Manuel Silva
Managing Partner, Head of InvestmentsSantander InnoVentures
Manuel is a Partner running the Investment team at Santander InnoVentures, Santander corporate VC, and oversees the investment team and sourcing and execution of new investments. He sits on the Board of a number of its portfolio companies, including Autofi, Bonify, Creditas, Crosslend, Elliptic, Klar and Roostify, among others.

Before joining Santander in 2015, Manuel was the founding member of BBVA Ventures out of San Francisco, which he started after spending 5 years at BBVA in Corporate Development and Innovation functions.

Manuel holds a B.A. in Business Administration from CUNEF (Madrid), an MPhil in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Sciences Po (Paris) and has conducted doctoral level research on Chinese Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Manuel lives in London but spends substantial time in San Francisco and Latin America.