The right mix of former entrepreneurs, operators and leaders

Our approach combines diversity of thought, complementary skillsets and focus, and we're obsessed with new categories at the intersection of existing business models and tech enablers.

Iñaki Arrola

In 2003 I founded coches.com, one of the first car selling marketplaces in Spain. The journey lasted more than 16 years and the company got acquired by Santander Consumer Finance in 2019. In the meantime I also co-founded pre-seed investment vehicle Vitamina K (CARTO, Mailtrack, Promofarma) and was an active business angel. I now want to help companies grow, based on my experience as an entrepreneur.

Carina Szpilka

In 1998 I was part of the team that helped launch ING Direct in Spain, where I later served as co-CEO, as well as a 2-year stint as CEO of ING Direct France. With everything I learned as CEO of ING Direct in France and Spain, I want to help startups change the markets they operate in and improve the lives of the people who use their products.

Pablo Ventura

I was previously Partner and Managing Director at JME Venture Capital and FJME, and helped lead investments into now unicorns Jobandtalent and Flywire. I joined K Fund at the very beginning and I'm not in charge of managing our dealflow and investment teams.

Ignacio Larrú

I studied computer science and economics. I spent more than 9 years at Credit Agricole, becoming VP of Investment Banking and leading several M&A transactions. My areas of expertise are big data, analytics, AI and deep tech, and I helped co-lead some of K Fund's investments in the space. I also manage MVB Fund, our fund of funds vehicle.

Sergio Álvarez Leiva

I like building products that people want, that are at the intersection of data, people and technology. I've co-founded three different companies in the data space (Vizzuality, CARTO and Tinybird) and I was also part of the product and tech teams of Zara.com for almost 3 years.

Miguel Arias

Deep operator turned venture capitalist. In 2003 founded my own startup (Imaste, which was acquired by ON24). I later served as COO of CARTO, helping the company grow to several million in ARR, and then joined Telefonica as Global Entrepreneurship Director.

Jaime Novoa

I'm a former journalist now turned VC. I used to try to find companies before everyone else to write about them, but I do the same but to invest in them. I manage the popular newsletter Dealflow.es (10K subscribers), focused on the Spanish startup ecosystem. At K Fund I lead our comms and branding strategy, and I'm also part of the dealflow and investment teams.

Marc Clemente

Before joining K I was an analyst at BlueBull Ventures, an M&A boutique specializing in startups and high tech. I'm now part of K Fund's investment team, with a strong focus on areas such as logistics, foodtech and fintech. I also lead our pre-seed investment program, K Founders.

Cristina Garcia-Margallo

I am a lawyer specialized in Litigation and Arbitration in the field of Civil Law, Commercial and Corporate Law with more than 12 years of experience. I am dedicated to helping individuals and companies prevent and solve potential contractual and corporate problems so that they can focus on their business.

Esther Carrasco

After several years specializing in collective investment from a financial consulting perspective, I have decided to join K's project to manage finance from the inside.

Isabel Salgueiro

Originally from Portugal, I have been working in the startup ecosystem for the past 10 years, across several roles and geographies. From acceleration programs, to VC funds, I have a diverse background in helping companies with growth pains and fundraising.

Max Bray

Lifelong Londoner now in Madrid. Ex brand-strategist and consultant, in a past life two time Chief of Staff - firstly at Founders Forum Group, running new ventures and platform growth, then briefly at Thiel-backed Generation Home as right-hand to CEO. Now focusing on building the K Fund Platform, improving internal processes, growing the K network and dipping my toe into investment.

Victor Navarro

Based in Barcelona. After graduating from ESADE, I worked at Galdana Ventures, where I got to learn how the best funds in the world operate. Joined K Fund right after that, and have become an essential part of the dealflow team, proactively looking for pre-seed and seed deals across Southern Europe and Latam.

Nacho Puell

As a former entrepreneur (11870) and seasoned operator I've led design, operations, and product teams in companies from the public sector to big tech to early-stage startups. Now It's time to derive my energy and skills to empower others by connecting the dots between people, industries, and businesses.

Gustavo Ribas

Lawyer turned investor, with experience in VC, PE and liquid investments. Former partner and CIO of RXZ Investimentos, an investment company doing liquid and non-liquid investments throughout Latam and in selected global markets. Former founder and partner of VC firm Provence Capital and alternative investments asset management firm Mogno Capital. Experience in board roles, operator and mentorship. Now focused on building a first class presence for K Fund in Latam.

Borja Santos

I was responsible for launching Stripe in Spain and Portugal, and served as head of both countries for the fintech giant for more than 6 years. Prior to that, I also held several GTM and sales roles at technology companies, and I'm now looking to apply that prior experience in the investment world to help startups scale fast and efficiently.

Cesar Traseira

I've always been a curious person. My past experiences in the fields of Medicine and, more recently, Business and International Relations, are proof of that. I joined K to learn from the best while helping promote innovation in our country, aiming for a better future.