We are a team of engineers, financiers and operators.
Maria is the co-Founding Partner of Nido Ventures. Originally from Mexico City, Maria has an unyielding passion for advancing development and transforming Latin America by leveraging her engineering expertise.
Maria has made notable contributions in the fast-paced technology sector at two industry giants. She started at Tesla, handling Logistics Procurement across borders and managing substantial annual expenditures as the team's youngest member. Then, at Apple, she was part of the Semiconductor Procurement team, playing her role in maintaining the company's unparalleled supply chain. Wishing to bring her tech experience to Latin America, Maria moved to Backbone Systems, a promising tech startup in Mexico City. As Chief of Staff, she contributed significantly to the company's growth and success with her strategic insight and product development skills. Besides work, Maria enjoys traveling and food, with over 69 countries on her passport, each journey has helped shape her worldview.
Maria earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration, both from Stanford University.
Ana Caro is the Co-Founding Partner at Nido Ventures. She is deeply committed to empowering women and marginalized communities to reach their full potential. With a pioneering spirit, her early career path led her to LinkedIn, where she thrived as a Software Engineer.
As the Head of Product for Siclo, Latin America's preeminent fitness and wellness startup, she was pivotal in introducing the region's inaugural connected bike. This innovation disrupted the fitness industry and mirrored her holistic approach to empowerment.
Her intrinsic connection to Latin America has led her to invest within the region, an endeavor she perceives as a unique avenue to uplift her community and mission.
In her leisure hours, you'll often spot Ana Caro with running shoes, on a bike, or showcasing her exquisite taste in fashion. Embodying her vivacious mantra, "The devil wears Prada but also codes in Java," Ana seamlessly marries her love for haute couture with coding prowess. Moreover, with the same enthusiasm she exhibits on a coding platform, she pedals forward with impressive zest and champions budding startups.
Ana Caro earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master's in Business Administration, both from Stanford University.
Renata is an investor at Nido Ventures and a staunch advocate for socially responsible investing to foster a brighter future.
She enriches the team with an entrepreneurial perspective, having contributed to the development of an MVP for a novel SaaS solution. This platform digitalizes the farmers' experience, ensuring complete traceability and transparency within the supply chain.
During weekends, Renata enjoys reconnecting with nature and savoring meals with loved ones. She is dedicated to nurturing an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Renata earned her B.S. in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Ramses Camas serves as Data Scientist at Nido Ventures. Prior to this role, he worked as Data Analyst at Morant Consultores and did a Research Internship in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision at Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE).
Ramses holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Chiapas.
Martin Mexia is a Venture Partner at Nido.
He is currently showcasing his fintech prowess at Revolut. Before this move, he was a driving force at Rappi, playing an instrumental role as the Head of Product. His journey in the fintech realm started with a visionary venture in 2016 -the creation of Payit.mx, a groundbreaking platform that tapped into blockchain technology to revolutionize payments and collections. After an impressive three-year run, Rappi saw the potential and integrated Payit.mx into its fold, leading to Martin's significant contribution to shaping RappiPay.
During his tenure at Rappi, he delved deep into payments, payment infrastructure, fraud prevention, and the nuances of the Mexican Fintech Law. Martin's expertise has been a beacon in each role, guiding teams and strategies toward success.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of British Columbia.
Javier de la Madrid is a Venture Partner at Nido.
He began his career in investment banking, where he developed expertise in industries such as infrastructure, real estate, retail, health care, and fintech. Today, he is the Chief Digital Officer of GBM, Mexico's leading investment platform with over five million accounts. In this role, he oversees strategic direction and operations.
He earned his B.A. in Business from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Renato is a Venture Partner at Nido and a true believer in the key role that innovation plays as a catalyst of social development in Latam.He started his career in consulting, mainly focusing in the residential and hospitality industry. Today, Renato is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Urbvan, a mass mobility company focused in Latam that was recently acquired by Swvl Holdings Corp, a public global mobility company. Additionally, he is actively supporting entrepreneurs and traditional companies as an advisor.Outside of the entrepreneurial ecosystem he likes to connect with nature, doing mountain biking or hikes and playing paddle tennis.
Renato holds a B.A. in Business from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).