Managing Director, Startups, Microsoft Latin America
Mariano Amartino is Microsoft Startups Director for Latin America, where he runs the startups programs and engagements with the innovation ecosystem across the region. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Wayra, Telefónica’s OpenFuture start-up Accelerator running operation on 12 countries in the region where Wayra has a portfolio of more than 600 innovative companies in 20 different digital industries. From 2009 to 2011, when he joined Wayra, Mariano was the CEO of Hipertextual taking it to be leading blogging network in Spanish language. He currently serves as board member and advisor for several startups and still blogs at uberbin.net one of the first Spanish blogs where he covers Online Communities, Internet and New Media topics.