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

 

Eric studied at the University of St. Gallen and the London Business School. He worked at UBS in the Investment Banking division on the ETD and DCM divisions between his studies. Having visited more than 40 countries, Eric is also an avid traveler. Eric Joined Dealflow.eu in January 2020 and he covers the position of Investment Associate. At Dealflow.eu, he  is  mostly involved with investor outreach, the IT infrastructure, and the hiring process.

Antonio Vieira de Almeida

Investment Manager

After more than 5 years working in M&A and Corporate Law, at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, António decided to move into the business world. To this end, he obtained his MBA from INSEAD, in France and Singapore, and then joined BCG as a consultant in the Lisbon office. António joined Dealflow.eu as an Investment Manager in October 2022 and currently oversees the start-up support from the EIC Programme.

Guy de Nicolay

Venture Associate

Graduating from the prestigious London School of Economics in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Guy is a Venture Partner at Dealflow.eu.  In 7 years of experience, he has been a strategic consultant for business and impact ventures in Europe, Asia, and South America. Now, At Dealflow.eu, Guy is responsible for venture partnerships and he oversees the following industries: New-Materials and sustainable construction, hard tech, and Quantum. 

Alice Gabouleaud

Senior Investment Analyst

Alice holds a Master‘s degree in corporate finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine, in France. Before joining Dealflow.eu, Alice worked as an analyst for Raise Impact, an impact-driven private equity firm based in Paris. She also worked in climate and sustainable finance at the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change and the French Ministry of Environment. Now, at Dealflow.eu, Alice oversees the start-up support from the Innovation Radar Programme and helps the innovations within the Environment, Food, and Energy verticals to scale upe.

André Sarmento

Senior Investment Analyst

 

André holds a master’s degree in Management with a specialization in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Católica Lisbon School. Previously to joining Dealflow.eu, André worked at Bynd Venture Capital, a Portuguese-based VC with an Iberian scope, He also held an internship position at Deloitte, and at Sumol+Compal, the leading non-alcoholic beverage retailer in Portugal.  At Dealflow.eu, Andre oversees the Healthcare area, and he helps the innovations within this space to scale up. 

Luis Calandria

Senior Investment Analyst

 

Luis holds a dual degree in Business Administration & Law from IE University. He previously worked as a reputational consultant in FTI Consulting, as well as in Mundiaudit, an accounting firm based in Spain. 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. At Dealflow.eu, Luis is responsible for the Software, Fintech, Connectivity and Security industry. 

Maddalena Lauzi

Senior Investment Analyst

 

Maddalena is a Double Master’s Degree Graduate in International Management at Bocconi and Fudan  Universities. During her studies, she worked as a Business Analyst at Luxottica before joining Dealflow.eu, Maddalena worked in an EdTech accelerator based in London for one year where she helped start-ups strategically and in their fundraising process. At Dealflow.eu Maddalena oversees the Space, Transport and Mobility industries and she helps innovation within this industries to scale up

Pauline Avérous

Grant Writer – Investment Analyst

 

Pauline has a master’s degree in management from Audencia Business School (Nantes, France). Before joining Dealflow.eu, she worked as a business analyst for the matchmaking platform of Bpifrance, EuroQuity. She also has experience as a venture capital analyst in an impact investment fund, INCO.  

Elena Orbetsova

Investment Analyst

 

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.

Leonardo Schulze Wierling

Investment Analyst

 

Leonardo is a Graduate of International Management from ESCP Business School (Paris, Madrid, Berlin). Previously he worked as a Business Developer at Amazon Web Services and ran the school’s Consulting association as President with over 70 members and nearly €70k in turnover.  At Dealflow.eu Leonardo is developing a new business unit: board formation services and he supports start-ups of all industries in their growth and fundraising journey.  

Leonardo Schulze Wierling

Investment Analyst

 

Leonardo is a Graduate of International Management from ESCP Business School (Paris, Madrid, Berlin). During his studies, he worked as a Business Developer at Amazon Web Services and ran the school’s Consulting association as President with over 70 members and nearly €70k in turnover. Speaking 4 languages fluently, Leonardo is a passionate traveler and has visited over 30 countries. At Dealflow.eu Leonardo is developing a new business unit: board formation services and he supports start-ups of all industries in their growth and fundraising journey.