Eduardo Fernandez Rojo



Board Director, Advisor, Early-stage & Startup VC / PE - Entrepreneur and Faculty @ Northeastern University based in Palo Alto.

Member of the Young Presidents'​ Organization, a worldwide not-for-profit association of leaders and entrepreneurs:

Electrical & Electronic Engineer - GSMP post-grad at University of Chicago Booth School of Business & IE Business School and ELPP from Berkeley's University Center for Technology & Entrepreneurship.

Mentor & Advisor at Singularity University Ventures & Berkeley's Center for Technology & Entrepreneurship.

Independent Board Director at Arowana International, an assets/fund management and PE public company listed on ASX (ASX:AWN). Board Director/observer at Vivopower (NASDAQ:VVPR). Strategic advisor at Arowana's Alicorn Venture Fund. Board advisor at Avana Capital (private lending).

Founded, an advisory & VC boutique in Palo Alto focusing on technology startups & early-stage companies.

Board Director & Investor at BigML Inc, an US Machine Learning as a Service platform company.

Two decades of corporate experience in the mobile industry:  MD/EVP at BlackBerry and Nokia from 1996 to 2013.

Received Nokia Circle of Excellence award in 2005.

Faculty at Northeastern University (Silicon Valley campus) and FT/IE corporate learning alliance - IE Business School, regular contributor to CNBC and author at publishing house Plataforma Editorial.


My 1st computer was a Commodore 64 back in the 80s, a 64Kb RAM machine running on a 1 MHz CPU. Avid assembler programmer, I became an amateur hacker at that time.

Hyperactive & multitasker, nerd-curious-ENTP, self-made, determined, resilient, finisher of Madrid's marathon. Mission-driven. I like new ideas, building & growing new ventures, helping outliers in particular for impact and legacy no matter at what scale.


Master of Science from Universidad de Alcala (1991)

Professional Experience

Independent Board Director at Arowana International, a PE and fund & assets management company (ASX:AWN)- Board Director/observer at VivoPower (NASDAQ:VVPR).

Board advisor at Avana Capital.

Board Director at BigML Inc, a Machine Learning platform company.

Advisory Board member at Alicorn, a venture fund investing in Series C to E, pre - IPO companies with $1Bn Valuations (Unicorns).

Mentor & Advisor at Singularity University Ventures & Berkeley's Center for Technology & Entrepreneurship.

Faculty at Northeastern University - Silicon Valley

Former corporate executive at Nokia and BlackBerry.