Connect. Catalyse. Create.
VENTURA X VENTURES
Ventura X Ventures creates sustainable value and catalyses growth by connecting human and financial capital.
We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help companies facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance through strategic investment. We drive purpose across businesses by sharing an aligned vision and mission, creating value together.
CONNECT GLOBAL TALENT
We analyze what start-ups are working on to stay relevant and competitive in this changing world, and which ones are creating long-term sustainable impact. We then strategize using smart tools and global resources to connect them with Family Offices and investors who have aligned purpose, corporates for go-to-market strategies, and strategic partners for potential commercial agreements.
CATALYZE GROWTH & CREATE VALUE
With several years of expertise in Asia, we enable ventures to take their business to the next level. We combine our market insights to catalyze growth by aligning company mission with processes and strategies.
In addition, we help teams shape their values with a long-term strategy, and support global growth through corporate and investor connections.
GALDANA VENTURES FUND I & II
Fund of Funds
WHITE STAR CAPITAL
Multi-stage Tech Investment Platform
ANTHILL VENTURES - INDIA & SINGAPORE
Growth Venture Capital
BRINC - HK & CHINA
Venture Accelerator & Investment
MODALYST - NY & SF
SOLD TO WIX
Dropshipping for Fashion & Lifestyle
LABLACO - MILAN & SINGAPORE
Circular Fashion Platform
STEPTECH - LA
Virtual Reality Platform
8XP - SHANGHAI & SINGAPORE
TYNKER - SV
SOLD TO BYJU'S
Coding for kids
TEAM EQ - BCN
Organizational Management solution powered by AI
KONMARI - SV
SOLD TO RAKUTEN
THE CONSTELLATION - SINGAPORE
Community of Communities
Blockchain & SDGs
CATALYST FOR SUSTAINABLE IMPACT
Ventura X Ventures mission is about creating an ecosystem that ignites impact & creates value for all by:
Connecting global talent: entrepreneurs, corporates and investors.
Catalyzing growth and collaboration across ecosystems: universities (Harvard Business School, Stanford, IESE, Insead, Parsons, etc.), with institutions and corporates.
Creating value by investing in purpose and mission driven startups on S.H.E.:
Sustainability & Social impact
Health & Wellbeing
Ventura X Ventures connects mission-driven entrepreneurs, corporates and investors with aligned values, to catalyze growth and create sustainable impact for all the stakeholders.
Working together, we define the strategy that supports the company mission, catalyzing its growth and long-term impact.
This collaboration is essential for the successful transition from strategy, to plan, to action.
CONSULTANCY & ADVISORY
GROWTH STRATEGY & EXPANSION
Behind the Scenes
Founder & CEO
Cristina has been working in Luxury and technology for over 20 years for the world’s most prestigious luxury companies as LVMH, Gucci, Prada, Apple and Lane Crawford Joyce Group. She represents an international understanding of luxury, strategic planning, creativity and innovation.
She is the founder of VenturaXVentures, with the vision to be a Catalyst for Impact through advisory and investment. VXV Mission is to create an ecosystem that ignites impact and creates value for all stakeholders by:
Connecting global talent: Human, Financial & Social Capital (Entrepreneurs, FO, PE, VCs)
Catalysing growth and collaborating across ecosystems, focusing on ESGs principles
Creating value by advising and co-investing in purpose and mission driven entrepreneurs with Family Offices and investment funds, focusing on Asia growth investments on Consumer Tech, Wellbeing, Sustainability, Blockchain & Education.
She is Chief Catalyst Officer at White Star Capital, a multi-stage technology investment platform. Her role is to catalyse growth by connecting talented entrepreneurs globally, collaborating across ecosystems with family offices, institutional investors and strategic corporates, and create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Cristina co-invests and partners with family offices in Asia, Europe, US and South America, and is advisor at Vogue Innovation Prize and Vogue Foundation.
Previously she was Chief Catalyst Officer at Lane Crawford Joyce Group, responsible to create a network for the Group, stimulating ideas and new ways to invest and to partner. LCJGroup.com is Asia's pre-eminent luxury lifestyle Group, with brand management and distribution for over 1,500 lifestyle brands. Cristina founded the first social venture to implement Blockchain technology to transform the future of luxury ecosystem. It was acquired by LCJG.
Before joining LCJG, Cristina led the opening of APPLE Hong Kong & south China, the fastest and largest market growth for Apple globally. She grew her team to over 1,500 members, which made an important contribution to Apple’s $8.8 billion revenues during the Asia opening.
Previously, Cristina was Regional Director at PRADA Group, where she was responsible for the business development of Prada, Miu Miu and Car Shoe brands, covering 12 countries throughout Asia, being involved in the preparation of Prada’s IPO in Hong Kong. Previously, she was the Operations Director for GUCCI Europe & Middle East, and worked for several years at LVMH Fashion Group in Europe and Asia, where she was responsible for business development & growth. She started her career at Louis Vuitton London through a Leonardo da Vinci grant from the European Union.
Cristina earned the Erasmus Grant and studied Communication Sciences from Ramon Lull University in Barcelona and Milano. She did her Global Executive MBA at IESE & CEIBS China and is Alumni at Insead, Harvard Business School, Stanford and currently part of the Kauffman Fellows Program.
She has participated as a Luxury specialist and keynote speaker at at HBS, MIT, LBS, IMD, INSEAD, GBBC, TechInnovation and taught MBA classes in Hong Kong & Shanghai at HKUST, PolyU, IESE & CEIBS. She is currently teaching her Harvard Case Study: “Leading Innovation in the Luxury Industry” and IESE Case Study “A Catalyst Journey during Corona Times”.
She is an Officer of the Harvard Alumni in HK & on the Board of HBS Singapore Club, leading HBS New Ventures & SME. She is a YPO ASEAN member and involved with the UN Accelerator Labs connecting investors to support projects focusing on sustainability & innovation.
She is advisor and mentor at The Constellation and Design for Good Program (part of EDB), with the objective of making Singapore the innovative lifestyle hub in Asia. Cristina is ambassador at GBBC - Global Blockchain Business Council - and advisor at Barcelona Tech and The Collider, part of Mobile World Congress, with the focus to represent and grow globally the Blockchain, Digital & Tech sectors. She is member of the Global Family Offices Circle and on the board of several companies she invests in.
Cristina is a certified instructor of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki and started Silicon Bali decelerator.
She speaks English, Spanish and Italian, based in Singapore and working globally.