About Us

H20 Capital is an early-stage cross border venture capital fund with operations in the USA and Latin America, focused on backing the next wave of disruptive entrepreneurs.

We apply a land-and-expand approach in our investment process and we add value to our portfolio companies through our operating model and our elite advisors.

Our

Team

Daniel Lloreda

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

+8 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investments. Previously worked directly with the General Partners of a Fortune 500 Company-affiliated private equity fund in the structuring, portfolio construction, and portfolio management. Executed more than 25 global technology investments and re-investments in excess of $100M USD. Bachelor of Science with concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College (Magna Cum Laude), currently member of the Junior Global Advisory Board.

Natalia Rico

Head of Portfolio Ops

+6 years of experience in one of LatAm’s pioneer unicorns, Rappi, as Head of Growth, Head of People, and Human Resources Manager for Mexico. Previously, she founded her own human resources agency, Kuira, which is focused on catching the best talent in Mexico. Studied International Relations, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration studies in ITESO Guadalajara.

Mauricio Porras

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

+10 years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. Founder of PGC Investments, a single-family office engaged in PE, VC, and real estate investments. Investment Committee Advisory Council Member at a Fortune 500 Company-driven private equity fund. MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Felipe Vallejo

Investment Associate

Colombian entrepreneur with +4 years of experience in Venture Capital who works directly with the General Partner in the due diligence, investment selection, execution, and portfolio management process. Felipe has evaluated more than +500 opportunities in the past four years. He is also a professional golf player with a zero handicap (Colombian National Champion during 2011 and 2012).

Stevon Darling

Chief Investment Officer

+10 years of experience in Investment Banking and Venture Capital investments. Prior to joining H20 Capital, he was the Head of Latin American VC for The International Finance Corporation. Previous experience in Goldman Sachs, providing M&A and financial advisory services. Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Morehouse College (Phi Betta Kappa) and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Montserrat Calderon

Investment Associate

+2 years of experience in international venture capital as Investment Analyst in Dalus Capital. Bachelor of Business Administration from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

Renzo Sesana

Investment Principal (Colombia)

+10 years of experience in the Financial Sector and +8 years of experience in Venture Capital. Previously he was Managing Partner of Ventura Family Office, where he was one of the early investors in Rappi. Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad de los Andes and Master of Business Administration from INALDE Business School.

Felipe Caicedo

Investment Analyst

Felipe has been part of the H20 team as our Investment Analyst in Colombia since October 2021. Industrial Engineer and Economist from Universidad de los Andes.

Daniel Lloreda

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

+8 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investments. Previously worked directly with the General Partners of a Fortune 500 Company-affiliated private equity fund in the structuring, portfolio construction, and portfolio management. Executed more than 25 global technology investments and re-investments in excess of $100M USD. Bachelor of Science with concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College (Magna Cum Laude), currently member of the Junior Global Advisory Board.

Mauricio Porras

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

+10 years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. Founder of PGC Investments, a single-family office engaged in PE, VC, and real estate investments. Investment Committee Advisory Council Member at a Fortune 500 Company-driven private equity fund. MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Stevon Darling

Chief Investment Officer

+10 years of experience in Investment Banking and Venture Capital investments. Prior to joining H20 Capital, he was the Head of Latin American VC for The International Finance Corporation. Previous experience in Goldman Sachs, providing M&A and financial advisory services. Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Morehouse College (Phi Betta Kappa) and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Renzo Sesana

Investment Principal (Colombia)

+10 years of experience in the Financial Sector and +8 years of experience in Venture Capital. Previously he was Managing Partner of Ventura Family Office, where he was one of the early investors in Rappi. Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad de los Andes and Master of Business Administration from INALDE Business School.

Natalia Rico

Head of Portfolio Ops

+6 years of experience in one of LatAm’s pioneer unicorns, Rappi, as Head of Growth, Head of People, and Human Resources Manager for Mexico. Previously, she founded her own human resources agency, Kuira, which is focused on catching the best talent in Mexico. Studied International Relations, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration studies in ITESO Guadalajara.

Felipe Vallejo

Investment Associate

Colombian entrepreneur with +4 years of experience in Venture Capital who works directly with the General Partner in the due diligence, investment selection, execution, and portfolio management process. Felipe has evaluated more than +500 opportunities in the past four years. He is also a professional golf player with a zero handicap (Colombian National Champion during 2011 and 2012).

Montserrat Calderon

Investment Associate

+2 years of experience in international venture capital as Investment Analyst in Dalus Capital. Bachelor of Business Administration from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

Felipe Caicedo

Investment Analyst

Felipe has been part of the H20 team as our Investment Analyst in Colombia since October 2021. Industrial Engineer and Economist from Universidad de los Andes.

Our

Advisors

Javier Villamizar

Operating Partner at SoftBank

Javier is an enthusiastic, driven, multi-cultural seasoned professional with a global perspective, entrepreneurial background and extensive C-Level professional network in Technology. He has 25+ years of experience in Technology, products and solutions sales, business and market development and venture capital and consultancy practice. International experience managing multi-billion 20+ regional operations. Key member of the management team of a corporation that grew from $1B to $15B over 10 years and was acquired by Softbank in 2015.

Alejandro Correa

Chief AI Officer at RappiBank

With a passion for machine learning, Alejandro considers himself a technology evangelist of data science. He has more than a decade of experience applying the use and development of Artificial Intelligence to real-world issues such as cybersecurity, risk management, and marketing. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition from Luxembourg University. Additionally, Alejandro has led and taught hundreds of tech engineers in Rappi.

Roger Laughlin

Founder and Brazil GM at Kavak

Roger is the founder of the notable unicorn Kavak. Roger has deep expertise in operations, growth, and expansion. With past experience in Linio and in the consulting industry, Roger has a huge knowledge spectrum in building a company.

Ricardo Martinez

Co-Founder and COO at Justo

Ricardo is an experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry and skills in Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Corporate Finance, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship. He is also a strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

Nicolas Villegas

Co-Founder and CTO at Tul

Nicolas is a serial Entrepreneur with 14+ years of experience, focused on technology, logistics and retail industries. He is experienced in the design, consulting and outsourcing of E-Commerce operations for retail industries.

Nabil Malouli

SVP of Global E-commerce at DHL

Nabil leads the Global Ecommerce strategy & product development at DHL Supply Chain. Prior to that, he was VP DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation where he had the chance to lead the development of innovative logistics projects to support fortune 500 companies. Additionally, he worked and developed multiple growth initiative related to new technologies & trends such as: E-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automation & robotics.

Patricia Digirolomo

Investments Manager at the Babson College Endownment

Trish DiGirolomo is the Investments Manager for the Babson College Endowment. She has been at the Endowment, focused mainly on the private equity portfolio, since September of 2018. Prior to joining Babson College, she worked in corporate finance and operations for a venture backed, advertising-technology company in Baltimore, MD. She began her career in public accounting. Trish holds a BS in both Accounting and Finance from Salisbury University, an MBA from Babson College, and is a licensed CPA.

Miguel Paredes

VP of Data Science at Albertsons

Responsible for driving the Data and AI transformation at Albertsons, and for helping build the data platform and algorithms that help generate and capture value. Miguel is also Co-Founder of Neural Design, a boutique AI & Data consulting firm. Past experience as Executive VP of AI and Data at the largest insurance and healthcare company in Peru and he has been a consultant for the World Bank and the IDB. PhD in Applied AI and Data Science from MIT, alumni of Harvard Business School.

Emilio Pardo

Country Manager at Bitso

Emilio is skilled in Business Planning, Creativity Skills, Leadership, Business Relationship Management, Corporate Finance, Business Development. Additionally, he has past and present experience in Linio and Mastercard as Head of Business Development, and in cryptocurrencies at Bitso.

Juan Felipe Rozo

Head of CRM Mexico at Rappi

Juan Felipe has deep experience in Rappi in three main verticals: market intelligence, growth, and CRM, where he is currently the Head of Mexico. Additionally, he is a two-time founder in the apparel and IT departments.

Franco Silvetti

Co-Founder & COO at Restorando

Franco has a very robust entrepreneurial background, not only by being Co-Founder & COO of Restorando.com, but he is also a Board Member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Inviu, as well as part of Endeavor’s Mentorship program.

Carlos Ayalde

General Manager (Colombia) at Stori

Carlos has deep expertise in the financial sector with past experiences in McKinsey & Company, SCI Investment and Merchant Bank, and Credicorp Capital. Additionally, Carlos was the Head of Payments & Fraud Prevention at Rappi for +3 years. Due to this experience, his interest and knowledge in fintech and fraud is immeasurable.

Julian Mayorca

Global Head of Monetization at Rappi

Expert at forming teams and executing & developing commercial strategies in the massive consume and B2B sectors, achieving monetization and revenue across LatAm, including Brazil.

Nicolas Ordoñez

Expert in Product & No-Code Engineering