Félix Cárdenas is a Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation at EGADE Business School of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he was Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has also been a researcher and affiliate professor at Harvard University, the University of Columbia, IESE, and the University of Texas at Austin.
He is a co-author of books such as “Comprar un Empresa Exitosa? El Search Fund como Modelo de Emprendimiento, y Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market, Oxford University Press. His research work has been presented at international congresses in San Francisco, Boston, Nueva York (USA), Geneva, Zurich (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey), and Nice (France).
He develops corporate venture capital strategies with corporates, impacting growth and profitability. He has been an advisor and has conducted research for companies such as Cisco, Nokia, Alcan, Logitech, General Electric, Cemex, FEMSA, Credit Suisse, Proeza, Heineken, and Nestle.
Professor Cárdenas is a partner of the fund InnovaCamp Ventures. He was a partner at Vento Capital and director of greenTEK ventures in Switzerland. His research interests include private capital, entrepreneurial capital, innovation ecosystems, competitive strategy, innovation management, corporate entrepreneurship, value creation, and technology transfer.