Our Team

We’re not the finance guys, we’re a team of highly analytical entrepeneurs with a proven track-record of success.

We recognise that potential of the most exciting startups by analysing themes, products and trends.

We’re very hands on, collaborating with business owners and their teams to refine the details of their offer, and finding the right talent to support their pathway to growth. We understand these businesses to their core.

Thijs Povel
Partner

Thijs has 10 years’ experience in venture capital and private equity, across Europe. He primarily funded and managed companies in the fintech, enterprise software, communication and academic sectors and has a background in Physics.

Eric Büchli

Investment Associate

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Eric joined Dealflow.eu in January 2020 and has been mostly involved with the investors outreach and the IT infrastructure. He studied at the University of St. Gallen and the London Business School. Between his studies he worked at UBS in the Investment Banking division on the ETD and DCM divisions. Having visited more than 40 countries, Eric is also an avid traveler.

Elena Orbetsova

Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Elena holds an MSc degree in Infrastructure Investment and Finance from University College London. Before joining Dealflow.eu Elena worked as an Investment Analyst and has held various financial advisory roles prior to that.

Guy de Nicolay
Ventuer Partner

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

In 7 years of experience, Guy has been a strategic consultant for business and impact ventures in Europe, Asia and South America. With a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, and his own entrepreneurial experience, Guy is a Venture Partner at Dealflow.eu, focusing on venture investment and scale-up support.

Alice Gabouleaud

Senior Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Before joining Dealflow.eu, Alice worked as an analyst for Raise Impact, an impact-driven private equity firm based in Paris. She also worked during 6 months as a climate investment intern for the European Investment Bank and made internships in climate and sustainable finance for the United Nation Framework Convention for Climate Change and at the French Ministry of Environment. Alice holds a Master ‘s degree in corporate finance from University Paris IX Dauphine, in France.

André Sarmento

Senior Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Previously to joining Dealflow.eu, André worked at Bynd Venture Capital, a Portuguese-based VC with an Iberian scope, where he was responsible for dealflow generation, due diligence processes and several other areas. He also held internship position at Deloitte, in the consulting area, and at Sumol+Compal, the leading non-alcoholic beverage retailer in Portugal. André holds a Master’s degree in Management with specialization in Strategy and Entrepreneurships from Católica Lisbon School.

Mattia Briganti

Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Before joining Dealflow, Mattia worked in Private Equity (Growth Team) at Eurazeo and in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse.
Mattia is completing a Double Masters Degree student at ESCP and Politecnico di Torino.

Luis Calandria

Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Before joining Dealflow.eu, Luis worked as a financial consultant for Capital projects in Deloitte Financial Advisory in Madrid, where he specialized in debt structuring and identification of optimal capital structures. He previously worked as a reputational consultant in FTI Consulting, as well as in Mundiaudit, an accounting firm based in Spain. Luis holds a dual degree in Business Administration & Law from IE University.

Maddalena Lauzi

Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Maddalena is a Double Masters Degree Graduate in International Management at Bocconi (Milan) and Fudan (Shanghai) Universities. During her studies she worked as a Business Analysist in Luxottica and before joining dealflow.eu, Maddalena worked in an EdTech accelerator based in London for one year where she helped startups strategically and in their fundraising process.

Federico Bollano

Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Federico is a Double Masters Degree student at ESCP and Politecnico di Torino with an exchange at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
He holds a bachelor in IT Engineering. He worked previously at Amazon as Financial Analyst and Procter & Gamble as Business Data Analyst.

Loris Mayr

Investment Analyst

Responsible for Sourcing
Opportunities and Companies Support

Loris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in Business Administration and an additional degree in Data Science. He is currently an Investment Analyst at Dealflow.eu, where he supports companies from the EIC Fund with their preparation for fundraising and facilitating their investor search through extensive support.