Fireside chat with Alejandro de León (Bluemove, Ánima Ventures)

March 21, 2018 / 7:30 PM

About this event

According to the most recent publication from El Referente (Inversion), by the end of 2017, there were more than 150 acceleration/incubation-like programs in Spain. Programs with the aim of helping startups to improve their chances of success, some of them well recognized in Europe as Seed Rocket and Conector.

There is yet another kind of model shaping deal-flows: the Venture Builder (aka, Company Builders and sometimes Startup Studios).  Generally, building revenue-driven startups from a pool of ideas-problems within the studio, working toward the same goal as most acceleration programs: de-risking the (business) opportunity.

The latter model is growing in importance within the Spanish ecosystem with some success stories to account for, where Ánima Ventures is doing its contribution.  They aren't building just companies, they actively work on projects generating a positive social impact; as they say: "because the argument, those are not profitable things, isn't valid anymore".

Come and learn from Alejandro, a serial entrepreneur, investor and builder, the advantages and pitfalls of the venture building model, as well as some remarks about one of his past ventures: Bluemove



Fireside chat with Alejandro de León (Bluemove, Ánima Ventures)

Alejandro de León

Founder - Anima Ventures

Alejandro studied CUNEF with major in finance and did banking in his first 4 years in Switzerland at JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. After that he decided to quit and in 2009 founded several companies: MAYAS, TuuuLibrería, MICROWD, and Bluemove the main car-sharing company in Spain, that was acquired by Europcar in 2016. Nowadays, he manages Ánima Ventures, a fund that invest in social impact projects

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Date and Time
March 21, 2018
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Urban Campus
Carrera de San Jeronimo, 17
Madrid, 28014
7:30 pm Registration + Open Mic
8:00 pm Fireside Chat + Q&A
9:00 pm Networking + Food

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