Samaipata Promotes First French Female Partner as it Boosts Pan-European Presence


At just 31, Aurore Falque-Pierrotin is now one of the youngest Partners in the European VC industry and Samaipata’s first French female Partner.

Since joining as an Associate in 2018 she has had a huge impact on the Samaipata team, bringing her skills as a former investor at Octopus Ventures and strategy consultant at Roland Berger. To date, she has built the French team and has led Samaipata’s investments in Matera, Big Blue, Fintecture and Karmen, among others, that she continues to support on their exciting growth journeys.

The new capital and promotion of Samaipata’s first non-Spanish female partner is aimed to consolidate their pan-European presence and further deepen their diverse and collaborative decision-making process when investing in an early-stage company. Currently Samaipata is focused on investing its €107 million second fund into digital platforms with network effects. Samaipata has today over €150 million under management.

José Del Barrio, founding Partner, comments: “Promoting Aurore to Partner was a very easy decision and certainly one that fell in line with our vision for Samaipata. Aurore has been instrumental in building our presence in France but also in establishing a way of working as a team and processes to discover and invest in the best market opportunities in



Samaipata aims to further invest in approximately 30 European startups from Fund II, with pre-seed and seed ticket sizes ranging between €500,000 to €2 million and follow-on support topping out at €10 million for the potential “winners” and support them all in their exciting growth journeys with the help of their VC assistance platform, The Hive.

They look to continue their excellent track record of more than 85% graduation rate to Series A, with €350 million raised after their entry from top tier VC managers from the US and Europe, such as Atomico, KPCG, Index Ventures, Northzone and Bessemer Venture Partners, among others.