Itziar Estevez Latasa is a new partner at Iris Capital
Berlin — Iris Capital, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms, brings Itziar Estevez Latasa (photo) on board as a partner. Based in Munich, she will be responsible for late-stage investments in the DACH region.
Itziar Estevez Latasa brings over ten years of VC experience and specializes in late stage and growth capital investments. Its focus here is primarily on investments in the areas of B2B software, data analytics, cyber security and Industry 4.0.
Most recently, she spent ten years as a venture investor at Next47 and Siemens Venture Capital. Her previous investments and portfolio responsibilities include Black Duck (acquired by Synopsys), Braincube, Polarion (acquired by Siemens), Wurldtech (acquired by GE), Encelium (acquired by OSRAM).
Prior to that, Itziar Estevez Latasa worked at The Boston Consulting Group as a consultant specializing in private equity and energy projects and in project management at BMW.
Iris Capital’s Germany team is led by Curt Gunsenheimer, Managing Partner: “We are very happy and proud to welcome Itziar as our new late-stage partner. Her experience in industrial and corporate environments together with her expertise in tech investing will be a great addition to our team in Berlin. We see her as a key figure in identifying emerging German companies and unicorns.”
About Iris Capital
Iris Capital is a European venture capital firm specializing in the digital economy. Iris Capital invests in companies at various stages of growth, from startups to late stage and growth players. Due to its particular specialization in individual industries and over 30 years of experience, as well as the support of its corporate sponsors, Iris Capital actively accompanies the companies in its own portfolio. Iris Capital has offices in Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Dubai.
IrisNext is a fund of Iris Capital, backed as investors by leading companies such as Orange, Publicis, Valeo and Bridgestone, as well as financial investors and institutions such as Bpifrance and BRED Banque Populaire. Its holdings include Adjust, Careem, HappyCar, Kyriba, Open-Xchange, Mojio, reBuy, Scality, Searchmetrics, Shift Technology, Studitemps, Talend, Talon.One and Unu Motors. www.iriscapital.com