Alberto is Managing Partner of Adara Ventures, a European venture capital firm managing over US$ 130 million in capital, dedicated to investments in technology companies targeting the Digital Enterprise. Adara focuses on companies that use capital efficiently and that pursue global opportunities, seeking to validate their offering locally (in Europe), in order to then globalize rapidly. Alberto has a focus on sectors such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and cloud services & infrastructure, working with entrepreneurs from the early stages of a company, on positioning, strategy, and organizational development. Prior to launching Adara, Alberto was Managing Director of Telefonica's Venture Capital unit. Previously, he was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, as well as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Alberto has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Role: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Product/Technology: ICT; New collaboration scenarios; Games & Entertainmen; Cloud & Big data; Software; IT Services; Security & Cyber Security; Mobile Applications
The creation of Adara was driven by our partners’ belief that venture capital needs to bring more than money to the table. We have a strong focus on bringing in-house expertise to portfolio companies, helping them successfully develop and reach ambitious business objectives. We believe this results-orientated approach combined with strict opportunity selection optimizes success for our stakeholders: investors and entrepreneurs. Our team is composed of experienced investment professionals with practical hands-on experience in different sectors combined and many years spent financing businesses. We look for businesses capable of growing revenues by 10 times in 3-5 years. In addition a candidate company for investment must have already achieved material commercial validation and have a capable core team present. Our investment focus centers on innovative ventures in the ICT area, primarily on enterprise software, telcommunications equipment, mobile applications and semiconductors.
Organisation Type: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Markets: Aerospace & Defense; Automotive & Transportation & Logistics
Product/Technology: ICT; Energy; Clean Technology; Environment; Space & Defense; Aeronautics; Automotive; Semiconductors