Cristina Ventura

@ Venture partner, Chief Catalyst Officer , White Star Capital

Born in Barcelona and lived in London, Paris, Milan, Florence, Boston, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and Singapore. In love living in Asia during the last 17 years. Learning daily. 

Prior to joining White Star Capital, Cristina spent over twenty years in the luxury, lifestyle, consumer, and tech industries, working for the world’s most prestigious companies as LVMH, Gucci, Prada (being part of its IPO), Apple HK & China and Lane Crawford Joyce Group, focusing on strategic planning, international business expansion, innovation and global growth.

During the last ten years, Cristina have been investing and advising start-ups and scale-ups through VenturaXVentures, with the purpose to create sustainable value by connecting human and financial capital in the areas of consumer tech, sustainability, blockchain and education.

As a Chief Catalyst Officer at WSC, her role is to catalyse growth by connecting global talented entrepreneurs, collaborate across ecosystems with Family Offices, institutional investors and strategic corporates, and create sustainable value for all stakeholders. 

Cristina’s passion is learning from everything and everyone, anywhere. She studied in Barcelona and Milan through an Erasmus grant, hold a Global Executive MBA from IESE & CEIBS China, studied and is alumni at Insead, Stanford and Harvard Business School, being HBS Board member for Singapore and Hong Kong and leading the New Ventures & SMEs team. Currently part the Kaufmann Fellows program and teaching at University in Barcelona, HK and Boston my HBS Case Study: “Leading Innovation in the luxury industry”.

Cristina is an advisor at TBFI, the incubator program for lifestyle start-ups, and mentor at Good Design Research, part of the Economic Development Board of Singapore. I am an ambassador at GBBC – Global Blockchain Business Council – and advisor and mentor at Barcelona Tech and The Collider, part of Mobile World Congress, and YPO ASEAN member. Meditation and yoga are Cristina’s daily practices and founded SiliconBali decelerator.