meet our best in class team

meet our best in class team

We are an international executive team from hyper-growth companies with successful track records as mentors, entrepreneurs and executives.

Laura González-Estéfani
Laura González-EstéfaniFounder & CEO
Laura spent nearly nine years with Facebook in various roles supporting overall growth strategies. Laura led the Growth, Mobile & Partnerships team for Latin America, spearheading the and connectivity initiatives from Silicon Valley and later Miami. Before Facebook, Laura held management roles at eBay, Siemens and Ogilvy Group and co-founded, the first international beach tourism digital platform.
Clara Bullrich
Clara BullrichCO-Founder
Managing partner for Guggenheim Partners Latin America/LJ Partnerships, a leading independent, privately-held multi-family office with assets under management of $5 billion dollars. Guggenheim has branches in Miami, London, Geneva, Lisbon, The Isle of Man, Neuchatel and Hong Kong.

Santiago Canalejo

Chief Operations Officer

Passionate about working on different business cultures, bringing together European and Pan-American ways of understanding business and leading people towards common goals.

Victor J Servin

Chief Technology Officer

Worked in tech & telco for the last 17 years, from software development to lead digital transformation. I always leverage a good mix of technical and business knowledge, finding the right balance between clean & cutting edge solutions, with business feasibility

Katya Skorobogatova

VP of Growth

Ekaterina was singlehandedly responsible for growing Facebook penetration in Russia. She then joined the Instagram team on their internationalization and then later on WhatsApp’s integration and growth.

Patricia de Loro

Chief Product Officer

Early digital pioneer. With over 16 years digital product and strategy, I am passionate about creating experiences that drive strong revenues and great customer service. I am a Telecommunications engineer, IESE International MBA and MIT Innovation Program.

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Guillermo Cortina

VP, Bank

Multilingual Senior Executive with significant experience in strategy development, strategic investments, structured deals, sales and marketing, debt and equity capital markets, securities trading, hedging, risk management, and finance.

Guillermo Cortina

Borja Zamacola

VP, Studio

16 years of experience as a Director in NECK & NECK, a Spanish Leading Retailer in Kids clothing with more than 200 shops in 16 different markets. Leading various departments in the company as Growth, Marketing, and Digital. Member of the Board of Directors.

Jimena Zubiria

VP, University Americas

My passion is helping individuals grow personally and professionally through continuous learning, development, and support.

Carlos Montes

Carlos Montes

VP, University EMEA

Developed my carreer in international environments with special focus in the Marketing área where I covered several disciplines.


Roberto Carlos Navas

VP of Engineering, Lab

As 18+ years experience developing internet, telco and mobile products in emerging markets across LATAM, including Apps, also pioneered partnership initiatives with Facebook, Google, and others.

Juan Ramiro

VP, Engineering EMEA

Industrial engineer passionate about what technology can bring to businesses. Previous to theventurecity i founded my own tech consultancy firm where i helped other companies on their digital transformation.

Elisa Rodriguez-Vila

Director Miami Campus

I am passionate about the power of art and creativity, together with entrepreneurship, to change and improve communities.

Andrés Areitio

Investment Director, Bank
Passionate about Entrepreneurship and building the Future. With an MBA from INSEAD, where he focused on Venture Capital and Data Science, he is a 2x founder and has worked in management consulting/finance in Europe and Asia.

Nolan Wolff

VP of Product, Lab

Combining broad business strategy and operational experience with deep Product expertise, I love using analytics and a great user experience to drive innovation and growth. I have a London Business School MBA and am a CFA Charterholder.

María Pereda

Fund Strategist, Bank

Having started her career in finance in New York, Maria is passionate about the disruptive potential of new technologies when effectively combined with financial and human capital. Graduated with Honors from Babson College with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship.

Katia Sielecki

Fund Strategist, Bank

Having started her career as a corporate lawyer in Buenos Aires, Katia then graduated with honors from IE Business School in Madrid. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry and was part of an e-health startup. She is passionate about disruptive technologies that can improve people’s quality of life.

Rosa Jiménez

Chief Ecosystem Relations

After more than 15 years in journalism, she was the first Spanish speaking correspondent in Silicon Valley, for EL PAÍS. She has deep connections in the startup ecosystem in the USA, Europe and LATAM.

Monica Simo Black

Fund Partner
Mónica has over 10 years experience investing in global venture capital and private equity, most recently as a founding team member at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. A Miami native, Mónica has a Bachelors degree from MIT and an MBA and Masters of Education from Stanford University and is a board director of Health ConnectEd, a health and education non-profit based in California.

Monica Simo Black


David Smith

Data Scientist
David combines data science experience at Teva Pharmaceuticals with a prior career in consulting, software, and entrepreneurship. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS in engineering from Rice, and organizes the Miami Data Science Meetup.

Monica Simo Black

Our Ambassadors

Adriana Cisneros
Adriana CisnerosCEO and Vice Chairman of Cisneros
Adriana is also President of the Fundación Cisneros, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education in the region and Co-chair of Endeavor Miami.
Eduardo Montes
Eduardo MontesPresidente de Sgel
Eduardo also held several positions at Alcatel, GEC Alstom and Siemens where he was Chief Executive Officer for Spain and member of the Executive Board of Siemens AG.

Mentors & Coaches

We connect you with the highest caliber mentors with experience in your industry and technology. Our mentors are well known experts who support you and help you to solve concrete technical or managerial problems.