Welcome to Lanai

We Invest To Support
Awesome Founders

ABOUT US

What we do

Stage

We look for pre-seed or seed round stage of highly scalable technology companies.

Investments

We invest up to €200K per startup in several rounds.

Sectors

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

ABOUT US

What we are

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
 

Lanai Partners is a BUSINESS ANGEL GROUP founded in October 2016 by several Business Angels that merge their knowledge and investment capacity to back digital startups in Spain.
The Main Partners of the current version of Lanai are Jeroen Merchiers (Airbnb), Rubén Ferreiro (Viko Group), Guillermo Llibre (Housell).
Our partners are a group of proven business leaders functioning as specialists in different areas of expertise to be able to analyze all type of industries and create the maximum value for our investments.
WHO WE ARE

Team

Jeroen Merchiers

Founder & Managing PartnerEMEA Managing Director Airbnb. Originally from Belgium but I spend the last half of my life abroad and Barcelona is home! Father of 3, husband of 1.
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Rubén Ferreiro

Rubén Ferreiro

Founder & Managing PartnerPresident & Co-Founder at VIKO. Father of a lovely little girl. Proud to be Galician, living in awesome Barcelona, sometimes enjoying the chaotic CDMX. Traveler and foodie.
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Guillermo Llibre

Founder & Managing PartnerCEO at Housell. Father of 3 kids, always curious, love to apreciate tiny moments in life and learn from people’ passions to discover trails towards new discoveries.
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Silvia Baró

Portfolio & Partners RelationsSilvia works closely with the founding partners to source and to analyze new investment opportunities.
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Marc Llonch

Marc Llonch Blanqué

Investment AnalystResponsible for screening and analyzing new investment opportunities, doing research on market, competitors and business model.More info

Some of our Partners

 

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

Joaquim Esteve

AladiniaBootstraping Aladinia since 2009. Passionate about technology, online marketing and ecommerce. Former BCG consultant

David Miranda

David Miranda

Osborne Clarke Head of the Digital Business team in Spain. Advisor for technology companies in corporate and commercial issues.

Álvaro Gutiérrez

BarkibuCo-CEO Barbiku. Former CEO & Cofounder Kiwoko. Spent 10 years at JP Morgan.

Jordi Rivera

CEO at DAS Spain Betting on Innovation and Digital Transformation in Insurance and Legaltech.

Roger Egan III

Roger Egan III

InvestorFather of 2 boys. Living in Barcelona and launching next venture, Nurture (edtech). Co-founder and former CEO of Singapore based online grocer, Redmart (acquired by Alibaba).

Albert Serrano

Privalia / Vente-PriveeManaging Director Privalia / Vente-Privee SP. Spent more than 8 years in top executive roles at Privalia. Former Senior Consultant Daemon Quest.

Oriol Vila

HolaluzCEO & Cofounder Holaluz Former IT Consultant in Accenture.

Dani Romy

CEO of Media Digital VenturesCo-Founder & Former COO TheCrowdAngel. Mentor at several renowned accelerator programs. Private Investor.

Raimundo Burguera

Raimundo Burguera

RitmoSerial entrepreneur in fintech and digital business. 15 years of experience in LATAM in the SME finance space and in SaaS B2B. Founder and CEO of InnoHub.

Ignasi Giralt

Ignasi Giralt

RevolutCountry Growth Manager at Revolut. Former General Manager Spain at Badi and Marketing Manager at Airbnb. Passionate about how tech startups can change people’s lives.Traveler spirit.

Joaquim Lecha

TypeformCEO Typeform. Former COO & CFO SocialPoint and M&A Director from Groupalia. Director at DC Partners.

Sergi de Pablos

YabaCTO & co-founder at YABA, co-founder and former CTO at Ulabox. Spent the last 20 years in several companies as tech leader.

Alvaro Gomez

Alvaro Gomez

ElogiaCountry Manager Spain at ELOGIA. Former Agency Developer @ Google. Associate Professor at UC3M, Master in Marketing (CRM & Businesss Intelligence).

Benoît Menardo

Benoît Menardo

PayflowEx-Rocket Internet and Bain & Company consultant. INSEAD MBA / MIT / Mines Paristech. In Barcelona since early 2020 after living in 5 continents & learning 8 languages.

Eloi Gomez

Eloi Gomez

JeffFounder and CEO. Entrepreneurship life style, always available to develop new projects to improve our world.

Avinash Sukhwani

Avinash Sukhwani

PayflowCo-founder at Payflow. Previously worked for Rocket Internet and Boston Consulting Group. Originally from India, but born in Spain.

Jose López

iSaludCEO & Cofounder iSalud. Former Deloitte Consultant and Banc Sabadell Investments.

Miguel Giribet

Cash Converters EspañaGeneral Manager / Member of the Board at Cash Converters España / IESE Business School.

Josep Maria Tribó

Josep Maria Tribó

Acuityads Co-Founder at ADman Media (sold to Acuityads). Mentor and Business Angel at Seedrocket since 2008. Ad tech & Mar tech specialist. Married and father of two teenagers.Amateur triathlete and runner, passionate about kitesurf.

Marcos Luengo

Marcos Luengo

ADman MediaCofounder ADman Media and 4IQ. 22 years’ experience in digital transformation in different Management positions. Investor in seed stage companies.

Alberto Cuevas

LetgoCOO Letgo. Investor in seed stage and the last 8 years top executive in companies such as Letgo, Airbnb or Groupon.

Ana Guasch

Ana Guasch

InvestorGlobal business DNA mixing corporate experience at Asics, Venca, Iberostar with own ventures focused on RetailTech. Awards: 2019 Sephora Awards WomenIntech, Laus Award Gold Prize.

Jorge Rodergas

Hoteles CataloniaDigital Business Director Hoteles Catalonia, Former COO Restalo & Operations Director at Groupalia.

Ferran Nogué

HolaluzCofounder Holaluz.Spent the last 8 year develop Holaluz, especifically the new ventures with different partners.

Andrea Scarano

PrivaliaManaging Director Veepee Italy . Spent more than 11 years in top executive roles at Privalia.

About us

Our Investments

Individual investments

Lanai Investments First Batch

Lanai Investments Second Batch

Lanai Investments Third Batch

These are some of the most significant startups that our main partners have in their portfolio.
The first Group of Business Angels have invested in these startups.
The Second Group of Business Angels have invested in these startups.
The Current Group of Business Angels have invested in these startups.

Glovo!

Glovo is transforming the way consumer gets local goods in less than 30 minutes. – Partially Sold –

Ulabox.com

The pure player online supermarket leader in Spain based in Barcelona.

Frankietheking

Real food for real dogs.

21 Buttons

The ultimate fashion social and shopping network.

DogBuddy

Europe’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace helping dog owners find trusted and local dog sitter. Based in London. – Sold –

Housfy

Innovating technology in the real estate industry to sell directly their properties. – Partially Sold –

trip4real

Book tours and activities hosted by local insiders across Europe and experience a place like you live there. – Sold –

Jeff

All in one APP, up today, laundry, beauty, «The Good Good Life»

Akiles

The smartest solution to get rid of keys. Open doors with your smartphone.

qashops

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

Landbot.io

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

Spice

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

Celebrents

Celebrents is an events and celebrations marketplace based in Spain.

Noken

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

Innroute

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

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.

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.
Reby

Reby

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

Cobee

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

Trioteca

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

acqustic

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

HUBUC

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

Celebrents

Celebrents is an events and celebrations marketplace based in Spain.
OpenWebinars

OpenWebinars

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

Flanks

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

Oposita Test

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

MODAL

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

Tropicfeel

Emerging travel gear company to make responsible travel the common way

Payflow

Payflow enables employees to stream their income on-demand
Consentio

Consentio

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

Misstipsi

POS and management system software for restaurants

Baluwo

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

Kriim

Digital Native Vertical Brand of Natural Cosmetics

Frankie

Comida de verdad para perros de verdad
Tacter App

Tacter

Tacter Apps help gamers to master their favourites games

Picker

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

Assembler School

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

Atani

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

Arengu

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

Melbot

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

ChatWith

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

Ritmo

Growth capital for your commerce.
Blok

Blok

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

Pulpo

Pulpo helps easily share digital subscriptions with others.