VALUE
CREATION

We are convinced that “smart money” is more than a buzzword.

IMPACT
THESIS

We have aligned our impact objectives with the UN 17 sustainable development goals, grouping them into four impact verticals in our investment strategy, as well as into our fund philosophy.

RADICAL TRANSPARENCY

  • Information Access
  • Investment Analysis
  • Day-to-day Updates
  • Real-time dealflow
  • Individual information

All of our LP’s has Access to all the information of the fund in real time through our mobile web app

Analysis made in the investment process.

KPI’s and financial performance of the companies of the portfolio.

Highlights of every company are updated.

Day-to-day updates of the fund’s performance and valuation.

Real-time dealflow, segmented by industry, technology, geography, stage, etc.

Individual information such as contracts, capital calls, preferred returns, etc.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  • Advisory Comittee
  • Investment Comittee
  • Compliance Comittee

Advisory Board

Decisive authority for approving investments and disinvestments

  • The AC will evaluate the results of the Due Diligence in order to make the investment decision and establish the final terms of the investment.
  • The agreements will be made by majority vote to materialize the investment or disinvestment proposal.
  • A Representative of the Fund’s Management Team will take the position of Chairman of the Committee and will have the casting vote.
  • Members:

    • Three representatives of the Fund’s management team
    • Four Independent External Advisors and Experts
    • LP’s can suggest advisors for the committee

Investment Committee

Authority in charge of the exhaustive analysis of the companies proposed by the Fund Manager to be invested.

It will include the participation of:

  • Expert in Venture Capital.
  • Experienced entrepreneur.
  • Expert in the technology/industry of the companies evaluated.
  • Representatives of institutional investors.

This committee oversees approving Term Sheets and budget for starting Due Diligence.

  • Members:

    • Three representatives of the Fund’s management team
    • Up to 5 Independent External Advisors and Experts

Compliance Committee

Authority that oversees compliance with the fund’s financial, legal and tax affairs.

The Compliance Committee will be responsible  for:

  • Review of financial statements, assets/fund valuation and returns.
  • Monitoring the methodology for determinizing capital calls and distributions.
  • Appointment and supervision of external auditors.
  • Generating, updating and complying with a code of ethics.
  • Supervision of compliance with ESG metrics.
  • Members:

    • Two representatives of the Fund’s management team
    • Controller
    • Up to two LP’s Representatives
    • Lawyer / Accountant

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    Interest

    Seed and Pre-Series A

    Convertible Instruments

    Recently created companies that are in the process of validating their business model and their product or service in LATAM, the average fundraise in these stages is less than one million dollars and is carried out mainly through convertible instruments.

    Analyst

    AZUL
    PASOS

    Responsible for the market and financial analysis of investment opportunities and Dealflow management. She previously was President and now Director of Treasury of the Local Board of Directors of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives in its University chapter.

    She is a student of Financial Administration and Systems at the University of Guadalajara. She has after-school certificates focused on corporate finance and financial markets.

    Sr. Analyst

    KAREN
    TREJO

    Graduated in Administration with a specialization in strategic management from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She is a member of Generation Delta v 2017 by the Martin Trust Center, MIT's business accelerator, and of the Third Generation EPIC, by the Epic Lab ITAM.

    Likewise, she has STEP entrepreneurship training, a joint program between ITAM, the German Commission for UNESCO (DUK), the BASF Foundation and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

    Legal Officer

    SANDRA
    TEJEDA

    Graduated in Law from the ITESO and Masters in Commercial and Business Law from the Universidad Panamericana. She has a diploma in Improvement of Management Competencies from the Center for Management Training and Improvement (ICAMI) and a diploma in updating in corporate matters by the National Association of Business Lawyers (ANADE), among other courses.

    She has participated in numerous transactions and as an advisor to startups in legal matters.

    Controller

    MIREYA
    LUNA

    Bachelor in business administration with a Master’s degree in Marketing.  She serves as adviser at UMUNTU and ACSI Research. Served as the Director of Operations at CONCAMIN, where she focused on the administrative management of projects in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has more than 10 years of experience in administration, coordination and operation of institutional evaluation and diagnosis projects, impact of social programs, user satisfaction, relevance of educational programs, among others. She oversees the programs of Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality.

    VC and Financial Advisor

    DANIELA
    CALLEJA

    Head of new issuers and entrepreneurs in the Mexican Institutional Stock Exchange (BIVA). Member of the board of several startups. Investor in the Mexican pre-seed fund 0BS.

    She previously worked as fund manager in Redwood and also served as portfolio manager in Mountain Nazca and as Director of Tech Entrepreneurs for Endeavor Mexico.

    She has a mayor in Economics by Universidad Anahuac and a minor in Private Equity management.

    Agtech and Foodtech Advisor

    CESAR
    DE ANDA MOLINA

    President and founder of the company Innova Alimentos. In 2010 he was elected vice president of the International Egg Commission, in 2013 he served as Chairman of the same organization and since 2015 he is president of the World Egg Organization. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Council for Innovation, Growth and Sustainable Development (Coincydes); made up of business leaders in Jalisco.

    He studied Administration and Finance at the Harvard Business School.

    Entrepeneur Advisor

    ALEJANDRO
    GUIZAR

    Serial entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of BILLPOCKET, fintech company that enable mobile payments for more than 45,000 merchants, and star company of our first fund.

    Alejandro is algo a member of the board of Village Capital. Previously he founded other two startups: Snapp Studio and iMed.

    He is an Industrial Engineer with specialization in international business from ITESM.

    Entrepeneur Advisor

    YTZIA
    BELAUSTEGUIGOITIA

    Co-Founder and CEO of TROQUER, the leading marketplace for second-hand fashion in Mexico and star company of our first fund. Prior to founding Troquer, she was Principal in the Mexican VC fund ALLVP and Chief of Staff in the Mexican stock exchange.

    She is an Industrial Engineer with specialization in banking, corporate finance and securities law by the Universidad Iberoamericana. She holds an MBA by IPADE and a diploma of finance in the London School of Economics.

    Ecommerce Advisor

    LUCY
    LAWRENCE

    Lucy’s passion for retail and commerce began 20 years ago and has spanned across all sectors of this industry from mass retail to boutique to ecommerce, where she has been for past 12 years since it’s emergence. Most recently, Lucy established eBay’s Thought Leadership practice to drive insights and strategies for it’s enterprise arm and is the catalyst for it’s retail strategy. She chairs the Executive Advisory Board with members including global retailers including Ralph Lauren, Toys R Us, Palacio De Hierro among others.

    Secondaries

    Redwood Ventures Fund II considers within its investment strategy to acquire shares of funds or angel investors. This mechanism aims to generate liquidity in the investment ecosystem and seek opportunities to participate in more developed companies.

    Secondaries

    # Tickets: 4-6

    Average Ticket Size: 2.5M

    Venture Debt

    Mezzanine funding / RBF / Mixed debt

    It is common to see companies that are about to reach Series-A stage but need extra financing to keep improving their metrics and revenue in order to raise at convenient terms.

    In LATAM there are very few financing options available for founders that need a fast, efficient and affordable product to reach their short-term goals without over-diluting themselves.

    Venture Debt allows founders to continue growing their operations without an extra dilution; and to the fund it will provide shorter term returns and liquidity.

    Build-up

    # Tickets: 8-10

    Average Ticket Size: 500K

    Series A

    Equity

    Companies that begin to have significant participation in their market and have a structure that allows growth. They are companies that dedicate the resources of the round mainly to escalation efforts and development of the technological pipeline. The rounds will generally range from $ 1 million to $ 5 million.

    Build-up

    # Tickets: 4-6

    Average Ticket Size: 1.650M

    Follow-on

    # Tickets: 3-5

    Average Ticket Size: 2.200M

    Seed and Pre-Series A

    Convertible Instruments

    Recently created companies that are in the process of validating their business model and their product or service in LATAM, the average fundraise in these stages is less than one million dollars and is carried out mainly through convertible instruments.

    Build-up

    # Tickets: 12-15

    Average Ticket Size: 300K

    Follow-on

    # Tickets: 4-5

    Average Ticket Size: 1.350M

    PR and MKT Intern

    ESTEFANIA
    BARRERA

    Bachelor in Administration and Marketing at the Universidad Panamericana. Experience in digital marketing and social media advertising.
    She is in charge of creating marketing strategies and high impact content to help sourcing deal flow and finding new prospects and alliances for portfolio companies.

    Dealflow Manager

    JUAN PEDRO
    SÁNCHEZ

    Bachelor in Engineering and Masters in Finance, with specialization in investment banking and private equity, at Grenoble École de Management, in France. He also obtained a certificate in Corporate Finance at UBC Sauder School of Business, in Canada.
    Before joining Redwood Ventures, he served as project manager in a real estate company and as treasurer of a 150-student humanitarian association in France which was elected 1st Student Association in France by ANEO.

    Independent Advisor

    SERGIO
    GARCÍA DE ALBA

    Former Secretary of the Economy. He is currently engaged in various business activities and investing in businesses in the medical industry, cybersecurity and biotechnology.
    Entrepreneur in the restaurant industry, he has held various positions in the employer sector of Jalisco and has been Vice President of CONCAMIN, as well as Regional Vice President of AXTEL.
    He was Secretary of Economic Promotion of Jalisco and SME Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy.
    He has a Master's degree in Senior Business Management from the Pan-American Institute of Senior Business Management (IPADE), as well as Public Accounting studies from ITESO.

    Independent Advisor

    DIEGO
    MARTINEZ

    Specialist in Finance and M&A's. From 1996 to 2000 he was part of the Corporate Finance area for Latin America of the Salomon Smith Barney Investment Bank in New York where he was Vice President.
    In 2000, he co-founded GlobalFoodExchange.com, a technology company that was later sold to IBM.
    He has been an investor and advisor to various startups such as: Gusanito.com, PagaTodo, Medical Home, and more.
    Diego has a degree in Administration and Marketing and a master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

    Technology Advisor

    GUILLERMO
    ORTEGA SIMÓN

    COO and co-founder of iTexico Services. He has more than 23 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, being an entrepreneur in the area of software development services in both Mexico and the United States.
    He is an electronic engineer from ITESO and has received several awards as an entrepreneur, among which are: EY Entrepreneur of the Year, INC 500, Jalisco Export Award, National Entrepreneur Award 2014 and 2017, among others.

    Independent Advisor

    MARÍA ARIZA
    GARCÍA MIGOYA

    CEO of BIVA, the Institutional Stock Exchange, which was established in 2013 with the aim of growing the Mexican stock market. Previously, María was CEO of the Mexican Association of Private Capital and Venture Capital (AMEXCAP). She worked on the investment team of NAFTA México Fund, LP, a private equity fund focused on investing in medium-sized Mexican companies with a cross-border component; as Director of the Project Office at Grupo Impulso; and as Strategic Planning Manager in the APEC Organizing Committee.

    Independent Advisor

    ARTURO JOSÉ
    SAVAL PÉREZ

    Managing Partner and Co-President of Nexxus Capital since 1998. He has more than 27 years of experience in the areas of private equity, investment banking and multiple banking; having participated in many private and public debt and equity placement operations, as well as in multiple projects regarding financial advice.
    Before joining Nexxus Capital, he held various executive positions within Grupo Financiero Santander, Grupo Financiero GBM-Atlántico, Interacciones and Grupo Serfin

    Managing Partner

    ALEJANDRO
    GONZÁLEZ

    Bachelor in Finance with a minor in Banking and Stock Market from the Universidad Panamericana and Financial Institutions Management from the University of Vermont. Diploma of Justice from Harvard, certification Figure 3 by the AMIB and certificate for the administration of derivatives by the CBOE.

    Served as Director of Investment Banking for 5 years.

    Former entrepreneur with an exit.

    Managing Partner

    MARCO ANTONIO
    VILLASEÑOR

    Marco is a pioneer in Venture Capital in western Mexico and seeks to nurture and boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in LATAM with an array of initiatives.
    He has extensive business and operations experience in the high-end electronics manufacturing industry with companies such as IBM, Molex and Jabil.
    He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from IPADE. He also has studies in corporate finance, venture capital and innovation from UC Berkeley.
    He will always find ways to become available for a golf round or watch a good football game.

    Managing Partner

    IAN PAUL
    OTERO

    Ian is experienced in the design and execution of programs and projects related with innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurship, venture capital and merge & acquisitions.

    In the past, he worked for several companies and government agencies leading teams related on this topics like PEMEX, Zapopan, Red Bean, Secretary of Economy between others.

    Ian has a Bachelor degree in Law and a MBA from IPADE. He also has studies in entrepreneurship, innovation, and private capital at UC Berkeley and Harvard.