Francisco has more than twenty years of experience in venture capital, investment banking and strategic consulting, having worked in more than 30 countries, with reputable private clients, governments and investors across the globe.
Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar founded Axon Partners Group in 2006, and he is currently Managing Partner and President. Axon has become one of the largest Spanish advisory companies, with more than sixty employees, international offices, and a very extensive list of clients and international investors. Within the venture capital division, Axon manages more than two hundred million euros. In additional to his role at Axon, Francisco is a Board Member of numerous companies such as nxtGen and Captronic in India; O4IT and Mercadoni in Latin America; and Finizens and NicePeopleAtWork in Spain. Previously, he was an investor and Board Member of numerous successful companies, including Akamon, Wuaki.tv and JustEat.
Francisco began his career as a systems engineer, first at Airbus and then in Hispasat, where he had the opportunity to lead the satellite Hispasat 1C and 1D and its satellite mission team. Subsequently, before founding Axon, he was partner in Analysys Mason, a British Consulting firm, where he advised international transactions valued at +20 bn dollars, in addition to his work as a consultant in the launch of important companies like ONO or Jazztel in Spain.
Francisco is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) since 2012, and holds degrees in aerospace engineering and an MBA from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.