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Founder Success Platform

Unlocking fundraising, talent and scalability for our portfolio companies.

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What we do

One of our core values is to bring all we can to the table.

We know that it takes much more than capital to achieve our Founders’ ambitions, so we’ve built a Founder Success platform and community, called The Hive, dedicated to empowering them in every way on the journey.

Ops, talent, fundraising and mentorship – you name it, we have it.

it's about you

Your top priorities are our top priorities

Attract and hire the best talent anywhere.

Improve & scale their product and operations.

Prepare for future fundraising.

Support Founders’ self-development.

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How we do it

Operating partner network

Our own network of senior and experienced field experts in leading global scale-ups, who allocate a few hours per week to our portfolio founders.

The Academy

Curated founder-first content created in-house covering top challenges that founders are likely to face in some part of their journey.

Portfolio Perks

Discounts and Free Memberships to our large network of partners for essential services and more. 

Community of founders

Share and learn amongst our vibrant and pan-European community of high-achieving and ambitious Founders at all stages.

Partnership Network

Exclusive access to carefully curated and vetted vendors, service providers, and experts in their field who are excited to contribute to the growth trajectory of our portfolio.

Trialling new initiatives

To continue generating value for our founders.


Our Operating Partners

Maex Ament

Operating Partner - Fintech | Crypto | SaaS

Maex is an Operating Partner based between San Francisco and Madrid, he is our resident expert on Fintech, Crypto and Enterprise SaaS. He has had extensive experience as an entrepreneur, co-founding Centrifuge, Taulia and Ebydos, and leading them from early-stage startup to global leaders.

Kintxo Cortés

Operating Partner - Growth

Kintxo is an Operating Partner based in Madrid, he is our resident expert on all topics related to Growth. He has led Growth and country launches in many well known fast-growing startups, including Airbnb, Amino Apps and Shopify in Spain.

Lilian Gorriz

Operating Partner - Talent | People Ops

Lilian is an Operating Partner based in Madrid, she is our resident expert on People ops, with a focus on talent and recruiting. She is an internationally accomplished HR executive who has led People teams and partnered with business leaders for over 12 years, across a wide range of organisations from large corporates to early stage startups globally including IronHack.

Paulo Rodriguez

Operating Partner - SaaS | B2B S. Engineering

Paulo is an Operating Partner based in Dublin and is our resident expert in Enterprise SaaS and B2B Sales Engineering. He has had 12+ years of experience and is the Head of International at Vanta and formerly Senior Director Go-To-Market Strategy at Dropbox, Enterprise Sales Engineer at Google and Security Engineer at Amazon.

Wais Shaifta

Operating Partner - International Expansion & Operations

Wais is an Operating Partner based in Madrid, and is our expert in Operations and International Expansion. He is an experienced operations director having worked in over 13 countries to assist in the scale, growth and development of operations teams. He led Push Doctor, one of the leading digital healthcare companies in Europe.

Samuel Fuentes

Operating Partner - Engineering | Product

Samuel is an Operating Partner based in Madrid, he is an expert in Tech, Engineering and Product. He draws his expertise from over 10 years experience, being the co-founder and CSO at OnTruck and formerly, the CTO at Valk Fleet, VP engineering at Delivery Hero Holding and co-founder at Inventure Cloud.

Joseph de Garr Wilkinson

Operating partner - Talent Tech & Product

Joseph is an Operating Partner based in Berlin with expertise in Talent Acquisition, particularly in Tech and Product teams.

Nadini Sathiyarajan

Operating Partner - Communications & PR

Nadini is an Operating Partner based in Paris, and is our expert in Communications and PR strategies. Senior communications professional with both in-house and agency experience, she has over 10 years of experience in communications with a focus on corporate & consumer PR in hyper growth tech environments - like Qonto and Spotity and is currently the Head of Comms at Sorare

Laura Rueda

Operating Partner - Product

Laura is an Operating Partner based in Madrid and is our expert in Product. She has over 12 years of experience within Product. Currently she is a Principal PM Manager at Microsoft and previously the director of product management at Typeform.
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Our Strategic Partners

Curated providers & preferential terms for our portfolio companies across different categories, and geographies.

CRM & Sales software
Cloud services
Finance Software
Legal services
PR services
Cloud services
Training services
CFO services
CRM & Sales software
Cloud services
Finance Software
Legal services
PR services
Cloud services
Training services
CFO services

Hear it from our Founders

Hear it from our portfolio founders on how our Founder Success team supported them in their growth.

“After raising Series A, Colvin started to build a B2B market strategy. With the help of Samaipata Operating Partners we set up a go-to-market strategy, infrastructure and processes necessary for a B2B team to succeed. This was an essential element leading up to Colvin’s Series B closing.”

Sergi Bastardas

Co-CEO and Founder

“TOTEM is building a new category and reinventing physical retail. We needed to understand retail fundamentals & how to be 100% customer centric. With the help of The Hive, we set up strong company processes to drive performance and improve the customer experience. In a matter of months, we’ve gained best practices that could have taken years to learn.”

Rafael De Lavergne

Co-Founder & CEO

“Samaipata Operating Partners and Hive network alumni have supported us since our initial seed investment right up to Series A. Facilitating core infrastructure projects from setting up our DataStack to reevaluating incentive schemes for our commercial team. We are forever grateful for the support!”

William Hoyer Millar

Co-Founder & CCO

“Samaipata has been strategic for Bigblue in our international expansion. We benefited from the Operating Partners network as an unfair advantage to grow faster, hire the best people and select the most strategic local partners.”

Tim Dumain

Co-Founder & CEO

“Samaipata has been excellent since closing our round. They have been supportive and always on hand with great advice. Their wide network of operating partners and support the offer from their Hive is fantastic, it is amazing to have such a wealth of knowledge and experience at your fingertips. For example, their Operating partners have helped us grow a tech team and refine our sales model and we've only start to scratch the surface of what they can offer.”

Declan Kelly

Founder & CEO