Iñaki Pedroarena-Leal is a highly accomplished professional in the field of business, entrepreneurship and innovation. He currently serves as the Head of Partnerships at StartEngine where he passionately works to democratize capital and funding for early-stage companies. Additionally, he produces Beyond The Wall - an innovative retreat and entrepreneurial community committed to cultivating ideas in a conducive human environment. His expertise extends to consultancy in marketing and start-up businesses.
Iñaki Pedroarena-Leal is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, holding a high distinction Master of Science (M.S.) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He earlier completed his B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies, with a minor in Entrepreneurship, graduating with an enviable grade point average of 3.6
In the course of his career, Iñaki has had several high-profile positions. He has worked as a Consultant with Kantar Consulting, the Senior Partnership Manager at Mothership, and the US and Global Expansion Launcher -- Global Expansion and Revenue Team at Bird. Additionally, he has served as the Social Media Content Manager, Editor, and Copywriter at the Conill Advertising, Emerging Market Specialist and Curator with the Video Production team at Snapchat, Inc., and a Fellow Intern with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Iñaki Pedroarena-Leal is a True Achiever who has successfully established several start-up businesses, one of which he co-founded as The Steel Glass, where he served as the Head of Business Development and Operations.
Aside from his remarkable work accomplishments, Iñaki enjoys several outdoor activities like surfing, sailing, kiting, fishing, and diving. His drive and passion for connecting people and championing innovations are relentless, highly infectious and inspiring.