Follow the journey of serial tech entrepreneur Paola Santana as she takes us through the “Moonshot Mindset” and how she has pursued her vision of creating new infrastructure models for the future. In Part I, we’ll hear what led Paola to co-found Matternet, a Silicon Valley company pioneering drone logistics networks, and the many transferable learnings along the way.
Stay tuned for Part II of this series, where Paola shares how she became founder and CEO of GLASS, her second startup venture that is revolutionizing GovTech.
Paola Santana is a lawyer, public procurement expert and serial tech entrepreneur, creating the next breakthrough in government systems. She’s the founder and CEO of GLASS, a Silicon Valley startup revolutionizing how governments buy with pioneering G-Commerce. Previously, she co-founded Matternet, a Silicon Valley company pioneering drone logistics networks. Under her leadership, Matternet engaged with The White House, US Congress, FAA, and NASA to enact the first drone regulation in the United States in 2016, and became the world’s first drone delivery platform authorized for permanent operations over a populated city in 2017. She co-established the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court, and worked at the National Elections Court coordinating the Elections Litigation Chamber. She has also collaborated with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the OECD, developing striking public infrastructure projects and strategic partnerships integrating exponential technologies.