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CATALYZING THE NEXT WAVE OF GLOBAL INNOVATION

We invest in underrepresented founders across the Americas.

WE ARE A LATINX LED VC THAT PARTNERS WITH UNDERREPRESENTED FOUNDERS CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO IN FINTECH, MARKETPLACES, AND SAAS.

We primarily focus on talented LatinX founders and startups that view LatinX markets as critical to their long-term success.

MEET THE TEAM

We are a multicultural team with expertise and in-depth knowledge of our core markets.

Roman Leal

MANAGING PARTNER Roman focuses on Fintech and SaaS opportunities for LEAP. Roman has spent over 15 years in Fintech/financial services as a financial analyst, strategist and board member. Fintech Analyst @Goldman Sachs, Global Strategy @ PayPal, Co-founder @QueSee.

Leticia Jauregui

GENERAL PARTNER Leticia focuses on Fintech and marketplace opportunities for LEAP. Leticia is a renowned socialpreneur and strategy consultant for US and LatAm enterprises. She was recently named one of the most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes. Former Founder @Maquina Labs Founder @ CREA.

Roberto Aguayo

GENERAL PARTNER Roberto focuses on marketplaces and SaaS technologies for LEAP. Roberto has a passion for the intersection of technology and retail. He has worked in a variety of roles at Caffenio, one of the largest coffee distributors/retailers in Mexico. Board Member of Grupo Unita Co-founder @ Haslea.

Daniel Coppel

GENERAL PARTNER Daniel provides in-depth perspectives on financial inclusion and next generation e-commerce tools. Daniel has a passion for developing technology entrepreneurship in his native state of Sonora. Board Member of Innovation and Ecommerce boards @ Grupo Coppel Co-founder @Kolab.

Lorenzo Barrera

GENERAL PARTNER Lorenzo sources and analyzes opportunities in credit and payment technologies, and B2B solutions. Lorenzo thrives in helping entrepreneurs in technology, banking, and sales. Board Member @ Banco Base Co-founder @Chib Former VC @ Alta Ventures.

Manuel Yañez

ASSOCIATE Associate at LEAP, where he manages the financial and legal due diligence process for potential investment opportunities. Manuel has been working with both US and Mexico VCs since 2014. He worked in the Nacional Financiera (NAFIN), which as the “SBA of Mexico” was instrumental in jumpstarting the Venture Capital industry in Mexico by investing in both US and Latin American funds.

Eva Lepe

CHIEF OF STAFF Eva leads our efforts to engage with our network of founders and LPs. She manages our LEAP Founder Happy Hours and Investor Spotlight Series. In addition, Eva plans and manages our founder/LP events, including our annual LEAP Conference.

Vanessa Bello

ANALYST Vanessa is an Analyst at LEAP Global Partners, where she manages industry and competitive due diligence for our investment opportunities in the LatAm VC ecosystem in Mexico.

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