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  Dr. Adiari Vazquez
VC Investment Manager and Cleantech Specialist
Adiari Vázquez is the Cleantech Lead for Caixa Capital's Venture Capital Team. She previously worked as an Environmental Engineer and Consultant in the U.S., engaging in water-focused Cleantech projects. While earning her Ph.D., she spearheaded an interdisciplinary collaboration executed at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and the U.S. Department of Energy, among others, and discovered novel microbial pathways that aggravate mercury pollution. She received the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, joining the ranks of Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. She holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Sciences (2005), a Masters in Microbial Geochemistry (2010), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (2014) all from Harvard University, where she also lectured as a Teaching Fellow.

 


 

  Caixa Capital
Lisbon, Portugal

Private Equity and Venture Capital arm of Portuguese Banking Group Caixa Geral de Depósitos managing over 80 portfolio investments and funds above 700 M Euros

Caixa Capital is the Venture Capital and Private Equity arm of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Portugal's largest banking group with assets above 120 billion Euros. Caixa Capital is currently one of the main operators in the Portuguese market and has the capacity to intervene in all stages of the companies life cycle. Acting as the management company of five venture capital and private equity funds, with a capital of over 700 million and a portfolio of more than 80 investments, between direct investments and fund of funds activity, Caixa Capital is a reference in this area with special ties to the respective European sector associations. Caixa Capital is active at both the seed and start-up phases, in partnership with incubators, accelerators and business angels, and also participates in follow-on investment opportunities alongside major international venture funds in order to ensure adequate returns relative to the risk of its investments, contributing to the sustainable development of the Portuguese business environment. The team aims to support the global expansion of Portugal related entrepreneurs and companies and has a dedicated investment team focused on Enterprise IT, Web & Mobile , Healthtech, and Industrial & Clean Technologies.

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 Organisation Activities
Activity: an investor or lender / an investor or lender > bank (loan) / an investor or lender > institutional investors
Technology Sectors: agriculture / food & beverages / ict / life sciences / medtech / energy, clean technology, environment / machinery/electrical equipment / space & defense, aeronautics, automotive / industrial products, materials & nanotech / other technology sector / financial tech / digital health
Geographic: america / europe / portugal


 




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