Madhur Singhal, Principal of Origo Capital, holds a degree from Macquarie University in Economics and Laws, and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a people-oriented person who is resilient, dependable and genuinely motivated to support the growth of his team.
Professional and committed manager with 20+ years of global operating experience in partnerships, sales, operations and strategy across investment banks (CBA, UBS), early and growth stage tech companies (Direct Money, OYO) and well-known global MNCs (Visa). Moreover, he has been seed investor in multiple venture-backed tech
Carlo S. Arroyo, founder and CEO of Four Factor Capital, is an MBA by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management in Tecnológico de Monterrey. He was born in Mexico and, before moving to the US, he managed to refloat a 16 stores business during the 2008 crisis. His journey in North America has led him to important companies with high responsibility roles, including 4 years as a manager in financial consulting at PwC and more than 2 years as a project leader at BCG.
Patrick El Hajj, founder and CEO of Anchora Transmission, holds a Civil Engineering from the Lebanese University and got his Engineer´s Degree at Ecole Centrale de Nantes. He studied an MBA at HEC Paris, graduating with honors (top 5% GPA). He developed his professional career mainly in PWC in France and Germany, where he got to be a senior associate. In Jun-23 he decided to launch his search fund, Anchora Transmission.
Alessandro Conti, founder and CEO of Star First Capital, holds a Management Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, where he graduated with 110/110 Cum Laude. He started his professional career by working for Bain & Co. After this work experience, he studied an MBA in MIT, which led him to raise more than $250k and found a software company where he was CEO. Ultimately, he joined IBM in the Corporate Strategy & Development where he worked for almost 3 years.
Julius, Co-Principal of Drechsel & Hansen, holds a MSc in Management & Finance from the ESCP Business School. He also started his career in Rocket Internet as a global venture developer, where he led the operations scale-up of Foodpanda in Vietnam, growing the operations team from three to 80 people. Julius later joined Accenture as a senior project lead, working on multiple large-cap digital transformation projects. In 2018, he founded his venture builder, Pacemakers Digital Ventures, which helped traditional SMEs and corporates implement new digital business models. The company was sold to a leading consultancy firm from Hamburg in 2021.
Moritz, Co-Principal of Drechsel & Hansen, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Entrepreneurship from the Technical University of Munich. He began his career at Rocket Internet as a venture builder, where he was responsible for the roll-out of Helping, one of the fastest growing ventures at the time. Moritz then managed sales and service teams in the Semiconductors industry before becoming an Investment Manager at Grünwald Equity. In 2019, he founded Kingsleague, the largest online platform for casual competitive e-sports in Germany, which he exited successfully in 2022.
Thomas holds an MBA from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, which laid the foundation for his rich and diverse career path. His ultimate goal has always been to become a General Manager and business owner, acquiring a unique set of skills and experience across various business environments. As a pragmatic individual, he values learning and results over comfortable linear career advancement opportunities. Throughout his career, Thomas has worked for three French companies, including two SMEs that grew through ambitious strategies in niche markets. His experience in growing SMEs is a key strength in developing target companies. Additionally, Thomas has been involved in several entrepreneurship projects in Mexico and France.
Carlo began his career in London working in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in Fixed Income Sales and Trading. He then helped build the derivatives franchise in Southern Europe from scratch at RBC Capital Markets. Carlo later received a Master in Finance from London Business School. He returned to Italy to pursue his long-term dream of becoming an entrepreneur, leading the turnaround of a small business in Ho.Re.Ca.. He has also held various managerial positions in the fintech industry, advising and investing in tech startups. He played a crucial role in launching October.eu in Italy, which became the leading P2P lending platform for SMEs in Europe. Later, he served as Commercial Director and Head of the core business of Facile.it.
Amir Nooriala has a Computer Science Bachelor from the University of Nottingham. He has 15 years of expertise running IT services in-house and managing IT MSPs being Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald and Director at Barclays. He has been the COO and CSO of OakNorth Bank, being a key person in transforming the bank into the first profitable digital bank in Europe, and COO of Callsign, where he helped to scale the revenue 10x.
Sina Fattahi, Principal of Roxbi Capital, holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. His passion for becoming a world-class leader led him to pursue an MBA education and subsequently discover the search funds model, which resonated with his goals.
He is an experienced engineering and operations professional with a demonstrated track record of success in his nine-year career. Having worked at Rolls-Royce, Sina has developed strong leadership skills that have enabled him to achieve significant organizational objectives. Sina is now pursuing his dream of becoming a world-class leader through his UK-based traditional search funds.
Sam Batran is the Principal of Forás Capital. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in International Relations from Brown University and a Master´s Degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Sam´s education and early work experience has equipped him with the skills necessary for strategy formation.
He has worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he worked with a diverse set of clients in the public and private sectors. He has also served as CEO of a real estate development and investment company. Moreover, he has developed his entrepreneurial spirit by founding two companies related to e-commerce and digital media services.
Vagn holds an MBA from the HEC Paris and an MSc from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has had an outstanding career so far, working in a wide variety of areas. In the early stages of his career, he worked in investment banking. He subsequently assumed the role of CEO at Laserteck and later on co-founded Linio Group, the fastest growing e-commerce company in Colombia. More recently, Vagn has served as CEO at various companies and served as Project Director at Playtomic.
Degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Argentina, Master in Finance from the University of Torcuato Di Tella and MBA from IE. Practical professional with nine years of work experience in Investment Banking, Equity Research and Private Equity in multinationals such as IBM, BA Advisors or Crisil.
Building Engineer from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, equivalent to a Master’s degree in Building Pathology from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA from IE. Professional with twelve years of work experience in Sports Journalism, Venture Capital and Operations Director.
Rafaël holds an Msc degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA) and an MBA from IESE Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Charterholder.
He has 11 years of international experience in purchasing, sales, business development, strategy and general management in manufacturing and consumer goods industries in France, Spain, Morocco, China and Australia. Over the last eight years, he has built a track record in managing crisis situations and organic growth strategies in medium-sized private companies (20 million euros to 90 million euros revenue), both as General Manager and Director of Strategy and Business Development.
French married with aspirations to be an entrepreneur by acquisition.
Daniel holds an MBA from the IE Business School and a bachelor’s in business administration from the Royal Holloway, University of London. Daniel has served as an Investment Director at Triple Point Venture Capital Fund and Principal at Notion Capital. He has invested and sat on the boards of 20 companies.
Graduated from CESA University in Business Administration and Management, Master in Real Estate Development and MBA from IE. Professional with more than 8 years of experience in consulting, corporate governance structuring and financial advisory. He has led projects in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Colombia, mainly in corporate and family business strategies.
Bachelor in Business Administration and Management from CESA University in Bogotá. Investment banker with more than six years of experience in middle market M&A transactions in a variety of industries (GBS Finance). He has led projects in Spain, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador focused on the purchase and sale of companies.
Industrial Engineer from the University of Navarra, and holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School. Industrial experience of more than 14 years in Tenneco as Programme Manager, Project Manager and Programme Engineer involved in leadership and team management functions with representatives from multiple departments from different EMEA locations, generating a total turnover of more than €2500M mainly through a customer centric approach in a leading American multinational automotive company.
Degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Master in Accounting from the Universidad Pontificia ICADE-ICAI and an MBA from the IESE Business School. Professional with more than 10 years of experience in Strategy and Finance with in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions processes, definition of strategic plans and cost reduction projects in multinationals such as KPMG, Iberdrola and Ferrovial. Analytical profile with more than 20 companies analysed in depth. Experience in managing strategic projects and leading the entry into new sectors reporting directly to the Executive Committee.
Víctor holds a degree in Technical Engineering and an Executive MBA from London Business School. Professional engineer with 17 years of experience in design engineering and innovation as a strategic product design consultant, dedicated to innovation and technology integration. Former McLaren F1 engineer and has experience in multinationals such as Repsol.
Albert Jané is the founder and managing partner of AJS Capital. Albert has developed his professional career in Spain and Switzerland. He has led and managed global supply chains and multidisciplinary teams for multinationals, such as General Electric and Alstom, and worked for a Private Equity fund. Albert Jané holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
Albert Palomar is the partner behind Oportuna Capital. He holds a degree in Economics by Universidad Pompeu Fabra (2010-2014), and he has recently graduated with an MBA from IESE (2022). He has worked for the ECB as a research analyst, developing stress tests for the EU banking system. In 2016 he started a position at Amazon as business intelligence analyst, where he spent 4 years and become operations analyst. In Apr-22 he joined Bain & Company as a strategy consultant until Jul-23.