About Us

At TheVentureCity, the world’s minorities are our majority and thinking outside the box is the norm, not the exception.

We’re a female-founded VC who believes that founders and ecosystems have no zip code. We’re here to make a difference for those communities.

Monica Chitnis

Squadra

They have a growth mindset, not marketing but product. There is no other VC with the same focus and knowledge.

Product at the core

We help you build the right foundation to turn the product itself into the primary driver of customer acquisition, conversion and expansion.

Paulo Tenorio

Trakto

It is rare to find an accelerator or VC in general that is about diversity. People use that word but they don’t mean it. TheVentureCity wants to invest in good ideas, no matter where they come from.

Diversity & Globality

We are committed to building a diverse network of companies, stakeholders and ecosystem of partners.

Javier Cardona

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It is much more than money. At TheVentureCity there’s always someone who has the experience you need and give you the advice you look for.

Fair & friendly funding

We empower founders in emerging tech hubs through capital and expertise while also providing exceptional returns to our investors.

Susanne Klepsch

MeetFox

With the constant support from incredible, experienced and highly skilled TVC team members, MeetFox has become a data-driven company and has been able to built a strong foundation for scalable growth.

Founders helping founders

We’ve built a global community of founders and startups stretching across the USA, Europe and Latin America from our early days.

This is us

Laura spent nearly nine years with Facebook in various roles supporting overall growth strategies. Laura led the Growth, Mobile & Partnerships team for Latin America, spearheading the Internet.org and connectivity initiatives from Silicon Valley and later Miami. Before Facebook, Laura held management roles at eBay, Siemens and Ogilvy Group.

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Laura González-Estéfani

Founder & CEO

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Managing partner for Guggenheim Partners Latin America/LJ Partnerships, a leading independent, privately-held multi-family office with assets under management of $5 billion dollars. Guggenheim has branches in Miami.

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Clara Bullrich

Co-Founder

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Santiago has a broad experience leading international teams in different areas as strategic planning, marketing and sales, Production, HR, logistics, IT, R&D, Finance & administration. Before joining TheVentureCity, Santiago held top management and business development roles in leading companies in the food industry both in Europe and America.

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Santiago Canalejo

Chief Operations Officer

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Marie is a 2x founder and angel investor, having built Kara and Beats by Dre, which was acquired by a leading out-of-home adtech company in early 2021. This marks her second martech exit. She is also an active angel investor and startup mentor, founding member of Dreamers & Doers - a community for entrepreneurial women, and a member of several networks.

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Marie Berry

Chief Marketing Officer

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Passionate about Entrepreneurship and building the Future. With an MBA from INSEAD, where he focused on Venture Capital and Data Science, he is a 2x founder and has worked in management consulting/finance in Europe and Asia.

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Andres Areitio

General Partner, First Round | Americas

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Passionate about helping to build ambitious companies capable of changing industries. MBA holder from IE Business School. As a serial entrepreneur (iAhorro in 2008 and SofiaSquare 2016), Andrés is a real founder, over +10 years leading teams from 1 to more than 120 people.

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Andres Dancausa

Andrés Dancausa

General Partner, First Round | EMEA

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Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook in Latin America

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Francesca de Quesada Covey

Lead, First Ticket | Americas

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An entrepreneur at heart with a solid financial background and a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. Graduated in Business Administration from ICADE and worked for +2 years as an investment banker in London and Madrid. Speaks Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese.

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Fernando Dal Re Olleros

Finance Operational Partner, First Ticket | EMEA

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Launched operations for Facebook and Pinterest in Latin America and helped to establish the mobile ecosystem in Brazil as an executive at Claro and Vivo. Also an entrepreneur on the hospitality and food&drink industries.

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Ricardo Sangion

Operational Partner, First Ticket | LATAM

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Marketing and sales rock-star with 5+ years in account & project management. During MBA, fell in love with entrepreneurship and went on to found a retail-tech startup. Understands the challenges founders face and is eager to work with these dream-makers!

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Brooke Richardson

Brooke Richardson

Alumni Director, First Ticket | EMEA

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Álvaro has spent over 8 years as an investor and operator. He started as a venture capitalist and then founded his own startup, Cropti. He worked at Cabify during the last 3 years, where he led the Rider Growth team. He holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration from ICADE.

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Álvaro Sanz

Investment Director, First Round | EMEA

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Oliver is passionate about working with early stage entrepreneurs across the Americas at TheVentureCity. Prior to joining TVC, Oliver co-led DayDream Ventures, a venture capital syndicate focused on Gen Z founders. Oliver attributes his ability to connect with founders from his experience scaling a fintech SaaS startup. Oliver graduated with a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Oliver Henry

Investment Manager, First Round | Americas

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Pursuing a BS in Bioengineering, Taiki has always had an inclination toward business. He has worked at the Entrepreneur’s Roundtable Accelerator, a late-stage biotech startup that IPO’ed on the New York Stock Exchange, PricewaterHouseCoopers and Anzu Partners.

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Taiki Chung

First Round Intern | Americas

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Communicator, Advisor, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Brazil startup ecosystem. Board member at IBS-Americas, contributor to several startup growth programs. Mack was CEO/Founder of Videolog.tv, the first global video sharing platform.

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Edson Mackeenzy

Investment Director, First Ticket | LATAM

Led best-in-class Customer Experience at BFA, the largest beauty subscription in the world. Eli operationalized a globally distributed team from startup to $1b in revenue over 9+ years. Strong experience in operations and Go-To-Market in the eCommerce space.

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Elizabeth Piñón

Operating Partner, First Ticket Product & Program | Americas

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David combines data science experience at Teva Pharmaceuticals with a prior career in consulting, software, and entrepreneurship. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS in engineering from Rice, and organizes the Miami Data Science Meetup.

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David Smith

David Smith

VP, Data & Analytics | Americas

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Computer Science Engineer with 18+ years experience developing Internet and Mobile products in emerging markets across LATAM, including Mobile Apps currently in use by millions of monthly active users and also pioneered Mobile Operator partnership Initiatives with Facebook (internet.org), Google, Deezer, and many others.

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Roberto Navas

Roberto Carlos Navas

VP, Engineering | EMEA

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From traffic arbitrage to business development, she has worked leading growth and marketing in several startups. She came to the other side of the table to help startups become iguanacorns!

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María Dancausa

Product Manager | EMEA

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Garoe is a Product Data Analyst that has been crunching data for the past 10 years. Expert in deriving insights from data to support startups with their business decisions. He has a PhD in Particle Physics and has supported the development of new products and services in the aviation industry.

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Garoe González

Product Data Analyst | EMEA

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Mercedes is a mathematician with wide experience in different technological companies, where she has looked at data from different areas, roles, and positions. She has been working for 10 years as freelance external consultant in EUIPO, one of the European Institutions located in Spain. In the last 6 years, she has focused her professional career on what she most likes: squeezing out all the information that data contains.

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Mercedes Plaza

Product Data Analyst | EMEA

Juan Pablo previously worked at Arca Continental analyzing Machine Learning models and deploying Business Intelligence solutions. He also has entrepreneurship experience, being a part of the founding team of an e-commerce company.

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Juan Pablo Treviño

Data Analytics Engineer | Americas

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I have worked for more than 15 years in technological and industrial multinationals, specialized in Strategic and Operational Marketing, with a special interest in technology and focused on bringing closer the business to the market by understanding the customer needs.

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Carlos Montes

VP, People | EMEA

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Ana has a +12 years experience in international automotive companies working in different areas as marketing & sales, operations and pricing. MBA holder from IE Business School. Speaks Spanish, English and German.

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Ana Oliván

Operations Director | EMEA

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Passionate about building company culture and fostering a community lifestyle within TheVentureCity ecosystem. Background in Advertising and Marketing. Experienced data analyst and venture builder.

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Eugenia Alvarez

Eugenia Alvarez

Marketing Manager | EMEA

Very eager to learn, Alesia studied sociology and marketing in Washington, DC. Passionate about working with startups, with experience in marketing, community outreach, operations, and event coordination. Previously, she worked at LAB Miami Ventures, marketing for Tech Summits in Miami, and Operations at LLYC USA before returning to TheVentureCity.

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Alessia Salvatierra

Alesia Salvatierra

Campus Manager | Americas

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Born and brought up in India. I moved to Madrid to pursue my Masters in Management at IE Business School. Prior to this, I have had the opportunity to explore a variety of industries. I’ve had quite a journey from studying communication and design in my undergrad to finding my passion for Venture Capital after my masters.

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Riya Dhankar

Intern, First Ticket | Europe

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I am an International Business Administration graduate from ICADE Business School and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. I have previous experience as a finance intern for a fintech and I am passionate about international experiences and learning about new cultures

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Adriana Sánchez

Intern, First Ticket | Americas

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Ekaterina was singlehandedly responsible for growing Facebook penetration in Russia. She then joined the Instagram team on their internationalization and then later on WhatsApp’s integration and growth.

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Katya Skorobogatova

Katya Skorobogatova

Growth Operational Partner

Multilingual Senior Executive with significant experience in strategy development, strategic investments, structured deals, sales and marketing, debt and equity capital markets, securities trading, hedging, risk management, and finance.

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Guillermo Cortina

Guillermo Cortina

Financial Operational Partner

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Passionate about unlocking business growth by using data. 7 years of experience around marketing and growth working in different fields like user acquisition, product marketing, user re-engagement, mobile marketing, and organic growth. Strong background in marketplaces & mobile apps.

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Luis Guzmán

Growth Marketing Partner

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