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Ignacio Macías

President

Top Seeds Lab

Ilma. Sra. Dª Matilde Asián

Vicepresident

Secretary of State of Tourism

Javier González-Soria

Executive Vice President

Top Seeds Lab

Ignacio has a decade of experience as a venture capital practitioner, having secured 44 investment deals in early stage technology companies. During the past 4 years he has dealt extensively with all of the steps involved in a successful technology deal from screening and curating prospective opportunities,negotiating terms and closing deals with the technology startups, and then focusing on protecting and adding value to the investments made on behalf of the investors in his vehicle.

Ignacio founded Top Seeds Lab, a company awarded by the Madrid Stock Exchange and La Razon as the best accelerator in 2015 in recognition of its successful track record of increasing company valuations for startups that then continued on to complete their first and second periods of the investment vehicle. All of the investment vehicles offered through Top Seeds Lab were oversubscribed through the participation from some of the leading family offices in Spain.

Prior to this, Ignacio spent 17 years in management consulting with the past 11 years as an entrepreneur and founder of a consulting firm and his stake is currently being acquired by a multinational German Group.

Inspector of Treasury of the State. Legal Auditor

Member of the Institute of Statutory Auditors.

Master Degree in High Management at Instituto Bravo Murillo.


Has held various positions: President of  Zona Especial Canarias. Deputy Minister of Economy and AAEE with the European Union in the Government of the Canary Islands.

National Deputy for Las Palmas

Associate Professor at the University of Las Palmas.

Secretary of Tourism of Spain

PhD in Law and PhD Economics. MBA. MA. SEP Certificate. CIA. Legal Auditor. Entrepreneur, C-level Executive, Travel-Digital-Connectivity Evangelist. In his almost 25 years of professional experience, Javier has occupied leading roles in top organizations of different industries like Mundicolor Iberia, Google, WTO, Grupo Eurona Telecom,  Hofmann-Photobox or AVASANT -he is currently Senior Partner & Head of Travel and Transportation for Iberian-, and launched several start-ups, as ConnectedtoGo or Club Genteviajera. Passionate traveller, has visited more than 70 countries. Passionate communicator, his non profit Travelthink project has more than 30k subscribers. Always looking for new challenges, in 2015 he was appointed as CEO and EVP of the Advisory Board, at Top Seeds Lab. His commitment in the acceleration space has led him to become in June 2016 General Partner & CEO of Travel Tech SCR, a venture capital firm with 14m of capital objective focused exclusively in investing in travel tech start ups.