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Josep Ll. Sanfeliu is managing partner and co-founder at the venture capital firm ASABYS Partners (Barcelona). Formerly, he co-founded as Partner Ysios Capital (2008-2018) where he was the partner in charge of Health Technology investments investing in a total of 9 companies in the areas of medtech and digital health globally in Europe and in the US. Previously Josep has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as Corporate Development Director at Almirall where he was involved with Business Development and in charge of M&A and corporate investments and also worked as General Manager leading operations in the segment of home-healthcare services at DomusVi . Josep started his career as a lawyer in Cuatrecasas and also worked in the financial sector in KPMG and Eurohold. His involvement in the entrepreneurial ecosystem has offered him the experience to support starting entrepreneurs in other sectors such as a the digital segment including Glovo, Vlex or 21buttons being one of the first early angel investors. Besides his professional investment activity Josep is an occasionally lecturer at IESE and ESADE, member of several boards such as the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Innovation Board, the Business Advisory Board of ICFO (Institute for Photonic Sciences) and member of the Board of Barcelona Global. Josep has a Degree in Law by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Michigan Law School and also and MBA from IESE Business School. Josep likes sports, plays the piano and is member of several NGOs in the context of social community activities for city of Barcelona.