October 13, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Itziar and Maite Diez-Canedo

Itziar Diez-Canedo and Maite Diez-Canedo are co-founders of Via, a platform that helps companies of all sizes onboard and pay employees and contractors across countries. Yes, they’re sisters and they’re on a mission to help connect people across borders. They’re helping a lot of firms do business internationally which has been a pain point for many growing companies. Itziar and Maite launched Via at Stanford, first as a global recruiting platform. But helping clients recruit talent abroad made them realize just how hard it is for companies to hire in a new country. That’s when they decided to pivot and focus solely on building a platform to enable seamless global hiring. They’ve both had international careers and lived and worked across 18 cities around the world. They are passionate about helping companies become more global and build more diverse teams.”

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Maite and Itziar Diez-Canedo Bios

Maite and Itziar Diez-Canedo are founders of Via, a platform that helps companies of all sizes onboard and pay employees and contractors across countries with a few clicks. Via makes international hiring, benefits, payroll simple and compliant.

Via helps companies access the global workforce and navigate the remote economy effectively. Via’s mission is to change the way the world works by enabling the global interconnectivity between organizations and people.

Before Via, Maite was an investment banker supporting multinational companies expanding to new markets. She quit to build her first company- a marketplace that connects professionals to tutors and courses to advance their careers. She’s always been passionate about connecting people to opportunities and leveling the playing field.

Before Via, Itziar spent a decade in FinTech, as product manager launching innovative solutions across emerging markets, and then heading a global FinTech platform that commercialized local solutions globally.

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About the Author: Rusty Dornin

Rusty Dornin is the director of marketing and communications for Ulu Ventures. An award-winning radio and television journalist, she was a CNN correspondent for nearly 18 years covering domestic and world news ranging from war to natural disasters and tales of crime and politics