The Evolution of Investment in Public-Private Venture Capital


The Evolution of Investment in Public-Private Venture Capital
May 14, 2020
5:00PM - 6:00PM CEST
Virtual Event. Please note that the time specified is CEST.

Plug and Play, a Private Investment Fund, is the most active Venture Capital worldwide, with more than 250 startups invested in 2019 and portfolio companies such as Google, Logitech, Dropbox, N26 and  Honey. By leveraging its capital, its network of VCs, and its corporate partners, Plug and Play gives its portfolio companies a competitive advantage.

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Public Business Entity, that answers to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. It fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&I projects of Spanish companies. 

Axis is a venture capital manager 100% owned by ICO (Spanish Development Bank), which makes capital and quasi-capital instruments available to companies to finance their growth. Incorporated in 1986 and registered with number one, Axis is one of the oldest operators in the sector. Since its creation, Axis has invested more than € 1.4 billion in growth of around 200 companies and funds.

Luis Martín Cabiedes is the Managing Partner of Cabiedes & Partners, a fund specialized in early stage technology startups usually in Spain. Previously he was CEO of Europa Press for twelve years. Among its invested startups, Blablacar, We are knitters, Socialcar, Deporvillage, Reclamador, Gigas, Startupexplore, Kantox, Comunitae, Tiendeo or Chicfy.

In addition, we will have an insightful conversation with Maria Peña Mateos, who since July 2018, has been CEO of ICEX Spain Export and Investments, entity in which she had previously held the position of general director of Institutional Cooperation and Coordination.


  • 05:00 - 05:10 PM:
    Opening Remarks by María Peña Mateos, CEO ICEX
  • 05:10 - 05:55 PM:
  • 05:55 - 06:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks


  • María Peña Mateos

    María Peña Mateos

  • Andres Ubierna

    Andres Ubierna

    Head of Investments, Public Investment Fund
  • Mercedes Storch

    Mercedes Storch

    Head of International Relations, AXIS ICO
  • Luis Martin Cabiedes

    Luis Martin Cabiedes

    Managing Partner, Cabiedes & Partners
  • Saeed Amidi Plug and Play Tech Center CEO & Founder

    Saeed Amidi

    CEO & Founder, Plug and Play

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