Antonio Fontanini

Antonio Fontanini

Chief Exponential Officer at Opinno

Short Biography

Chief Exponential Officer at Opinno, Antonio Fontanini began his career at Olivetti in 1986 (Director of Mktg of OS&N) and came to Spain in 1989 to direct the International Division of Amper SA (Telefónica Group), obtaining the largest technology export contract in the history of Spain (with Telstra, in Australia). In 1995 he created a Seed Capital VC in Hong Kong which he sold at the end of 1999 when his first child was born. In 2000 he founded his Family Office to invest in technology start-ups, based in San Francisco and Madrid. Between 2013 and 2014 he was CEO at CEOE Internacional.

He is a member of Keiretsu Forum (San Fco Chapter) and he served at the Board of University of Chicago, Vortex, Interfides, Careesma India, Experientia, Bolear Consultadoría, Planet Capital Fund, among others. Since 2001 he is Director and Associate Professor of Master and Executive programs at EOI (School of Industrial Organization), IE Business School, IED, ESIC and Instituto San Pablo CEU; he is a Coach at ESADE Business School and IE. He has been a member of the Think Tanks Dontknow School and ICXCI.

As a Social Entrepreneur, he collaborates as a Member of the Advisory Council in “Fundación Create”, KUMU and he is a Fellow Nominator in the Ashoka network. He is co-founder of TEDxCibeles one of the top influential TEDx in the world.

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