Principal, London / UK
Duran is an experienced strategy and investment professional. While working for Excelsa Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund focusing on early-stage European industrial technology companies, Duran has gained investment management experience at the Board level, developed a strong understanding of the start-up landscape, and built an extensive network in venture capital. Prior to that, as Director of Strategy and Business Analysis at GlobalData (formerly Progressive Digital Media), Duran worked on the largest acquisition in the company’s history, and carried out multiple projects with a direct impact on the bottom line. Duran also gained experience in growth strategy and due diligence and developed considerable skills in operational improvements and organisational restructuring while working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with blue chip clients. Duran holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Swarthmore College.