MITA Ventures is focused on making investments in early-stage technology and Internet startups that demonstrate the potential to disrupt their market. Our partners work directly with our teams to add value, and build these ideas game-changing companies. MITA Ventures provides capital to young companies, through new sources of capital skilled at investing in technology, together with active mentorship. MITA Fund II will also provide later-stage funding for proven companies expanding into the Mexico/LatAm market. The MITA Fund is supported by its close ties to Silicon Valley, Austin and other key regions for tech innovation and investing. We also work to identify opportunities for grants and public funding support.
MITA Ventures will primarily explore and identify investment opportunities with companies that offer particular technology-related goods and services that are developed by Mexican entrepreneurs, or will extend into the Mexican and Latin American markets, but we are of a global mindset, and are open to all opportunities.
MITA Ventures generates a valuable pipeline of investment opportunities as the most selective and premier partner for capital and mentorship in Latin America. This pipeline is growing from our alliances with Mexico’s top university incubation programs, established VC funds, and with the growing startup community network within Mexico, where MITA Ventures is an active participant.
We believe in building a supportive and collaborative relationship between MITA Ventures and the entrepreneurs and teams in which we invest, and strive to add value. MITA Venture’s partners are directly involved in our interactions with our teams.
Consideration of funding by MITA Ventures is by way of the MITA Application.
MITA Ventures offers a strategic advisory and customized mentorship program tailored to support the unique needs of selected companies. MITA Ventures’s partners and mentors consist of multicultural professionals with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, technology and investing, with long-term relationships in the region and throughout the United States. Our financial, academic, policy and organizational partners – together with MITA Venture’s Mentors in Residence – provide high-level networking and guidance to our selected teams in areas including business planning, marketing, product design and IT.
MITA has partners located in Mexico City and Punta Mita, Mexico, San Francisco and Austin, TX.
MITA’s unique structure and locations offer Mexican teams with unparalleled opportunities to finance, develop, and sell their projects to international investors. We know this is a gap that currently exists in Mexico, and MITA Ventures is working to enable talent in this region to develop into successful businesses.
MITA TechTalks is the premier tech and venture capital event of the year in Mexico/Latin America. This exclusive event unites decision-makers from the worlds’ visionary companies, established tech industry veterans, prominent venture capitalists, policy makers and innovative entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border. Attendance is limited to 100 participants, including speakers and media, to encourage exceptional networking opportunities and inspiring conversations about the expansion of opportunities of tech entrepreneurship in Mexico and Latin America.
An internet entrepreneur, investor and advisor, Lynne’s interest and passion for tech startups comes from both hands-on technical knowledge and high growth marketing/customer acquisition experience. Lynne previously owned a successful business in Mexico for 15 years, with Mexican private and governmental entities as clients. Founder of MITA, and VC experience as General Partner of the MITA Seed Fund.
Over 20 years of venture capital and investment banking experience. Over 10 years of early stage high growth company experience as CEO/CFO and COO. His investment group at Enron generated triple digit returns and over USD85 million was returned to investors during his tenure.
Entrepreneur and angel investor. Skilled at identifying high-value opportunities and facilitating connections. Pablo’s deep relationships and network in Silicon Valley/San Francisco facilitate MITA Venture’s new opportunities and deal pipeline development.
Founder and Managing Partner of Floodgate; named as one of “8 Rising VC Stars“ by Fortune Magazine for his investments in business and consumer technology companies, such as, Twitter, Digg, Chegg, TaskRabbit, Lyft, among others. Advisor to the MITA Seed Fund.
Jack serves as US Head of Investing & Portfolio Manager at Telefonica Ventures. As an investor as well as a banker Jack has raised over $12bn in equity capital for technology companies. Previously, Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley. Advisor to the MITA Fund II.
Managing Director and Member of Credit Committee at Emerald Crest Capital Partners, a USD70 million fund. Co-founder of Catalina Capital Advisors, Inc. Monu has transacted and led successful exits of various Tech companies. Advisor to the MITA Seed Fund.
Director General over the Strategy, Risks, and Payment Systems division of the Central Bank of Mexico (Banco de México); previously Undersecretary of Economy, where she laid the technical policy foundation for Mexico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Advisor to the MITA Seed Fund.
As U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce led efforts to form the first bilateral agreements between the U.S. and Mexican governments on innovation and entrepreneurship for enhancing economic cooperation between both countries. Currently president of Manatt Jones Global Strategies. Advisor to the MITA Seed Fund.
Netscape, public and private companies, former CEO of E-Piphany and board of Stanford Tech Ventures Program. Currently serves on the Board of directors at British Telecom and has spent more than 20 years in the tech industry. Advisor to the MITA Seed Fund.
Former director of Boston Private Financial Holdings, a NASDAQ-traded private banking and wealth management company; member of the New Mexico State Investment Committee of the State Investment Council which oversees $16 billion in fund investments. Advisor to the MITA Seed Fund.
A pioneer in telecommunications, entertainment, virtual workforce, internet, and green technologies, he is a visionary inventor with more than 100 patents to his name, and more than 20 years of experience bringing disruptive, unique products and services to market. Advisor to the MITA Seed Fund.
For additional details about MITA, please contact:
Lynne Bairstow: firstname.lastname@example.org, US (415) 426-7804 / Cell: (917) 573-8412; MX (52-1) 322-135-5275
Andreas Kraemer: email@example.com
Pablo Solano: firstname.lastname@example.org, US (512) 769-1576