FOUNDERS BUILD THE FUTURE

together we speed up the journey

Abac Nest II FCRE (Abac Nest II) develops the VC investment strategy of Abac Capital. Abac Nest II is a fund managed by Abac Capital Manager, SGEIC, S.A., and features a team that combines extensive experience as Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Operating Partners

We invest in Founders with conviction and purpose. We offer extensive support both in investment and resources to achieve a purpose with which we are aligned.

At Abac Nest we invest from €50k to €500k per deal in Founders with the ability to create large-scale technology-based businesses.

In our investment process, we are clear, direct and agile. We apply the rigor necessary to identify and support exciting business opportunities.

150

Millions of euros invested in Venture Capital

30

Entrepreneurs & Operating Partners in our Network

100

years of co-investing experience of the Abac Nest team

600

Millions of euros under management by the Abac Capital team in all its vehicles

Investment criteria

Stage

We invest in startups that are in Seed and Pre-Seed stages

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We invest between €50k and €500k per deal in technology startups that can create highly scalable businesses.

Team

We align ourselves with teams that never compromise ethics and integrity at work.

Borja Martinez de la Rosa
Founding Partner

Borja co-founded Abac Capital in 2014. Before co-founding Abac Capital, he worked at Apax Partners for 13 years as a Partner in the tech & telecom team globally and as a generalist covering the Spanish market since 2004. Prior to joining Apax Partners, he was a Summer Associate at Goldman Sachs and an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group. Borja holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston), where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Joan Pina
Partner

Joan Pina is a Serial Entrepreneur who has been part of Abac Capital since 2017. Together with Borja and Rubén Bonet, Joan is one of the promoters of Abac Nest. Prior to Abac Nest, Joan founded four digital companies, including a fintech and insurtech company, and was one of the leading shareholders in LetsBonus (acquired by an Amazon subsidiary: Living Social) where he held the position of CEO . Previously, he developed his professional career at PwC in New York, Dublin and Barcelona. Joan has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Barcelona and participated in a PwC Executive Development program at the IESE Business School. Joan is a fan of long distance Triathlons and passionate about learning about new business models.

Rubén Bonet
Investment Comittee Member

Rubén has been one of the driving forces behind Abac Nest since its inception. Rubén is the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Fractus since 1999, one of the most successful deep tech companies in Europe, specialized in global wireless and telecom industries, named a Technology Pioneer in 2005 by the World Economic Forum. Since 2016. He is also a Chairman and Board Member of IP Europe, representing European SMEs. Rubén has extensive experience leading a start-up towards scale-up, with high-level international fundraising and in particular in start-ups with a high technological component due to his experience and network in Deep Tech. Author of the book on entrepreneurship ‘Fractus , the phoenix’, Rubén is a fan of Endurance sports, having completed a Marathon des Sables.

Marta Campillo
Principal

Prior to joining Abac Nest, Marta developed her professional career as an Investment Director at BStartup (Banco Sabadell), an investment vehicle for early-stage startups. Prior to BStartup, Marta worked as the Manager of the Business Angels Network and as Director of Entrepreneurship at ESADE Business School. Marta holds a Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and an Executive MBA at ESADE Business School.

Anna Pellicer
Associate

Anna joined Abac Capital full-time in 2019 after completing her internship. Prior to joining Abac Capital, she interned at Ulabox, an e-commerce start-up, and in a non-profit organisation in Peru. Anna holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona) and did her exchange programme at the University of British Columbia (Canada), where she specialised in Sustainability.

Tristán Conde
Analyst

Tristán Conde graduated from Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order from ESADE (Barcelona) and completed his exchange program at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) where he specialized in business finance. Additionally, he attended specialized programs in Paris, France and Boston, United States. After interning at Abac Capital, he joined the Abac Nest team to further delve into his passion for startup innovation.

Abac Nest Team

Portfolio

  • All
  • Previous Team Investments
  • Abac Nest II

The Investments listed below comprise Abac Nest II FCRE investments as well as previous investments made by the management team.

Cobee

Cobee is a B2B software platform for SMEs where companies can manage social benefits and travel expenses.

Payflow

Payflow is a financial services firm allowing employees to instantly access a portion of their already erned income through an instant app

Amphora

Amphora is a third-party logistics software that offers an end-to-end solution for ecommerce companies (storage, packing, picking and shipping) by inegrating with them

Taxdown

TaxDown is a tax software that helps taxpayers keep more of their hard-earned money with the biggest refund possible

Taclia

Taclia is the software platform that empowers companies to manage their services in a whole new way, replacing manual processes and reducing costs.

Kmina

Kmina is an online orthopaedic solutions company improving the lives of the elderly, dependent and people in rehabilitation.

Flipflow

Flipflow is a competitive intelligence SaaS that empowers manufacturers, brands, and retailers to make data-driven decisions based on real-time information

Roiward

Roiward is an end-to-end B2B SaaS to create, manage, and measure incentive campaigns at scale

Food for Joe

Food for Joe is a petfood D2C company selling personalised high-quality, natural, fresh food under a subscription service

Project Lobster

Project Lobster is a lifestyle brand that offers designer accessible eyewear to anyone, anywhere in a simple and honest way.

Brava Fabrics

Brava Fabrics designs fun cotton apparel handcrafted in local ateliers and sells it online and through retail stores.

Devicare

Devicare develops Remote Patient Monitoring solutions and medical devices for the home care of chronic patients.

Qoala

Qoala is a browser extension that finds and applies discount codes on online stores and provides its users with cashback.

Nominis

Nominis is an online language learning EdTech platform targeting K-12 students through interactive stories

Trustiu

Trustiu is a marketplace of digital assets that guarantees the security and professionalism required for this type of transaction, safeguarding both seller and buyer in the process

Closer2event

Closer2event is a tech company offering event/ticketing companies an interactive map that aggregates supply from players like Aribnb or Hotels Combined.

Bioento

Bioento Farm is a sustainable and circular economy business where high value bioactive products are generated.

Reby

Exited

Reby is a mobility company involved in the design, construction, financing, and operation of public sharing transport infrastructure with presence in Southern Europe.

Rimbo

Exited

Rimbo is a deposit-free renting company offering tenants, landlords, and real estate agencies a secure solution to replace traditional deposits.

Catevering

Exited

Catevering is a marketplace for business catering, providing everything from meeting platters and team breakfast to meal plans, street-food events or pop-ups.

Mr. Noow

Exited

Mr. Noow is an app to discover, order and pay in your favourite restaurants.

Innroute

Exited

Innroute is a digital aggregator of logistics operators connecting SMEs with service providers based on availability, location and budget.

UpRing

Exited

UpRing is a mobile assistant helping better manage your personal and professional contacts.

Our Guiding Principles

Purpose and Transparency

Certified B Corporation

In February 2021, Abac certified as a B Corporation. B Corps are organisations that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We are proud to be part of a community envisioning a global economy that uses business as a force for good.

We implement the B Impact Assessment tool at the underlying portfolio to help companies improve their impact targets and advance towards certification.

UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Abac is a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and is committed to its six Principles. Since 2016, we annually report our responsible investment practices to the organisation and have obtained a maximum score of A+ in our 2020 Assessment.

SFDR

We are an Art. 8 Fund under EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

We pursue the improvement of ESG performance in the portfolio during the investment period.

Global Sustainability Agenda

UN Global Compact

Abac and portfolio companies are signatory members of the United Nations Global Compact Initiative and are committed to its ten principles. In July 2021, Abac was appointed Silver Signatory member in recognition of our effort to onboard portfolio companies to the initiative.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

During the investment period we focus on understanding how our investments impact and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Although we consider all Sustainable Development Goals through our investment decisions, at Abac we strive to focus our sustainability efforts on impacting the following topics across all our portfolio companies.

Task Force Climate Related Financial Disclosures

Since March 2020, we are supporters of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures which was established by the Financial Stability Board to improve disclosure on climate-related risks and opportunities.

Abac Nest II FCRE

is registered and regulated in Spain with the CNMV. The fund is classified under Article 8 EU SFDR Regulation and supports ambitious, purpose-driven entrepreneurs to redefine industries to be more sustainable.

Sustainability Related Disclosures

Abac Citizenship Initiatives

Abac support to Ukraine
In response to the tragic situation in Ukraine, Abac Capital has supported several charities through a special employee matching donation program. Thanks to the involvement of our employees, friends and family, we have raised more than €15,000 for the following initiatives:

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