Roundtable: Disruption trends

					
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The most recent Faraday round table took place at the BBVA Innovation Center under the title “Disruption trends”. Moderated by Gonzalo Tradacete, Managing Partners and Chief Financial Officer of Faraday Venture Partners, we counted with the presence of Aquilino Peña, founder of Kibo Ventures and José Martín Cabiedes, Managing Partner at Cabiedes and Partners SCR.

The event was focused on analysing the different business models and technologies that significantly impact consumer trends and/or affect change in whole sectors or industries and discussed each speaker’s experience and opinion of these tendencies from the point of view of the investor.

With many startups taking advantage of this disruption to reconfigure whole sectors and industries, the emerging firms have proved particularly interesting to Faraday, Kibo and Cabiedes and Partners for investment. Notably, sectors such as crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, e-health, online marketing (video and mobile), lead arbitrage and collaborative consumption have become the sectors “to watch”. Example of such firms include: AirBnB, Etece, Habitissimo and Mediasmart, some of them Faraday investee companies partaking in the discussion.