Finaves | IESE Business School

Financing alumni startups

Transforming entrepreneurial ideas into businesses

Since its creation in 2000, the Finaves venture capital fund has served as a platform of support and inspiration to entrepreneurial ventures at IESE.

In addition to offering tools to promising entrepreneurs to polish their business plans and secure seed capital to make their initiatives a reality, Finaves brings together investors, entrepreneurs and IESE experience to promote new companies.

The result is an excellent contribution to the creation of new companies, employment opportunities and economic growth, basic pillars of economic development.

Finaves forms part of IESE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for new ventures, innovation and growth.

About Finaves

1. Our investment basics
  • We invest at seed and early stage
  • Our investment size is €50k-€300k
  • We take a minority stake in companies
  • Our focus runs across all sectors
  • We invest in search funds
2. Our added value
  • You gain access to IESE’s community of alumni, network and talent
  • You gain a partner who facilitates your journey to success without intervening in your operations
  • You can count on a reliable, rational and fair partner in good as well as more difficult times
  • You benefit from 20 years of investment experience, contacts with sector experts and support in following rounds

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Get in touch with us today and tell us everything we need to know about your project. We’ll help turn your dream into a reality.

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Portfolio

Finaves is proud of its role in the creation of dozens of companies around the world.

A successful track record

49

Companies funded

1,200

Jobs created

€15m

Invested

“Finaves is an entrepreneur-friendly, hands-on investor. Finaves’ pragmatism, entrepreneurial spirit and wide-reaching network were of special importance to Cooltra.”

Timo Bütefisch
Founder Cooltra

First

"At Ofertia we wanted to complement private investment with public funds. Finaves, as our lead investor in that round, was crucial in achieving this goal.”

Jaume Betrian and Thomas Roggendorf
Co-founders Ofertia

Second

“Finaves, as a partner in Advance Medical, added substantial value to our business through know-how gained from years of experience in the VC sector and through access to its unique network.”

Mark Subirats and Carlos Nueno
Co-founders Advance Medical

Ofertia