Manuel is a serial entrepreneur in a constant quest for new challenges and endeavors.
Since 2016 he is leading MIOTI, an Ed-tech project with the mission of preparing and training individuals for the most disruptive technology enabler ever, the Internet of Things. MIOTI is a unique project in so far it is a pure IoT school but also in the distinctive and flipped approach to learning, based on experiential learning, real problem solving and an entrepreneurial spirit materialized in ecosystem of inspiration and opportunities provided by THECUBE.
MIOTI is part of a high-tech company builder, Unlimiteck, focused on conceptualizing, building and launching IoT and Artificial Intelligence focused Startups.
Manuel is also president of the board at Yamimoto, a Spanish electric bike company where he has held the CEO role for over 4 years. Yamimoto has pioneered the electric mobility movement in Spain and opened up a product category in a quite adverse economic environment.
Meanwhile Manuel has managed to found an investment club with other entrepreneurs. Pinama is currently invested in 15 startups, with ca. Eur 3Mios invested and over 25 shareholders.
Before jumping off the cliff to become an entrepreneur, Manuel had a successful career in financial markets, working in London´s City for blue-chip investment banks like Morgan Stanley or UBS, where he dealt with the most controversial financial assets, structured credit notes.
Prior to his banking adventure, which began after completing an MBA at INSEAD, Manuel worked in strategy management consulting in ATKearney, right after obtaining his MsC in industrial engineering by Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, ICAI.
Manuel is a natural optimist whose credo is to always smile and never give up. “Whatever is your goal, make sure the journey is worthwhile”.