Dr. Carlos Baradello is an investor, advisor and public speaker. A leading innovation and entrepreneurship practitioner, Carlos draws his understanding from his broad global business and academic experience, deep technical knowledge and broad understanding with the realities innovators encounter in organizations both large and small. His experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world has enabled him to gain key lessons for high-growth ventures to scale globally.
Carlos’ interests include new global business creation, venture funding, business acceleration for “born global” startups and global scaling for “foreign born” startups in emerging economies. He is the founder of the University of San Francisco’s groundbreaking Silicon Valley Immersion programs and former Associate Dean of its Global and Executive Programs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities across four continents as a member of the faculty at the University of San Francisco, the Danish Technical University (Denmark), the Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Chile), and the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), he is a public speaker and corporate advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Economic Development Agencies and NGOs across the world. Carlos is also a Founder and General Partner of ALAYA-BA, Cordoba, Argentina’s first venture capital firm and Founder and Managing Partner of Sausalito Global Scaling (SausalitoGS), a firm positioning Latin American ventures to scale globally.
After earning his Engineering Degree from Argentina’s Catholic University of Cordoba, Carlos earned his MSc from the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. For over 30 years, Carlos was in the telecommunications and computer industry with progressively senior executive roles at ITT, NYNEX, Digital Equipment Corporation, Advanced Fibre Communications (IPO 1996) and Motorola, where he was the company’s Corporate Vice President for the Latin America and Caribbean region