MANAGERSWe are entrepreneurs, just like you. Our experience motivated us to create Nazca Ventures.
Our collective track record includes: creating 7 companies and selling 3, doing 10 investments and exiting 2, participating in 1 US-based IPO, helping in 2 LatAm roll outs, creating the first accelerator in LatAm, leading 2 entrepreneurial organization and developing a government-sponsored early stage funding program.
Learn more about the Nazca Team:
Vanesa is an entrepreneur and mentor with over 15 years of experience, who actively participates in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. She co-founded multiple technology companies in LATAM, including Bumeran.com. She is Co-Founder of Palermo Valley and is an active mentor at 500 Startups, Founders Institute and Startup Chile, among others. She was entrepreneur-in-residence at Mark Ventures and consultant for Endeavor Argentina. She earned a Pearson College UWC scholarship, has a BA from Universidad de San Andrés and took MBA classes at Babson College.
Eduardo is a business consultant with over 10 years of experience specializing in high-potential companies. Previously, he was Director of Public and International Affairs at FUNDES and led the creation of “Buenos Aires Emprende”, the City of Buenos Aires entrepreneurship program. He holds a BA in International Studies from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a Masters in Business Administration and Competitiveness of Universidad de San Andrés.
Santiago is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is Founder of Plumerillo Winery, a boutique winery in Mendoza, which was sold in 2007; and is co-founder of Faro Capital, a sustainable farming fund. He has extensive experience in consulting, development and management of investment initiatives, as well as corporate law experience, as part of the Ernst & Young team. He graduated as a lawyer from Universidad de Buenos Aires and holds a Business Executive Certificate from Universidad de Belgrano. He participated of the first edition of the “Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America” program, ECLA, at Columbia University Business School, where he now is an advisor and sponsor.
FELIPE HENRIQUEZ MEYER
Felipe is an entrepreneur and angel investor with 2 successful exits. He is Co-Founder of clandescuento.cl, which was acquired by Groupon in June 2010. As Groupon LatAm (except Brazil) Co-Founder, he hold several roles, including regional CFO. He co-founded his first company, Café Orígenes, in 2004, which he sold in 2009. He graduated as Industrial Engineer from Universidad Diego Portales and participated of the first edition of the “Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America” program, ECLA, at Columbia University Business School, where he is now an advisor and sponsor.
Alan has a key role in the Chilean entrepreneurship ecosystem. He is the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez Business School. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez Business School and was Managing Director of Endeavor Chile for over 5 years, as well as a consultant to international organizations for over 10 years. He serves on the board of InCuba (CODELCO subsidiary), EcoSea, Centrovet, ASECH, Socialab and Endeavor Chile. He has also invested in and mentored numerous start-ups. He holds an engineer degree form Universidad de Chile, a Masters in Innovation from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, and completed an executive program at Wharton and IESE.
Nicolás co-founded Bodytech, the first Colombian chain of Sports Health clubs, which is today’s leading Latinamerican sports network and has offices in Colombia and Peru, and in Chile under the Sportlife brand. He has been recognized as an Endeavor Entrepreneur since 2007. Nicolás is a Civil Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Universidad de los Andes. He participated of the first edition of the “Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America” program, ECLA, at Columbia University Business School.
Sergio López Costa
Sergio is Founder and CEO of Proactiveoffice, and Co-founder and Director of Fidelizador. Previously, he was Founder, Director and CTO of Gemelo, Intellisoft and IntelliComp. He was selected Endeavor Entrepreneurs in 1999. Sergio is co-founder and seats in the Board of the Chilean Association of Entrepreneurs (ASECH), and is a mentor for the Founders Institute, the Mentor’s Network, Endeavor and others. He holds an Executive Education degree from Stanford University in Global Innovation & Leadership.
Eduardo is Director of Soquimich and Mainstream Renewable Power, and an independent consultant, among others. His last position was General Manager of the Saesa Group between 2005 and 2007, and previously worked in CorpGroup, Endesa, Enersis and Blue Circle Industries, where he gained international experience in Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. He was an Endeavor Chile mentor from 2002 to 2005 and is a member of the Advisory Board since 2007. Eduardo holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Chile and did a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Chicago.
Cristobal is Founder and Director of ForexChile, the industry leader in online trading and investment in Chile and Latin America. Cristobal received the "Youth Success" prize by Diario Financiero in 2007 and was selected Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2011. Cristobal holds a BA in Business, a Masters in Finance and a Masters in Business Law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, where he teaches in the Finance Masters’ program.
Max is Founder and Director of SKM, Co-Founder and Vice-President of the Chilean E-learning Business Cluster, and Co-Founder of Auditorium Systems. He was selected Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2001 and was recognized as one of the “2002 10 Emerging Leaders in Chile” by El Mercurio. Max holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Chile.
Patricio co-founded Nutra Bien with her sister Elizabeth in 1992. Nutra Bien produces and sells over 40 products as brownies and cookies throughout Chile. Patricio was selected Endeavor Entrepreneur and is an active member of the local entrepreneurial community. He studied Civil Engineering at Universidad de Santiago for 3 years and then completed a BS in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire, USA.
Mario is Founder and CEO of Kibernum, the main Chilean software services outsourcing company, which employs more than 900 IT professionals. He was selected Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2006 and participated of the first edition of the “Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America” program, ECLA, at Columbia University Business School.
Pablo is co-founder of Groupon Latin America, where he hold various positions, including COO, CTO and other operations responsibilities for Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Mexico and Puerto Rico. He was part of the core team at Needish.cl and considers himself a code artist, with extensive experience in Javescript, Ajax and Flex.
Lily is a consultant specializing in entrepreneurship. She is based in San Francisco, where she is finishing her MBA at Stanford University. She was a consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, SKM SeAprende and Endeavor (Global and Chile). She was a “Princeton in Latin America Endeavor Fellow”. She holds a BA from Harvard University and participated of the first edition of the “Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America” program, ECLA, at Columbia University Business School.
Manolo, who is leading a new start-up at this moment, was Groupon CEO for Mexico and Groupon VP for Mexico and the Caribbean. He started his first company at age 21 and created an audiovisual content production company at age 23. He was Key Account Manager at Yahoo and Commercial Manager at the Grupo CIE Comercial. Manolo holds a degree in Finance from Universidad de Mexico.
Sebastiano is CEO of Eledium Group, a design, innovation and real estate holding with operations in Uruguay, Panama and Italy. Sebastiano holds a degree in Design from the Milan Polytechnic Institute and has worked at several major architectural and design in Buenos Aires and Milan.
Fernando Rubio Matthei
Fernando is the current Groupon Chile CEO. His previous work experience includes roles in Groupon, as well as LAN and Premier Global Services. He graduated from the Universidad Católica de Chile.
PARTNERSWe have a close network of partners. They are located all around the world and in our own backyard. Come and meet the people and the companies who help our entrepreneurs grow.
We are constantly looking for relevant partnerships. Please contact us letting us know what you have in mind and we will reply promptly.