We are a venture capital firm focused on seed stage investments

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 250k checks depending on stage and round, in syndication with other VCs and angel investors

Portfolio

Other Select GP Investments

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

Associate

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

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