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Marc Vidal          

VP at Openshopen & Founder of Idodi Venture Capital

Marc Vidal is a successful entrepreneur and a renowned economic analyst. Specializing in the new economy, he has been an innovation and social media consultant for large companies and institutions; a popular media contributor; and requested international speaker. Marc has contagious optimism, creativity and enthusiasm to face personal and business challenges.

Marc has more than two decades of experience in creating online projects, business management and exploring the potential of networks and the new economy. Initially his professional life focused on large companies, but he soon became passionate about startups, especially in its early stages of development. He founded a dozen companies from Europe and America and is a renowned investor for technology companies and currently leads, which has a presence in 11 countries.

Marc is characterized by his great intuition in business and in macroeconomic analysis. On his blog he warned of the dangers of the economic crisis several years prior to its occurrence and how to deal with the change of economic model in which, according to him, we are moving. He was selected as one of the Internet's most influential people in Spain for his ability to interpret technological and socioeconomic changes. His blog is one of the most followed in Spanish and was awarded 3rd prize for the best European blog at the 2009 EuroBlogs Awards. It is also noted as one of the ten largest entrepreneur blogs written in Spanish.

He is a member of the research group in the New Economy Trends project of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and director of graduate Community Manager & Social Media at the University of Barcelona, as well as associate professor in several business schools and faculties.

Despite residing between Dublin and Miami, he is known for his tendency to be a nomadic traveler.

He has published "The Chronicle of a Foretold Crisis," 2010's "Against Subsidized Culture," 2000's "Low Cost Grant Culture, 2013's "An Ant in Paris" and 2014's "END" and "Up in the Cloud."

Marc is one of the most sought after speakers on topics of Digital Economy and Social Networking, Business Internationalization and SCR. His vision and accurate analysis, along with a top performance on stage, makes him one of the best speakers in the Spanish speaking world.

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