Rafael Quintanilla

Rafael Quintanilla Loeillet


Building on a diverse background in Politics, Fintech and Asset Management, Rafael has an eye for unconventional opportunities.

He began his career in Fintech at Allfunds and experienced first hand the dynamics of a successful exit. The VC bug caught him along the way and he started to get involved in London’s tech scene; it was love at first sight!

Since then, Rafael has been eager to support founders with strategy, go-to-market and follow-on fundraising.

A founder’s journey is at least as important as the destination, if not more so!

At Speedinvest, Rafael sources, analyzes and closes seed deals with our Fintech team, with a particular focus on payments, embedded finance, and consumer finance. Founders can count on him to roll up his sleeves 24/7 and might bump into him at Station F in Paris, where he mentors a few startups.

Finance is the nervous system of every economy, and Rafael strongly believes VCs should make sure Fintech is a force for good. As a student, he helped the Creator Fund, a student-led VC backed by Founders Factory, to launch at Imperial College London where he was studying for an MSc in Management. He also holds a BA in Politics from King’s College London and is based in the UK after having lived in five countries across Europe.

In his free time, Rafael never misses an opportunity to travel and volunteer around the world, from the heights of Kilimanjaro to the plains of the Arctic.