IESE 40under40 Awards

A celebration of IESE's rising entrepreneurs in 2022

IESE 40under40 in Numbers

Our 40under40 winners are dedicated to making their mark: creating new companies that generate new opportunities. To be eligible, these alumni startups must have at least €1 million per year in revenue, have raised at least €1 million in venture capital, or have sold their company for €10 million or more. Here, the impact in numbers:


4,000 new jobs created

€519 million in revenue generated

Nearly €1 billion in capital raised

4 continents where companies are headquartered

1 unicorn valued at $1 billion or more

1 IPO & 4 exits

The Entrepreneurs

Special Awards

While all 40 of our entrepreneurs are winners, we awarded four special prizes for the following:

The Jury

Drew Propson

Head of Technology and Innovation
World Economic Forum

Enrique Linares


Gerald Glauerdt

Lazada Group

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IESE 40under40 Awards: 2018

Our 2018 edition recognized 40 global entrepreneurs and innovators who created trailblazing ventures in areas ranging from business travel platforms to renewable electricity providers to IoT sensors on infrastructure projects.

Meet the winners