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Big Sur Ventures

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Manuel Mates

General Partner

Manuel is co-founder of Big Sur Ventures. Prior to BSV he has developed his entrepreneurial career in internet and IT. From 1994 he cofounded Cinet (B2B ISP sold to Retevisión, now ONO-Vodafone), Olé, (a Cinet spinoff and first Hispanic portal sold to Telefónica. Later known as Terra), and BellMoore Consulting (Internet & Tech integration: CRM-CMS software tools).

Manuel has founded and supported some key institutions of the Barcelona tech ecosystem: ESADE Investors and Entrepreneurs Club, ESADE BAN (Business Angels Network) and Business Angels (BA) School, Necotium BA School and Barcelona Tech City.

Manuel has also co-edited and translated the book “Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist” authored by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson.

Manuel holds a BS in law and MBA from ESADE. He speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Big Sur is a venture capital firm that invests in innovative companies across sectors. They are especially focused on information technology, digital media, internet/SaaS, and technology enabled products and services. Big Sur centers its interest in innovative companies that produce breakthrough products and services that promise to provide transforming benefits to a market. They have a successful track record with companies through numerous market cycles.

Focus:
information technology, digital media, internet/SaaS, technology enabled products and services
Geography:
Spain, Europe
Range:
€100k - €2.5M
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