Juan Álvarez de Lara
Founder and General Partner
Origen Ventures Fund
Founder and General Partner of Origen Ventures Fund (www.origenventuresfund.com) , Founder and CEO of Seed&Click, with over 20 years of experience in national and international financial management responsibilities.
Origen Ventures Fund is an impact tech transfer fund (30 MM€, hard cap 40 MM€) specialized in funding spin offs launched from universities, research centers, scientific and technological Parks in KETS sectors ( nano Technology, micro & nano electronic, photonic, Advanced materials, industrial biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing Systems)
He is also CEO and Founder of Seed&Click, a company with four business units : Seed&Click Funding, managing investors networks with more than 100 investors investing in seed and startup phase (one of this angel network is the first women angel network of Spain, SWAN) ; Seed&Click Events, organizing events to promote investor/entrepreneur ecosystem (ISport Forum, PrimaveraPro StartUps, 080 Barcelona Fashion Investor Day, Arts Lab Temporada Alta, Entrepreneurship Awards for the Engineering Savings Banks Foundation, 4YFN Awards initiative of Mobile World Congress (2017-2018), Nautic Tech and conferences);Seed&Click Academy, to train Business Angels and entrepreneurs; Seed&Click Inno Ventures, assessment in innovation for mid and big companies.
He is Board Member of EBAN ( The European trade Association for BA’s, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players) , co Chairman EBAN Impact Investing Committee, board member of AED (Spanish Association of Directors). He is Investor and Advisor of startups (Footters , Ermes Cyber Security).
He advised the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Industry of the Kingdom of Morocco to develop an angel investing and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
He studied Business Administration (University of Barcelona), Master in Financial Advisory (University of Barcelona), Diploma in Quantitative Finance (Polytechnical University of Catalonia UPC), Master of International Business (UPF), Diploma in Corporate Finance and PMD from ESADE Business School and Diploma in Private Equity & Venture Capital from Luigi Bocconi. Diploma in Private Equity & Venture Capital in Harvard Business School. Diploma ‘From Director to board member’, Board member School (IESE Business School).
Professor at Toulouse Business School, UPF and ESADE Business School in Alternative Finance and Entrepreneurship, and been involved in more than 200 events as keynote speaker, panelist, jury, workshops ( EBAN Congress 2017, Euromed Capital, Vivatech, 4YFN Tel Aviv, 4YFN Shanghai, 4YFN San Francisco, 4YFN Barcelona, ACA Annual Congress 2017 in San Francisco, Mazars Annual Congress , French Tech Barcelona launching event, Venture Finance in Arab World/Accelerating Arab Startups, MAIN Conference in Egypt…).