Luisa Alemany

Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

MBA (Stanford) BBA PhD (Spain)

Luisa Alemany is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. She was formerly at ESADE Business School and a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She is also a Fellow at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Her main areas of interest are Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Education, Business Angels, and Venture Philanthropy. She holds a MBA from Stanford University and a PhD in Economics and Business from Universidad Complutense (Madrid).

Luisa began her career as a Financial Analyst at Procter & Gamble in Madrid. She subsequently worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon. Later, she worked at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, in the venture capital fund Europ@Web and as a Senior Associate of the American private equity fund The Carlyle Group, in its European buyout team.

Luisa Alemany was the director of the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute for nine years (2009-2017) and the academic sponsor of ESADE BAN (Business Angels Network), that was awarded the Best BAN in Europe in 2016. She seats in the investment committee of two early stage investors and is involved in Rising Tide Europe I and II, the first European Women-only business angels’ fund. In the past, she was in the Board of EBAN, the European Business Angels Network.

Her research is published in top academic journals and she has written several books, the most recent being “Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), the first European textbook on the topic.

She has taught at the Master of Science, MBA and executive education level in different programs in London, Oxford, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Miami, Mexico and Shanghai. She has received the Best Teacher Award 2017, ESADE’s Executive Master in Finance and her case “Scytl”, regarding exits options for investors, was honored Best Entrepreneurship Case Award by EFMD (2017).

2018

Emprendimiento innovador y crecimiento económico: abriendo la caja negra desde la investigación académica

Urriolagoitia L; Alemany L

Informacion Comercial Española (ICE) 2018 Vol 904 p 11-24

Entrepreneurial finance: the art and science of growing ventures

Alemany L; Andreoli J

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance

Alemany L; Andreoli J

in: Alemany, L and Andreoli, J (eds) Entrepreneurial finance: the art and science of growing ventures. Cambridge University Press, pp. 2-22

The Future of Entrepreneurial Finance

Alemany L; Andreoli J

in: Alemany, L and Andreoli, J (eds) Entrepreneurial finance: the art and science of growing ventures. Cambridge University Press, pp. 562-582

Valor anadido de los venture capital a las startups: preferencias de los emprendedores e inversores

Ruano L A; Alemany L; Fernandez R; Rodriguez J E

Revista Espanola de Capital Riesgo 2018 Vol 2018:1 p 33-55

Valuation of New Ventures

Alemany L; Andreoli J

in: Alemany, L and Andreoli, J (eds) Entrepreneurial finance: the art and science of growing ventures. Cambridge University Press, pp. 214-248

2015

Momentum project: buscando el equilibrio entre la creacion de valor economico y valor social

Alemany L; Vernis A

ICADE: Revista de las Facultades de Derecho y Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales 2015 Vol 94 p 89-117

2014

Iniciativa emprendedora y jóvenes en España

Alemany L; Urriolagoitia L

Informacion Comercial Española (ICE) 2014 Vol 881 p 101-119

2019

Value-added in non-financial support: how evaluations of venture philanthropy practice affect its diffusion

Mityushina N; Hehenberger L; Alemany L

Social Sciences Research Network