Samaipata is a pan-European founders fund specialized in digital platforms and marketplaces in seed stages, investing in Southern Europe(Spain, Italy and Portugal), France, UK and Germany from its offices in Madrid, Paris and London. It was created in 2016 by José del Barrio, founder and ex-CEO of La Nevera Roja and Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner, executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience and president of MásMóvil.

The fund’s DNA is made up of high specialization, in terms of business model, geographical focus and growth phase. Therefore, Samaipata only invests in digital platforms and marketplaces. After raising a first fund of €30M in 2016, Samaipata has closed17 investments in 4 European countries and has made its first exit, following the acquisition of FoodChéri by the Sodexo group. Its second fund, already operating,has a target size of€100M, with an average entry ticket of €1-1.2M and follow-on capacity up to a maximum of €10M invested in the same company.

Samaipata’s vision is for Europe to become the global techleader by supporting company founders to build techprojects that make the world a better place to live in. It offers founders comprehensive support thanks to its hands-on philosophy and specialized know-how.

  • Area of Activity
  • Venture Capital - General
  • Venture Capital Investors in Technology
  • Venture Capital Investors in Internet and technological companies
  • Private Equity Investors in Technology
  • Private Equity sector
  • Private Equity Investors in Internet and technological companies
  • Company type
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
Calle de Gran Vía, 4 - Utopicus Gran Vía
Madrid, Madrid 28013, ES
P: +34 91 434 65 44
191 Wood Ln - Huckletree West
London, London W12 7FP, GB
République, 2 Rue Dieu - Morning Coworking
Paris, Paris 75010, FR


Number one fan of my wife and four grown-up kids. Music lover and art collector. Free thinker. Unapologetically contrarian. I’m the only team member with grey hair, so I pretend to be the wisest. Focused on finding #teams of outliers. I have gone full-circle: from banking @BNP, media @PRISA and PE partner @APAX, to business angel and board member @LaNeveraRoja, @Másmóvil @bodaclick @infojobs. MBA @IESE. But have lived pretty much everywhere.

Happy husband and proud father of four little girls. Helplessly curious. Listener. Ironman (I´m a WIP). Chasing #networkeffects and always hungry for anything #foodtech related. Previously a co-founder and CEO @LaNeveraRoja, sold to Rocket Internet (+$100m). In another life consultant at strategy group @pwc. An economist by education, entrepreneurship is my way of life. Madrid is my home.

We invest in tech-powered solutions that make the world a little more human.

·Specialization in terms of business model(digital platforms & marketplaces), stage (pre-seed and seed phases)and geography.

·Support in fundraising. Samaipata has helped its portfolio to raise more than 250 million Euro from global tier 1 VCfunds: Kleiner Perkins, Index, Atomico, Northzone, Idinvest Partners, Cathay Capital, etc.

·Support in attracting talent: Samaipata works with a wide network of specialized professionals in order to find the best profiles for its portfolio

·Community: Samaipata is a platform per se connecting portfolio companies between them as well as with its LPs and network of stakeholders in the European tech ecosystem.

·Continuous advice and support from a wide network of external advisors in different business areas: scaling tech teams, B2B sales, product development, data, etc.

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