• Helping founders grow faster.

    We connect the world's most elite talent to the world's largest markets through the world's fastest-growing startups.

  • Our thesis

    We invest in tech startups that show exponential growth in the U.S. market and that either employ or are open to recruiting global engineering talent. We partner with entrepreneurs to help them recruit elite engineers while also removing obstacles to growth along the way.

  • Meet Our Team

    Our team includes former serial entrepreneurs, business executives and engineers with expertise in Data Science, Developer Relations, Technical Recruiting, Marketing, Finance, Hardware and Software Engineering.

    General Partner

    Over a decade creating, growing, investing and selling technology companies. Previously founder of Grooveshark, Onswipe, PulsoSocial and Socialatom Group.

     

     

    Value-add: Andres focuses on helping founders survive crisis. From founder disputes to litigation and everything in between.

    Managing Director

    Vast international experience as an operator and consultant in Asia, Middle East, Latin America and U.S. in areas that span from finance to government and public relations.

     

     

    Value-add: Edgard helps founders with all aspects of international expansion, from legal to sales and marketing.

    Investment & Portfolio Manager

    Diverse background in business development, investor relations, legal regulations, and crisis communication. Previously at the New Orleans-based startup, Dinner Lab.

     

     

    Value-add: Having seen the lifecycle of a startup, Elise oversees deal flow for the fund while subsequently helping portfolio companies scale.

    Partner

    Erik is an expert in finance, data science and business strategy whose experience includes helping leading financial institutions respond to major crises in the global markets, building new companies and organizations, contributing to finance literature and facilitating international business ties.

     

     

    Value-add: Erik works with founders in all aspects of their business development, financial and fundraising strategies plus assistance in Data Science for those startups in that field.

    Partner

    Serial entrepreneur and Electrical Engineer with over two decades of extensive executive experience creating, growing and selling technology companies in Latin America, Asia and the U.S.

     

     

    Value-add: Hernando helps founders manage their growth in multiple geographies, advising in operations, legal and financial matters. Hernando can also provide assistance in hardware manufacturing, supply chain management, fin-tech, and security related companies.

    Managing Director

    Jessica Mercedes is an expert in Technical Recruiting, Developer and Public Relations for tech companies both in Latin America and in the U.S. Previously, Jessica has worked with firms like Google Developers, Rackspace, Netflix, Corona and Pepsi.

     

     

    Value-add: Jessica assists founders with their technical and executive recruiting, marketing, public and developer relations .

  • Process

    How we work.

    Value-add

    In addition to funding, we partner with entrepreneurs to help them recruit elite engineering talent while also removing obstacles to growth along the way.

     

    We do this by helping our startups build engineering teams in Latin America with the top 1% of talent. Normally, we recruit senior software engineers for our startups with at least 9 years of experience building software at scale, managing teams and launching global products.

     

    Building a team in Latin America enables our portfolio companies to hire more senior people that stay in the company longer, compared to the Bay Area and New York, even at the early stages when there is less funding. These teams are then able to build a better product faster than their competitors.

     

    In addition to recruiting, we remove obstacles founders face along the way by providing support in four more areas

    1. Public Relations & Marketing
    2. Business Development & Sales
    3. Finance & Fundraising
    4. Product & Engineering

    Founders we seek to back

    We are more likely to invest if your team has the following:

    • You are — or your co-founder is — able to write software.
    • You are solving a problem you’ve lived yourself.
    • You’ve managed to build and launch the product.
    • Your product is getting market adoption in the U.S.
    • You are open to — or already — have your engineering team in Latin America.

    Investment Process

    We strive to make it from first meeting or call to money in the bank in less than three weeks. We've been entrepreneurs before and we know how painful the process of fundraising can be, which is why we make an effort to give you an answer as quickly as possible without wasting your time. These are traditionally the steps we take for each deal.

    1. Pitch Meeting (Call or in-person): This is when you meet someone in our team and it is the opportunity for us to learn from you as well as for us to pitch you. If we agree that we are a fit we, schedule a second call with at least one additional team member. At this point we'll ask you to send us any material that supports the fit with our investment thesis. 
       
    2. Partner Meeting (Video-call): After reviewing all the materials you send our way, we hold this call to dive deeper into the progress of the company and the founding team.
       
    3. Diligence Q&A (e-mail): At this stage we ask you to send us whichever diligence material you have already prepared for investors, usually includes cap-table and previous employee and investor agreements. If we need clarifications we will ask them for them via e-mail. 
       
    4. Decision Made (e-mail): Our decision to invest or to pass will be sent via e-mail. If we pass, it will include the reasons why we felt it is not a fit at that moment. If we decide to invest, we request the investment agreement via electronic signature and wire-transfer instructions.

    Investment Terms

    We can invest up to $5 million in aggregate in any given company and we are limited to investing in valuations or caps under $30 million. Normally, we start by investing tickets of $50,000 in any first transaction with the intention of additional follow-on investment in subsequent rounds. We don't normally lead rounds so we align ourselves with the terms set by the lead or first investor. After we make a decision to invest, we sign the term sheet, SAFE, KISS or Convertible Note within a day of receiving it and make a Wire-transfer within 10 days.

     

  • Portfolio

    Meet our awesome startups!

    Audio based group running classes

    Studio makes audio group running classes that pair motivating instructors with killer playlists.

    Invest in Art Online

    Arthena gives you access to an alternative asset class with the highest barrier to entry and strongest historical returns. We invest in the most liquid segment of the art market, with the lowest volatility, yielding tremendous growth uncorrelated to traditional investments.

    Print and Assemble Electronics in Minutes

    Building electronic devices has always been a compromise between cost, flexibility and time. BotFactory is born with the idea of providing all three, anywhere and to everyone.

    Art streamed to your wall via connected canvas.

    Meural is the game-changing internet-connected digital canvas + content platform to discover, experience, and consume art and photography.

    PR made easy

    We use our software platform to handle your PR with full transparency, accountability, and expert advice at a fraction of the price.

    Presentations that design themselves

    Create slides in a fraction of the time you would normally spend on Power Point. By separating content from design, users can focus on what they want to say while the rest is taken care of automatically.

    Booking platform for creative talent.

    Platform for hiring models, photographers, stylists, hair and make-up artists directly from your phone, bypassing traditional agencies, saving 30% or more.

    On-demand construction equipment

    Tobly is a marketplace making construction equipment rentals easy.

    IoT App Builder

    Helping makers and engineers around the world to easily build applications for the Internet of Things.

    A Better Way to Build Sites

    A full-featured CMS for your static site with support for Jekyll, Hugo and Git

    Connected Mobility Products

    World's first hardware-agnostic technology platform for action sports.

    Legal analytics platform

    Giving lawyers an advantage in litigation with competitive data-driven intelligence.

    Financial services for the P2P rental market

    Helping hosts get paid now for upcoming reservations.

    Event Discovery in Real-Time

    Get inspired to get out of the house and enjoy real experiences with real people.

    Document Collaboration Tool

    Redefining documents one team at a time

    Professional Platform for Nurses

    We are a team of Nurses, Doctors, Technologists and Executives dedicated to help nurses find jobs that they love.

    On-Demand, Affordable Photography

    Make a booking in 60 seconds and get instantly matched with pre-vetted professional photographers for all of your needs

  • Connect