Manuel Silva

Head of Investments, Santander InnoVentures

Manuel is a Partner at Santander InnoVentures and heads the Investment Team. Since joining Santander, he has overseen the majority of the c. 30 investments SIV has made. He holds Board positions at Autofi, Bonify, Creditas, Curve, Elliptic, ePesos, Klar and Tradeshift 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 across Europe and Latin America.