Orza focuses on direct investments in Basque startups looking to expand and internationalize. It is part of the Elkarkidetza and Geroa pension fund system and typically takes minority stakes, forking out between €1.5 million and €8 million per investment. It actively manages its investee companies while offering them access to its network of local and international contacts.
The VC arm of Kalonia, a Barcelona-based management consultancy focused on corporate digital transformation, Kalonia Venture Partners invests in B2B software, AI and fintech startups in the Spanish-speaking world. The VC is currently investing via its KVP III fund of €4.3m, with a target of 10 investments of about €5m on average each, taking equity stakes of 10% onward in co-investment; plus two follow-ons. Founded by Josep Arroyo, Alejandro Olabarría y Enrique Marugán, Kalonia began helping Spanish investors diversify into Silicon Valley and other US startups as early as 2001. Currently its funds come mainly from Barcelona-based family offices. Co-founder Alejandro Olabarría is son of Pedro Olabarría Delclaux, the powerful patriarch heading one of Spain's richest industrialist families today, with interests across industrial farming, banking, real estate, automotive and paper.