GrayBella Capital European investment team are helping to build the next generation of great European companies

GrayBella Capital Fund will invest €3-8 (series A & B) over the lifetime of innovative companies in Spain, Portugal, UK & Ireland, as well as in the Nordic Baltic Region. The GrayBella Capital European investment team has significant experience in global markets & target industries, and have worked together on multiple deals in the US & Europe.

Investment Team

Richard P. Kivel

Managing Director

Mario Gobbo


Ruta Laukien


Sarunas Narbutas


  • CEO, COO & Board Director for public & private companies in the US, Europe & Asia
  • Multiple exits
  • Lecturer on entrepreneurship at MIT & other universities
  • Expertise in building complex businesses in Europe & US
  • Expert on Board Governance as well as venture funding
  • IPO and M&A expertise and experience
  • 12 years experience in investment banking, private capital raising
  • Multiple IPO’s, capital raises & M&A
  • Business operator with management, strategy & operations experience, with a legal background
  • 10 years experience in Life Sciences policy and regulatory
  • CEO & Board roles for life sciences NGO organisations
  • Top-tier European network of business, academia and public officials

Gonçalo Amorim

Venture Partner

Jason King

Chief Financial Officer

Diane Ibrahim

Operations Manager

Ruta Labalaukyte


  • 15 years of experience in venture projects
  • Founded leading Portugal based Technology Transfer Accelerator
  • Significant experience in building and growing technology companies
  • 20 years experience in PE & VC , working as an auditor, CFO, Director, Partner & company board member
  • CPA & graduated from Bryant College with a B.Sc. in Accounting
  • Member of AICPA, MSCPA & Private Equity CFO Association
  • Human Resources & Corporate Operations
  • Extensive experience in managing portfolio company, public and investor relations
  • Oversees all operations, finance and logistics for Partners
  • 4 years at Invest Lithuania, attracting foreign direct investment into Lithuania & developing country’s value proposition
  • B.Sc. Business Management
  • M.Sc. International Business and Marketing