We count on a dedicated, full-time team of professionals that are involved in the sourcing and analysis of startup projects for our Partners.
With a passion for entrepreneurship, investment and innovation, Gonzalo founded Faraday Venture Partners in 2011 to promote and manage early stage investments for private investors.
Isaac, in turn, with relevant experience as a Business Angel, joined Faraday in 2012 as a Strategic Partner, gradually becoming one of our most important shareholders and clients.
In his spare time, when Gonzalo is not spending time with his 2 girls, he’s usually composing or recording another of his many songs that usually passes their first audience test here in Faraday’s offices.
Isaac has an outstanding personal track-record as an independent investment manager and was awarded the 'Best European Emerging Manager' in 2014 for his role as Portfolio Manager of Ben Oldman Special Situations Fund. Additionally, Ben Oldman's funds have received several awards, amongst them, 'Best European Distressed Credit Fund' of 2016.
Faraday’s communicating vessels between Clubs involves a network of Managing Directors in selected countries/regions, each of them a part of the Investment Committee and responsible for sourcing deals, managing investments made in their regions and empowering portfolio Startups.
Our Managing Directors are successful senior professionals with ample experience and wide-reaching connections in their local early stage investment/innovation ecosystems.
Jaime is our very own quintessential “Iron-Man” and sport junkie with a golf handicap that makes us green with envy.
Dennis is a true European citizen. He’s German by nationality, was raised in Spain and Sweden and speaks 4 languages fluently. When Dennis is not out and about mingling with people building his network, you will either find him on a tennis court or training for his next sailing trip on Munich's nearby lakes.
François-Xavier, with extensive experience and network in both Belgium and the Netherlands, will help us build, leverage and develop our Faraday business model in three of the most interesting ecosystems in Europe.
Leading our Junior Team
Prior to his coming on board at Faraday, Pierre gained valuable experience at the consulting firm, Capgemini in the Controlling department, where he was able to demonstrate his passion for numbers and finance.
Pierre is a French national, and like the rest of our multinational team speaks at least three languages fluently. Pierre has a pronounced dislike for cooking and by way of necessity now knows the best places to eat around Madrid!
From Faraday’s headquarters in Madrid, we provide operational support to Managing Directors, allowing them to focus on deal sourcing and portfolio companies’ empowerment. We divide this support into 3 core areas, each of them led by experienced senior professionals: Finance Administration, Compliance & Legal Affairs and Communications.
Javier, much like Jaime, is a bit of a sports-fanatic having run Madrid’s 10k New Year’s run in professional time (35min 45sec). He’s now taken on his next challenge and is training for an “Iron-Man”. Aside from his exceptional achievements in sports, he also fulfils a vital role in our office as the main supplier of the cookie stash in times of need.
Lucía is exceptionally diligent and has a passion for solving problems and does not rest until solutions can be found. In her free time, Lucía loves to dance to any type of rhythm and aims to perfect her Italian language skills given her Italo-Argentine roots.
Furthermore, Nicole, who’s Austrian, is multi-lingual and has lived in 4 European countries. She’s known to bring the most creative lunches to work, enjoys gardening, watching “Narcos” and had a moment of fame in the blockbuster Quantum of Solace next to Daniel Craig.