Manu Marín, born in Linares (Jaén), with more than 20 years of experience is one of the biggest digital transformers in the country, not only for his past as a manager in a top technology company in Silicon Valley but also in his current role as an independent advisor in digital transformation, He is the CEO of Quantic Brain, a boutique consulting firm (no more than one project per year) advising multinationals in areas of innovation, technology and digital transformation in very different sectors, such as BBVA, Inditex, Rolls-Royce, Grupo Antolín, Adolfo Domínguez, among others.
He has combined this boutique advisory role with that of an investor for more than 6 years. He has invested in more than 12 startups through his AEQUUS global capital fund, in a model called Venture Studio, which consists of investing capital and selecting which of those invested will lead the company's operation. Such was the case of the Spanish unicorn Wallbox, currently listed on the NYSE in the USA, where he served as COO since its foundation for the development and growth of the areas of Design and Engineering, Manufacturing and Distribution/Logistics of the range of products/chargers until 2019 and is currently one of the shareholders of Wallbox. Also, to name some invested startups including Consentio, Foqum etc... up to a total of 15.
Manu Marín has been a partner of Yellow River Global Capital fund since 2016, licensed in Luxembourg but located in Hong Kong, his job is to review/evaluate technical and operational aspects of Chinese companies in pre-IPO for investments to assist their IPO in the USA or China. Together with his partner Carlos Alfonso Oyarbide, former COO Morgan Stanley Asia, they manage this fund which is already investing in disruptive Chinese companies in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous cars.
Due to all this experience, on 15 June 2020, the Spanish government asked Manu Marín to participate in the social economic reactivation working group, which was organised by the Spanish government in the congress and which included distinguished names from the Spanish business world. After this work, he was recognised by the Madrid City Council for his contribution, always pro-bono, to the team working on the development of the Covid19 preventive plan.
Finally, it is worth highlighting his great experience in product development or, as he likes to call it, Smart Hardware, which in different projects and companies has led him to win prestigious awards of worldwide recognition such as:
REDDOT AWARD DESIGNEE (2017)
REDDOT AWARD DESIGNEE (2019)
IF AWARD DESIGNEE (2020)
ISPO AWARD (2018)
CES INNOVATION AWARDS (2018)
CES INNOVATION AWARDS (2020)
His current project and company is LIVALL, dedicated to the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of the smart, connected helmet. Manu Marín, currently serves as Co-Founder and CTO, is responsible for the design and development of new LIVALL products worldwide, and is also the CEO for Europe and LATAM.