ABOUT MELBOSS

Overview

Melboss is a music hub and open marketplace for professionals.

We bring individuals involved in the music industry into a professional community that encourages networking and collaboration, as well as provides the necessary opportunities for exposure and services in order to accelerate an artist’s career.

Mission

Melboss aims to efficiently harness the creative powers of the music industry in a transformative way, by sharing its beneficial platform with the community. We encourage creativity and capitalization of the unique tools in which we provide them and seek out emerging and talented artists from all sides of the equation interested in the development of their careers. With this process we hope members cultivate artistic and professional pursuits that define the industry.

History

Melboss Music connects artists to the music industry and its professionals. Focusing on the idea of a community, Melboss builds networks between musicians by offering opportunities, mentoring sessions and networking events.
Since its launch in 2013, Melboss has seen rapid growth which has helped evolve the company into an authentic global community between musicians and professionals.
With a dream and passion for music, co-founders Francisco Buendía and Filippo Tartari dedicate their every day to the musicians and the industry.
It is important to learn and grow together. Let’s continue to transform the world of music!

FRANCISCO BUENDIA - CEO & Co-Founder
Driven by fun and action, Francisco Buendia is a fearless Entrepreneur and passionate Pianist with extensive network of connections to most influential Music Producers and Executives worldwide.
Francisco Buendia graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business and IE Business School. Prior to co-founding Melboss, he held Management and Business Development positions at prominent firms Oracle and Sun Microsystems.
FILIPPO TARTARI - CTO & Co-Founder
Filippo Tartari is a proven, tenacious entrepreneur with a knack for getting things done. He’s a senior developer and an expert in Digital Business and Social Media.
Filippo Tartari has the ability to focus on the most important objectives in any initiative, studied at University of Bologna and worked as consultant in multinational companies TheBlogTV and CapGemini.
Tony Davila
Tony Davila has a dual appointment as professor of Entrepreneurship and professor of Accounting and Control at IESE Business School and holds the Alcatel Lucent Chair of Technology Management. In 2013 and 2014, he was Professor at the Harvard Business School, teaching in the MBA core curriculum. Before coming to IESE, he was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University after receiving his doctorate from the Harvard Business School. He works both with promising startups like Melboss and established firms on innovation. He also devotes time to teaching and working in sports management.
Juan Díaz-Andreu
Juan Díaz-Andreu is an internationally accomplished executive Manager with over 31 years’ experience in the Energy, Banking, Venture Capital, IT and Executive Search industries in different countries and leadership positions. He has also been teaching Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital for more than 17 years in different business schools (IE, IESE, ESADE, CUNEF among others). He supports Melboss with his extensive network in the entrepreneurs, business angels and venture capital arenas. He has invested in at least 7 startups and has a deep knowledge of the Investors Community in Europe. With this background along with his love for the digital business and music, he helps Melboss to reach new levels of excellence. Juan holds a BBA degree from CUNEF (Madrid, Spain), a MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Los Angeles, CA, USA) as a Fulbright Scholar and a GSMP from Chicago Booth / IE. He also has graduate studies at Harvard SS as a Marc Rich scholar. He is currently the president of the Fulbright Alumni Association in Spain and of the www.ryderclubspain.com as serves as member of the Board of Directors of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network of Spain and CUNEF Alumni.
Oscar García Blesa
Oscar García Blesa is a music expert with more than 20 years of experience in multinational companies in Spain. Head of RCA and Marketing Director at Warner Music. In the last 7 years he has focused on the digital business launching the Napster streaming service in Spain. He has also been teaching Marketing focused on the Music Business for more than 5 years now. He is an international lecturer being part of the main panels in the Music business around the world. He is the author of the acclaimed Books “The B Side Of Music” (2012) and “Guilty Pleasures” (2015). He writes music articles for EfeEme, the main online music magazine in Spain and has his own radio show at Mediaset, one of the major communication groups in Europe. With a Political Science Degree at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and has attended Music Executive Programs like “Finances for no financials” at London Business School in London/UK. He has a global professional network, strong interpersonal skills, he has worked with Spanish international music stars as Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Malú and artists with deep influence like the Foo Fighters, Santana or The Strokes. He plays drums and loves discovering new music.
Pedro Montarelo
Pedro Montarelo founder and CEO of Montarelo Consulting is an internationally accomplished executive Manager with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry with special knowledge on Executive Search, Corporate Social Responsability and Marketing areas. Prior to founding Montarelo Consulting, an Executive Search firm specialized in the IT industry, he co-founded Sostenibilidad360, a consulting firm focused on Corporate Social Responsibility. He also held leadership positions in multinational companies such as Sun Microsystems, Ericsson and Indra. He is currently serving as member of the Board of Directors of the Free Software I+D Foundation (FIDESOL) and actively supporting some startups and non-profit organizations. Pedro holds a degree in computers engineering and a MBA by IESE Business School. He supports Melboss in the Corporate Social Responsibility and Alliances areas.
Leo Nascimento
Leo Nascimento is a Director with experience in multinational companies in Latin America and Europe. For the past 11 years he has focused his career on the digital business and worked for entertainment companies such as Sony Music, Universal Music, Deezer and Spotify. He has a global professional network, strong interpersonal skills and has managed partnerships within the Iberian and Latin markets, developing new business opportunities with a focus on results, quality and innovation. Leo is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA degree from IE Business School and has given several conferences and interviews to advocate for the streaming business.
Ernesto Paiz
Ernesto Paiz joins us via MicroVentures an equity based crowdfunding platform where he works primarily with early stage portfolio companies. Previously, he was the investment manager at Ecosystem Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm. Ernesto doubled the size of the firm's portfolio and his investments have led to multiple successful early stage exits for Ecosystem Ventures. Ernesto has led early stage investments across the U.S. and multiple foreign countries. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs on refining and executing their marketing strategies. Ernesto also has hands on experience in holding multiple roles in various startups across industries such as cloud security, e-publishing and consumer goods. Ernesto holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, is a published author and played collegiate baseball.
Luis Ruano
Luis Ruano, senior executive with over 10 years´experience in the Venture Capital and Investment industry. He has worked with management and financial responsibilities as well as he has participated in several board of directors in different industries such as Technology, Clean Tech, Life sciences, Services, etc. Luis Ruano supports Melboss in Business Development, strategic and management advice and planning for increased profitability and business efficiency. He is also a Business Angel and professor in Business Schools and Universities (ICEMD/ESIC, ICADE etc.) Luis Ruano holds a MBA by IE Business School and a degree in Business Administration and forestry engineering, actually he is PdH in process.
Rolf Unterberger
Rolf Unterberger, founder and CEO of RMU CAPITAL is an internationally accomplished executive Manager with over 25 years’ experience in different industries, countries and leadership positions. With his entrepreneurial spirit, his global management experience, his experience in the digital business and his passion for music, he supports Melboss in regard to the positioning in the market, further cooperation’s, funding, his personal global network and growth opportunities. Rolf holds degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering. Furthermore he attended executive programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business in California/ USA and London Business School in London/ UK.

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Offices

USA

228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd Floor.

Palo Alto, CA 94301 

Europe

C/ Colegiata 9

28012 Madrid, Spain