Venture Partner Spain


Gonzalo is a Venture Partner at Red River West, based in Madrid.

He brings more than 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship and digital consulting, along with an extensive network of European tech startups, connecting Red River West with promising sourcing opportunities in southern Europe.

After founding his own startup Empel, a consulting firm specialized in digital strategy, he became Director of Opinno Europe, an innovation-driven consulting firm, publisher in Spain for the MIT Technology Review and the Harvard Business Review. This preceded his time as Country Manager for the Spanish market at the French scale-up Malt, the leading freelance consulting marketplace in Europe.

Until recently, Gonzalo was at the Executive Committee of Talent Garden, Europe’s leading digital education provider and coworking network for innovators and tech ecosystems, leading the markets of Spain and France.

Gonzalo is currently Country Director for Spain at Shopify, the worldwide leader e-commerce platform.

Gonzalo is a Computer Science Engineer, and holds a Master’s Degree from Université Paris Dauphine and Université Pierre et Marie Curie. In addition to his Spanish mother tongue, he speaks fluently English and French.