Hello! My name is Diego Saez Gil and I’m an entrepreneur, a traveler and a seeker. I’m originally from Argentina, currently based in California.
I started two companies to bring new ideas into the world, to solve problems I had and to hopefully make the world a bit of a better place. Right now I’m taking a sabbatical and exploring new ideas.
I was one of the co-founders of Bluesmart, where we invented the world’s first smart connected luggage system and brought it to life through a quite successful crowdfunding campaign. We took part in Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator program and went on to raise capital to scale up our innovation globally. At the end of 2016 I stepped down as CEO, and the team continued to grow the company and launch new innovative travel products.
Prior to that I co-founded WeHostels, the first mobile platform for young travelers to find affordable accommodations on their phones and to connect with fellow travelers. The company was acquired by StudentUniverse (FlightCentre Group) where our products became the cornerstone of their mobile platform.