Meet the Mouro Capital team

  • Alvaro runs the finance and operations function at Mouro, overseeing long-term investment strategy, portfolio allocation, fund reporting and investor relations. He takes care of the operations of the fund and supports the investment team in execution of new investments and through the investment lifecycle. Alvaro joined Mouro from a long career at Banco Santander, where among others he managed projects in the Blockchain Lab. Outside of Mouro, Alvaro is a keen runner and enjoys gastronomy.
    Education: BEng and MSc Industrial Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM), CFA charterholder (CFA Institute)

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    Álvaro Meliá Navarro
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Carla oversees ‘all things’ legal for Mouro, whether in relation to our investments, our internal processes, or our relationship with our Limited Partner. A qualified Spanish lawyer since 2014, Carla worked in the Corporate M&A area of Linklaters Madrid for five years prior to joining Mouro Capital. Outside of Mouro, Carla is a keen sports enthusiast.
    Education: Double BA & MSc degrees in Law and Business Administration (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

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    Carla Vega-Penichet
    Head of Legal
  • Chris is a specialist in all things technology and finance, and currently holds board responsibilities on behalf of Mouro at Upgrade, Blueprint and Trulioo. Prior to teaming up with Mouro, Chris was a Principal at Blumberg Capital for nearly 7 years investing across financial services and enterprise software. Before Blumberg, Chris was an investor with Menlo Ventures, after holding operating positions at early-stage, venture backed startups, advising technology companies as an analyst at Cowen and Company, and starting his career at Intel. Outside of Mouro, Chris enjoys traveling with his family.
    Education: BA Economics and Political Science (University of California, Davis), MBA (IESE).

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    Chris Gottschalk
    General Partner
  • Francesco leads market research at Mouro, where he is responsible for identifying innovation trends and working with the investment team on qualifying different investment opportunities. Prior to Mouro, Francesco worked in the Mobile Money team of the GSMA, where he supported telcos in identifying, testing and launching products and solutions for merchant payments, SMEs and e-commerce.Outside of Mouro, Francesco enjoys playing a game of chess or tennis and cooking.
    Education: BA Business Administration (Bocconi University), MSc Finance & Development (SOAS University of London)

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    Francesco Pasti
    Director, Market Research
  • Ignacio supports Mouro Capital through all the investment phases, from researching new trends to finding partnerships opportunities across the portfolio. He believes in bringing innovation to the financial system while improving ESG performance. Prior to joining Mouro, Ignacio has worked in technology consulting and investments in Madrid, London and Dublin. Outside of Mouro, he loves travelling and reading.
    Education: BSc Economics (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), MBA in International Management (ICEX-CECO, Spain)
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    Ignacio González García
    Operations Associate and ESG
  • Jitendra oversees risk and compliance at Mouro Capital and contributes to strategy development, portfolio construction, investment process implementation, and business development. Prior to joining Mouro, Jitendra was a partner at FPP Asset Management LLP, and Director of a UCITS fund. He has also been a co-founder of MacroHedge LLP, an asset management company in London. He started his career in finance at Aavishkaar, an impact investment firm in Mumbai and then moved to London to join Société Générale (Newedge). Jitendra is an engineer by training and outside of work, he volunteers at a local school and enjoys badminton.
    Education: B.Tech in Elec. Engineering (IIT, Delhi), Post-Graduate Programme in Management / MBA (IIM, Ahmedabad), CFA charterholder (CFA Institute).

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    Jitendra Dhageya
    Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
  • Julia supports Mouro Capital on the operations and finance daytoday activities. Prior to joining Mouro, Julia worked in Chicago as a trade advisor in the Spanish Trade Commission. Outside of work, Julia enjoys playing water sports and a good read.

    Education: BA International Business Administration (Public University of Navarre), MBA in International Management (ICEX-CECO, Spain)

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    Julia Huerta García
    Finance Associate
  • Manuel oversees Mouro’s strategy, investor relations, resources and processes as our General Partner authorised by the FCA, with his day-to-day investment activity focusing more on UK, Europe and Latam. Manuel sits on the boards of a55, bonify and Crosslend and, as observer, of Autofi, Creditas, Curve, Elliptic, Klar, Roostify and Tradeshift among others. Manuel has been investing in fintech since 2010, having spent 5 years in San Francisco with BBVA Ventures (now Propel VC) before moving to London in 2015. He is a hiking enthusiast, world traveller and wine aficionado.
    Education: BA & MSc Business Administration and Audit (CUNEF), MPhil PPE, MPhil DevEcon, PhD ‘all but thesis’ Econ (Sciences Po Paris, Chinese University of Hong Kong).

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    Manuel Silva Martínez
    General Partner
  • Rafael focuses on European and Latin American investments for Mouro, being close to our investments in a55, bonify, Creditas, MarketFinance, Personetics, Securitize and Klar. He also supports senior team members in investor relations with Santander. A Santander veteran, he started his career at Santander UK’s CEO office.
    Education: BA Business Administration and MSc Banking Management (Universitat de València).

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    Rafael Esteban Correa


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