Welcome to Lanai

We Invest To Support
Awesome Founders


What we do


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


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


We Invest in all types of industries but we like marketplaces, SaaS, health.


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.


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) and Mar Alarcón (SocialCar).
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.


Jeroen Merchiers

Founder & Board MemberEMEA 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

Founder & Board MemberPresident & 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 & Board MemberCEO at Housell. Father of 2 kids, my passion is spending time with the bike sunday mornings. Run one half ironman and hope to be on a Titan Desert before 2022.
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Mar Alarcón

Founder & Board MemberFounder and CEO of SocialCar and partner at 19N Strategies, public policy agency focussed on disruptive business.
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Silvia Baró

Investment ManagerSilvia works closely with the founding partners to source and to analyze new investment opportunities.
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Some of our Partners


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

Joaquim Lecha

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

Andrea Scarano

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

Álvaro Gutiérrez

KiwokoCEO & Cofounder Kiwoko. Spent 10 years at JP Morgan, and since Nov, 2007 cofounded Kiwoko.

Alberto Cuevas

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

Ferrán Nogué

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

Joaquin Engel

AgrolimenStrategy & M&A Director Agrolimen
Former CEO & Co Founder Groupalia and Cofounder Gymforless.

Sergi de Pablos

UlaboxCTO & Cofounder Ulabox. Spent the last 18 years in several companies as tech leader.

Oriol Vila

HolaluzCEO & Cofounder Holaluz Former IT Consultant in Accenture.

Jose López

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

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.

Miguel Giribet

Former Internacional VP StubHubFormer CCO Privalia/Vent Privee. Former Manager Beagle Consulting.

Jorge Rodergas

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

Dani Romy

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

About us

Our Investments

Lanai Investments

Individual investments

And as of today, we have invested in these startups.
These are some of the most significant startups that our main partners have in their portfolio.


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


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


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


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


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


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


A company that provides health food delivery service based in Barcelona.


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


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


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

Assembler School

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


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


Celebrents is an events and celebrations marketplace based in Spain.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Oposita Test

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


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


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


Real food for real dogs.

21 Buttons

The ultimate fashion social and shopping network.


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


Is a SaaS model lead generation suite. Generate better leads, enrich their data and automate workflows with powerful smart forms.


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


Tviso is the largest online content aggregator in Spain.


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

Mr Jeff

Your clothes washed, ironed and without stains knock on the door of your house.


Web and mobile marketplace to easily allow you to get quotes for car repair and maintenance.


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