Welcome to Lanai

The entrepreneurs’ community VC
to back Spain’s most ambitious founders

ABOUT US

Our thesis

Stage

We invest in pre-seed, we want to be a partner in the first stages of the entrepreneurial journey.

Ticket size

Our tickets start at €200.000 and we can invest up to €1.000.000 across several rounds.

Geography

We invest in all types of industries like Fintech, HRtech, Edtech, DNVBs…

ABOUT US

We are investors and founders

We aren't investors. We are a hands on entrepreneurs partners.

We use our knowledge and networking to advise and to support our partners.

We don’t invest in projects. We invest in Founders.

We invest in teams that we believe will be the winners and we can push them to that goal.
Jeroen Merchiers, Rubén Ferreiro y Guillermo Llibre

The team at Lanai has been working together as founders and operators for 12 years. Lanai was launched in 2017 and we already have a portfolio of more than 50 companies.

We have over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience, having founded 6 companies (Viko, Groupalia, Gymforless, Housell, Zazume, Yaba) that generate annual revenues of +€100m and employ +500 people.

As business angels and through our funds we have invested in over 50 companies that generate more than €1 billion in revenue, have raised more than €2 billion capital, and employ over 15.000 employees.

WHO WE ARE

Team

Jeroen Merchiers

General Partner
jeroen@lanai.vc
Co founder & CEO Zazume and Lanai. Former Managing Director Airbnb EMEA. Originally from Belgium but I spent more than half of my life abroad and now Barcelona is home! Father of 3,husband of 1.

Rubén Ferreiro

Rubén Ferreiro

General Partner
ruben.ferreiro@viko.net
CEO of VIKO, Chairman of YABA and Business Angel since 2010. Passionate about digital entrepreneurship & innovation. Galician living in Barcelona, occasionally hops to CDMX. Father, traveler, foodie and life enthusiast.

Guillermo Llibre

General Partner
guille@lanai.vc
CEO and founder of Housell, former founder of GymForLess and Groupalia. Entrepreneur and investor with experience in tech, enjoying venture capital for driving innovation and learning from others’ passions. Father of three and passionate about trail running.

Pau Mallorqui

Diego Camilleri

General Partner
diego@lanai.vc
ex-Competitive Strategy lead @ Uber EMEA and ex-Director @ KPMG Deal Advisory in NY. eSeed.vc Syndicate lead. Father of 2 kids with another one on the way. Avid traveler and learner.

Pau Mallorqui

Pau Mallorqui

Investment Associate
pau@lanai.vc
+3 years of experience in Pre-Seed VC Investments and a solid background in publicly traded markets. Avid sports enthusiast and a dedicated traveler, constantly seeking new adventures.

Pau Mallorqui

Ignacio Garicano

Associate
ignacio@lanai.vc
Working in VC investments +4 years. Led the creation of Impact Angels, the first business angel network focusing on impact investments in Spain.

Pau Mallorqui

Sandra Castells

Investment Analyst
sandra@lanai.vc
As part of our investment team, Sandra analyzes and manages deal flow, always eager to meet the next top-tier founders. Scuba diver, curious by nature and ocean enthusiast.

Our investors and advisors

 

We are backed by some of the most relevant founders and managers in the Spanish startup ecosystem.

Manuel Roca

Co-Founder & CEO at Atrapalo, Co-Founder UNIVRSE

Roger Egan III

José Manuel Villanueva

Co-Founder 011h / Former Co-Founder & CEO at Privalia

Álvaro Gutierrez

Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Barkibu / Former Co-Founder & CEO at Kiwoko

Ignacio Traversi

Co-founder & CSO at Cobee

Roger Egan III

Pablo Pazos

Co-founder & Co-CEO at Barkibu

Juan Zamora

Co-founder & Former CEO at Signaturit

Fred Cavet

Co-Founder Amenitiz

Roger Egan III

Avinash Sukhwani

Co-Founder Payflow

Benoit Menardo

Co-Founder Payflow

Miquel Fresneda

Managing Director & Co-Founder at Woffu

Roger Egan III

Joaquim Lecha

CEO at Typeform

José López

Co-Founder & Co-CEO at iSalud

Oriol Vila

Co-Founder Holaluz

Roger Egan III

Ana Villanueva

Co-Founder & CEO at Tiko Iberia

Marcello V.

Co-Founder IFReturns

Javier Marin

Founder & CEO at Ticketea, Co-Founder at Soy LuzIA, Founder Lumier
Roger Egan III

Alex Fresneda

Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Yaba, Co-Founder at Mr.Noow

Haydee Barroso

Co-Founder & CEO at Atani

Joaquim Esteve

Founder & CEO at Aladina
Roger Egan III

David Campoy

Head of partnerships at Ocado Solutions, Former CCO at Ulabox

Adrian Miranda

CEO & Co-Founder at Multihelpers

David Miranda

Partner at Osborne Clarke
Roger Egan III

Jordi Rivera

Former CEO at DAS Spain

Roger Egan III

Co-founder & CEO at Nurture, Co-founder & CEO of Redmart (Alibaba)

Albert Serrano

Group Managing Director at Vente-Privee, Former Privalia
Roger Egan III

Dani Romy

CEO of Media Digital Ventures, CSO & Co-Founder Simplr

Ferran Nogue

Co-Founder Holaluz

Ignasi Giralt

Global Growth Manager at Revolut, Former Badi
Roger Egan III

Sergi De Pablos

CTO & Co-Founder at Yaba

Álvaro Gómez

CEO at ELOGIA

Miguel Giribet

CEO at Cash Converters, Former Privalia
Roger Egan III

Josep Maria Tribó

VP Senior at illuminHQ, Co-Founder & CRO ADman Media (AcuityAds)

Jorge Rodergas

CMO & Digital Business Director at Hoteles Catalonia
Roger Egan III

Andrea Scarano

CPO Veepee Italy, Former Privalia
About us

Portfolio

qashops

Connecting brands with the world. We help brands to sell more all over the world. – Sold –

Noken

A curated end-to-end trips that provide all of the experience. Based in New York.

Trioteca

The free Online Mortgage Broker that helps you to get your best mortgage in Spain

Oposita Test

OpositaTest helps students and their teachers practice and master what they are learning

Baluwo

An easy, fast and safe way to buy consumer goods for your family and friends in Africa.

Atani

The all-in-one crypto platform: trading, wallets and taxes under one roof
Rever

Livo

All-in-one financial system for Health

Weecover

Bcas

The one-stop platform to find, attain and advance scholarship payments.
Rever

Vualapp

All your invoices in one click

Wiz Music

Depasify

The all in one platform for dealing with digital assets

Celebrents

Celebrents is an events and celebrations marketplace based in Spain.

Innroute

A digital logistics operator, it allows send pallets with speed, visibility and at the best price. – Sold –
Acqustic

acqustic

Be your own manager. All tools to boost your musical career

MODAL

Global voice design studio that develops compelling new service experiences at the forefront of conversation commerce

Kriim

Digital Native Vertical Brand of Natural Cosmetics

Arengu

SaaS platform that helps you to easily build and optimize your sign-up process.

Ritmo

Ritmo

Growth capital for your commerce.
Gretel

Gretel

All your company’s information in one single management
software.
Weecover

Weecover

Embedded Insurance. Specialized in the integration of insurance solutions in online shopping processes.
Rever

Nurture

Immersive playful learning for families

Avuxi

Rank the popularity of every place on Earth for the travel industry. The leading Plug-n-Play GeoPopularity™ Engine.

Baluwo

An easy, fast and safe way to buy consumer goods for your family and friends in Africa.
Hubuc

HUBUC

Easily integrate fintech capabilities into your product. Issue cards, open bank accounts and collect money.

Tropicfeel

Emerging travel gear company to make responsible travel the common way

Frankie

Comida de verdad para perros de verdad

Melbot

Blending digital and physical worlds to create transmedia products and franchises that use technology in a magic way.
IF

IF

Totalfulfilment solution for e-commerce

Rever

Ealyx

Plataforma SaaS B2B que permite a los consumidores canjear sus productos de segunda mano a cambio de un descuento instantáneo en la compra de un producto nuevo en el e-commerce.

Wiz Music

Propper

SaaS / Marketplace that offers a digital showcase to real estate agents and helps owners find the best professional to sell their home

Rever

Unifit

Cabify

A ride-sharing company that operates in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Siguetuliga

Siguetuliga is a social network for the non professional football leagues. Siguetuliga has several apps to manage an amateur club as a professional club.
Partfy

Partfy

Partfy offers to users everything necessary in order to organize their events: inspiration, information and access to the best professionals.

Payflow

Payflow enables employees to stream their income on-demand
Tacter App

Tacter

Tacter Apps help gamers to master their favourites games
ChatWith

ChatWith

Do more with WhatsApp. Links, Payments, Polls.
Rever

Hoop carpool

Corporate Carpooling Solution for companies and universities

buo

Buo

Social commerce platform that helps people save money on quality goods by connecting them directly to sellers.

Wiz Music

Kimera

Precise, easy-to-use and accesible cloud based platform which satisfies the visual content needs of SMB’s and enterprises

Landbot.io

A SaaS company to convert landing pages into a conversational experience. – Partially Sold –
Reby

Reby

Enjoy an easy and ecological transport and easily park in the city with your shared electric scooter.

OpenWebinars

OpenWebinars

The largest catalog of programming courses and systems for companies and professionals.

Consentio

Consentio

The trading app for goods.
Instantly sell and promote your products, to your clients.
picker

Picker

Discover, Share and Ask for recommendations to the Pickers that you like.

Wiz Music

Viterbit

Recruitment software to attract candidates, collaborate with the team and automate tasks

Habitación.com

Habitación.com

Buy a room, turn your rent into savings.

Pontio

Pontio

Point-of-Sale financing platform for sustainable home improvements.
Wiz Music

Flipflow

SaaS BI platform that empowers retail enterprises and FMCG Companies with advanced real-time market analytics.

Spice

The first fully compliant (regulation wise) liquid venture capital fund. Founded by Carlos Domingo (Former CEO of Telefonica I+D).

Cobee

Employee benefits platform that adds flexibility and technology to eliminate inefficiencies.

Flanks

Flanks develops the most powerful end-to-end OpenBankig solutions

Misstipsi

POS and management system software for restaurants

Assembler School

Assembler School trains the best Software Engineers in project-based and peer learning programs with no upfront cost

Embat

Embat

The end-to-end liquidity management platform for finance teams.

Blok

Blok

Groceries delivered in 10 minutes, at the tap of a button. – Sold to Getir –

Rever

Rever

Easy Returns, Faster Refunds

Wiz Music

Wiz Music

Invest in your favorite artists and become part of their success.