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.
They have a growth mindset, not marketing but product. There is no other VC with the same focus and knowledge.
We help you build the right foundation to turn the product itself into the primary driver of customer acquisition, conversion and expansion.
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.
We are committed to building a diverse network of companies, stakeholders and ecosystem of partners.
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.
We empower founders in emerging tech hubs through capital and expertise while also providing exceptional returns to our investors.
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.
We’ve built a global community of founders and startups stretching across the USA, Europe and Latin America from our early days.
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.
Founder & CEO
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.
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.
Chief Operations Officer
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.
Chief Marketing Officer
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.
General Partner, First Round | Americas
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.
General Partner, First Round | EMEA
Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook in Latin America
Francesca de Quesada Covey
Lead, First Ticket | Americas
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.
Fernando Dal Re Olleros
Finance Operational Partner, First Ticket | EMEA
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.
Operational Partner, First Ticket | LATAM
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!
Alumni Director, First Ticket | EMEA
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.
Program Manager, First Ticket | EMEA
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.
Investment Director, First Round | EMEA
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.
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.
Operating Partner, First Ticket Product & Program | Americas
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.
VP, Data & Analytics | Americas
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.
Roberto Carlos Navas
VP, Engineering | EMEA
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!
Product Manager | EMEA
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.
Product Data Analyst | EMEA
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.
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.
Juan Pablo Treviño
Data Analytics Engineer | Americas
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.
VP, People | EMEA
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.
Operations Director | EMEA
Passionate about building company culture and fostering a community lifestyle within TheVentureCity ecosystem. Background in Advertising and Marketing. Experienced data analyst and venture builder.
Marketing & Comms | EMEA
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.
Marketing & Comms Manager | Americas
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.
Campus Manager | Americas
Soledad is currently in her penultimate year of a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and International Relations at IE University. She is passionate about the startup world, marketing, branding, and digital growth.
Intern, Marketing & Comms | EMEA
Connor Pohl graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Microbiology, Economics, and Chemistry. He co-founded a start-up during his freshman year of college and quickly fell into the world of start-ups and venture capital. Connor has over 3 years of operational experience in the start-up world dealing with both business development and product management. A deeply passionate learner, he’s particularly interested in sustainability, technology, medicine, and Web3.
Intern, First Ticket | Americas
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.
Growth Operational Partner
Juan is currently studying Industrial Engineering at Universidad Anáhuac. He has previously worked at a mobility startup and at a logistics company in Mexico. He has a background in sales and operations. He is deeply passionated about the startup and entrepreneurial world, particularly interested in vertical farming, mobility and sustainable energy.
Market Research Intern, First Ticket | EMEA
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.
Financial Operational Partner
Mechanical Engineering student at Florida International University. Passionate for technology and sports. Former soccer and tennis athlete.
Pepe López de Ayala
Intern, First Round | EMEA
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.
Growth Marketing Partner
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