Fernando Espuelas

Entrepreneur, Organization founder

1966 –

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Who is Fernando Espuelas?

Fernando Espuelas is an American entrepreneur, author, media personality and philanthropist.

Espuelas is one of the pioneers of the consumer Internet. He is the co-founder and first CEO of Starmedia, the first pan-Latin Internet portal, launched in 1996 and now part of Orange, France Telecom's Internet services company. Starmedia was the first venture-capital backed Latin Internet company and also the first initial public offering in the Latin Internet industry.

According to the Harvard Business School case StarMedia: Launching a Latin American Revolution, "by the fall of 1999,StarMedia had sprinted to a sizable lead in the race to acquire Latin American Internet users. Its pan-regional, horizontal portal was the first to target Spanish- and Portuguese-language speakers on the Internet, registering 1.2 billion page views in the third quarter of 1999. Thirty-three-year-old StarMedia co-founder Fernando Espuelas was the toast of "Silicon Alley" and a recognized hero throughout Latin America. A picture of him on the cover of Internet World magazine--ripping his shirt open to show the Starmedia logo, like Superman, summed up the spirit of the company."

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Born
Aug 6, 1966
Montevideo
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Connecticut College
  • Greenwich High School
Employment
  • Starmedia
Lived in
  • Connecticut
  • Montevideo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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