Marcos Kulka is General Manager of Fundación Chile (FCh), an organization that combines technology development, innovative business incubation, venture capital and high-impact public good projects. Its partners are the State of Chile and BHP, who, together with their global partners, are responding to the challenges Chile currently faces in terms of sustainability, human capital, food and digitalization. Since its inception in 1976, this non-profit organization has created nearly 90 technology-based companies and generated around US $ 2 billion in social value through various industries and companies. As an active leader in the Chilean ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, Marcos participates in several boards, including startups, venture capital funds and trade associations. He is currently a board member of Micomo (technology company), Austral Capital (venture capital fund) and the investment committee of Inversur Capital (Telefónica’s venture capital fund). He was also president of Phytomedics Chile and Vitis Biosciences (biotechnology companies). He was a member of the board of directors of Oleotop (food company), Axon Axis (technology company that was sold to Equifax), Alimtec (pharmaceutical company sold to Bayer) and Biofrutales.
He was also a board member of the pro-innovation forum, the open innovation forum of Berkeley, the Institute for Large Scale Innovation promoted by John Kao and mentor of the MIT Lagatum Center. Before joining FCh, Marcos Kulka worked for Visa International (USA), Grupo CMPC and CB Capital. Marcos has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Commercial Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The 2008 Marcos Kulka was awarded by the Diario Financiero and Endeavor as Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of contribution to the country. The year 2007 was recognized by the same newspaper among the 50 most successful young professionals in the country.