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Cuanimen Social Impact Fund, FCR PYME is a Venture Capital fund focused on companies that create strong social, environmental, and technological impact as well as FinTech companies positioned to transform the financial sector. The Fund’s size is €40 million.

The fund is focused on investing in social enterprises that demonstrate significant potential to spark social and environmental change, together with stable and sustainable profitability. The fund also searches for exceptional founders and technology companies, with a special focus on FinTech innovations that aim to disrupt the traditional financial sector by significantly improving the market through technological development, efficiency, cost reduction, universal usage and transparency.

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Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Change

Cuanimen wishes to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth. We also wish to accompany innovative companies in the development of applications to improve the banking sector.  Consequently, the fund aims to influence certain key sectors of Spain’s social ecosystem:

Social Inclusion

Companies that employ undermined sectors of the population, or that offer products and services that can improve the quality of life of these collectives.

Fintech

Innovative companies that aim to disrupt and improve the traditional financial sector.

Education

Companies that improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of our education sector, improving school performance, developing methods por special needs students or making quality education accessible to underprivileged sectors of society.

Food

Companies that allow consumers to eat more healthily, including those that improve the methods of food production.

Agriculture

Companies that generate a positive impact in the development of local and sustainable agriculture.

Environment

Companies that promote reutilization of resources and recycling, clean energy sources, or reduction of pollution and waste.

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The Team

The Cuanimen team is convinced that by promoting the growth of innovative social and environmental business models we will contribute to modernize our economy and to generate large scale positive impact.

Our team is formed by a unique combination of professionals within the FinTech, Private Equity / Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship sectors, with a successful investment track record in the last decade.

Ramiro Martinez Pardo
Ramiro Martínez Pardo
Director of FinTech Investments

He holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an MBA from Hong Kong UST with a Caixa foundation scholarship. He has worked for over 10 years as a consultant for Unilever, Deloitte, and the UN and has led payments and lending FinTech projects. In 2019 he joined Beka Finance to lead the FinTech area.

Rodrigo Aguirre de Carcer
Rodrigo Aguirre de Cárcer

Director of Social Impact and Civic Engagement

He holds a Bachelor of  Arts in Economics, Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University. He has experience in finance (Goldman Sachs, Citigroup), management consulting (Bain & Company) and country management of multinationals (eBay Spain.  He has worked in  social entrepreneurship (founder of SocialBid, Ashoka Fellow) and social impact investment.

Tatiana Ayala
Tatiana Ayala
Digital Media Manager- Social Impact and Fintech

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and a Master’s degree in Social Impact and Social Inclusion from UC3M. Her experience has mainly focused on ​​Social Impact and Public Relations. Before working for Beka, she worked at a trade association, gaining experience working with government entities as well as private sector companies.

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Beka Finance

We are a global investment bank, established in 1989 and headquartered in Madrid. We provide tailor-made independent financial services to a diversified clientele composed of public companies, individuals and large and medium-sized private corporations. Our activities include corporate finance, capital markets, structured finance and asset management.

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The Market

The Spanish market is ideal for a fund like Cuanimen, given Spain’s exponential growth in social impact and FinTech projects in recent years. Cuanimen holds an exceptional position within this country to take advantage of the market opportunity, following the management team’s launch of one of the first registered and established impact investing funds in Spain in 2013 (Vivergi Social Impact Fund).

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Sector Development

We have been actively participating in developing the global Social FinTech ecosystem since its inception, having coined the term “Social Fintech”, through our editorial content as well as our active presence in sector-specific forums.

“If you wish to be up to date on the latest news within the global Social FinTech ecosytem:

socialfintech.org
spain-fintech.com

Contact

This fund is oriented exclusively to professional investors. If you need more information, please get in touch with us.

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