Felipe Millan

Community Builder
Startup Mentor & Advisor
Brand/Product Evangelist

About Me

Hello. I’m Felipe Millan!
An ambitious, successful entrepreneur with a proven record of accomplishments in conceptualizing, launching, and directing start-up ventures in diverse markets and economic climates. Adept at translating ideas into commercially viable services and products. Provide mentoring and advice to entrepreneurs in start-up ecosystems, accelerators, and incubators. Expertise in obtaining funding from angel investors, government programs, and other sources to create technology solutions driving meaningful change.

Felipe Millán

personal information

Full Name
Felipe Millan Assler
Linkedin
http://lnkd.in/felipemillan
Location
Tallinn, Estonia
Meetings

languages

Spanish native
English Fluent Business

Areas of Expertise

These are the areas that based on his prior experiences as an entrepreneur, community builder, and brand/product evangelist he performs the best, and always ready for a new challenge.

Start-up Business Operations

Technology Products & Solutions

Community & Partner Development

Strategic Relationship Cultivation

Accelerators, VCs & Corporate Partnerships

Cross-functional Collaboration

Conference & Meeting Presentations

Workshop & Training Development

Event Planning & Strategy

Remote Work

work experience

Community Development Manager

Joined SendGrid in May 2016, prior to the ~$1.5B IPO in November 2017 and $3B acquisition by Twilio in November 2018. Drive the community for Twilio SendGrid Accelerate program providing start-ups with mentoring, networking opportunities, and free access to SendGrid’s cloud email platform as well as early release and beta products. Conceptualize, organize, and facilitate in-person and online workshops.

  • Evangelize program, products, and services to cultivate relationships with premier start-up accelerators, venture capital funds, innovation hubs, and key ecosystem players.

  • Identified members and partners, bringing 50+ partners and 550+ accounts generating$15K+ MRR and $35K cMRR, includingTechstars, 500, Startup Bootcamp.

  • Keynote speaker and delivered presentations in 20+ countries (Pakistan, Poland, Hungary, Norway, and more.), including regional and international conferences, CTO & developer meetups, networking events, workshops, and other content-focused events to build brand awareness and customer engagement.

  • Managed social media engagement using GaggleAmp to pushTwilio SendGrid content and reach 14.2M individuals through his own social media channels (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram).

  • Served as a technical resource for the team, start-ups, and partners, hosting technical onboarding and office hours for technical and business support to assist in integrating SendGrid with partner/member technology stacks.

  • Contributed to continuous product improvement by gathering and conveying feedback from the field to product and developer experience teams.

Marketing, Growth & Pitch Startup Mentor & Advisor

Multiple Accelerators, +20 countries

Provide expert advice and guidance in growth hacking and marketing strategy, advanced email marketing techniques, and pitching training to some of the 50+ top accelerators in the world, to name a few:

Founder & Entrepreneur

Founded and led several start-up ventures. Develop business concepts and models, obtained funding, orchestrated marketing, and oversaw day-to-day operations.

  • Biletu, 3/2012 to 1/2015
    Founder & CEO of mobile app to enable payment exchange between users with simple and effective UX integrating gamification and social features. Part of Startup Chile and Startup Wise Guys Accelerator.
  • PymeFacil, 3/2010 to 2/2012
    CTO & Co-founder of first entrepreneurship agency in Chile assisting 110+ start-ups and companies in launching new ventures with a 65% success rate.
  • Orangemedialabs, 1/2000 to 4/2016
    Founder & Directed all projects ranging from web development and web consultation. +150 clients.

events & activities

Mentoring & Advising

Mentoring & Advising

failures / success / honesty / reality

Sharing my failures and success stories is part of myself. Sharing is caring and every entrepreneur, need to hear more about failure than success.

I had the pleasure to mentor and advice more than 500 startups in 3 years. I see myself in their eyes, and it makes my day when I can give them my personal point of view to their challenges and problems. I'm here to help them.

Startups:
+500
Format:
1-1, Judged, Workshops, Roundtables
Events:
Founders Day Slush, 021Disrupt, TNW, etc.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

inspiration / value / give back

Inspire and motivate people is what drives me. I always try to craft the most valuable content to the audiences that I talk to.

Talks:
+20
Workshops:
+60
Events:
021Disrupt / Startup Grind / Startup Turkey /

Events

Events

corporate / startups / meetups / gatherings

I attend more than 60 events a year. From corporate events like Web Summit, SaaS Meetups, Founders Gathering to Lunch & Learn with Accelerators

Attend
+300
Organized
+100
Best Events:
Startup Extreme / Pirate Summit / TNW

Founder & Entrepreneur

Founder & Entrepreneur

startup chile / startup wise guys / pitch / competitions

Ambitious, successful entrepreneur with proven record of accomplishments in conceptualizing, launching, and directing start-up ventures in diverse markets and economic climates. Adept at translating ideas into commercially viable services and products.

Startups:
10
Fail:
7
Success:
3

References

Len Shneyder VP of Industry Relationships - Twilio SendGrid

I had the pleasure of working with Felipe for 2 1/2 years starting at SendGrid and through the acquisition of SendGrid by Twilio. Felipe consistently demonstrated an amazingly positive attitude, an aptitude for finding opportunity in every interaction, the capacity to work with people from a broad range of cultures, backgrounds and all the while doing it with a smile. Felipe is a seasoned evangelist with a solid rolodex, he'd be an asset to any company he joins!

Tim Gray Director Event Marketing - Twilio SendGrid

Felipe has been instrumental in the success of SendGrid in Europe. His drive and passion for building a community has helped elevate the brand and drive revenue. Every time we needed his help at an event in Europe we knew we could count on him to execute the event and make SendGrid stand out.

Sebastien Toupy Head of Startup Relations - The Next Web

Working with Felipe has always been an extreme pleasure. Whether we are talking about his positive attitude or his problem-solving abilities, his drive to achieve results no matter the circumstances is admirable. He is very quick to respond and with his eyes on the ball at all times. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him both as a partner of TNW as well as during various community-building activities at numerous conferences.

Alexandra Balkova Manager Director - Startup Wise Guys Accelerator

Felipe is an ongoing mentor at SWG accelerator. He helps early-stage startups with building a business mindset and sharing email-marketing knowledge. Clear and specific with step-by-step guidance, followed by his experience.

Antti Virolainen COO / Co-Founder - Sharetribe

Felipe has been a great connection for us at SendGrid, helping us to get started with their services and introducing us to their startup program. It has been easy to communicate all the time, and he has been good at explaining how things work.

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