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Javier Gonzalez-Soria y Moreno de la Santa

 

Managing Partner, Travel Tech 1 Sociedad de Capital Riesgo (VC)

PhD in Economics. Juris Doctor. Stanford SEP Certificate. MBA. MAC. CIA. Legal Auditor.

Javier's career began in 1992 in Mundicolor Iberia, the leading Tour Operator in Spain. In 2002 he was appointed as General Manager. There he learned the insights of the traditional travel business. In 2006 he joined Google as Director of the Travel Vertical creating from scratch that Unit. 6 years later Spain was one of the 10 key global markets for Google. He also developed Travel pan-regional projects and was member of the Global Travel Advisory Committee. In those years he learned the insights of the online travel business and the fundamentals of Digital Transformation.

In April 2012 Javier left Google to found and launch ConnectedtoGo, a traveltech start-up devoted to providing connectivity to travellers. acquired on Jan 2014 by Eurona Telecom, a listed company. In Feb 2014 he joined that company as CCO. In Oct 2014 he created Eurona Digital, a unique marketing platform focused on the millions of connected travellers using wifi services at spanish airports.

In October 2015 he joined as CEO the accelerator Top Seeds Lab and created its world-class Advisory Board. Together with Ignacio Macias, he launched Travel Tech 1 SCR, the world largest venture capital firm focused on travel tech B2B startups in acceleration stage, backed by Fondico Global. He is the Managing Partner & CEO.

In 2018 Javier assessed Facebook and create for them the "Valuable Touch Points Model". And since 2015, Javier collaborates as SME with AVASANT in international Travel & Tourism projects with social impact.