Damian Voltes is the founder and CEO of Patagonia Ventures (www.patagoniaventures.com) an early stage venture capital firm focused on Latin America founded in February 2009.
Previously, he founded Digital Ventures, Directa Network, Performa Network, Afiliados Hispanos and InZearch all online advertising companies acquired by FOX in July 2007. Damian was Co-Managing Director and VP of Global Business Development during the post-acquisition until February 2009.
Damian is a serial entrepreneur. Since 1996, he is involved in the Internet/Online Media Industry. In the past, he founded several companies including: CuponesOnline.com Inc. (Online Sweepstakes), Netkiosk S.A. (Internet Public Kiosks) and Inter-Marketing Group (eBuilder & Hosting). He also worked in management and marketing positions at Global Mind (Interactive Agency), Datatrak (GPS) and Unisys Sudamericana (IT). Currently, he participates as investor and mentor in the Business Angels Club and NAVES from IAE/Universidad Austral.
Damian also engages not for profit activities. For the past 3 years, he has been teaching ebusiness and entrepreneurship at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), one of the Argentine leading business schools. He is a frequent speaker at several conferences around the world including Ad:Tech, IAA, IAB, Online Marketing Europe, OMD, Marketing 2.0, AMDIA, among others). He also participates actively in several trade associations and is an active contributor at Fundacion Tzedaka.
Damian holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Universidad de Belgrano), a MBA (Universidad de Belgrano) and a Postgraduate in Telecommunications (Universidad de San Andres & ITBA).
He is 36 years old, married since 2001 to Yamila and has a 3-year old son, Federico.
In his spare time, Damian enjoys playing tennis, squash, skiing and blogging at www.damianvoltes.com