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Juan Cartagena
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Juan Cartagena

Mountain View, California


Founder of Traity.com, backed Li Ka-Shing´s Horizons Ventures, Active Venture Partners, Schindler&amp;Schindler, BDMI, Lanta, Seedcamp and 500Startups, and with a team of spectacular people.

We want to help to create a world where we can trust one another for any digital transactions, from sharing cars to online dating.

Previous experience in strategy, private equity, product management and performance management in ITC. MBA from Chicago Booth with High Honors, but still an Electrical Engineer inside.

Traity Awards:

Winner - BBVA Open Talent 2013

Winner - Spain Internet Startup 2013

Winner - LaCaixa Emprendedor XXI Madrid 2013

Winner - Bizcamp Tel Aviv 2012

Winner - Seedcamp Berlin 2012

2nd place - ActuaUPM 2013

My take on micropreneurship as a tool to reduce a big chunk of unemployment:


Other things I have written:



Chicago Booth
MBA with High Honors
2010 - 2012 (about 2 years)
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Telecommunications Engineer Erasmus Exchange Program
2004 - 2005 (about 1 year)
Universität Stuttgart
Telecommunications Engineer Erasmus Exchange Program
2003 - 2004 (about 1 year)
Final Thesis: "Scheduling of Assembled Traffic in IP-over-Photonics Edge Nodes"
University of California, Los Angeles
2001 - 2001 (less than a minute)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
MEng in Electrical Engineering Telecommunications
2000 - 2003 (about 3 years)

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Founder CEO
Launching a Startup is the dream of a lifetime. We are only starting now but we are looking forward to achieving great things and become massively disruptive.
Currently working through our prototypes, launching first small marketing campaigns to test demand and looking for seed capital that helps us to grow.
Head of Strategy
September 2010 - September 2011 (about 1 year)
Strategic planning and vision
Competitive strategy
2010 - 2010 (8 months)
Chimmer is a URL shortening platform that provides businesses and bloggers with the ability to have their own white-labelled URL shortening system. First startup attempt.
Enterprise Programmes Manager
Cable & Wireless
2009 - 2010 (over 1 year)
Sales channel strategy, performance management, cost saving projects.
Product Manager - Internet
Cable & Wireless
September 2006 - December 2008 (about 2 years)
Product strategy of Internet Backbone AS1273; Internet sales campaigns. Launch of the new product proposition "IP Content Transit".
Also responsible for the national and international FR and ATM legacy networks. Commercial strategy and financial optimisation of platforms closure.
Junior Consultant
Lucent Technologies
November 2005 - August 2006 (9 months)