Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Head of Israel, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

Gonzalo has over twelve years of technology, venture capital and advisory experience. His professional career started at the former Atomic Energy Authority in the United Kingdom (AEA Technology) as an electrical and electronic systems design engineer. This was followed by an advisory position at PriceWaterhouseCoopers focusing on strategy, processes and investment appraisal. After business school, Gonzalo joined the Samsung Global Strategy Group under the Chairman’s office in Seoul, Korea. After several successful audits and strategy projects Gonzalo was invited to join Samsung Ventures. Gonzalo was named the Head of the Israel office for Samsung Ventures and led the opening and its successful establishment. Major deals include PrimeSense (Acquired by Apple), Corephotonics, StoreDot, Replay Technologies, Cortica, EarlySense, Rounds, Aveni, Imagry, Scylla. Gonzalo’s board positions included StoreDot, EarlySense, Giraffic, Alchimer, Replay Technologies, Corephotonics, Imagry, Scylla.

He completed his MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris. He also holds a Bsc in Economics from University of London (London School of Economics).

Gonzalo complemented his studies with an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.