Jose Luis Sampedro Mazon
Principal, Venture Investing

Jose is an experienced VC-backed founder, investor, and advisor to both funds and emerging technology startups. He specializes in helping organizations drive growth through venture investing, from developing the optimal investment theses to unlocking access to top startup founders and investors globally, leveraging his network spanning from Silicon Valley to Asia.

Having previously been a Venture Builder at Mach49 — before transitioning to the Venture Investing team — Jose is a trusted partner of corporates seeking strategic direction across the “build, invest, partner, buy” spectrum. He has also advised Fortune 1000 companies as Cloud Insight Director at Oracle, a Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group, and a Corporate Finance Lawyer at Linklaters. Over the course of his career, Jose has helped countless companies reach critical corporate milestones — from designing and executing multimillion-dollar go-to-market strategies and digital transformations that tackled emerging markets across Southeast Asia, to helping banks restructure and navigate new regulatory requirements in order to withstand the European debt crisis of the 2010s.

In addition to his work with Mach49, Jose is currently an Advisor to pebblebed, a frontier technology venture fund started by founding engineers at Facebook AI Research and OpenAI. He is also an executive Advisor and seed investor at Poko, among other startups.

Jose holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree from King’s College London. He also obtained a diploma in venture capital fund formation from 500 Global, and holds certifications as a Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer, Professional Scrum Master, and member of the New York State Bar.