MANAGEMENT TEAM

CONSUELO VALVERDE, M.S.C., M.S. Sc., Kauffman Fellow

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Entrepreneur turned VC, co-founder & managing partner of SV LATAM Fund. She was granted an O-1 Visa – for “Aliens with Exceptional Abilities” by the US government.

SANDRA SAINZ, CPA, MBA

MANAGING PARTNER

Over 18 years of experience in the financial sector , the last 14 years as Senior Investment Officer at the IFC - World Bank Group, for Mexico and Central America. She has been responsible for deal flow generation and investment opportunities in several sectors, for Mexico and Central America.

ANGELIKA BLENDSTRUP, PH.D.

VENTURE PARTNER & CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR EVANGELIST

Angelika has her Ph.D. from Stanford University and has mentored and advised international executives and entrepreneurs from Google to Cisco to Facebook, coming from Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Spain, France, India and China.

JUAN EDUARDO PADILLA

VENTURE PARTNER – HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES

Over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry in key positions creating and driving opportunities in the Mexican health system.

ADVISORY BOARD

ROB WIRSZYCZ

MANAGING PARTNER

Chairman, Director, Advisor & Mentor on software, services communications, media and online ventures. Co-founder of Momentum Capital, Managing Parter of Meguro LLP UK.

CYNTHIA CANNADY, PH.D.

ADVISOR

Advisor, lecturer and author in Intellectual Property strategy and technology licensing Founder of IPSEVA, advisor at LA Tech Incubator, previously Director of Intellectual Property and New Technologies of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

ANKUR JAIN

ADVISOR

Investor in seed and early stage technology companies across sectors in India and the US Venture investor and Vice President at Nexus (India's leading VC fund), previously at Blumberg Capital.

VIVEK WADHWA

ADVISOR

Global thinker, visionary, author, advisor and educator of leaders in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguised visting scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University. Author of "The Immigrant Exodus; Why America Is Losing the Global Talent" - named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012. Awards; "Outstanding American by Choice" U.S. government; Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012 by Foreign Policy Magazine.

ALFREDO CAPOTE

ADVISOR

Investment banking, capital markets and M&As. Young Global Leader "World Economic Forum" and Managing Director Head of Investment Banking, Mexico, Citi. Formerly he headed the Investment Banking efforts for Goldman Sachs in Mexico. Chemical Engineer at Manhattan College; an MA, with honours from ITAM; and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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