Sebastián Ruales Speaker Thinking Heads

Sebastián Ruales

Expert in innovation and entrepreneurship. Member of the founding team and former Global Director of New Business at Rappi.

Language:

English, Spanish

Who is Sebastián Ruales?

Sebastián Ruales is the co-founder and director of Opera Capital, a venture capital firm with over 20 companies in its portfolio in Latin America. He is also a Venture Partner at MatterScale Ventures and former Global Director of New Business at Rappi, a technology company valued at over US$1 billion.

What are his conferences like?

As a speaker, Sebastián Ruales is known for his expertise in disrupting traditional business models, e-commerce, Super-Apps, financing, scale-ups, and startups. He is a reference in the digital business industry, empowering omni-channel strategies and commercial ecosystems of entrepreneurship and transformation in Latin America.

What is his background?

Before working in technology and venture capital, Sebastián Ruales worked in fast-moving consumer goods for companies such as L'Oréal, Quala, and Johnson & Johnson. He was recognized as the best employee on multiple occasions. Later, he decided to join the emerging company Rappi, where he contributed significantly until becoming the first Colombian unicorn. He is also a speaker and consultant for startups in the initial capital raising phase, with a direct impact on the development of their business strategies and monetization models.

Selection of conferences:

Transformation of Retail (omnichannel and digital purchasing)

In this talk, Sebastián Ruales analyzes how technology has transformed retail and how companies can adapt to this new reality.

Social Impact in Collaborative Economy Models

In this talk, Sebastián Ruales explores how collaborative economy models can have a social impact and how companies can ensure that their practices are sustainable.

Disruption in Traditional Business Models

In this conference, Sebastián Ruales analyzes how companies can take advantage of new technologies to disrupt traditional business models and create new growth opportunities.

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