ASIER RUFINO, CEO of Tecnalia Ventures, previously worked as a management consultant for Accenture, BNP Paribas and The Parthenon Group.
More recently Asier has focused on entrepreneurship and innovation by providing business development, strategy and coaching services to start-ups and SMEs and is a board member (Chairman in one of them) of a number of start-ups.
Asier worked at the Basque Institute of Competitiveness (Orkestra) in projects such as the launch of Business Angels Crecer+, the most successful business angel network in the Basque Country. Asier is the co-founder and member of the investment committee of Microwave Ventures, a seed capital fund focusing on software and internet investments. He coaches new ventures in the Executive MBA of the Deusto Business School. Asier holds an MBA from London Business School / Sloan MIT and has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Basque Country University in Spain.