ESADE Business School
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in ESADE, URL Associate Professor


  • Doctora en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Master of Business Administration. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Licenciada en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad Complutense de Madrid Areas of interest

  • Philanthropic Venture Capital & Impact Investing

  • Entrepreneurship Education

  • Valuation

  • Venture capital and private equity

  • Entrepreneurial Finance Biography

Luisa Alemany is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance. She holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She was awarded the best doctoral dissertation award and has received a two-year scholarship from Ramon Areces Foundation.

Her research is on the field of entrepreneurial finance, including business angels, venture capital, philanthropic venture capital and impact investing. Additionally, Luisa has been researching in the topic of entrepreneurship education for kids, as part of a project with Princess of Girona Foundation, aimed to reinforce the entrepreneurial spirit in kids and youngsters. She has several academic publications, books and case studies, one of which has been awarded in 2017 the best European Case Study in Entrepreneurship.

During nine academic years Luisa has been the director of the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute, an international reference center in the field of entrepreneurship. She is the academic sponsor of the ESADE''s private investors'' network, the awarded ESADE BAN (Business Angels Network), and is very active at the European level, where she has been a director of the board of EBAN. She is often speaker in the main conferences in the sector. Currently, she seats in different investment committees, both venture capital and impact investing. She is also part of the first European women-only business angels network, Rising Tide.

Luisa started her professional career in Procter & Gamble in Madrid. Then she worked for McKinsey & Co in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon, and for Goldman Sachs in their investment banking division in London. She also has experience in venture capital and private equity, having worked for the funds Europ@Web and The Carlyle Group.

In her free time she enjoys water sports, mainly scuba diving and swimming, and travelling around the world.

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