MITA is focused on making investments in early-stage technology and Internet startups that demonstrate the potential to disrupt their market. Our partners work directly with our teams to add value, and build these ideas game-changing companies. MITA provides much needed capital to young companies, through new sources of capital skilled at investing in technology, together with active mentorship. MITA Fund II will also provide later-stage funding for proven companies expanding into the Mexico/LatAm market. The MITA Fund is supported by its close ties to Silicon Valley, Austin and other key regions for tech innovation and investing. We also work to identify opportunities for grants and public funding support.
MITA will primarily explore and identify investment opportunities with companies that offer particular technology-related goods and services that are developed by Mexican or Latin American entrepreneurs, or will extend into the Mexican and Latin American markets, but we are of a global mindset, and are open to all opportunities.
MITA generates a valuable pipeline of investment opportunities as the most selective and premier partner for capital and mentorship in Latin America. This pipeline is growing from our alliances with Mexico’s top university incubation programs, established VC funds, and with the established and growing startup community network within Mexico and Latin America, where MITA is an active participant.
We believe in building a supportive and collaborative relationship between MITA and the entrepreneurs and teams in which we invest, and strive to add value. MITA’s partners are directly involved in our interactions with our teams.
Consideration of funding by MITA is by way of the MITA Application.
MITA offers a strategic advisory and customized mentorship program tailored to support the unique needs of selected companies. MITA’s partners and mentors consist of multicultural professionals with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, technology and investing, with long-term relationships in the Region and throughout the United States. Our financial, academic, policy and organizational partners – together with MITA’s Mentors in Residence -provide high-level networking and guidance to our selected teams in areas including business planning, marketing, product design and IT/programming.
MITA is located in Punta Mita, Mexico, an environment that is conducive to creativity and focus, and where mentors are already present.
MITA’s unique structure and location offers Mexican teams with unparalleled opportunities to finance, develop, and sell their projects to international investors. We know this is a gap that currently exists in Mexico, and MITA is working to enable talent in this region to develop into successful business stories.
We offer selected teams optional live/work space in Punta Mita for flexible-time options, for up to 3-month acceleration terms, to facilitate focused product development and access to mentors. MITA offers a unique environment for technology ventures and projects, not limited by U.S. immigration and Visa requirements.
Interested entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit an application for consideration of becoming a part of the MITA acceleration program.
The MITA is the premier tech and venture capital event of the year in Mexico/Latin America. This exclusive events unites decision-makers from the worlds’ visionary companies, established tech industry veterans, prominent venture capitalists, policy makers and innovative entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border. Attendance is limited to 150 participants, including speakers and media, to encourage exceptional networking opportunities and inspiring conversations about the expansion of opportunities of tech entrepreneurship in Mexico and Latin America.
The MITA TechTalks will take place at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, both located inside of the gates of the Punta Mita Resort, along Mexico’s Pacific coast, 30 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). Punta Mita is situated on a 1,500-acre natural peninsula of land, bordered by nine miles of coastline. This geography assures its privacy, and the gated entry ensures its exclusivity.
Be a part of a game-changing conversation – TechTalks 2014 will take place from November 9-11 in Punta Mita, Mexico.
Agenda, speakers and registration details available here.
Former Vice President of Merrill Lynch, Business Financial Services divisionBusiness owner in Mexico for 15 years, with Mexican private and governmental entities as clients. Co-founder of a Chicago, IL-based Tech Startup. Co-Founder of MITA Institute and VC experience with MITA Seed Fund.
10 years experience as an executive in finance. Managed and directed the cross-borderfunding of over USD20 million of collateralized debt for U.S. Banks (with zero losses).Served the Pres. Calderon Administration in Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Extensive business background in MX-Latin America. Founder of a Tech Startup.Co-Founder of MITA Institute and VC experience with MITA Seed Fund.
Over 20 years of venture capital and investment banking experience. Over 10 years of early stage high growth company experience as CEO/CFO and COO. His investment group at Enron generated triple digit returns and over USD85 million was returned to investors during his tenure.
Founder and Managing Partner of Floodgate; named as one of “8 Rising VC Stars“ by Fortune Magazine for his investments in business and consumer technology companies, such as, Twitter, Digg, Chegg, TaskRabbit, Lyft, among others
Managing Director and Member of Credit Committee at Emerald Crest Capital Partners, a USD70 million fund. He was a Co-founder of Catalina Capital Advisors, Inc. Monu has transacted and led successful exits of various Tech companies.
Director General over the Strategy, Risks, and Payment Systems division of the Central Bank of Mexico (Banco de México); previously served as Undersecretary of Economy for Commerce and Industry, where she laid the technical policy foundation for Mexico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
A pioneer in telecommunications, entertainment, virtual workforce, internet, and green technologies, he is a visionary inventor with more than 100 patents to his name, and more than 20 years of experience bringing disruptive, unique products and services to market. Active participant in the World Economic Forum, TED, DLD, CTIA, and AlwaysOn. wiki.wendellbrown.com
As U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce led efforts which formed the first bilateral agreements between the U.S. and Mexican governments on innovation and entrepreneurship for the purposes of enhancing economic cooperation and trade between both countries. Camunez is currently president of Manatt Jones Global Strategies.
Netscape, public and private companies, former CEO of E-Piphany and board of Stanford Tech Ventures Program. Currently serves on the Board of directors at British Telecom and has spent more than 20 years in the tech industry
Director of Boston Private Financial Holdings, a NASDAQ traded private banking and wealth management company; member of the New Mexico State Investment Committee of the State Investment Council which oversees $16 billion in permanent fund investments
Successful entrepreneur and experienced fund administrator; runs K&M Capital Partners, a boutique Investment banking firm acting as an asset manager of Mexican private investors, venture capital funds, and Mexico’s Fund of Funds
For additional details about MITA, please contact:
Lynne Bairstow: firstname.lastname@example.org, US (415) 426-7804 / Cell: (917) 573-8412; MX (52-1) 322-135-5275
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