Raphael Carrondo

London, United Kingdom

co-founder and CSO
Raphael's Skills
Business Development

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Raphael

Having successfully participated in the launch of several businesses, I have developed the ability to set goals and design the necessary strategic path and structure for their achievement. I am a highly versatile and proactive business management professional with a real entrepreneurial spirit and passion for working with start-up businesses.


Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration - Thomas Edison

Work Experience

co-founder and CSO

Startup Venture Builder

June 2019 - Today

We create and incubate digital projects providing partnership opportunities and support services to entrepreneurs and companies globally.

Managing Director


July 2011 - June 2019

Founder of codeCIA, a consultancy that offered services to a range of clients in the hospitality industry and beyond. Since 2011 our dynamic creative agency provided comprehensive solutions to structure companies and projects, from start-ups to corporate. We provided consultancy services in marketing project and business development. ‍ " We always LOVED exciting companies and we believe that everybody should do so. " ‍ Our philosophy of "always delivering to the right level" ‍ And our development practices of always being black and white, following simple steps that work, helped us identify and address customer needs to make it happen. Applying that same concept we found a need to evolve to current market needs and have pivoted to become a Venture Builder where we can apply years of experience in a more current model of support, continuing to offer mentorship and "hands off" solutions with speed and the quality it deserves.


University of Westminster


2014 - 2016


Managing Innovative Technology

Oxford University

Open Innovation: Empowering Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

Oxford University

Strategic Planning and Foresight: Learning from and Managing for the Future

Oxford University

Taking Software and Digital Ideas to Market

Oxford University