Curator #187 Helena Torras

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My name is Helena Torras (@htorras) and I was born and brought up in Barcelona. I am in the tech entrepreneurship world on both sides of the table.

My investor hat is done through PaoCapital (@Paocapital). I’ve invested on more than 9 tech startups, and I am/have been Board Director or member of the advisory Board in some promising startups such as Ducksboard (@ducksboard) (acquired by New Relic (@newrelic)) or Marfeel (@marfeel), among others.

My entrepreneur hat is now focused on Bwom (@HelloBwom), a startup focused on changing selfcare for women through a mobile application that gives personalized feedback and training to women around their pelvic floor and other issues. Prior to that, together with the entrepreneurial team, I lead Abiquo (@abiquo), which I joined in 2007 as shareholder (I’ve been Interim CEO, VP Operations and CFO). Abiquo raised more than $28M in VC and established operations in US, UK & Spain. I’ve been Board Director at the Holding Company of Abiquo in USA.

Prior to that I got my financial experience working as auditor (@KPMG_ES), the analytic and strategic vision working as consultant (small local Boutique) and was CEO of a medical service company.

I hold a bachelor and MBA in Esade Business School (@ESADE) and McGill University (@McGillU). Last june I was fortunate to be one of the #W50 at @Uclaanderson on the Board Directors program sponsored by @bancosantander.

I am mentor at Wayra (@wayraES) (Telefonica’s accelerator program), Barcelona Mentoring Program, StartupBootCamp Internet of Things & Data (@SBCIoT_Data), Menorca Millennials (@m_millennials), and Conector (@conectorSpain) and Ship2b (@ship2b).

I am member of the Advisory Board at ESADE Alumni Entrepreneurship (@ESADEalumni) and at the Board at Circulo Ecuestre (@circuloecuestre), where previously I had been Young President on 2009.

I have also founded OneDreamClub (@onedreamclub) to help top executive women to reach their professional goal and member of the board on different initiatives that uplift the benefits of diversity (both, men & women) on boards.

I am passionate about Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital. I am also passionate about the role of board Directors, what is the real value that can be added by a board and how. I love to connect people and share passions and exchange different views on topics.

On my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends. I like travelling, trekking, reading and eating (I like to share the restaurants I try on my Instagram @htorras).

The best of my life is my family: my husband Xavier (@xalvarezforn), my partner in life after more than 20 years, with whom I share the entrepreneurship and investment passion, and my children, Emma and Marc who make my life feel complete.

This week, I would like to share with you my interests and how is my daily life in my lovely city Barcelona.

Looking forward to connecting with all of you.

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