Joaquín Ayuso de Pául

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Joaquín Ayuso de Pául
Born Joaquin Ayuso de Paul
(1981-07-30) July 30, 1981 (age 35)
Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain
Occupation Entrepreneur and Investor

Joaquín Ayuso de Paúl, is the co-founder [1] and ex-CTO of Tuenti,[2] a Madrid-based invitation-only private social networking website that has been referred to as the "Spanish Facebook"[3](other founders include: Zaryn Dentzel, Kenny Bentley, Adeyemi Ajao, and Felix Ruiz Hernandez).[4][5]

He acquired a degree at Instituto Católico de Artes e Industrias (ICAI) in Madrid and officially founded Tuenti in 2006 as the first to hold an active account with the social network he co-created.[citation needed]

He worked in a project in Los Angeles, with a company called Border Stylo, as VP of Data Products.[6]

He founded a startup based in Santa Monica, called Kuapay, developing a secure payment method.[7]

This startup has investors like Myron Scholes,[8] who is also chairman of the Advisory Board.[9] Also Bill Elkus, founder of Clearstone Venture Partners, joined the company as an investor and advisor.[10]

Myron Scholes quoted Kuapay with “Kuapay possesses a unique and attractive combination of international market strategy, innovative security architecture, and a vision as to the future direction of mobile payments using the smart phone, which immediately drew me to the company,” said Scholes. “I see massive potential for Kuapay to be a dominant player in the mobile payments market, which is very much still in its infancy. I look forward to continue to advise this company on its journey to success.”.[11]


  1. ^ "UFV". 
  2. ^ "Loogic". 
  3. ^ "Spanish Facebook". 
  4. ^ "El Mundo". El Mundo (Spain). 
  5. ^ "Tuenti el Huracan". El Mundo (Spain). 
  6. ^ "Company Page". 
  7. ^ "Mobile Wallet Kuapay Gets An Upgrade, Reaches 600 Locations Through Trials With KFC & Others". June 5, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Financial Economist Myron Scholes Joins Mobile Wallet Kuapay as Chairman of Advisory Board". 
  9. ^ "Kuapay Taps Nobel Prize Winner as Advisor". 
  10. ^ "Mobile Wallet Solution Kuapay Unveils New Interface and Features in Product Update". 
  11. ^ "Financial Economist Myron Scholes Joins Mobile Wallet Kuapay as Chairman of Advisory Board".