Victor Aguilera | Managing Director, Aurus Investments

Victor is an investment professional with 20+ years experience in global technology commercialization, corporate venturing and venture capital investments across different industries.

He designed and is the main responsible of Aurus’s third VC-Fund focused on industrial technologies, which is currently the largest VC-Fund in Chile, having institutional LPs such as Codelco (Chile’s largest corporation), Mitsui & Co. (one of Japan’s largest business conglomerates) and multilateral banks such MIF-IDB and CAF, besides some of the most important family offices in Chile.

During his career, Victor has been an active angel investor and co-founder of startups in areas such advanced materials, alternative fuels, engine technologies, clean-tech, solar PV, mission critical SaaS, mobile marketing, fin-tech and social safety.

Before joining Aurus Victor worked four years in Austria as VP of Business Development for a clean-tech startup (www.alsetglobal.com). Previously he was the CEO and Co-Founder of the International Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (www.3ie.cl), the most successful R&D&I institution in Chile supporting the creation 70+ startups, leading a team of 80+ researchers and business professionals.

Victor received the Industrial Engineering degree from USM in Chile and has conducted postgraduate studies in Italy (Innovation-SMEs at U. Bocconi), USA (Technology Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley) and Spain (MBA at EOI).