Investing in leading startups in Artificial Intelligence

We look for capital-efficient Machine Learning applications with the potential to transform industry value chains

About Us

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are shaping the digital future across all industries and have enormous value creation potential. Building the companies who will lead this transformation needs a different type of investor – one that can bring deep domain knowledge, hands on support and expertise, connections within the industry and a passion for genuinely reimagining the future.

What makes
BRAIN different?

Vertical specialization in Artificial Intelligence
High-growth niche
High multi-sector diversification

Our Strategy

Our investment strategy is focused on the growing business need to adopt AI and ML technologies, focused on business productivity through automation and optimization of productive processes.

Outstanding Business Transformation Potential

Megatrend

AI and ML are transforming existing industry value chains and have the potential to create two-digit GDP growth over the next decade.

Twofold profit impact

AI and ML drive bottom-line growth acting as a trigger for both sales and margin improvement through cost savings.

BUSINESS PRIORITY

Application of AI and ML is a top priority of the bussiness world with a big adoption gap, which leads to record VC investment volumes.

Multisectoral

There exist relevant success cases applying AI and ML in large corporates across all sectors of the real economy.

Great Investor Benefits

Investment in Real economy

Investment in industries and business models that will drive the digital transformation of the global economy and create substantial profit growth over the next decade.

Highly attractive return

Focus on early stage investment, a target fund size adapted to this strategy and a short investment cycle maximize investment returns.

High risk diversification

Brain VC fund offers great risk diversification thanks to its investments in the most attractive Machine Learning opportunities across multiple sectors.

High added value to investees

Brain VC’s experience in early stage investments, its proven valuation and value creation methodology and its alliances with leading experts and companies allow us to support our investee’s with strategic advice.

GUARANTEED EXIT

ML is the leading AI technology in terms of exits and valuations. CVCs and Late Vcs are Brain VC’s natural buyers thanks to the business interest in its adoption.

Investment Criteria

Mainly companies with capital efficient B2B – B2B2C business models whose application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning allows to solve relevant existing problems in the business world.

Market

marketplace

Dynamic markets with high growth potential.

Disruption

disruptive

Demostrable competitive advantage.

Strong innovative technology component.

Team

team

Exceptional founding team with strong industry background.

Scalability

Scalable

Scalable and capital efficient business model focused on high growth rates.

FOOTPRINT

Footprint

Mainly Spain based companies (+65%) with global ambition.

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Native digital companies.

Technology as an enhancer of value proposition

STATUS

status

Proven business model.

Aspirationally with positive balance sheets and maximum capital efficiency

MODEL

mODEL

Mainly B2B and B2B2C business models.

Preferably SaaS pricing models.

marketplace

Dynamic markets with high growth potential.

disruptive

Demostrable competitive advantage.

Strong innovative technology component.

team

Exceptional founding team with strong industry background.

Scalable

Scalable and capital efficient business model focused on high growth rates.

Footprint

Mainly Spain based companies (+65%) with global ambition.

Technology

Native digital companies.

Technology as an enhancer of value proposition

status

Proven business model.

Aspirationally with positive balance sheets and maximum capital efficiency

mODEL

Mainly B2B and B2B2C business models.

Preferably SaaS pricing models.

We focus on the most attractive opportunities in sectors with strong growth.

Screening all AI and ML applications in the most relevant sectors, we focus investment in those companies prepared for its immediate, secure and trustworthy application in production processes.

The fund will focus on B2B and B2B2C business proposals from Spain, Europe and Latam given the AI and ML capabilities, growing VC investments and attractive valuations in these markets

TEAM

We are a team with +10 years of experience in Venture Capital, M&A and Venture Building located in San Francisco, Germany, London and Spain, and a solid track record in implementing Machine Learning technologies in different business areas.»

Clara Gutierrez

Clara Gutierrez

Managing Partner

Clara Gutierrez

Clara Gutierrez

12 years of experience with an extensive investment track record in M&A, Venture Capital and accelerating startups in USA, Spain and Europe.

Werner Zippold

Werner Zippold

Managing Partner

Werner Zippold

Werner Zippold

18-year track record as management Board Member of industry leaders in creating and accelerating digital ventures that today are market references in Financial Services, Insurance, Digital Marketing and Energy in Spain and Europe.

Carlos Moure

Carlos Moure

Managing Partner

Carlos Moure

Carlos Moure

Carlos is the founder and CEO of one of the leading Spanish technology consulting firms and has been investing in disruptive technology startups for more than 8 years.

Clara Gutierrez

Clara Gutierrez

Managing Partner

12 years of experience with an extensive investment track record in M&A, Venture Capital and accelerating startups in USA, Spain and Europe.

Werner Zippold

Werner Zippold

Managing Partner

18-year track record as management Board Member of industry leaders in creating and accelerating digital ventures that today are market references in Financial Services, Insurance, Digital Marketing and Energy in Spain and Europe.

Carlos Moure

Carlos Moure

Managing Partner

Carlos is the founder and CEO of one of the leading Spanish technology consulting firms and has been investing in disruptive technology startups for more than 8 years.

We have an exclusive network of organizations, experts and advisors who are world leaders in key topics for the acceleration of the invested startups and long-term agreements with local and international companies to receive recurring dealflow from Spain, Europe, Mexico, Colombia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel.

ADVISORY TEAM

Our Advisory Board contributes diverse global knowledge, perspective and experience as well as a powerful network of connections around the globe in the fields of innovation, technology, investments and business development.

team

M&A

CARLOS PARAMES
HOULIHAN LOKEY
Managing Director
 /carlos-paramés/

Digital Strategist

ALEJANDRO VAZQUEZ
ADGLOW Singapur & Ex-TUENTI
CEO

 /vazquezguillen/

team

Artificial Intelligence

MANUEL LAVIN
GFT Group
CEO de GFT España

 /manuel-lavin/

team

Mobility

FERNANDO GRACIA
FACEBOOK
Chief Digital Officer

 /fernandogracia/

Digital Data Product

MARCO BRESSAN
UNICREDIT
Chief Data Officer
/mbressan/

Retail

CORO SALDAÑA
ACCENTURE
Fashion Lead Iberia
 /corosalda/

team

Information Technology

RAMÓN MONTANÉ
STRATESYS
Executive Chairman
 /ramonmontane/

team

EdTech, Logistics

OSCAR HOWELL
LFE WINDWARD
Co-Founder
 /ohowell/

team

Cybersecurity, Fintech

IGNACIO CEA
BANKIA
Ex-CIO & Cibersecurity
 /ignacio-cea-fornies/

team

Artificial Intelligence

CRISTINA ARANDA
Co-founder Big Onion
Consultant
 /cristinaaranda/

Artificial Intelligence

GONZALO RUIZ
GFT Group
CTO
 /gonzaloruizdevilla/

team

 PRIVATE EQUITY

JOSÉ M. GÓMEZ RIVAS
ALVAREZ & MARSAL
Senior Director Transformation
 /josemgomezrivas/

Digital Design

JOAQUÍN GUIRAO
DESIGNIT
Founder & Global Ex. Director
/kikoguirao/

Digital Transformation

LUCÍA PABLOS DE DIOS
KAIRÓS DS
Vice President Spain
/luciapablos/ 

team

DIGITAL BANKING

JOSE M. VILLA
BBVA
Executive Director Technology
 /jmvilla/

Open Innovation

MARISOL MENÉNDEZ
SOUTH SUMMIT
Head Open Innovation
 /marisolmenendez/

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