Inmaculada â€“ serial entrepreneur, investor - is considered one of the worldâ€™s leading digital media strategists. She is a Partner at Opus Corporate Finance, a corporate finance advisory business providing independent, strategic and creative advice primarily to high growth, privately-owned businesses in the European mid-market. She is also the co-founder of Agora9, an intelligence agency in the mobile industry that advises clients on developer outreach programmes, 2D and 3D content, apps development and global integrated communications.
Described by FORTUNE and TIME as one of Europeâ€™s top talents in Human Factors and Social Engagement through technology, she is a â€œveteranâ€ in digital media specialised in mobile, film and music. She was voted â€œBest Contributor to the Formation of Digital Media Strategyâ€ at the 2001 European Leadership Forum, a Fortune 500 CEO and EU Governors summit. In 2005, Red Herring ranked her amongst the top 40 most influential women in technology, naming her the â€œfree-radicalâ€ for her work always at the forefront of innovation. FastCompany has called her a â€œfirestarterâ€.
After holding executive positions in financial institutions (Goldman, Sachs) and the telecommunications sector (Cable & Wireless), Inma left the corporate world to found in 2000 one of the first UK entrepreneurial ventures of the mobile era. Escape Velocity, funded by 3i, became one of the first providers of personalisation software to international mobile operators and handsets manufacturers and was depicted by Lehman Brothers as one of Europeâ€™s top 20 companies to follow. Inma continued founding and leading at the helm two other companies, the latter one in Finland, Visual Radio, who later sold to NOKIA and whose software can be found in every multimedia handset of the Finnish mobile giant.
Inma is an engaged participant in Europeâ€™s TMI sector, with advisory positions at Nokia, Blyk (Mobile MVNO), the European Union Technology Commission, the United Kingdom Trade & Industry China Mission and Sport England, the government innovation fund for sport, media and culture. She is frequently a speaker at European technology conferences and investor start-up pitches and she also mentors entrepreneurs at SeedCamp, TheNextWomen and Astia. In 2005 she was awarded fellowship of the City of Londonâ€™s Information Technology Company, where she became Freeman (2007) and Liveryman (2008). She is the Chair of the Digital Media Panel, a government advisory think-tank at the ITC.