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Bernardo Hernández: Celebrity investor and Google's former marketing whiz

Spain · Mar 06, 2019· By Amalia González

Copyright: CompassList

The angel investor behind some of the most successful Spanish internet startups also has an unusual honor for techies – GQ’s Man of the Year

He was one of the first angel investors to bet on Spanish online startups. Some of them, such as Idealista and Tuenti, went on to become the country’s biggest and best-known internet companies.

A former fund manager, he was also Google’s marketing and product chief, responsible for products like Google Maps and Chrome, in an eight-year career spanning between Madrid and Silicon Valley.

Today, Bernardo Hernández González continues to be a powerful figure in the Spanish startup scene. He is a tech investor, entrepreneur, executive chairman, public speaker and social media influencer all in one. His StepOne Ventures is supporting Spanish startups to break into the US market, while his recent investments have included Glovo, Fever, Citibox and Wallapop.

“He is the indisputable pope of new technologies in our country and in part the entire world,” the business magazine Emprendedores said of Hernández.

First investment with €6,000 

Edited by Bernice Tang and Suzanne Soh

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