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 like Fintech, HRtech, Edtech, DNVBs…


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 PRIME BUSINESS ANGEL GROUP founded in October 2016 by several Business Angels that merge their knowledge and investment capacity to back digital startups. We focused on early-stage investments (pre-seed and seed). Our goal is to find and support the Spanish entrepreneurs that are challenging the status quo and are shaping how consumers and enterprises will interact with technology in the future.

We are a team of founders and operators with +12 years of startup investing experience. The Main Partners of the current version of Lanai are: Jeroen Merchiers (Airbnb), Guillermo Llibre (Housell), Rubén Ferreiro (Viko Group), and Diego Camilleri (Uber).

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.



Jeroen Merchiers

Founder & Managing PartnerCo founder & CEO Zazume. EMEA 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 PartnerCEO & Founder at VIKO. Chairman & Cofounder YABA. 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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Pau Mallorqui

Diego Camilleri

General Partnerex-Competitive Strategy lead @ Uber EMEA and ex-Director @ KPMG Deal Advisory team in NY. eSeed.vc Syndicate lead. Father of 1 kid with another one on the way. Avid traveler and proud generalist.
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Pau Mallorqui

Pau Mallorqui

Investment AssociatePau works closely to the founding partners to analyze new investment opportunities. He ensures portfolio monitoring tasks.

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Pau Mallorqui

Ignacio Garicano

Investment AssociateHe has experience in VC impact investing and led the creation of the first business angel network focused on impact investing in Spain, Impact Angels.

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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 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.

Ferran Nogué

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

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.

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.

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


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. – Sold –


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. – Sold –


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Emerging travel gear company to make responsible travel the common way


Payflow enables employees to stream their income on-demand


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


POS and management system software for restaurants


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


Digital Native Vertical Brand of Natural Cosmetics


Comida de verdad para perros de verdad

Tacter App


Tacter Apps help gamers to master their favourites games


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


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


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


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


Do more with WhatsApp. Links, Payments, Polls.


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

Wiz Music

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

Wiz Music


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

Wiz Music


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

Wiz Music


The all in one platform for dealing with digital assets



Growth capital for your commerce.


Totalfulfilment solution for e-commerce



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


Hoop carpool

Corporate Carpooling Solution for companies and universities

Wiz Music


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



All-in-one financial system for Health



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



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


All your company’s information in one single management


Immersive playful learning for families



Buy a room, turn your rent into savings.



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.



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



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


Easy Returns, Faster Refunds



All your invoices in one click

Wiz Music


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