Oriol is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Encomenda Smart Capital, a €20m super angel fund focused on funding early seed start-ups. We participate in the first or second investment round in early stage start-ups, alongside business angels, and provide free hands-on support in growth hacking, business development, international expansion, finance, fund raising,...
Additionally, he is an advisor through White Peak Partners to a small, selected group of European start-ups such as Fintonic (fintech), iContainers (mobility), Blueliv (cybersecurity) and ABA English (elearning). He is passionate about helping tech start-ups to commercialise new technologies / business models, to scale internationally and fund raising / M&A. In the past 3 years he has been involved with start-ups that have raised over $80m.
Formerly, he was CFO and advisor to Carto, the leading SaaS intelligence location company based in New York and in Madrid. He helped to scale the company from 10 to 100 employees and raise close to $25m in funding from Accel Partners and Early.
Prior to Carto, he was Investment Director at Nauta Capital, a venture capital fund with over $300m under management. At Nauta he invested / contributed to the growth of European technology start-ups like SocialPoint, ABA English, ForceManager …. and provided hands-on management support on strategy, organisation building, marketing, fund-raising and finance.
Prior to Nauta Capital, Oriol worked in investment banking and principal investment at Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas in London for 8 years and in technology strategy consulting with Monitor Group.
Oriol regularly speaks and serves as judge at events/ competitions organised by Techcrunch, Websummit, Whitebull, Wayra and TheSouthSummit, amongst others. He is also a mentor at Techstars, Startupbootcamp, Wayra, Conector and The Founder Institute