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.
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.
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 investor, government and public relations helping startups scale and grow their teams and market.
Value-add: Elise helps startups not fail by working with founders to overcome obstacles involving traction limitations and capital growth.
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.
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.
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 .
How we work.
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
Founders we seek to back
We are more likely to invest if your team has the following:
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.
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.
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