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

1doc3

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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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, Fund | 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, Fund | EMEA

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Worked in tech & telco for the last 17 years, from software development to lead digital transformation. I always leverage a good mix of technical and business knowledge, finding the right balance between clean & cutting edge solutions, with business feasibility.

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Víctor J Servin

Chief Technology Officer

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Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook in Latin America

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Francesca de Quesada Covey

Francesca de Quesada Covey

Partner, First Ticket | USA & Canada

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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

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

Partner, First Ticket | LATAM

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Passionate about designing and growing innovative businesses through product development and strategy. Andrés combines his engineering and consulting background with 12+ years of startup experience. Andrés is an entrepreneur, an MBA holder from IE Business School and Madrid's ProductTank organizer.

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Andres Fajardo

Andrés Fajardo

VP, Product

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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

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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, Comms. & People | EMEA

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12+ years of experience working with tech-focused teams ranging from startups to corporates with a strong passion for building high-performing company cultures, skill development programs, and preparing the workforce for the jobs of the future.

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Jimena Zubiria

Jimena Zubiria

VP, Comms. & People | Americas

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Focused on finding new and supporting existing entrepreneurs across the Americas. Molly has dedicated her career thus far to working with entrepreneurs as they build businesses, coming to TVC from GSV Ventures and Connectivity Venture Fund. Prior to that she received an MBA at NYU Stern.

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Margaret Rowe

Investment Director Americas

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Muz focuses on sourcing and due diligence of investment opportunities and portfolio management for EMEA as well as act as financial advisor to founders in the Growth Program. A techie and entrepreneur at heart, Muz co-founded IoT Analytics startup in SportsTech space before joining TheVentureCity.

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Muz Sayeed

Investment Manager, EMEA

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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 Lead

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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

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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

VP, Product

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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

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As current Growth Accelerator Manager for the Americas at TheVentureCity, I focus on seeking and working closely with VC-fundable startups in the Garden’s individually-tailored program to prepare them for rapid growth.

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Edgard Duque

Investment Director, First Ticket | Americas

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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

Investment Director, First Ticket | EMEA

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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

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

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Eager to always learn and help, Iñigo has experience in M&A and deal strategy consulting at KPMG. Having graduated from IE University and with a strong passion for adventures, sustainabilty, entrepreneurship, and multicultural environments, he joined TheVentureCity as Venture Analyst for Northern Europe.

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Iñigo Eguía

Analyst, First Ticket | 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

Madrid Campus Director

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

Growth Business Partner

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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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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

Gathered experience working for national (US) and international marketing and public relations agencies. Created content for multinational corporations and small businesses alike. Eager to work with startups and learn as much as possible from this ecosystem.

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Rodrigo Vogeler

Marketing and Communications manager

Andre is originally a Brazilian trained lawyer who worked with Startup Corporate Law and Venture Capital. He is currently taking his master's at UC Berkeley and loves to be a bridge between Latam and the US, both through TheVentureCity and through academics initiatives.

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André Moura

André Moura

Analyst, First Ticket | Americas

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