We are a venture capital firm focused on fintech, consumer internet, and enterprise software

We are entrepreneurs and strategists partnering with exceptional founders applying computer science to solve some of the world’s most complex problems at scale.

Our purpose is to help founders develop profitable and self-sustaining businesses to attract strategic buyers or growth financing.

We invest in entrepreneurs committed to creating value across the US and Mexico

We invest in founders with a solid base for growth and support them in accelerating value capture

PEOPLE FIRST

Founders with the passion and emotional intelligence required to build strong cultures that produce long-lasting products

TECHNOLOGY FOCUSED

Software products with exceptional attention to user experience, portability, and scalability

RAPID GROWTH

Startups with the discipline and desire for rapid growth, addressing a large market opportunity

CROSS BORDER

Startups with cross-border expansion plans or aspirations

RECURRING REVENUES

Solutions with proven, predictable revenue models

PRODUCT TRACTION

Companies with significant progress toward building a minimum viable product and/or monetizing solution

We write 50k to 500k checks depending on stage and round, in syndication with other VCs and angel investors

Portfolio

AIRPALS

B2B same-day, short-distance shipping for internal admin operations

APPARTA

Dynamic booking platform to maximize restaurant productivity by offering empty tables with whole-menu discounts

BITEWELL

World's first nutrition-focused restaurant & grocery delivery platform

BRIDGEFY

Device agnostic plug-n-play software that makes mobile apps work without internet

CINCH

Advanced screening platform that simplifies the fundraising process for venture investors and startup founders

CLOUTDESK

All-in-one business management platform for social media creators and influencers

CODIGA

Smart coding assistant and analyzer that helps developers produce cleaner code, faster

DELTA PROTECT

Simplified cybersecurity and compliance for startups and SMEs in Mexico and LATAM

GO

New-car subscription service providing simplicity, transparency, and savings

KODDA

Fast, reliable, digital-based insurance products for LATAM

LERNIT

Platform used to track goals, evaluate performance and train employees in LATAM

LOOPAY

Fintech that accelerates the growth of SMEs, strengthening their cash flow

MUJER FINANCIERA

Empowering women through financial education, technology and resources for personal financial management

NEON FINANCIAL

First Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform for essential recurring bill payments in the US

ONE CREATION

Decentralized platform used to exchange, enforce, and monetize digital rights

PLERK

A la carte flexible perks and benefits improving employee productivity and retention

PYNK

Decentralized finance platform where everyday people invest better together

RENAISSANCE

App that allows artists to amplify streaming traction and tap into super fan community

Ryu Games

Software that allows monetization of mobile games via cash tournaments

SHUTTLE CENTRAL

Connecting worldwide mobility solutions with a single API for travel companies

TRANSECT

Real-time environmental due diligence for development projects

YANA

Spanish speaking app that accompanies people on the path to emotional well-being

ZETTE

Browser extension that allows access to premium online content behind article paywalls

Mariano Gonzalez

General Partner

Mariano has over twenty years of experience leading growth strategy initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and Private Equity/Venture Capital firms. His career includes a decade of strategy and operations consulting with Booz & Company and several years’ industry experience in information technology. As a Founder, he has launched several startups in professional services, retail, technology, and gaming. As an Investor, he focuses on early-stage technology companies.

Mariano holds an MBA with Distinction (Finance, Strategy, Marketing) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and Private Equity and Venture Capital Certifications from Stanford University, Harvard Business School and EGADE Business School.

Mariano’s global perspective is based on engagements in the U.S., U.K., Mexico, Germany, Peru, Colombia, and South Korea. He has authored multiple publications on M&A, technology, and gaming and has won the Booz Allen Hamilton Professional Excellence Award, the EKI Leadership Award, and others.

Jose Daniel Cotera

Principal

José Daniel has a unique and broad experience in Finance, Investments, and Entrepreneurship. Before joining MGV Capital Group, he collaborated at GICSA managing corporate financial planning & modeling related to income-producing real estate properties; at PMI Group, elaborating research & analysis of oil markets; and at SURA Investment Management, assessing market and credit risk. As a founder, he has launched businesses in real estate and retail.

Besides holding a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), José Daniel has earned both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Mariana Ramos

Analyst

Over her professional career, Mariana has gravitated towards Finance and Business Strategy, with an International Undergraduate Honors Program in Business, Finance, and Accounting from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, and a Master’s in Finance from the University of Essex. She has earned several certifications such as her Private Pilot License, Stock-Exchange Analysis Certification, Private Wealth Management Certification, and Strategic Marketing & Commercialization Certification, to mention some.

Before MGV Capital Group, Mariana worked as a Project Manager at Deloitte, assigned to large accounts such as Alfa and subsidiaries, Lala, and Vitro, and at a digital marketing startup, where she honed her entrepreneurial, strategy, and creative skills.

Advisors

Alejandro Ramos

Business law and customs brokerage, International trade, Ex-President CAAREM, and ASAPRA

Zita Horvath

Business law and private equity, Cross-border transactions, PE/VC EGADE Business School faculty

Brahm Rhodes, Ph.D

Artificial Intelligence and data science, VC, Techstars Mentor, OnDeck Fellow

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