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Investment Team

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Luz Ramírez Pascual
Managing Partner

Luz has 15 years of experience in the European and Israeli venture capital scene after being an entrepreneur, a VC Fund Manager, and a VC Fund-of-Funds Manager. Luz made investments totalling more than €400m of commitments and held more than 40 advisory seats. Luz worked for 6 years as a senior fund-of-funds manager at the European Investment Fund. Previously, she was fund manager at Corsabe, a €50m Spanish VC fund including companies such as lnfojobs Internacional, Eolia Renovables, Oryzon and Softonic in her portfolio. Luz has also founded 2 companies: MWL-RJL, a consulting company advising on the best investment opportunities in venture and growth capital globally and Arlas Invest, a clean tech company with a disruptive technology.

Luz holds an MSc in Computer Engineering from CPS, a Master in “Haute Etudes Technologiques” from ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, and an MBA from IESE Business School

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Iren Reznikov
Partner

Iren is an experienced venture capitalist with hands-on experience in building companies. She joined RED from YL Ventures, a Silicon Valley-headquartered top-tier venture capital firm focused on Israeli technology investments, where she worked as a Principal focused on deal sourcing, investment due diligence, business development, and industry research. She served as a Board Observer and worked closely with CXOs of portfolio companies such as Karamba Security and Ride Vision. Prior to YL Ventures, Iren worked at the Israeli Ministry of Finance’s International Affairs Department, where she specialized in Foreign Direct Investments and other macro-economic factors of the Israeli economy. In addition, she was a Fellow at the China-Israel Task Force, working at Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office and developing economic initiatives between China and Israel.

Iren was listed as an influential figure by Forbes Israel 30 under 30.

Iren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Economics and Political Science and an Executive MBA both from the Hebrew University.

Team member
Rocío García Ruiz
Investment and Value Creation Director

Rocio has more than 10 years of experience in management consulting and investment banking in Europe, Latam and the US. She was a Principal at Bain & Company where she advised PE firms, leading commercial due diligences and post-acquisition work across several industries including Financial Services, Healthcare and Consumer Products. Rocio has deep expertise in strategy, digital marketing and innovation. She supported management teams to develop strategies to outgrow their markets, implement digital marketing capabilities and focus on high performing innovation.

She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Granada, an MsC in Financial Engineering from the University of Alcala de Henares and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Team member
Lenka Kolarova
Investment Director

Lenka has more than ten years of experience in venture capital and investment banking. Prior to joining RED, she was Investment Director at SeedRocket 4Founders Capital, a VC firm focused on investments in early-stage technology companies. Previously, Lenka led cross-border M&A and fundraising deals as a Vice President at GP Bullhound, an international investment bank and investment firm specialized in the technology sector. Prior to that, she worked as an Investment Associate at Cabiedes & Partners, a VC firm investing in Consumer Internet. Lenka started her career at the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in London, as an Analyst in the M&A execution team and the Equity Capital Markets team.

Lenka holds an MSc from the University of Economics, Prague and an MBA from IESE Business School.

Team member
Javier Loizaga
Co-founder and Advisory Board Member

RED’s investment team enjoys support of Javier Loizaga, a seasoned investor with more than 30 years of investment experience in private equity. Javier acts as a Co-founder and Advisory Board Member of RED Capital Partners and works with RED’s investment team on a part-time basis. Javier was previously the main representative at Mercapital, the leading private equity firm in Spain for two decades. In 2017, Javier founded Moira Capital Partners, a boutique private equity firm focusing on investments in innovative Iberian businesses.

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Advisory Board

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Noga Tal
Head of Global Strategic Initiatives, Microsoft

Founding team member of Microsoft for Startups with leading expertise in supporting growth of high potential early-to-mid stage startups.

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Momi Karako
Partner, Pontifax Ventures

Leading expertise in venture capital with 28 years of investing, financial and operational experience.

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Guillermo Albizuri
Director of Digital Performance Sector, Google

Leading expertise in advising companies in multiple industries in their migration to the Internet and adopting mobile technology.

Team member
Julia Prats
Professor, Head of Entrepreneurship Department, IESE Business School

Leading expertise in entrepreneurial and innovation processes and female entrepreneurship.

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Kitchen Cabinet

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Luis Martín Cabiedes
Founding Partner, Cabiedes & Partners

Leading expertise in investments in Spanish and European early-stage technology startups.

Team member
Amparo Solis Calbacho
Member of the Spanish Advisory Board, Bridgepoint

Leading expertise in finance and insurance with 25 years of experience in the sector.

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Nadav Berger
Founder, PeakBridge Partners

Third generation entrepreneur and experienced investor in agritech and foodtech.

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Juan Carlos García Centeno
Founding Partner, Sigrun Partners

Unique experience as senior executive in the banking sector in Spain and Latin America.

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Francois Derbaix
Co-CEO and Co-Founder Indexa Capital

Serial entrepreneur and expert in fintech.

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Adi Vagman
Founder and Managing Partner, AgriNation VC

Unparalleled expertise in agritech and foodtech investments.

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Rachida Justo
Professor, Head of Entrepreneurship Department, IE Business School

Extensive knowledge of entrepreneurship with focus on gender issues.

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Daniela Kandel
Director, Start-up Nation Central, Israel

First-hand insights on the Israeli technology startup ecosystem and network.

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Strategic Partnership

Moira Capital Partners, founded in 2017, is a Spanish GP firm comprised of a group of investment professionals with more than 30 years of private equity experience, mainly in Mercapital, Spain’s leading private equity firm for over two decades. It is a boutique private equity GP focused on seeking higher return investments in innovative Iberian businesses with superior long-term growth and business disruption and transformation opportunities, and funding each deal from a selected number of family offices, asset managers and institutions. Since inception it has invested €110 million in six promising companies.

Its investment team had built a 25-year track record of 100+ deals in mid-sized companies and €2 billion of invested capital in Iberia and Latin America, which is unique within the Spanish private equity landscape, boasting an impressive blend of investment expertise, operational capabilities and a strategy of deep involvement in portfolio companies, and a best-in-class breadth of sector expertise: Agribusiness/Food, Healthcare & Beauty, Industrials, IT & Media, Services, Tourism & Leisure, Infrastructure, Construction Materials, Manufacturing, Energy, Education, etc.

While at Mercapital, the team led a 30-strong team of private equity professionals in four offices in Madrid, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Bogotá (more than 50 additional private equity professionals worked at the firm at some moment in the period), as well as a 10-strong advisory board and a 30-strong executives’ network to support the firm’s investments and strategy; as well as the fundraising of over €1.8 billion in nine funds and investment vehicles (with sizes between €50 million and €600 million) to invest in private equity in Iberia and Latin America, from over 100 institutional and family investors.

Moira is a minority shareholder in RED Capital Partners SGEIC.

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