Our unique thesis:

Target purpose-driven tech companies from Asia to soft-land in Latin America, connecting solutions tailored to emerging market needs and scaling up of portfolio companies in uncharted terrain.

The opportunity: Latin America is the Next Frontier for Global Tech

Latin American financial regulators are increasingly drawn to the open banking playbook to break up bank monopolies and increase financial inclusion.

Growing market for solutions focusing on SMEs and segments previously ignored by the traditional financial system.

Latin America has 38% of its land dedicated to the agriculture sector and is the largest food supplier for a world that by 2050 needs to feed 9.6bn people and produce 60-70% more food than today.

HealthTech is the 2nd fastest growing tech sector in Latin America.

Facebook, Instagram Whatsapp and Spotify’s largest markets are in Latin America

Lotus I Core Team

Stefan Krautwald

rodrigo zorrilla

ÁLVARO PATRÓN

Lotus I Venture Partners

jaime Espinosa
FINTECH

John Galindo
it security

Thomas Floracks
Proptech

JOSE ABBO
fintech

Pablo Casabianca
AGTECH

JOSE MORA
Healthtech

Cesar Maldonado
Retailtech

Luc Zuelgaray
fINTECH

Laura Gómez
Fintech, Insuretech

Jeremy Yap
CHILE

Liliana Estrada
Edtech

Marcela Cárdenas
Mobility

Luc Zuelgaray
Fintech

Diego Benitez
Agtech

Lotus I IC

Rodrigo Zorilla

 

  • Rodrigo Zorrilla is the current Chairman of Afore Citibanamex in Mexico and has been President and Deputy CEO of Grupo Financiero Banamex as well as COO for Citibank in APAC among other senior appointments with the Citigroup.

  • Rodrigo holds an MBA of ITAM in Mexico.

Luis Coloma

  • Luis Coloma has been CEO of Corporación GPF (Femsa),  Santos CMI and Corpesa (Grupo Cedal). He has been named one of the Top 20 Ecuadorian business men 2019 and is a top management consultant to Latin American conglomerates. 
  • Luis holds an MBA of ESPE-ITESM and Luis presided the YPO Chapter for Ecuador.  

David Geisen

  • David Geisen is the current CEO of Mercadolibre in Mexico. He worked previously as CMO Media Markt Saturn Iberia and as Managing Director for Dafiti in Mexico. He is the Founder & President of the Mexican Ecommerce Association and active Angel Investor.
  • David holds an MSc of  WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management 

FABIOLA HOCHKIRCHEN

  • Fabiola Hochkirchen is the Founding Partner of Europe based Auxxo Sustainable Investment Group. She was previously Managing Partner at Midcap Private Equity Fund Arcadia and is an active angel investor and board member for European start-ups and later stage companies.
  • Fabiola holds a Master of Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University.
 

 

Iqbal Jumabhoy

  • Iqbal Jumabhoy is the Founder and CEO of Blackbook. He is also Chairman & Founder of The Wire Group and has been CEO of Edge Capital, Silver Needle Group and Rendezvous Hospitality Group in Asia.
  • Iqbal holds an MSc from MIT Sloan School of Management and is part of YPO Singapore.

Lotus I Venture Scouts

Anil Benard - FRANCE
Deputy CEO Showroomprivée VP International Groupe Casino

Marisol Menéndez - SPAIN
Spain Startup CIO Global Head of Innovation BBVA

José Antonio Ruiz - Panamá
Ambassador Panama to Singapore Founder World Wide Safety

Susanne Wechsler - Germany
Managing Director Babbel

JED HORNE
TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR

Shaun Thompson - Singapore
Founder & CEO Expat Dental Dental Surgeon

Jeremy Fichet - Thailand
CEO Orami Former Regional SEA Director Groupon Ecommerce Director BigC SEA