Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra
Gonzalo has over 13 years of technology, venture capital, and advisory experience. He is co-founder and Managing General Partner at Cardumen Capital, a European venture capital firm investing in deep tech in Israel.
Prior to Cardumen, Gonzalo spent four years in Korea at Samsung’s headquarters. He then founded and lead Samsung Ventures Israel’s office. At Samsung Ventures he deployed over $120 million in capital in the USA, Europe, and Israel. Notable deals include: Replay (acquired by Intel), PrimeSense (acquired by Apple), Cortica, Earlysense, Corephotonics, Celeno, Aveni, StoreDot, Humavox, Elastifile, Yume (NYSE), and Rounds (acquired by Kik).
In the past Gonzalo was a strategy consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a systems engineer at the former Atomic Energy authority (AEA Technology) in the UK.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Gonzalo holds an MEng in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris. He earned a BSc from University of London, London School of Economics, and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
Gonzalo was recently ranked the top 10th Spanish Economic Leader for Tomorrow by Choiseul Institute and is a Young President’s Organization member.
A member of Class 23, Gonzalo is serving his fellowship at Cardumen Capital under the mentorship of Cardumen's Chairman, Gil Gidron.