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Cristina Galan

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Cristina Galan is a lawyer who wears many hats.

Galan started her exploration into law at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1995. She received her bachelor of law degree in 2000, and for her postgraduate degree, she also studied at the Universitat de Barcelona studying foreign affairs so she could become a Spanish diplomat in Madrid and Barcelona. She would later receive her MBA from the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in 2009.

With her plethora of advanced academic degrees, Galan hopped right into a career as a lawyer at several Spanish firms — the first one being in the tax and law department at Gabinete Rocafort. She would hop from firm to firm, working in departments ranging from tax to corporate & civil law. However, her entrepreneurial spirit would take her out of the monotony of law firms in 2009.

Bitcarrier is an information and technology service that provides real-time traffic management and information systems based on wireless networks. Galan would step up as the Chief Financial and Legal Officer of the company in October 2009. Her duties consisted of management of the day-to-day operations of the company in the administration, financial, legal and HR domains; drafting of contracts and negotiation of agreements with clients and providers; designing and implementing the international strategy of the company; relationships with implementing partners (IBM) and key clients of the public and private sector; designing and implementing the communications strategy of the company; and negotiation with financial entities and potential investors in the company.

Galan is also the co-founder of Bitcarrier. Since its incorporation in 2006 and its starting of activities in January 2008, Galan advised Bitcarrier’s CEO in the day-to-day operations. Her responsibilities included drafting and negotiation contracts with clients, providers, banks, workers and collaborators together with the legal assessment and negotiation with venture capital and business angel investors.

Her tenure at Bitcarrier would end in January 2015. But in the meanwhile, Galan co-founded Profitail in October 2013. The company is another real time Analytics tool for the offline retail world and shopping malls. Its objective is to help retailers and shopping malls understand the behavior of its offline clients, interact with them and predict their behavior. She would also leave Profitail in January 2015.

In March 2015, Galan is working as a legal counsel for WorldsensingA, after Bitcarrier was acquired by the company.

Companies and Investments

WorldsensingA (legal counsel), Profitail (former co-founder), Bitcarrier, S.L. (former co-founder and legal counsel), Bitcarrier (former Chief Financial & Legal Officer, former head of international strategy),


Lessons Learned

Be versatile. I pursued law and had a pretty traditional career path until I followed my entrepreneurial ideas. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t done that.


Inspiring Quotes

I am always doing things I can not do, so I have to learn how to do it.

Pablo Picasso

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein

Cristina Galan's Quotes

To be positive on a rainy day listening to The Lumineers’ ‘Ho Hey.’ Tambourines, choirs, folk and roll hippy San Francisco. Love it.

Cristina Galan

Influential Books

Robert Scoble - Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy

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