Neo Ventures builds upon a decade of joint investment experience of entrepreneurs, venture capital investors and technology professionals.
Pavel has 2 decades of experience in entrepreneurship and principal investing. He is co-founder of NEVEQ I and II, two institutional VC funds, backed by Europe’s most significant fund investors and family offices. Pavel backed over 30 startups and exited successfully 10 of them. He is a co-founder of Sofica Group, acquired by TeleTech. His corporate career was in finance, with Microsoft in Redmond and with Deutsche Bank in London and Sofia. Pavel with honors from Northeastern University, studied French at the Sorbonne and neuroscience at Vrije University. He is a hacker by soul, has 3 advanced sports qualifications and admires Sadhguru.
Deyan is an experienced finance professional and a serial entrepreneur. He has built expertise in fast moving consumer goods, technology and telecommunications, energy, general industry and agricultural sectors, as a CFO and board member. His experience as a corporate finance advisor includes more than €300 million in completed M&A transactions and over than €200 million in financing transaction. He is the founder and CEO of a successful debt management business, providing unique market solution to more than 50 institutional clients.
We work closely with our venture partners to share specific vertical expertise and customer network with our portfolio companies. Often we bring investors, investment team and entrepreneurs together to open new business opportunities.
Venture Partners Team
With 20+ years of experience, Álvaro Millán is a seasoned finance practitioner who specializes in commercial and strategic finance. He holds a B.S. with Honors from ICADE (Madrid) & Northeastern University as well as a Masters in Finance from LBS (London). He started his career in asset management industry during the rise and burst of the dot-com bubble. Later, he joined the internet industry as a finance & strategy director for a leading e-tailer in Spain during a period of exponential growth and gained experience in the fields of data analysis, pricing and commercial strategy. A decade ago Álvaro joined a top 5 global media agency as finance leader of its agency network, involved in global client management, profitability analysis, performance measurement and resource allocation. He is focused on commercial finance and manages financial negotiations, revenue and risk assessment with key global clients as well as global new business activities for the group out of Madrid.
Ben Matheson spent over 15 years in leading technology companies such as Amazon Web Services, VMWare, Microsoft and Oracle, where he is currently responsible for the North America marketing team across technology and applications businesses. Previously he was the chief marketing officer of AlertLogic, leading the marketing and branding efforts across all marketing functions at the company. During his tenure at AWS, Ben also launched the AWS Partner Network program and grew its global ecosystem to over 8,000 partners. He and Pavel both graduated from Northeastern University and worked at Microsoft where Ben spent nine years in a variety of marketing, business development and product management positions. Ben is based in Seattle.