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Eduardo Suarez

Co-founder, Politibot and El Español
Google Digital News Initiative

Eduardo Suarez is co-founder of news startups Politibot and El Español. He also writes on journalism and politics for El País, Nieman Reports and Univision. He has led seminars in several universities and has published four books. He is the founder of two innovative news startups and is an expert in American politics. He has written several books on the topic and covered every major election since 2012.

Eduardo started his career as a journalist in the Spanish daily El Mundo, where he worked from 2000 to 2014 first as an opinion writer, then as a foreign correspondent from London, New York and Brussels.

After leaving El Mundo, Eduardo joined other colleagues to found El Español, a digital news outlet. He designed part of the product and created a successful social media strategy. El Español raised more than 3.6 million euros from 5,595 people in a crowdfunding campaign before its launch.

In June 2016, Eduardo and a few colleagues created Politibot, a news startup. Politibot creates data visualisations and engages with its audience through messaging apps. Hundreds of readers have enrolled in its membership program since its launch. GEN shortlisted Politibot as one of the best startups for news in 2017. It also got two rounds of funding by Google’s DNI Fund.

Eduardo loves cycling, traveling and opera. His favorite novel is John Steinbeck’s East of Eden and he is a history buff. In 2014 he was awarded with the Gabriel García Márquez Prize.