Martin Varsavsky is a serial entrepreneur, professor and investor who has successfully founded seven companies in the US and Europe in the last 25 years.
In the 90’s Martin built Viatel, which became the first pan-European fiber optic network, followed by Jazztel, a telephone operator. He exited these ventures at $1.2 billion and $770 million valuations respectively
In the early 2000’s, he built Ya.com, which was sold a few years later for $650 million. Martin subsequently co-founded Eolia, one of Spain's largest renewable energy companies; and launched Fon, the world's largest Wi-Fi network with more than 20 million wireless access points.
In 2015, Martin founded Prelude Fertility, in the healthcare sector, with a $200 million investment.
Martin Varsavsky occasionally teaches entrepreneurship at The Columbia Business School. He is also a Board Member of the German media company Axel Springer.
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