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Who we are

the world we
believe in

A world where value is connected to oneself, to others and to the planet. A world in which the words “responsibility” and “consistency” are put to action. A world in better harmony, where individual and collective action makes total sense, with a higher, transcending purpose.

Together, we make progress as a network.
Let’s create a meaningful world.

We are defined by our culture and driven by heart. What makes us unique is our way to do things, our values.

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I witness a dream come true: a meaningful economy, aimed at having a positive impact on people and the planet, is now growing stronger. It is exciting to see that the economy has finally put the spotlight on what really matters.

Luis Berruete
Partner and Co-founder of Creas

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Luis Berruete

Partner and Co-founder

He has co-founded and managed several family-owned businesses in the real estate sector (Navegando, B+B, Euro Aragón) and has promoted social change for years, as founder and director in a number of foundations. An Architect from the University of Navarra, he also holds a MDeS from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Management from the University of Madrid.

To me, a meaningful world is a more human world, more connected to nature, with increased awareness.

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Pedro Javier Armentia

Partner and Co-founder

Former general manager of Johnson & Johnson for Spain and Portugal. A consultant and coach with experience in business integration, company turnarounds and CSR programmes. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine from the University of Zaragoza, a Master’s Degree in Humanities from UFV, an MBA from IESE and an AMP from Harvard University.

To me, a meaningful world is a world where we can generate opportunities to make a positive contribution from the most genuine part of us.

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Emilio Ayanz

Managing Partner

Over 20 years’ experience in the M&A sector, investing in and managing technological venture capital funds as well as industrial growth/buy-out funds in Spain (CRB, Minerva Capital, Excel Partners). Expert in the UE H2020 programme. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from ICADE (E4) and is also a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).

To me, a meaningful world is a world where people are again increasingly connected to themselves, to each other and to nature, a world with more conscious decisions led by a will to do more things for the sake of common good, a world driven by and from Love, and with Confidence in believing that all this is necessary and possible.

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Lara Viada

Investment Manager

She has operated for more than 10 years in the impact investment sector, mainly in investment funds (OPIC, GBF, Gala Capital), but also in social companies (Grupo Empresarial Sostenible) or as a consultant (UNDP, World Bank). She started her career at L’Oreal and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in International Relations (SAIS, Johns Hopkins).

To me, a meaningful world is a fair world, where everyone has access to equal opportunities. A world driven by responsibility and awareness, attracting people to solidarity towards others and to the planet.

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Francisco Soler

Financial and Operations Manager

Former Investment and Business Development Manager at Grupo Mémora. He has worked as a Ph.D. Researcher in Agrifood Economy, and also as a consultant economist in environmental planning at Acciona and EIN.

To me, a meaningful world is balanced world between social and ecological development, where companies and financial resources are used as a means for this balance to become increasingly steady.

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Lorenzo Guerra

Associate

He previously worked in M&A for KPMG and GBS Finance. He also has extensive experience in Private Banking after his stint at UBS in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from CUNEF.

To me, a meaningful world is … a balanced world, where resources (money, time, work) are there to serve people, where we all take care of other people’s and the planet’s well-being. In a way, being there for everyone else.

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Carmen-Lopez

Carmen López

Associate

She was part of Sherpa Capital’s distressed investment team for four years, and has experience in M&A and Corporate Finance in the financial sector after her stints at EY and PwC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.

To me, a meaningful world is a fair world, where we all think beyond our own interests and our lives, where we give the best of ourselves to make others happy.

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We must invest in routes rather than in moments. Impact investment can help transition from simple return-oriented investments to long-term, complex return-oriented ones.

Carlos Barrabés
Founder and CEO of Barrabés

We are not alone. We are at the front part of a larger ecosystem. We stand where we stand and we are what we are also thanks to those who give us guidance and advice

ADVISERS

Agustin-Vitorica

Agustín Vitórica

Gawa Capital

CEO and co-founder of Gawa Capital, Spain’s leading Impact Investment firm, specialised in microfinance in emerging and developing countries.

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Salvador García Atance

Fundación Lealtad

Commercial expert of the State in Spain. He founded AB Asesores and was the president of this firm until it was joined by Morgan Stanley in 1999, when he was appointed chairman. Since 2001 he has been engaged in altruistic activities and has chaired Fundación Lealtad, from which he certifies the transparency and good practices of NGOs.

Borja-Oyarzabal

Borja Oyarzábal

Tresmares Capital

Partner and CEO de Tresmares, an equity and debt funds management company focused on financing small and mid-size enterprises and M&A in Spain, Lower-End Middle Market, while managing companies’ portfolios, including boards and executive committees.

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Carlos Barrabés

Grupo Barrabés

CEO and founder of Barrabés. An e-commerce pioneer in the 1990s in Spain, investor and expert in digital innovation and organisational transformation. Selected as Young Global Leader by Davos WEF in 2010.

Ana-Segurado

Ana Segurado

Alantra

Managing Director of Alantra’s Venture Capital department. She led Teléfonica group’s innovation and technological start-ups area, and was formerly an investment manager at Ibersuizas, currently Portobello Capital.

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Teresa Azcona

Venture Partner

Venture capital expert. She was the CEO of Going Investment, a venture capital fund, for 12 years. She also worked as manager at Instituto de Fomento de Aragón, supporting company development.

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Estanislao de Aranzadi

Business Angel

Business Angel, as well as financial and strategic adviser. He was general manager and global manager for Retail and Consumer Products at Santander Global Banking & Markets, where he worked for 18 years.

Catalina-Parra

Catalina Parra

Independent consultant and Business Angel

Chairwoman and founder of Fundación Hazloposible. Expert in philantropic advice, strategy, management, new technologies and human communication. CSR teacher at Instituto Europeo de Diseño.

Sergio-Sanz

Sergio Sanz

Co-founder and Collaborator

An enthusiast of nature, sports and human beings. My career started in the corporate world, then we founded Creas and in recent years I have worked as a consultant, helping major organisations and their employees connect with their purpose. I believe in a world where companies are meant to tackle the enormous challenges that lie ahead.

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Maria José Sanchez Yago

Consultant

Co-Founder of CREATIA HUMAN, consulting firm specialized in accompanying companies to genuinely align their purpose and corporate values. María José has spent twenty years helping to create cultures with teams that learn, are flexible, committed, capable of taking on challenges, and put people at the center, to create an improved society in a sustainable and authentic way.

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