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Pablo Pantaleoni, CEO Medtep
Pablo Pantaleoni

CEO and co-founder of Medtep

Economist and entrepreneur. He holds a degree in Economics and Business from Pompeu Fabra University and a Masters in Online Business Creation from Ramon Llull University. As an economist, he has worked in the financial sector, specializing in foreign markets, and for companies like GVC Gaesco. And, as an entrepreneur, he is now CEO of Medtep, his second start-up. Pantaleoni is a candidate for the ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ list of young talent. 

Pablo Pantaleoni: “For me, being an entrepreneur is more about attitude and character than a profession”

30.11.2015

Medtep is a technology-based start-up founded in 2011 by Pablo Pantaleoni and Jacob Suñol that takes validated medical and clinical protocols and turns them into personalized health plans that are easy for patients to understand and follow. This gives users a more efficient treatment plan and, by extension, improves their quality of life. The company was selected in 2014 to participate in a three-year growth program in the StartUp Health accelerator in New York, which is considered the best in the world in health. This summer, they closed a $2-millions round of funding, moved their sales and business headquarters to Silicon Valley and opened a branch in Mexico.

 

Why did you want to be an entrepreneur?

For me, being an entrepreneur is more about attitude and character than a profession. I’ve never felt that ‘I want to be an entrepreneur’. I’ve just had that drive since I was very young and when I was 20 I created my first start-up. Not long after, in 2011 when I was 23, I founded Medtep with Jacob Suñol. I never thought about it, it just happened that way, naturally.

What is the most important strategic decision you’ve made so far?

Surely moving to San Francisco. However I have to say that even though it was the most important decision we’ve made, it was also an easy one. Medtep’s growth and the importance of the digital health sector in Silicon Valley meant it was the natural choice; sooner or later we would have to do it.

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

My mother has always told me “You reap what you sew”. I always remember this and have applied it in everything I do since I was very young. All of our success and that which, I hope, is still to come is the result of hard work.

And now what? What milestones do you want to achieve in the short term?

The main one is to consolidate Medtep’s global presence. We already have offices in Barcelona, San Francisco and Mexico City but we want to confirm our growth abroad in 2016.