Operational DD) ‘11

Specialties: Areas of investment focus: 1) Cloud : IAAS, PAAS, Ent. Storage, Servers, Virtualization, Big data processing/management 2) Semicon: Equipment/Process Technology/Metrology 3) Mobile: Comp. Vision, Imaging, Wireless Comms,

Other: Media, Digital Advertising, Online Gaming/Gambling

Geographic Coverage: 1) USA 2) Europe 3) Israel

Managed Portfolio: Purestorage (current) FusionIO (past) Other undisclosed EXPERIENCE Principal Samsung Ventures December 2011 – Present (1 year 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area Deal sourcing, due diligence, term sheet negotiation and execution, portfolio management and exit

Manager - Global Strategist Samsung Electronics August 2010 – December 2011 (1 year 5 months) Founded in 1997 by Group Chairman Kun-Hee Lee the Global Strategy group is an internal strategy consulting team created to help Samsung face its globalization challenges. Project Lead and UC Berkeley School Recruiting Champion: (Open)1 honor or award Senior Consultant PwC Consulting July 2005 – August 2008 (3 years 2 months) Promoted from Analyst to Senior Consultant within 7 months. Strategic plans, process re-engineering, proforma modeling and investment appraisal for multiple industries. Systems Design Engineer AEA Technology (Former Atomic Energy Authority) July 2003 – July 2005 (2 years 1 month)London, United Kingdom EMI studies (C++, Matlab). High Voltage Power Supply desig. Relevant projects: West Coast Route Modernization, CTRL, etc.

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