Together with Aquilino and José María, is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kibo Ventures. Sits on the Investment Committee, oversees the strategy the of the firm and has worked on developing the international VC network. He serves or has served on the boards of Flywire, JobandTalent, Captio, Odilo, DefinedCrowd, Iguama amongst others. Javier has also led the efforts of establishing Kibo Ventures in Portugal, which will be key in the strategy of Fund III.
Javier started Angel investing back in 1999 in companies like Idealista (leading real estate classified in Spain, invested by Tiger Global and Apax) and was part of the management team of Netjuice in the early 2000’s. Netjuice, a €60m incubator funded by 3i, GE Capital and other institutional and private investors, had a major exit in 2004, with the acquisition of Kelkoo by Yahoo Inc for $575m. In addition, Javier accumulates more than 15 years of transaction experience in investment banking with global financial institutions like Lehman Brothers and UBS.