Martin Varsavsky is a serial entrepreneur, entrepreneurship professor and investor who has founded 8 companies in the United States and Europe over the last 30 years. He is the husband of Nina Varsavsky and father of 7 children.

In 2016, Martin founded Prelude Fertility/Inception, now the largest chain of fertility clinics in North America.

In 2018, Martin founded Overture Life, focused on automating the embryology lab. Overture is backed by Khosla Ventures and Google Ventures mainly.

In 2021 Martin founded Gameto, a new breed of biotechnology company focused on a new type of IVF and egg freezing called Fertilo that shortens the process from 2 weeks to 3 days.

In 2022 Martin became a key player in the conversion of Vitara from a university project to the company now building the artificial uterus, backed by Google Ventures Sands, and Khosla Ventures to the tune of $65m.

At the start of his career in the 1990s, Martin built Viatel, which became the first pan-European fiber optic network, followed by Jazztel, a telecom operator. When Martin sold Viatel, the company was worth $1.2 billion and when he left Jazztel, it was worth $1.1 billion. Jazztel was subsequently sold for $4.5bn.

In the early 2000s, Martin built Ya. com, which was sold to Deutsche Telekom for $ 750 million.

Martin also co-founded Eolia, together with Miguel Salis, one of Spain’s largest renewable energy companies which sold for $1.6bn in 2019. He is also a member of the board of the German media company Axel Springer.

Martin is also an investor through Jazzya Investments, his family office and through two funds with a combined pool of $250 million. These funds are Varsavsky Axel Springer or VAS Ventures, which does seed and early stage investing, and Martin Varsavsky Bankinter or MVB, which does late stage. He is also a founding partner at Myelin VC.

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