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Pedro Luis Uriarte Santamarina was the CEO of Spanish multinational bank BBVA from 1994 to 2001. He was also the Regional Minister-Economy & Finance of the first autonomous government of the Basque Country region in Spain. After being one of the creators of the Basque Agency for Innovation, Uriarte became an early investor of Indexa Capital and Bewa7er, both of which are co-founded by Unai Asenjo Barra.

Founded in 1940 by Juan Soler Güell, Quadis is one of the biggest car wholesalers in Spain. Quadis is managed by grandsons Pol and Lluís Soler who have been reinventing and diversifying the family business through investments in emerging automotive technology for electric and hybrid vehicles. The privately owned company has recently backed Wallbox Chargers which designs and manufactures EV chargers that can be remotely managed through mobile apps.

All Iron Ventures, inspired by the “alliron” cry of the Biscay province in Spain, is a venture capital firm based in Bilbao. The VC was established by Ander Michelena and Jon Uriarte, the co-founders of Ticketbis who sold the business to eBay in 2016 for €165 million. The VC invests in capital-efficient and fast-growing e-commerce and marketplaces in Europe and the US.

Caixa Capital Risc is the venture capital branch of CriteriaCaixa, an investment holding company that manages La Caixa's banking funds. It was established in 2004 and has registered capital of €195 million. It is based in Barcelona, Spain and has invested in more than 100 Spanish companies in different sectors. It invests across sectors, requiring the startup to work with market-proven technology in a profitable and innovative proposition.

ESADE Ban is a network of private investors, comprised of ex-alumnae of the Barcelona, Spain-based ESADE Business School. Founded in 2010, the organization consists of 260 business angels, venture capital companies, family firms and senior managers that have invested more than €27 million in 120 startups. The entity won the European Business Angel Network's 2016 award for best performing business angel and hold investment events throughout the year. 

Kike Sarasola is a successful entrepreneur in the hotel industry.  He launched an international boutique hotel chain Room Mate Hotels Group in 2001.Sarasola is also an Olympic sportsman for equestrian sports, four-time horse riding champion in Spain and the first Spaniard to win a bronze medal at a European Championship. He is also a volunteer at the ECOALF sustainable clothing brand and the Minicol Foundation that helps Colombian kids affected by violence.

Software engineer-turned-banker Dipo Satria worked at the Jakarta offices of international banks ABN AMRO and Macquarie for almost eight years, before taking a break in 2009 to pursue an MBA at Instituto de Empresa, Spain.He left Macquarie in December 2013, joining forest conservation company Jaga Rimba as a director of Finance and Business Development. The following year, he established DanaDidik, a crowdfunding platform that disburses student loans.

Marta Esteve co-founded Toprural with François Derbaix in 2000. The Spanish travel startup was later sold to American giant HomeAway in 2012. Esteve was also a founding member of other startups like Rentalia, a holiday rental platform that was acquired by Idealista, a real-estate leader in Spain.She is also co-founder and CEO of supermarket aggregator Soysuper that compares prices across brands. As a business angel, she has backed projects like Bewa7er, Indexa Capital, Vinogusto, Palbin and Familiafacil.

Easo Ventures is a Spanish early-stage VC established in 2018 in the Basque city of San Sebastian, offering selected companies either €50,000 or €100,000 according to their development stage. It currently has 29 companies in its portfolio across verticals and technologies, but all must be based in Spain. Its most recent investments include the €2m seed round of medtech IOMED Medical Solutions, which converts medical text into extractable data, and the €1.2m post-seed round of drone company Alerion. 

Enagás Emprende, part of the Spanish Transmission System Operator (TS)  Enagás, is an investment venture backing and accelerating technology-based startups in their scale-up phase. Its portfolio investment mainly includes companies providing renewable gases, green hydrogen, and biomethane, but also sustainable mobility and energy efficiency. With 50 years of experience in energy infrastructures across Spain, the US, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Albania, Greece and Italy, Enagás provides its portfolio startups with mentoring and expertise acting as investors, clients and industry partners.

Sergio Orzoco is a co-founder of Triporate, a startup that applies AI to corporate travel planning. He holds the co-CEO and CMO positions at Triporate, after having spent over 10 years in marketing functions across multinational companies and agencies. Orzoco is also Marketing and Innovation Director at TalentProfit, a mentor at the San Ignacio Business School in Miami, TEDx Ambassador for Torrelodones in Spain and President of the Football Club of Torrelodones.

Daniel Romy is the CEO of Investments at Media Digital Ventures, the first media fund dedicated to Media for Equity in Spain. With assets valued at €35 million, MDV supports startups through powerful marketing campaigns in return for equity. Romy is experienced in venture capital and crowdfunding, having worked as COO for three years at The Crowd Angel, a leading equity crowdfunding platform. He is also a member of the investment committee of Inveready First II SCR that manages assets worth €20 million.

Agustín Gómez (b. 1979) is a co-founder and President of Wallapop, based in Barcelona, Spain. Together with Gerard Olivé and Miguel Vicente, he set up Wallapop in 2013. Before setting up Wallapop, Gómez attended ESADE Business School where he studied Sales Management, Distribution and Marketing Operations. He also worked as a Business Consultant for Accenture and Boston Business Group and worked in innovation and business development at iSOCO. 

Juan Carlos Sesma Fraguas (b. 1983) is Founder and CEO of CO2 Revolution, based in Melida, near Tudela, Navarre, Spain. He established the company in May 2018, after two years spent developing intelligent seeds,  known as 'Iseeds', that he also patented. Before setting up CO2 Revolution, he worked in logistics and management at Aldi, El Corte Inglés and the International Meal Company. He previously completed an MBA at the European Forum School of Business of Navarre.

Roger Malet Munté is the Chief Product Developer and co-founder at AEInnova who developed AEInnova’s first patent. He is an industrial electronics engineer who graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he has been a professor since 2004. From 2010 to 2012, Malet worked as an investigator at the Professional Center for New Technologies. He also developed a Braille keyboard for his final year university project for ONCE, the National Organization for the Blind in Spain.  

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