Desirée Alayza

Seed by EY Lead, EY - WeInvest

Speaker Bio

Over 13 years’ professional experience leading international strategies, projects and policies for Venture Capital and innovation development in Latin America countries (México, Colombia, Chile & Perú), currently expanding to Europe, focusing in the Spanish market. Leading CVC, Open Innovation and Corporate Venture programs for corporates. 

In charge of designing and leading the first public-private Venture Capital fund of funds in Perú, the innovation agenda for the Pacific Alliance and the Ernst & Young LatAm department for Venture Capital´s practice. Actual driving force of WeInvest LatAm in Spain. 

Furtheremore, over 10 years expirience focused on consulting and investing in startups. Guiding different starges of their business lifecyrcle, scaling and investment rounds. Consultant for accelerators, angel investors and venture capital investment funds. Providing direction on new business models, innovation, legal considerations, market expansion, softlandings, scalability and investment stategy. 

Jury, Mentor and Speaker in different international programs and events for startups, Venture Capital and Impact Investment. Active participant as angel investor.