Senior Venture Builder
Afonso is a Senior Venture Builder at Bundl, owner of innovation consultancy Saint Brand and overall corporate venture evangelist. Afonso's career spans 16+ years of marketing, design and business innovation consulting. Initially graduating in Visual Communication from the University for the Creative Arts (UK) together with Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona), Afonso held senior roles both at WPP companies and Adidas, where he was in led the global brand design for the world cup 2014 . With a creative background, both as awarded practitioner and team lead, Afonso completed his MBA at INSEAD (France and Singapore) to join LinkedIn London, where he undertook several senior consulting roles, more notably leading API data solutions in EMEA, as well as Marketing and Media Strategy for LinkedIn’s top 22 Global brands. In 2016 Afonso began using his experience as a start-up advisor which led him to become Business Partnerships director at Airfinity in the UK, and today Venture Builder from Belgium, more specifically building start ups inside corporate companies with bespoke frameworks to beat time to market and bring new revenue. Afonso holds several speaking and guest lecturing experiences in the EU and mentoring in the UK. Truly international, Afonso has worked in 8 and is now living in his 9th country.