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Pablo Lara joins Zubi Labs as a new Managing Partner

  • He is part of the third generation of the Lara family and has a long career at Planeta, where he has been a member of the board and general manager of the Education Area

Zubi Labs has made a new signing in the venture capital industry. Zubi Group’s impact venture builder, founded by entrepreneur and impact investor Iker Marcaide, has announced the appointment of Pablo Lara, who held an executive position at Grupo Planeta, as its new managing partner.

Pablo Lara, a member of the third generation of the Lara family, has an outstanding career at Planeta, where he has held key roles as a board member and general manager of the Education Area. As of Wednesday, March 6, he joins Zubi Labs from the publishing group to dedicate himself fully to this new challenge. His experience in leadership, business management and ideation and growth of new projects will be key to take Zubi Labs to the next level of growth and positioning.

This strategic step highlights Zubi Labs’ commitment to entrepreneurship focused on addressing social and environmental challenges, generating a triple positive impact. This evolution is particularly significant at a key moment for the venture builder, which is facing the process of expanding its presence and activities in essential sectors such as climate change, circular economy, education, deeptech or diversity and social inclusion.

“Pablo’s incorporation to the team marks a milestone in our path towards creating impactful companies. His vision and experience will be key to our next phase of expansion“, said Iker Marcaide, founder and president of Zubi Group. 

Pablo Lara said: “I am very excited about this new project, which I am joining with the commitment to promote projects that not only seek business success, but also generate a palpable positive impact on the world. I am convinced that I am facing a unique opportunity to contribute to innovation and change in critical sectors for the sustainable future of society“.

In this way, Lara joins the Zubi Labs management team, composed of Fernando Marzal and Pol Hortal, as managing directors; Luz Duyos, as strategy director, and Carlos Martín, CEO of Zubi Group, as well as Iker Marcaide, president of the group. Together, they will focus on the development of new projects and the scaling of initiatives such as Woodea, led by Octavi Uyá; CoCircular, by Paula Sánchez; Nido, by Germán Peralta, and Matteco, by Iker Marcaide himself, which represent the vanguard of impact entrepreneurship. Within Zubi Labs, there are also initiatives such as Nästa, Kämpe, Ikosia or Alteina.

  • He is part of the third generation of the Lara family and has a long career at Planeta, where he has been a member of the board and general manager of the Education Area

Zubi Labs has made a new signing in the venture capital industry. Zubi Group’s impact venture builder, founded by entrepreneur and impact investor Iker Marcaide, has announced the appointment of Pablo Lara, who held an executive position at Grupo Planeta, as its new managing partner.

Pablo Lara, a member of the third generation of the Lara family, has an outstanding career at Planeta, where he has held key roles as a board member and general manager of the Education Area. As of Wednesday, March 6, he joins Zubi Labs from the publishing group to dedicate himself fully to this new challenge. His experience in leadership, business management and ideation and growth of new projects will be key to take Zubi Labs to the next level of growth and positioning.

This strategic step highlights Zubi Labs’ commitment to entrepreneurship focused on addressing social and environmental challenges, generating a triple positive impact. This evolution is particularly significant at a key moment for the venture builder, which is facing the process of expanding its presence and activities in essential sectors such as climate change, circular economy, education, deeptech or diversity and social inclusion.

“Pablo’s incorporation to the team marks a milestone in our path towards creating impactful companies. His vision and experience will be key to our next phase of expansion“, said Iker Marcaide, founder and president of Zubi Group. 

Pablo Lara said: “I am very excited about this new project, which I am joining with the commitment to promote projects that not only seek business success, but also generate a palpable positive impact on the world. I am convinced that I am facing a unique opportunity to contribute to innovation and change in critical sectors for the sustainable future of society“.

In this way, Lara joins the Zubi Labs management team, composed of Fernando Marzal and Pol Hortal, as managing directors; Luz Duyos, as strategy director, and Carlos Martín, CEO of Zubi Group, as well as Iker Marcaide, president of the group. Together, they will focus on the development of new projects and the scaling of initiatives such as Woodea, led by Octavi Uyá; CoCircular, by Paula Sánchez; Nido, by Germán Peralta, and Matteco, by Iker Marcaide himself, which represent the vanguard of impact entrepreneurship. Within Zubi Labs, there are also initiatives such as Nästa, Kämpe, Ikosia or Alteina.