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We champion entrepreneurs and innovators eager to ignite their growth to rewrite their future through easy-to-apply funding opportunities and tailor-made acceleration programmes.

We matchmake global brands and investors with promising startups to put on track profitable collaborations that will accelerate their innovation processes.

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The Team

Sanyu Karani

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO

Sanyu has helped the private and public sectors raise and distribute over one billion euros from European governments since 1991.

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He holds a BA in European Business Administration from ICADE Comillas (Spain) and from the Fachhochshule of Reutlingen (Germany). He is involved in public funding for innovation since 1991 and angel investing since 2010.

Tomasz Mazuryk

Co-founder & Venture Lead

Tomasz is currently Managing Partner at FundingBox Deep Tech Fund, a venture that finances early-stage European companies.

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Tomasz holds an MSc in Information Technology from Warsaw University of Technology as well as a PhD in Computer Graphics from the Vienna University of Technology. He has co-founded in the past numerous technology companies such as XOR Technology and NetSprint.pl, the first search engine for the Polish Internet.

Xabier Chao García

Co-founder & CIO

Xabier has led FundingBox to become the leading platform in the distribution of equity-free funding in Europe.
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He holds a Master in Innovation Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has 20 years of experience as a project architect and an innovation economist within public-private partnerships across Europe and Latin America. He is also the co-founder of Botcar, an innovative analytics platform for connected car apps awarded in 2014 with the Best IoT solution prize from the FIWARE Excellence challenge.

Jorge Fernández

Co-founder & CTO

Jorge is an experienced software engineer and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry.
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He was the co-founder and architect of buydeal.es, Living Indie TV and myhumm.com. His fields of preference are product design, software development, hardware design, project management, entrepreneurship and stakeholder management. He also co-founded Botcar along with Xabier Chao García.

Anna Dymowska

Co-founder & COO

Anna is recognised as a cascade funding specialist as well as a compliance expert when it comes to public funding rules.
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Anna completed a Master of Economics from the Poznań University of Economics and Business in 2005. She has been working in the innovation consultancy field since 2006. She has been coordinating several large-scale projects such as IMPACT Poland, a project with a budget of €3,5 million that is about to support 60 startups in the smart city area (including energy, health, ICT).

Mayte Carracedo

Co-founder & Partnerships and Business Development Manager

Mayte is currently involved in several initiatives that intend to enhance the digital transformation of SMEs and startups.

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She holds an MBA from the EAE Business School, a Master in European policies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Degree in Political sciences and International Studies. Her professional background is focused on public funding for innovation, international projects coordination and strategic consultancy. She has held several managing positions, with responsibility for new business generation, key accounts and strategic partnerships.

Sanyu Karani

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO

Sanyu has been helping the private and public sector raise and distribute over one billion euros from European governments in the last 30 years.
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He holds a BA in European Business Administration from ICADE Comillas (Spain) and from the Fachhochshule of Reutlingen (Germany). He is involved in public funding for innovation since 1991 and angel investing since 2010.

Tomasz Mazuryk

Co-founder & Venture Lead

Tomasz is currently Managing Partner at FundingBox Deep Tech Fund that finances early-stage European companies.
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Tomasz holds an MSc in Information Technology from Warsaw University of Technology as well as a PhD in Computer Graphics from the Vienna University of Technology. He has co-founded in the past numerous technology companies such as XOR Technology or NetSprint.pl, the first search engine for the Polish Internet.

Xabier Chao García

Co-founder & CIO

Xabier has led FundingBox to become the leading platform in the distribution of equity-free funding in Europe.
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He holds a Master in Innovation Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has 20 years of experience as a project architect and an innovation economist within public-private partnerships across Europe and Latin America. He is also the co-founder of Botcar, an innovative analytics platform for connected car apps awarded in 2014 with the Best IoT solution prize from the FIWARE Excellence challenge.

Jorge Fernández

Co-founder & CTO

Jorge is an experienced software engineer and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry.
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He was the co-founder and architect of buydeal.es, Living Indie TV and myhumm.com. His fields of preference are product design, software development, hardware design, project Management, entrepreneurship and stakeholder management. He also co-founded Botcar along with Xabier Chao García.

Anna Dymowska

COO

Anna is recognised as a cascade funding specialist as well as a compliance expert when it comes to public funding rules.
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Anna completed a Master of Economics from the Poznań University of Economics and Business in 2005. She has been working in the innovation consultancy field since 2006. She has been coordinating several large-scale projects such as IMPACT Poland, a project with a budget of €3,5 million that is about to support 60 startups in the smart city area (including energy, health, ICT).

Mayte Carracedo

Partnerships & Business Development Manager

Mayte is currently inovolved in several initiatives willing to enhance digital transformation of SMEs or startups growing.
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She holds a MBA from the EAE Business School, a Master in European policies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Degree in Political sciences and International Studies. Her professional background is focused on public funding for innovation, international projects coordination and strategic consultancy. She has held several managing positions, taking care of new business generation, key accounts and strategic partnerships.

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