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Founding Partner

José del Barrio

José is a Founding Partner at Samaipata based in Madrid. Previously, he was the co-founder of the leading food-delivery platform in Spain, La Nevera Roja, which sold to Rocket Internet for $100 million in 2015.

José has also worked at PWC and Accenture in Strategy and M&A Advisory. Notably, he led the expansion project of a hospital in Latin America where he came across Samaipata, a valley in the middle of the Bolivian jungle, known for being a micro world, home to over 25 nationalities and the root of our values in diversity and team work. That’s where our name came from!

Outside of work, he is a happy husband and proud father of four little girls. He’s a keen tennis player and ironman athlete while at the same time, helplessly curious and constantly fascinated.


See also

Eduardo Diez-Hochleitner Rodríguez

Founding Partner | Chairman

Aurore Falque-Pierrotin


Alberto Cuevas

Venture Partner | Founder Success

Stephanie Chan

Investment Manager

Maex Ament

Operating Partner - Fintech | Crypto | SaaS

Kintxo Cortés

Operating Partner - Growth

Lilian Gorriz

Operating Partner - Talent | People Ops

Paulo Rodriguez

Operating Partner - SaaS | B2B S. Engineering

Lucia Garcia

Head of Brand Marketing & Comms

Wais Shaifta

Operating Partner - International Expansion & Operations