Ignasi Costas is a financial analyst at the Institute of Financial Studies, expert in mergers, acquisitions and public-economic rights. Member of the Board of Directors of several technology-based companies and VC’s, he is a frequent speaker at private and public forums on venture capital and technology transfer. He is also Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School. Dr. Costas holds a Law Degree from the Pompeu Fabra University, a Ph.D. Candidate in Tax Law, University of Barcelona and a Ph.D. Candidate in Corporate Law, University of Almería.