Cristobal Alonso is an experienced serial Entrepreneur and Global Executive (with focus on telco, media & software Development) and INSEAD MBA.
Defined by colleagues, partners and clients as the ultimate “make it happen” person, always thinking strategically and with the capacity to create and develop highly empowered international teams.
As a serial entrepreneur, Cristobal leads as “el Patron” Startup Wise Guys, the leading B2B accelerator in Europe, with more than 145 investments in early stage SaaS B2B companies and a portfolio value of more than 4x. He tours Central Eastern Europe, CIS and the Nordics every quarter looking for the upcoming promising startups and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs.
In the past he has been co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Mobofree, at the time the leading Africa’s social Marketplace, He also co-founded a mobile application start-up, mmCHANNEL, as CCO and interim CEO, raising €2M VC round.
He sits on the board of more than 10 startups he has invested on since 2010.
On his corporate side, he has led several transformation and turnaround efforts across different countries and cultures. Cristobal was the Chief Transformation Officer at Telenor and has worked for several other mobile operators, leading a turnaround on the technology department (IT and Network) and another one as Director of Corporate Planning & Strategy. Prior to that he spent over 10 years as a consultant on a variety of strategic and operational projects in the TMT space.
Finally, Cristobal has extensive experience as “the public face” of media outreach campaigns and as a frequent speaker at Startup and Telco conferences and panels. He is in the process to finalize his 1st book #Perform, the Unsexy Truth of (Startup) Success, together with his co/author Stoyan Yankov.