I’m Dario Villena a venture capitalist and investor, deeply passionate about people and growth.

I’ve spent my career in deeptech, helping businesses. I’m drawn to the earliest stages of creation—from funding to teams and systems necessary to gracefully evolve and scale.

I value honesty, true loyalty, simplifying the complex and serving the underdog.

My humble goal is to add value. To shine some light on ventures.

Maybe a little crazier. A little faster. A little fearless.

Just a little different.


Swanlaab (Giza)

Venture capitalist

May 2017 - Now


Venture capitalist

Aug 2016 - Apr 2017

European Commission

Technology and research

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Nexiona (Techdata)

Product and first employee

Oct 2013 - Aug 2015


Business development

2011 - 2014


Sales Intern

Sept 2011 - Jun 2012