Sonia Fernández

Partner, Kibo Ventures

Sonia Fernández

Speaker Bio


Sonia has over 20 years of experience leading digital businesses. She joined Kibo in 2016 and has since specialized

in investments in different sectors such as Big Data/AI (Vilynx), Adtech/Media (Stoyo, Tappx, Mediasmart),

Education Technology (Odilo) and Mobility/Logistics (Bipi, Gestoos, Tier). Sonia sits on the boards of Tappx,

Stoyo, Vilynx, Gestoos, Odilo, Bipi and Mediasmart. Since joining Kibo Sonia has been focused on identifying

dealflow from US companies with presence in Spain. She has spoken about the benefits of this hybrid model

at the Stanford Business School and other forums. Sonia is a regular speaker in different venture forums and is

actively involved with different initiatives promoting women in private equity & venture capital.



Sonia has an extensive experience in the digital sector having founded and led digital businesses such as

MercadoLibre, Match.com or Specific Media/Vindico in Spain. Sonia started her career in investment banking

at Lehman Brothers in London and New York and also worked in private equity at 3i in Madrid.

Sonia holds a BA degree in Business from ICADE (Spain) and an MBA from Stanford University. Sonia has

published two books on networking and social networks, was awarded the Stanford Associate Award (limited

to 2,700 alumni worldwide), and is currently VP of the Stanford Alumni Association in Spain. She is also member

of the International Women Forum and Level20.org.