Christian Prada

Managing Director , Desafía San Francisco

Christian Prada

Speaker Bio


Desafía San Francisco (DSF) helps Spanish technology companies scale faster and globally. DSF is a public initiative of ICEX Spain Trade and Investment --a public corporation of Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism-- and Red.es --a public corporate entity attached to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.



DSF’s portfolio companies raised more than $230M in total from well-known venture capital firms and accelerators and created +3000 jobs. DSF can count among its alumni three winners of South Summit's Global Startup Competition (2017, 2018 and 2019).



As Managing Director of DSF, Christian works day in and day out with startups and entrepreneurs. Having worked for American and European hi-tech ventures for the past 20+ years, he has a deep understanding of both sides of the pond and what it takes for a Spanish startup to be successful in Silicon Valley.