Discover our first speakers for this 2019 edition of TECH INVEST BARCELONA
Jan Almuni is an entrepreneur and showman from Barcelona. He is the founder of Mamá, monto una startup, podcast where he interviews entrepreneurs and VCs, cofounder at Tabloon and he helps startups, being also the investor relations for Mangrana Ventures.
In 2018, while studying at ESADE, he did an internship as an analyst at Caixa Capital Risc, during one year. Where he helped with the dealflow, analysis and the reportings of the portfolio (helped in the investment analysis of companies such as Zinklar, Photoslurp, Genialy...).
Startup Resources for a Successful Fundraising.
Angel joined Inveready in 2016 to drive the growth for the Tech Portfolio and as the executive in residence for some of Inveready’s invested companies. Angel’s international background as a tech consultant and serial entrepreneur brings Inveready deep knowledge in growth hacking and go-to-market strategies. In addition, Angel has extensive expertise from his years of working in the US in early stage startups, pre-IPO companies and large corporations such as Google. Despite having undergraduate studies in Law, Angel was an early tech entrepreneur at the tender age of 19 and holds an Executive MBA from EADA. Complementing his studies, Angel was a UCLA EMBA exchange student, Fudan EMBA exchange student and ongoing studies at Stanford University.
Susana DE ANTONIO
Head of EU Tech Hub – Spain Representative
Capital markets as an alternative to finance tech companies
Susana de Antonio joined Euronext as Head of EU Tech Hub and Spain Representative for Euronext, supporting Spanish Tech companies and their stakeholders through their IPO process. She has over 16 years’ experience in Venture Capital & Private Equity with 8 transactions completed and an aggregate value and equity invested of over €2.1bn and €330m respectively. She started her career at Netjuice Capital, an internet companies‘ incubator. After that she moved to the middle market Private Equity industry, spending 7 years at Vista Capital (owned by Banco Santander) and 8 years at L Capital (sponsorised by LVMH Group). She has been part of Pepe Jeans & Hackett and El Ganso Board of Directors. Susana holds a Bachelor Degree in Management and Finance Administration with majors in Finance and Accounting from CUNEF.
Josep Solé is the Operations Manager at OneRagtime, the venture platform, which backs early-stage tech start-ups in Europe in their full journey to success and makes investment seamless for its community of over 500 qualified investors. OneRagtime works closely with Corporates, and portfolio companies include Keli Network, Gestoos, onoff, Make.org, Marie Quantier and +Simple to name a few.
Prior to this, Josep held several was Operational and Managing positions at Orange with a proven track record in driving digital transformation and developing new business units through multi-skilled/international teams, including Dailymotion Integration’s and StarMedia’s Managing Direction.
Josep graduated from Telecom ParisTech, The Wharton School and ESADE Business School.
Xevi is an Investment Associate at Nauta Capital. Based in Barcelona, he is focused on deal flow origination, performing business due diligence and evaluating potential investment opportunities for Spain and Portugal.
Prior to joining Nauta, Xevi was COO at Decelera, the World’s First Startup Decelerator, where he was responsible for leading the entire startup selection process, supporting portfolio companies, and managing investor relationships. While at Decelera, Xevi served in the fund’s Board of Directors and investment committee, having led mainly B2B software investments.
Xevi holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from ESADE Business School. He did a full-time exchange program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, specialising in finance.
Spain as a Venture Capital Opportunity.
Marcos has extensive venture capital experience working during the last 10 years for the most active fund in Spain. He co-founded and has been part of the management team of his own startup. In his spare time he use his knowledge as an investor and electronic engineer to invest and mentor several companies as a business angel.
How family offices approach VC investments?
Kanira joined SPDG in 2018 as an Investment Manager focusing on investments in India as well as early stage investments into the mobility, IoT and industry 4.0 verticals in Europe.
Prior to joining SPDG, Kanira worked at DN Capital in London as an Investor Relations Manager/Associate, successfully helping DN Capital raise its fourth fund of €200 million and looking at investments in the mobile app, marketplace and SaaS space. Before that, she worked as an Associate at Praefinium Partners, a boutique Private Equity firm in London, focused on Clean Technology in emerging markets. She was also an active entrepreneur for a few years in the creative industry in India and the UK.
Kanira holds a Masters in Information Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Technology, both from Imperial College London and an MBA from INSEAD. She has also published her MSc thesis via NHH, Norway.