Sotero joined i5invest in 2017 as part of the corporate development and M&A team. His work is multi-faceted, dealing with internal business development activities and project related work with a focus on emerging technologies, such as smart home, AR/VR & energy tech, amongst others.
Prior to joining i5invest, Sotero was a startup consultant & venture builder focusing on cross-border business development, project & investment management for leading Austrian startup incubators, business accelerators and VC-backed startups. He also owns a critically acclaimed fine dining Latin American restaurant & bar.
Born in the United States to Venezuelan parents, Sotero was raised in Austria but was educated partially in England, UK. Throughout his academic career, he took up work placements the United States, Austria, UK, Nigeria, Australia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates across an equally diverse set of industries including hospitality, fashion, venture capital, internet and oil & gas.
Sotero holds a double MSc degree (CEMS MiM) in Management from the Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU Wien) in conjuction with the University of Sydney, and a BSc degree in Business Management from the University of Warwick’s Business School (UK). When not in the office, you find him exploring the world’s culinary and cocktail/mixology scene.