New Venture Capital Funds: Encomenda Venture, Nazca Capital and Advent

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BY : Diego GutiérrezApril Tue, 2016
Carlos Blanco after the sale of Akamon and the launch of Nuclio Venture capitala Venture Builder, has now launched his new venture, Encomenda Venture, a fund management company.

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Encomenda Venture 

Encomenda Venture Capital is Carlos Blanco's new project, a fund to channel his investments and co-invest with other professional investors.

Encomenda Venture Capital is an independent fund and investment fund manager. Encomenda's objective is to channel all of Carlos Blanco's investments in startups and help professional investors and business angels to make their investments profitable. The fund manager is in charge of researching the market and finding the best investments, monitoring the investees, as well as advising them and participating in their boards of directors. Encomenda acts as a Super Angel Found: provides advice, monitoring and networking to all its investees, as well as money. Thanks to this way of working, it seeks to maximise the probability of success and minimise the risk of each investment. Blanco explains that Encomenda's main objective is "to allow all investors and business angels to access a quality deal flow and invest in the best projects in the country, achieving a higher probability of success thanks to the Super Angel Found model. All managed by a management team with extensive experience in the sector in which I trust 100%".

 The funds will invest in the companies behind Nuclio Venture Builder, and the best startups that successfully pass the Conector Startup Accelerator acceleration programme and raise capital from other investors. Encomenda will also invest in startups at all stages (seed, development or growth) and which, preferably, have gone through an acceleration programme or a venture builder (Antai, Plug&Play, SeedRocket, Wayra, etc.), thus detecting the best opportunities in the ecosystem.

This new project of Carlos Blanco has been announced shortly after he founded Nuclio Venture Builder, following the sale of Akamon for more than €25M.


Nazca Capital to launch a new fund

Nazca has announced that in 2016 it plans to start fundraising to raise its fourth fund, although it currently still has around €40m from its third fund, which raised a total of €240m.

The management company is already immersed in the analysis of several operations and there are many options for these purchases to be made in the food sector, in order to increase the portfolio of the already participated company. FoodBox.

So far, Nazca has invested in 22 companies and 9 of them are still in its portfolio. Logifrio, Eurekakids, Grupo IMO, Grupo OM, Agromillora, Gestair, FoodBox, El Granero and Distribuciones Juan Luna. The latter was announced barely a month ago.

International funds are interested in Spain: Advent

The venture capital firm Advent Internationalwhich 6 months ago raised $13 billion for its international private equity fund, GPE VIII Limited Partnership, has announced that it plans to invest in Spain.

The strategy that these acquisitions will follow will not deviate from the fund's traditional roadmap. The only possible nuance is that having raised a record amount of resources opens the door to participation in larger transactions. Advent's minimum investment is between EUR 100 million and EUR 150 million, while the average outlay is between EUR 300 million and EUR 500 million.

Advent is characterised by seeking opportunities in companies well positioned in the business they operate (listed and unlisted) and with internationalisation options, where it seeks to take control by acquiring a majority stake. The manager's experience covers a wide range of sectors: business and financial services; healthcare; industrials; distribution, consumer and leisure; and technology, media and telecommunications.

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