Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio Martinez


Ignacio Martinez joined Flagship Ventures in 2013 and focuses on sustainability and life sciences investments with a special interest in the agricultural sector.  Ignacio holds a BS in Economics and Business Administration from Deusto University in Spain, and an International MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Spain and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. 

Prior to joining Flagship, Ignacio was the Managing Director of Syngenta Ventures, where he was directly involved in investments in the agribusiness, biotechnology and cleantech industries in Europe, North America and Latin America.  Syngenta Ventures is the venture capital arm of Syngenta International AG, the world’s largest agrochemical business with more than $13 billion in revenue. Ignacio has international board experience having served as Director in companies from seven different countries. He was also involved in corporate venture capital activities managing the relationship as limited partner with Life Science Partners BioVentures, a $100 million Agribusiness fund and the Gilde European Food and Agribusiness, a €90 million fund.

Prior to Syngenta, Ignacio was the Chief Financial Officer of Progenika Group, where he was responsible for financial systems controls, transactions and processes (GAAP/IFRS) reporting to the investors.  He also oversaw spinoffs and M&A activity, participated in raising more than $50 million in funding and actively participated in the expansion of the company to the US and Latin American markets. Before Progenika, Ignacio spent several years working for Najeti Ventures Fund investing in IT and biotech companies in Europe.

Current Investments

  • Indigo
  • Novomer, Inc.