Rodolfo Carpintier – President
Baldomero Falcones – Adviser
Paloma Pérez de León – Secretary of the council
Víctor González – Adviser
DaD is an incubator with a dynamic, hard-working and responsible spirit. All present and future team members have these qualities. Our current team brings a wealth of experience and values that make the company a trusted company of the highest standard.
Perhaps the best known reason, but by no means the only reason. Surrounding yourself with a group of reputable and experienced professionals gives your startup a lot of credibility in the eyes of customers and industry.
If there is one thing that is key to a good advisory board, it is that we offer you a lot of experience, both in terms of launching similar companies and the reality of the industry… and knowledge regarding how the sector works, who the important clients are, the unwritten rules… etc.
The experience is a degree, and our counselors have already gone through similar situations to yours and can play and be an external mentor figure to help guide you through those critical moments of disorientation.
Visibility and ideas
Our advisory board has an interesting agenda and network of contacts to bring to your startup, which in practice will save you a lot of steps and give you access to the right people in an easier way, whether they are potential customers, investors or other players.
Are you an investor?
Are you a person with experience, a network of contacts and do you have the capital to invest in an innovative project with the capacity for growth?
DaD is a group of Business Angels (entrepreneurs, managers and professionals from different sectors) who want to invest and be part of new entrepreneurial projects. They are people who contribute:
CAPITAL + KNOWLEDGE + CONTACTS + TRUST
- Selection of projects after an economic and financial analysis
- Presentation of business projects
- Periodical organization of Investment Forums
- Reception of a project book
- Advice during the investment process
- Participation in Congresses, fairs and networking sessions
DaD's investment strategy allows us to enter technology-based projects at very early stages, which allows us to actively contribute to the final definition of the project and prepare it for subsequent rounds of investment, optimizing the value of the investee in a very short time.
The mixed incubation + investment option is inspired by the Smart Money concept and it is aimed at maximizing the monetary value of the investment, enriching it with contributions of high added value to deal with the next round of financing in optimal valuation conditions.
The investor finds in DaD a way to diversify his investment in venture capital projects, with the guarantee of having the analysis of specialists and the monitoring of experts in technology-based projects.
The main objective of DaD is to offer investment opportunities to companies at an early stage, but with growth and profitability perspectives, which is why these are analyzed and filtered by a committee. For the small investor, this activity represents a great advance, since they usually have difficulties to find good investing opportunities. In addition to investing in startups that want to continue growing, we accompany them throughout the process, even after the investment: we help them grow, prepare documentation for other investors, we support them in future rounds.
If you are looking for an investment vehicle to enter the venture capital ecosystem, we would love to explain our model in greater depth.
Are you an entrepreneur?
Do you have a startup or a project in the seed phase? Do you need financing to continue growing?
DaD shares with you some keys to successfully approach the launch of a new business project.
It is essential to focus on growing the business, from day one.
The first priority is to generate growth for the business, and sustain this growth constantly. Growth, in a first stage, is more important than cost control.
The areas of operations, marketing and business development must be thoroughly managed.
The key areas of the business, when implementing a business plan, are operations, marketing and business development. For each of these areas it is necessary to have the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) very close at hand, which are the management indicators for each of these areas that allow us to see if the business is going in the right direction, quickly see what works, and what does not work when implementing the business plan.
You have to maintain an attitude of constant learning and quick reaction to circumstances.
From the first moment, it is important to have a constant learning attitude - test the activities, control their results. If the results are good, it is important to expand the activities quickly. And if they are bad, you have to cut the activities completely, and launch other alternatives – have flexibility. React. Do not get paralyzed.
Surround yourself with expert advisors from day one.
When implementing a business plan for the first time it is very important to have good experienced advisers, from whom to learn, and to rely on, constantly. These advisers may be part of the new company's own team, or external advisers.
Team profiles have to evolve with the business.
The team with which the company is launched is composed, above all, of multifaceted and multidisciplinary profiles. And as the business grows, these profiles will become more specialized. The ideal is to have a team that can, as a whole group, grow and evolve based on the needs of the company. But it is realistic to have some changes along the way.