Founded in 2004, Active Venture Partners is based in Barcelona and has two VC funds totaling €74 million. The company has made 40 investments and managed nine exits, including cloud-based reservation platform Restaurants.com, business intelligence tool for hotels ReviewPro and ticket marketplace Ticketbis. The VC was the lead investor in 18 funding rounds to date, with the most recent being a €1-million round for sales and marketing platform Whisbi.
Juan García Perrote is an IESE Business School MBA graduate with over 10 years of experience in executive marketing roles. He is also serial entrepreneur in marketplace and digital marketing startups. He was the co-founder of Tick4all, the “last-minute of movie-tickets,” offering discounted seats at local cinemas, and COO of the referral marketing platform Fulltip. He was also partner and CEO of the digital marketing company Smart Client.Currently, he is CEO and founder of Ketplace, a marketplace sales management consultancy advising companies how to get the best sales performance in leading marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress. García Perrote is also a partner and advisor in The Beemine Lab, the first biotechnology company in Spain to produce cannabidiol-based cosmetics.