LP Forum

LP forum


The LP Forum is a series of interactive discussions with private, institutional, and corporate Limited Partners (LPs) and an opportunity to network with the South Summit community of VC investors both local and international. It is a private and exclusive space for the investment community. The idea is to bring more investors from the LP Community into the fold to share and learn as we discuss investment strategies and opportunities between senior decision makers.


Since 2012 South Summit has been attracting international investors, principally VC firms, into Spain.  In 2022 we attracted 220 international VC firms representing over $250BN in funds under management.  These firms come in the search of investment opportunities which they find via the South Summit startup competition. 

Over 10 years 1117 startups have participated in our startup competition, including 7 unicorns, having raised over $9BN in investment between them.  South Summits’ track record of identifying startup talent early is proven, we have established long term relationships with top local and international VC firms, and are a credible operator within the international startup ecosystem. 

For this reason, we are uniquely positioned to build a community of LPs, to extend an invitation to a new segment of investor to participate within the ecosystem, to be at the forefront in the world of technology, startups, and innovation. 

Madrid, Sep. 2022



The IE University tower hosted us last September 22nd for the LP Forum: an opportunity to bring the LP Community closer to the South Summit family of startups, investors, institutions, and corporations to stay on the cutting edge of tech trends and tendencies within the innovation ecosystem.
We connected investors and investment funds at the LP FORUM Madrid. This was a chance to shake up and engage with one of the key players in our ecosystem. It was also a good opportunity to network and to establish business opportunities!


  • 09:30 Coffee & Registration
  • 10:00 Welcome to South Summit LP Forum @IETower (Diego del Alcázar, CEO IE University; Juan José Güemes, Chairman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center IE University; Liz Fleming, Chief Ecosystem Officer South Summit)
  • 10:10 The Role of the LP in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Fireside chat with one of the world’s top serial entrepreneurs on the importance of a powerful ecosystem and the role the investor and the LP has to play. (Martin Varsavsky, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor)
  • 10:30 The Corporate as a pillar of the LP ecosystem – Conversation about the role of the corporate as they play a greater part in the investment landscape. (Louis Kozlow, Investor Relations & Corporate Development Partech; Aquilino Peña, Managing Partner Kibo Ventures; Carmen del Campo, Chief Innovation Officer Mutua Madrileña; Stephan Morais, Managing General Partner Indico Capital Partners; Anabela Ferreira, Executive Board Member Intraplas)
  • 11:00 ClimateTech: Urgency & Opportunity – fireside chat with Europe’s largest climate focused fund to discuss opportunities in the space and how European champions can play a key role in decarbonization. (Carlos Fisch, Partner Seaya Andromeda)
  • 11:20 Networking Coffee



  • 09:00 Breakfast & Registration
  • 09:30 Welcome to South Summit LP Forum Barcelona.

    – Maria Benjumea, Founder & Chairman at South Summit
    – Scott Francis, Culture & Operations Facilitator at Porsche Digital)
  • 09:40 The State of the Nation – FoFs in EU – Overview of the LP/VC sector in Europe from the region’s largest LP followed by audience participation and Q&A to dive deeper into the data.

    -Oscar Farres, Head of VC, Digital Economy at European Investment Fund
  • 10:00 Building a Better Tomorrow – Conversation about the investment strategies and opportunities related to ESG and current investor interest.

    – Liz Fleming, Chief Ecosystem Officer at South Summit
    – Rokas Partner at Contrarian Ventures
    – Dimple Sahni, Managing Director Impact Funds Portfolios at Anthos Fund & Asset Management
    – Nikita Thakrar, Co-Founder & CEO at IncludedVC
    – Joerg Rheinboldt, Managing Director at APX
  • 10:45 FoFs, Micro VCs, and Dual Investment Strategics – Conversation about investment trends and thesis of pan-European Fund of Funds.

    – Itxaso del Palacio, Partner at Notion VC
    – Carlos Trenchs, Managing Partner at Aldea Ventures
    – Anna Serafina, Head of Private Equity Strategies at Sabadell Asset Management
    – Patrick Hake, Head of Porsche Ventures Europe & Israel Porsche Digital
    – Maya Ghayad, Principal at ID4 Ventures
  • 11:30 Networking Lunch


  • Porsche Digital
  • APX