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Plug and Play Spain is part of Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center that runs 12 worldwide vertical acceleration programs. The Spanish accelerator program was launched in 2012 in Valencia. Plug and Play Spain has invested over €25 million in 45 companies with successful exits including Touristeye (Lonely Planet), Ducksboard (New Relic), Stream Hatchet (Millennial Esports) and Otogami (8Kdata).

Spain's most popular second-hand marketplace merged with LetGo in 2017 in the US and has 6 million daily users and topped US$150 million in funding.

Spain’s Spotahome is the first European proptech to provide high quality digital tours of properties for virtual viewings by potential tenants.

The first EU company combining beekeeping derivatives and cannabidiol (CBD) properties to harness biodiversity and sustainability in alternative medicine and cosmetics.

Jaume Gomà is the CEO and co-founder of Ulabox, one of the first online supermarkets in Spain. He has been involved in various internet businesses since the late 90s. Gomà has worked in business strategy and managerial roles in telecommunication companies like France Telecom and Orange Spain. In 2008, he became a director at Segundamano, that has now transformed into Vibbo, the leading portal for second-hand goods trading in Spain and Latin America. Gomà is a leading mentor, advisor and business angel within the Spanish ecosystem.

The investment fund was established in 1998 by Luis Martín Cabiedes, one of the most prominent business angels in Spain. The VC provides funds for early-stage growth of internet and technology ventures in Spain, acting initially as a business angel and then becoming a venture capitalist for future funding rounds.

After disrupting Portugal’s public healthcare system with video consultations via app, Knokcare is offering its SaaS services to health insurers in Europe and beyond.

José Camero is Co-founder and COO at Triditive additive manufacturing startup in Gijon, Spain. He has founded several businesses including Spanish telco provider Air Digital, manufacturing company All Madin España, and Asturian international cultural centre Spanish Up. Camero studied management at the University of Oviedo and telecoms engineering at the University of Vigo, both in Spain. He speaks six languages, including Mandarin Chinese.  

Ibersol is a Portuguese restaurant sector investor established in 1994. It holds the franchises of several of Spain and Portugal's top-selling fast-food chains including Burger King in both nations, Pans & Company in Spain and KFC in Portugal and Angola.To date, it has invested in one startup, the Portuguese healthy food service EatTasty, with undisclosed investment in the company's seed stage, phase one, that raised €1.1m. It also acquired one food sector entity, the Spanish restaurant group, Eat Out Group, for an undisclosed sum in 2016.

Laura González- Estéfani is best known as the co-founder of Venture City. Established in 2017, the tech accelerator has offices in Miami in the US and Madrid in Spain. The director of one of Spain’s largest banks CaixaBank is also a board member of the European Commission’s Innovation Council. She has also worked for Facebook as a country manager for Spain and Portugal.González- Estéfani has also been a prolific private investor and business angel since 2016. She invests across ecosystems and market verticals, including success stories like Cabify and Spotahome. In 2020, she participated in the seed round of Spanish femtech WOOM.

Headquartered in Murcia, Spain, Aurorial is part of e-commerce group PcComponentes. Aurorial focuses on Spanish-based startups at the seed capital stage, investing between €50,000 and €100,000 with other funds and experienced business angels. 

Los Riscos de Pedrique is family-owned investment fund and business consultancy based in Madrid, Spain. Established in 2014, the company has assets valued at €35 million and is run by Maria del Valle de la Riva.

Lanzadera was founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Juan Roig, Spain's third richest individual and the CEO and biggest single shareholder of the country's largest supermarket group, Mercadona. Roig personally keeps track of the performance of the startups managed by the business incubator and accelerator based in Valencia, Spain.Lanzadera has invested €21m in almost 200 tech startups and consumer-focused offline businesses. To date, it has completed one exit via Groupify. Since 2016, Lanzadera has also specialized in video game development with Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain. The Lanzadera programs include training and assessments over a period of 9–11 months at its attractive Valencia marina location. 

Alejandro Hernandez has a master's in Computer Vision and a degree in Telecoms Engineering, both from King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He is an advisor and co-founder of Alias Robotics in Spain. He is also employed as the CTO and Head of Engineering at Acutronic Robotics in Vitoria, Basque Country in Spain. He has previously worked as the Head of Software and as a software engineer at Erle Robotics and DTA, respectively. Erle was run by the Mayoral Vilches brothers until 2016 when it was sold to Acutronic that is now run by Victor Mayoral Vilches.

An electronic and communications engineer who's worked in Spain and Switzerland, Javier Escalante is a graduate of the University Polytechnic of Catalonia (UPC). He has a master's in Industrial Engineering (UPC) and a master's in B2B Sales from ESADE. After working eight years as a maintenance manager and automation engineer at corporates including Fuchs Oil, Oerlikon, Holcim and Tel Solar, Escalante returned to Spain in 2015 to start his own company BeWireless, specializing in Wi-Fi systems. From 2017, the company pivoted to focus on IoT products and services as B'Smart.

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