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We are a transaction and strategy advisory firm, with a strong focus in technology-based deals in Life Sciences and Resource Sustainability.


Inveniam is a transaction and strategy advisory firm, with a strong focus in technology-based deals in Life Sciences and Resource Sustainability. Inveniam’s vision is to bridge the gap between technology originators and the market.

Either serving the buy or the sell-side, Inveniam accompanies the client throughout the deal life cycle with a wide array of services, from opportunity scouting and assessment, all the way to commercialization, deal structuring and closing.


Leveraging a diversified team across expertise and background, Inveniam offers a unique combination of skills and industry insight to support institutions, investors, start-ups and corporations with truly specialized advisory services. Inveniam is headquartered in Spain and Israel, and has an outstanding world reach through its alliances and collaborators. Together we ignite traction to your technology venture. Will you join us?

Check out the great people behind Inveniam Group

  • Elena is an international expert in Technology Transfer, including the oversight of technical evaluation, licensing processes design, management and implementation. She is well-known as a very active technology transfer executive, and brings years of experience with technology commercialization in international markets, having completed hundreds of license and research deals to date, in the hi-tech, pharmaceutical and chemicals industries. Before joining Inveniam, Elena was Vice President of Technology Transfer at Marqera LLC, a US and Israeli based intellectual property Broker, where she headed up all of the technology transfer initiatives, primarily from global academic and research institutions. Prior to that, Elena was VP Research Collaborations at Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she assumed responsibility for the business assessment of Hebrew University broad research capabilities and negotiation of research agreements with the industry. This followed her tenure as the Materials and Technologies Licensing Officer, where she was responsible for the intellectual property marketing efforts, and licensing of the university’s most exciting technologies for the hi-tech and materials industries, as well as the most promising opportunities for incubation and funding by leading venture capital firms. Elena Canetti is a consultant to Latin American governments, academic and research institutions in subjects related to evaluation, valorization and commercialization of patent portfolios and internationalization of technology transfer practices. In addition Elena holds an MBA from the Boston University and a BFA from Tel Aviv University. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on technology transfer and licensing issues, and has presented to large corporation and institutions, at conferences and events in US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

    Elena Canetti
    Managing partner
  • Eric is an experienced business manager and advisor in M&A, strategy, development, and entrepreneurship in Europe and America, with a special focus in the energy and environment sectors. Prior to joining Inveniam, Eric was business development advisor for Gas Natural Servicios, and worked on the design and co-management of Fundación Repsol’s startup incubator. Over the past years, he also co-founded, managed or advised several technology-based startups Eric also served in the DG Strategy & Development at Gas Natural Fenosa, spearheaded the Climate Change Department at the Gas Natural Group, worked at BBVA Securities in NY, and at Banc Sabadell’s private equity arm, primarily building up energy assets in Spain and Latin America. Eric holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York, with a dissertation on technological change.

    Eric Suñol
    Managing partner
  • Albert is an experienced professional in Industrial R&D, Bioengineering R&D and industry-academia partnerships. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and was a post-doc researcher in Hospital Clinic in Barcelona. Head of R&D unit for Energy and Systems at an infrastructure company. Albert is an Industrial engineer and holds a PhD on Bioengineering from UPC.

    Albert Cot
  • Jordi is an expert in M&A and entrepreneurship. After founding and fundraising his own startup, he served as Country Manager and CFO for a leading multinational e-commerce company. Throughout his career he has worked on M&A, Valuation and Investing, including at Big Four and private equity firms. Jordi holds a Master in Corporate Finance from UB.

    Jordi Gamez
  • John is an experienced advisor in competitive funding for NGOs, businesses or research institutions. As Managing Director, John helped grow an innovation firm into one of the leading consultancies writing EU-funding SME instrument projects. Previously John has successfully written and worked on projects for the World Bank, European Commission (Eurostars, H2020, FP7, ERASMUS+, EuropeAid), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, InterAmerican Bank amongst many others. John holds an MSc in Economics from the University of London.

    John Crockett
    Head of Public Fundraising
  • Benito is an expert manager in business strategy, investment banking and financial analysis in the energy and the financial sectors. In these industries he has held several key positions, such as Director of Analysis and Studies at Gamesa, Director of Strategic Analysis at Iberdrola, Head of Equity Research at Santander, and VP Equity Research, Energy Team at Citi (London). He holds a MS Economics from UCM and Senior Executive Program at IESE.

    Benito Vera
    Venture Partner
  • Maria combines an entrepreneurial mindset with experience in basic research in developmental genetics and medical devices R&D expertise. She recently graduated from MOEBIO d·HEALTH Barcelona program in Healthcare Innovation, where she helped unveil problems and design solutions for the Cardiology department of Hospital Sant Joan de Deu. Maria also holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Barcelona and a MSc in Clinical Laboratory from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

    Maria Fernández
  • Matt combines his knowledge in Finance and Biology to assist with technology commercialization, business plans, go-to- market strategy and fundraising. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was an intern at the venture capital firm Inveready and worked for a healthcare services startup based in Chicago, IL. Matt holds a BS in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an Msc in Finance and Banking from Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona School of Management.

    Matthew Newman
  • Marc is an industrial engineer with a combination of technical and business knowledges. He works on business plans, go-to-market strategies, technology commercialization and fundraising strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Marc was an intern working on renewable energies and R&D quality control. He also worked as investment analyst during the inorganic expansion of a local advisory firm. He also consulted on sustainable energy projects for the World Bank among other international organizations. Marc holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from UPC – ETSEIB, and a double MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from IQS and Business Administration from IQS Barcelona.

    Marc Rius
  • Dr. Alan Belicha is Business Development Manager at Mount Sinai (NY, US) and Advisor to Inveniam. Alan has been involved in NYC Regional Innovation cluster in its health division. He has been a consultant for Ascent Biomedical Ventures y analyst at Grey Healthcare Group. Dr. Belicha holds a PhD in Molecular Immunology and BSc. in Biotechnology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences from Buffalo University.

    Alan Belicha
    Biotech advisor
  • Nancy is an experienced professional in the mining and academic sectors. She worked for over fifteen years in the mining sector as innovation projects leader, and then for two years at the National Institute of Industrial Property as Deputy Director of the Knowledge Transfer Department, where she was in charge of promoting the knowledge of intellectual property and its role in technology transfer. As Executive Director of the Technology Development Office at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) she had a key role in the creation of the university’s technology transfer capacity. She has an extensive background in intellectual asset management, licensing, and technologies commercialization. Additionally, she is a well-known speaker on topics like technology innovation management, intellectual property and tech transfer. In addition, Nancy has extensive experience as consultant in business development and technological change for large, medium and small companies. Nancy is an Engineer in Computer Science and Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile).

    Nancy Perez
    Cleantech advisor
  • Jesús is a molecular biologist turned entrepreneur. His target is to address social needs through technologies developed by research in the life sciences. His main areas of interest are health and food. He worked as a researcher in the pharma industry and in academic organizations in Europe and the USA. In 2007 he joined the Barcelona Science Park, where he became Research & Innovation Director and later Scientific Director. He has expertise in the design of innovation ecosystems in Europe, America and the Middle East. Jesús has founded two companies and is an advisor and mentor to several other companies, institutions and entrepreneurs. He holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona, a PDD from IESE Business School and studied entrepreneurship at Babson College.

    Jesus Purroy
    Biotech advisor
  • Rafael is a researcher specialized in ecology with extensive experience in diverse areas of agriculture, genetics and plant biology. Over the last 10 years, Rafael has worked in some of the best academic and scientific institutions of the US and Spain. After obtaining an MSc in Agronomy and a PhD in plant genetics from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, he developed his research in Harvard and Duke universities and in the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) of the US. He is currently a member of the department of Ecology of the University of Granada.

    Rafael Rubio de Casas
    Agri-biotech advisor
  • As a Senior Marketing Manager Ricardo brings more than 30 years' experience in introducing innovative medical & electronic products into new and existing markets, worldwide. Skilled in end-to-end product portfolio management, developing and implementing marketing strategies and global commercialization processes. Consistently succeed in promoting new products into value propositions in small & large companies. Ricardo has experience in a long list of Medical products and leading technologies as well as Cleantech and Agrotech. Multilingual (Spanish, Hebrew, English, Italian) with extensive international and cross-cultural experience. Ricardo holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa and a Masters in Bio-Medical Engineering from the Tel-Aviv University (both cum-laude).

    Ricardo Schleifer
    Senior Biz Dev Advisor
  • Fernando is an experienced global technology leader with 15 years of experience in Technology, Media and Digital. Along his career, Fernando worked in different roles such as strategy consulting at a Big Four, sales and sales direction leading two regional HQ’s of a global tech company in Dubai and in Hong Kong, entrepreneur and fundraiser, and advisor in several PE/VC-backed deals. A numbers-oriented leader with a professional and educational footprint encompassing four continents, Fernando holds a Telecommunication Engineering degree by University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain) and an MBA by London Business School (UK), both obtained with distinction.

    Fernando Carrasco
    Media and Digital Advisor
  • Alberto is an experienced finance professional with a successful track record in Investment Banking and Structured Finance roles at leading banks and multinationals, including Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Telefonica and Gamesa. He has also held senior positions in biotech and software start-ups, involved in their capital raising efforts as part of the management team and also as private investor. Alberto holds a BA from ICADE and an MBA from The Wharton School.

    Alberto Peón
    Senior Advisor
  • Amir has more than 30 years of experience in Israeli and multinational companies and has held CFO and COO positions in the Medical Device and Clean-Tech industries. He has led efforts such as an IPO at the German stock exchange, M&A and spin-off, cost reduction, capacity extension through efficiency increases, and more. Amir holds an M.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University, a B.A. in Economics and Statistics (Honors) from the Ben-Gurion University.

    Amir Cohen
    Financial Advisor
  • 10 years experience in coordination and management of innovation and R&D projects, each including a mix of large multi-national, SME, non-profit and academic partners across Europe. Jim has led product development (i.e. of R&D results), business development, marketing, communication and stakeholder engagement in such projects focused on cloud computing, 5G-related network technologies and digital transformation.

    Jim Ahtes
    Senior Consultant


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