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Pepe Agell


Always play up and surround yourself with people who are better than you

Always play up and surround yourself with people who are better than you

Pepe hails from Barcelona and moved to Silicon Valley in 2008, eager to surround himself with other entrepreneurs and learn from them. He was one of the key leaders at Chartboost (acquired by Zynga), a mobile advertising platform that gives developers tools for user acquisition and monetization. At Chartboost, he built and managed global sales, customer success, and technical support. Pepe also started opened Chartboost’s offices in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Beijing, and Barcelona.

At Pear, Pepe works closely with founders to help develop and optimize their go-to-market, sales, and growth strategies. He is passionate about public speaking and has presented at many premiere mobile conferences including MWC Barcelona.

Last year, Pepe moved back to Barcelona, where he leads the firm’s EMEA practice. He enjoys running, skiing, and traveling with his wife and three kids. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the UPC Barcelona and the ETH Zurich.

What is your most used emoji?

I’m an eternal optimist so these are my two: 🚀 😄

What’s your favorite book?

It has to be Founders at Work, an amazing journey through the early days of some of the biggest tech startups. While some of these stories may sound old today, the grit, adaptability, resilience, and passion of those founders are key ingredients to building category-defining companies at any point in history.

What career path did you want to pursue when you were a kid?

I wanted to be a pilot. Traveling the world has always been a passion of mine.

What are your favorite sports teams?

There’s only one team: FC Barcelona! And one tennis player: Rafa Nadal.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I love hosting friends at home and having great conversations around a good meal and wine. I love traveling and discovering different ways of living. On the sports side, I’m a runner and an avid skier.

Previous Experience

  • Co-CEO at Chartboost (backed by Sequoia Capital, acquired by Zynga)
  • Head of Business Development at 3scale (acquired by Red Hat)
  • Product Manager at Hilti


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