Bcapital I, the venture capital fund that takes the most risks
Bcombinator wants to continue investing in the entrepreneurs who will build this new world. Therefore, five successful entrepreneurs from Barcelona who have sold several companies and raised over €100M in investment from international funds, have come together to offer an all-in-one ecosystem. This project is the solution for those looking to start their journey towards building the successful startups of the future.
What is Bcapital?
Bcapital is an investment fund created by successful entrepreneurs to support new entrepreneurs in their race to success. It involves more than ten founders of companies with a combined turnover of more than 150 million euros.
Bcapital is what is known in the venture capital industry as a ‘microfund’, or a micro-fund, which invests tickets of between €10,000 and €50,000 in startups that successfully pass the Bcombinator program. It also serves as a lead investor and inspirer of other investors who also decide to join the funding round of such startups. Bcapital also convenes investment forums to attract startups that are not part of the program but are in more advanced stages.
“Our objective is to invest in the best startups in Bcombinator’s incubation program, but also in those startups that may be very attractive due to their high technological component and their degree of disruption”, says Luis Cortés, Director of the fund. He adds, “But above all, we invest in people and teams, because at the stage in which we invest, it is possible that the model and/or the idea may have to be pivoted, so our decision is based 60% on the team and 40% on the idea, the size and expansive or contractive dynamics of the market, and how hot the market is”.
A team with a track record
Erik Brieva, President of Bcombinator (Havana, 1970). In love with Barcelona since more than 20 years ago, he has just sold the fintech Strands (which has a turnover of 12M€ and has more than 700 banks as clients) to the multinational CRIF. But it is not the first, as this serial entrepreneur has been launching and selling startups for more than two decades, including iSoco, sold to Clever Global and Expert Systems, or Polymita, sold to the North American giant Red Hat.
Sergi Vila, CEO of Bcombinator (Sabadell, 1992). Startup and travel enthusiast. Founder and CEO from 2017 until 2021 of the leading company in the market for surprise travel and restaurants in southern Europe (Flykube and Eatkube) and now replicating in the United States (Surprisit), he built Flykube with a 10,000€ investment and led it to bill more than 500,000€ per month in two years. Finally, he left Flykube to focus on Surprisit and Bcombinator in 2021, selling his share of the company to its other shareholders two months before the Covid19 pandemic began.
Jordi Martin, COO of Bcombinator (Barcelona, 1980). Passionate about investment, real estate and business. He spent a large part of his career as CFO in listed companies such as Fluidra and later in a growth project such as Phibo, after which he began his journey as an entrepreneur with Welcomy (Real Estate and Turismo) and Sydeos, M&A consulting company. Finally, he entered the startup world with Housfy, where he was the first COO and currently a partner.
Luis Cortes, Investor Relations (New York, 1971). Investor and entrepreneur, he sold the startup Polymita (co-founded with Erik Brieva) to Red Hat, where he joined after the acquisition as Director of Marketing, returning to the United States. There, he started his career as a startup investor, leading more than 100 startup investments from his role as Business Angel and as a partner in Launchpad Venture Group, one of the largest venture capital funds on the East Coast.
Miquel Mora, director of Bcombinator’s incubation program (Valencia, 1980). Multiple entrepreneur. From his role as CTO and agile expert, he has co-founded some of the best known Spanish startups in the proptech sector in the Spanish market, such as Yaencontré, sold to Idealista.com, or Housfy, one of the benchmark startups of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain.
How to participate?
If you want to participate in Bcombinator’s incubation program, you must send an email to email@example.com, telling us your idea and we will contact you as soon as possible.