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.
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
GALDANA VENTURES FUND I & II
Fund of Funds
MUSE CAPITAL - LA
Media Venture Capital
ANTHILL VENTURES - INDIA & SINGAPORE
Growth Venture Capital
BRINC - HK & CHINA
Venture Accelerator & Investment
MODALYST - NY & SF
Dropshipping for Fashion & Lifestyle
LABLACO - MILAN & SINGAPORE
Circular Fashion Platform
STEPTECH - LA
Virtual Reality Platform
8XP - SHANGHAI & SINGAPORE
TYNKER - SV
Coding for kids
TEAM EQ - BCN
Organizational Management solution powered by AI
KONMARI - SV
THE CONSTELLATION - SINGAPORE
DIGINEX - HK & LONDON
Banking on Blockchain
Blockchain & SDGs
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 Ventura has been working in Luxury, Retail and Technology for the past 20 years. She is Catalyst Advisor for The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, responsible to forge connections with thought leaders, disruptors and game changers around the world and beyond retail, to bring knowledge and create a diverse network for the Group, stimulating ideas and new ways to invest and partner. She is leading internal innovation programs and thecage.io, the ignition program that offers intensive mentorship and in-house business opportunities to start-ups, with the aim to get investment and commercial agreements with the Group and the industry.
Cristina has been working in Luxury and Retail for the world’s most prestigious luxury brands as LVMH, Gucci, Prada and Apple, and she represents an international understanding of luxury, strategic planning, creativity and innovation.
Before joining LCJG, Cristina has been leading Apple’s team and high growth expansion in Hong Kong and China, the fastest and largest growth market for Apple globally. She grew her team to over 1,500 members covering the markets of Hong Kong and South China, which made an important contribution to Apple’s $8.8 billion revenues in the region.
Previously, Cristina was Regional Retail Director at Prada Group, where she was responsible for the business development of Prada, Miu Miu and Car Shoe brands, covering 12 countries and over 100 locations with 1,500 employees throughout the Asia Pacific Region, and was 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 Louis Vuitton Fashion Group in Europe and Asia, where she was responsible for business development, marketing and operations. She started her career at Louis Vuitton London through a Leonardo da Vinci grant from the European Union.
Cristina studied Communication Sciences from Ramon Lull University in Barcelona and Milano, where she earned the Erasmus grant. She studied at Harvard Business School in the General Management Program, at the Stanford Executive Program, the Young Managers Program at Insead in Singapore and Paris, and the Senior Executive Program for China at Tsinghua and CEIBS, Singularity University, Venture Capital & Investment program at Stanford, and the Global Executive MBA at IESE.
She has participated as a Retail & Luxury specialist and keynote speaker at global events at HBS, MIT, LBS, IMD and INSEAD, and is currently teaching at MBA classes in Hong Kong and Shanghai at HKUST, PolyU, IESE, CEIBS, and her Harvard Case Study: “Leading Innovation in the Luxury Industry” by Professor of Leadership & Innovation Linda Hill.
She has been selected by the government as Business Senior Advisor to foster foreign investment and commercial development, and to be Ambassador of Barcelona Tech City, to represent and grow Barcelona’s Digital & Tech sectors. She is LP investor at Galdana Ventures fund I & II, VP at Anthill Ventures, Muse Capital, and through Ventura X Ventures, an active impact investor and advisor.
Cristina founded www.LUXARITY.com, a social venture with the vision to inspire a Conscious Living. Its mission is to build a community that shares the R.A.W. SDG values of Responsibility, Awareness & Wonder by selling curated pre-loved luxury goods, receiving donations, collaborating with strategic partners and giving all the benefits back to the community through grants. LUXARITY has been acquired by LCJG and is the first social venture to implement Blockchain technology to transform the future of luxury, retail and social impact ecosystems.
Cristina is a certified instructor of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki and started SiliconBali.io decelerator.
She speaks English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian and French. She is an Officer of the Harvard Business School Alumni in Hong Kong and involved with several charity projects, including Community Leaders of Tomorrow, the HUB HK & Myanmar, and Bye Bye Plastic Bags Indonesia, to support sustainability, education and innovation.