Samaipata Ventures

VENTURE CAPITAL

REIMAGINING REINVENTING REVOLUTIONIZING

Fully specialized in disruptive early-stage Marketplace and E-Commerce platforms

Investing in potential market/category leaders across Europe

Real hands-on philosophy. We do not manage companies, we empathise with entrepreneurs and we offer all our know-how

We have built a highly qualified, multi-skilled and passionate team

We generate quality market intelligence and share it with all the start-up universe

We are changing the Venture Capital industry in Europe: welcome to Samaipata Ventures

Fully specialized in disruptive early-stage Marketplace and E-Commerce platforms

Investing in potential market/category leaders across Europe

Real hands-on philosophy. We do not manage companies, we empathise with entrepreneurs and we offer all our know-how

We have built a highly qualified, multi-skilled and passionate team

We generate quality market intelligence and share it with all the start-up universe

We are changing the Venture Capital industry in Europe: welcome to Samaipata Ventures

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Samaipata Ventures team focusses on strengthening the collaboration between our Venture Capital and your Startup

Management Team

José del Barrio - CEO & Founding Partner
José del Barrio - CEO & Founding Partner

José del Barrio founded Samaipata Ventures in mid-2015 and holds the position of CEO of the fund since then.

He cofounded in 2011, La Nevera Roja, the leading web site in the Spanish food-delivery market, and was the CEO of the company during four years. In January 2015 he led the sale of the company to Rocket Internet for ~80M€. For a few months after the acquisition, he helped the buyer in the transition process.

He started his career working as manager of the Strategy Group of PwC. Prior to this experience, José worked as supply chain analyst at Accenture, and as project manager at Fundación H.N. in Bolivia.

On a personal level, he has just become a father for the first time. He loves long distance triathlon, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

José holds a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration from University Carlos III of Madrid. He speaks Spanish and English.

Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner - Chairman
Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner - Chairman

Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner is a Board Member and Adviser of Samaipata Ventures. He became Samaipata Ventures' Chairman on October 2016.

He has an extensive experience in business management. He worked during 10 years at BNP Paribas-Madrid at the corporate and investment banking, and private equity departments. Between years 1990 and 2000 he was CFO and COO of the Prisa Group. Afterwards he was partner at Apax Partners for five years.

He has been chairman and vice-chairman of several company groups, such as Bodaclick or 20 Minutos. He currently holds the position of Chairman at MasMóvil Telecom, the 4th Spanish telecommunications operator, and is a board member in several listed and private companies such as Gawa Capital Partners.

Eduardo Diez-Hochleitner holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University Autónoma of Madrid and an MBA by IESE Business School.

Ignacio Tovar - Principal
Ignacio Tovar - Principal

Ignacio Tovar joined Samaipata Ventures in July 2015 and has been the Principal of the fund since then.

During nine years he worked in the consulting firm Accenture, at the Strategic Consulting and Processes department. Prior to this experience, he worked at the Logistics department of Airbus.

Ignacio holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid. He speaks Spanish and English.

Álvaro Glez. San Pedro - Associate
Álvaro Glez. San Pedro - Associate

Álvaro joined Samaipata Ventures in September 2015 and has been Associate of the fund since then.

Previously, he worked at J.P. Morgan as Investment Banking analyst in the Madrid M&A team. He started his career in London at Nomura’s Investment Banking division.

Álvaro holds a Bachelor in Business Administration by Deusto University of Bilbao (“La Comercial”). Ranked 1º in graduating class. He speaks Spanish, English and Basque.

Pablo Ferreras - CFO
Pablo Ferreras - CFO

Pablo joined Samaipata Ventures on November 2016 and has been the CFO since then.

Before joining Samaipata he served as CFO at investment bank Abante for 2 years, one the main independent financial groups in Spain. Previously, he worked as an auditor for the Spanish Securities Exchange Commission (CNMV) and leading audit firm Deloitte for a total seven years.

Pablo holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad de León. He speaks Spanish and English.

Sandra Delgado - Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Sandra Delgado - Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Sandra Delgado joined Samaipata Ventures in October 2015 and has been the Executive Assistant and Office Manager of the fund since then.

She has worked for the hotel groups Vincci and IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Sandra holds a diploma in Tourism by University Rey Juan Carlos. She also holds an MBA by ESERP Business School. She speaks Spanish and English.

Sebastián Fdez. Medrano - Deal Flow Coordinator
Sebastián Fdez. Medrano - Deal Flow Coordinator

Sebastián joined Samaipata Ventures as an Analyst on August 2015. On July 2016 he became the head of communications and deal flow coordinator of the fund.

Sebastián holds a Bachelor in Law, Political Science and Public Administration from University Autónoma of Madrid. He also holds a Masters in International Business Management from the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade.

Sebastián has worked at the law firms Garrigues and CMS Spain, at the consulting firm EY, and at the media group Mediapro.

Sebastián speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

Advisors

Pablo Juantegui
Pablo Juantegui

Pablo Juantegui is a member of the Advisory Board of Samaipata Ventures.

He has a broad experience in company management. He has been CEO and CFO of various companies, including Mars, Coors Brewing Company, Gonzalez Byass, y TPI (Now Yell Publicidad).

Between years 2004 and 2009 he was managing director firstly of Sanitas and subsequently of BUPA, parent company of the Spanish private healthcare group. In 2009 he was appointed CEO of Telepizza, and he currently holds this position.

Pablo Juantegui holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from CUNEF University of Madrid and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa (IE).

Nicolás Luca de Tena
Nicolás Luca de Tena

Nicolás Luca de Tena is a member of the Advisory Board of Samaipata Ventures.

He has had an extensive and successful business career along which he has founded and managed several companies. He was the founder and CEO of Multiasistencia, as well as founder as CEO of Next Chance Group.

In addition, Nicolás is well-known for being an outstanding Spanish investor in internet companies.

Alejandro Ponce
Alejandro Ponce

Alejandro Ponce is member of the Advisory Board of Samaipata Ventures.

He has worked during four years within the Rocket Internet backed ventures holding the positions of CMO at Linio Colombia, CEO at foodpanda/hellofood LatAm (successfully selling 5 countries to Delivery Hero Holding) and Group Chief Commercial Officer at foodpanda/hellofood.

Alejandro Ponce was actively leading several M&A operation within the foodpanda group such as the acquisition of La Nevera Roja in Spain where he was member of the Board of Directors.

He previously worked at J. P. Morgan Investment Bank within the M&A division.

Alejandro Ponce holds a double Master of Science in Industrial Engineering both from University Comillas (ICAI - Spain) and Institut Catholique d'Arts et Métiers (ICAM - France).

Fernando del Barrio
Fernando del Barrio

Fernando del Barrio is a member of the Advisory Board of Samaipata Ventures.

He has founded and directed several international companies and has an extensive experience as investor. During almost nine years he was the company administrator of Giritech Latina. He was also founder, CTO and vice-chairman of Navision Spain, and member of the advisory board of La Nevera Roja.

He is currently the vice-chairman of Foundation ITER.

Fernando del Barrio holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from IESE Business School.

José Camiña
José Camiña

José Camiña is a member of the Advisory Board of Samaipata Ventures.

He has a broad experience in company management. He is the founder of Maffinter Med, and he currently holds the position of CEO of the company.

As an investor, he has participated in some of the greatest Southern European internet operations of the last decade, including Netjuice (part of Kelkoo, sold to Yahoo for $600M), Tuenti or La Nevera Roja.

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