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About Juan A. Latasa

Founder and CEO of J21 Partners. Experienced Telecom Marketing and Sales executive,with international record in creating successful technology businesses

Since the first closing of the fund Swanlaab Giza Innvierte I (see, the first Israeli venture capital fund operating in Spain, of which J21 is a co-founder LP and Advisroy Board member, we have managed to invest in five great startups that hopefully will convert into great companies: Coowry (€ 1m together with Breega … Read more

MIT Enterprise Forum Spain holds its 7th Annual Investor´s Forum with BBVA CEO Carlos Torres

Last December 13th, the MIT Enterprise Forum Spain, the local Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a global organization based at MIT devoted to promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation worldwide (see, held its 7th annual Investor´s Forum, with the CEO of BBVA, Carlos Torres Vila (MiT BS 1988) as opening speaker.  Also, this year was … Read more

J21 at MWC17: Again we did it!

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As in past years, J21 has been present at the MWC17 in Barcelona, for days of intense networking. A selected team of Partners and Senior Consultants had a record meeting agenda in the Congress, with dozens of meetings in 3 days… And that´s leaving aside current work with Allot Comms (see below) … Fruits will come!

Count-down is over: Swanlaab-Giza fund takes-off with €40 Million to invest in technology companies

Finally, after years of of work by a fantastic team, the fund Swanlaab-Giza (, of which J21 is a proud co-Founder and Board Member, is up and running with €40 Million to invest in technology companies in growth stage. Although investments will be targeting Spanish companies, they will have to be global in scope, aiming at … Read more

J21 Partners was of course present at MWC16 in Barcelona,  and we had another fantastic year full of success stories. Here you can see some pictures with the team during serious meetings with important people… and a more relaxed photo at the end of a long working day! 😉

J21 is honored to be a judge of the Hult Prize competition 2016

As CEO of J21, I am honored for having served as judge to the 2016 Hult Prize competition, in collaboration with the Bill Clinton Foundation, with a $1  Million prize to the best social entrepreneurship project worldwide — See letter and picture below. (Here is the letter): 5 February, 2016 (Here is the letter): 5 February, 2016 Dear … Read more