Co-creating new systems for a more equal and sustainable future.

At CO_ we are promoting and scaling a new generation of investments and companies that seek to solve the challenges of inequality, poverty, gender, and climate change in Latin America.

Real and viable solutions to align our values with our capital, companies, and actions.

To solve challenges of inequality, poverty, gender, and climate change in
Mexico and Latin America through:

Supporting the development of the social entrepreneurship and impact investing ecosystem.

We are partners, allies, or co-founders of 14 global organizations that, through their different programs, find, incubate, and accelerate around 200 environmental or social startups and enterprises in Latin America every year. These programs look to strengthen their business and impact models.

We connect investors with entrepreneurs, insights, and best practices in the impact investing space.

Redefining the definition of success for capital, aligning financial returns with social and environmental impactful solutions.

We find, invest in, and support the scale of enterprises that are looking to build profitable business models that are aiming to solve social or environmental problems.

We accompany individuals, families, foundations, and investors in building portfolios that are aligned with their values.

Advising companies in their transformation towards stakeholder focus and triple bottom-lines (financial, social, and environmental).

We accompany companies in optimizing their operations and performance with respect to the accomplishment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Team

Our multidisciplinary and diverse team has over 20 years of experience. We collaborate to offer tools and solutions that go from the ideation and creation of social enterprises to the implementation of aligned strategies and the scaling of solutions.

We focus our time, talent, and resources in building a shared future where everyone can and wants to live.

Team

Wendy Bermúdez

Coordinator of Communications and Alliances

CO_Plataforma /
CO_Capital

Wendy has over 6 years of experience in the execution of employment programs that target vulnerable populations. Before CO_ she worked in Colombia at the Ministry of Labor and at Fedesarrollo as a Research Assistant.

Rodrigo Gallegos

Managing Partner

CO_360

Rodrigo has more than 20 years of experience leading strategic programs in development, climate change, and the green economy for the public, the social, and the private sector.

Prior to CO_Capital he was the Executive Director of the Consejo Mexicano de Negocios, a non-profit of formed by the largest Mexican corporates to support the social and economic development in the country; as well as the Associate Director for the Mexican Institute of Competition.

Rodrigo has been an advisor to the Social Ministry of the Office of the President and a consultant to the UN Development Program of Butan.

He is a Board member of Sistema B, Centro de Colaboración Cívica, and the Fondo de la Conservación de la Naturaleza, amongs others. He is also a columnist in El Economista for more than eight years.

Carmen Garrido

Accounting

CO_Plataforma / CO_Capital / CO_360

Carmen is an accountant with more than seven years of accounting and business experience at CO_Plataforma. She has supported more than 30 enterprises of different sizes to structure and maintain effective and high-quality accounting and operative processes.

Alberto Gómez-Obregón

Managing Partner

CO_Capital

Alberto has more than 15 years of private and impact investment experience globally. Throughout his career he has also been a co-founder, entrepreneur, mentor, and Board member to different organizations and funds. He is currently a Board member for Simusolar and a Strategic Advisory member to Latimpacto.

Before CO_Capital, Alberto was the Deputy CIO and Global Director of Investments for Acumen. Prior to Acumen he was in the PE space in Latin America for more than ten years, with roles in Graycliff Partners, Partners Group, and The Carlyle Group, with a focus on investments in Mexico, Brazil, and the Andean region.

He started his career as an investment banker at Citi Global Markets. He is an industrial engineer from the Universidad Iberoamericana and has an MBA from London Business School.

Anca Huzum

Director of Operations and Finance

CO_Capital

Anca has more than 10 years of experience in financial due diligence and strategic consulting. She worked at Alvarez & Marsal in Mexico as the Regional Director of Transactions. Prior to that she worked at Deloitte Mexico, KPMG Italy, Deutsche Post – DHL, and Raiffeisenbank.

Anca obtained her BS in Finance from the Universidad Alexandru Cuza in Romania and is a CFA Level I since 2019.

Lisette Montefusco

Director of Advisory

CO_Capital

Lisette has more than 10 years of experience in investment banking, strategic consulting, management and operations. Prior to CO_Capital she worked at CMR, Accenture, Banco Santander, Empresas Polar, and OBoticario. She also has experience managing and institutionalizing foundations and CSR operations.

Lisette is an Economist from Northwestern University and has an MBA from NYU Stern.

She is currently a Board member of Fundación CMR.Lisette has more than 10 years of experience in investment banking, strategic consulting, management and operations. Prior to CO_Capital she worked at CMR, Accenture, Banco Santander, Empresas Polar, and OBoticario. She also has experience managing and institutionalizing foundations and CSR operations.

Lisette is an Economist from Northwestern University and has an MBA from NYU Stern.

She is currently a Board member of Fundación CMR.

Phil Price

Director of Investments and Portfolio

CO_Capital

Phil manages pipeline development and investments at CO_Capital. He has more than 12 years of VC, strategic consulting, entrepreneurship, and investment banking experience. Before CO_Capital he worked at VARIV Capital (now renamed Cometa), Sustenta Group, FONDESOL, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Lloyds TSB.

Phil is a CFA Charterholder, he has a Master in Business and Technology from Collective Academy and is an Economist from the University of Southampton UK.Phil manages investments at CO_Capital. He has more than 12 years of VC, strategic consulting, entrepreneurship, and banking experience. Before CO_Capital he worked at VARIV Capital (now renamed Cometa), Sustenta Group, FONDESOL, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Lloyds TSB.

Phil is a CFA Charterholder, he has a Master in Business and Technology from Collective Academy and is an Economist from the University of Southampton UK.

Tania Rodríguez Riestra

Co-founder and CEO of CO_

CO_Plataforma / CO_Capital / CO_360

Tania has more than 15 years of experience in the formation and scale of impactful organizations. Through CO_Plataforma she led the implementation of an incubator of incubators’ model which has supported more than 800 social and environmental enterprises through incubation, acceleration, certification, and fundraising. She was a founding partner and a Board member of Kaya impacto, SVX Mexico, Connovo, and Taller de Operaciones Ambientales. She was co-President of the Board of Sistema B Mexico.

Tania is currently a Board member at Latimpacto and the Consejo Iberoamericano de Mujeres en Decisión, and an IC member of CO_Capital and IMPAQTO Capital.

Manuel Vega

Managing Partner

CO_Capital

Manuel has more than 35 years of experience in senior management roles and Boards. Prior to CO_Capital he was the CEO of the Nature Conservancy for Mexico and Central America. He has held roles as a banker at The Capital Group, Banamex, Citibank, GBM, BNP Paribas, IXE, Banorte and Covaf.

He is a Board member at Fundación Asumo and since June 2019 is a Fellow of the Integrated Capital Institute of RSF Social Finance.

Board and Advisors

Santiago Alvarez

ALIVE Ventures

CO_Capital Investment Committee

Santiago has more than 15 years of global experience in the financial, strategic consulting, and investment sectors.

Santiago is a co-founder and Managing Partner of ALIVE. Before ALIVE, he was an Investment Manager at Bamboo Capital Partners where he was responsible for the identification, structuring, and investment processes in Latin America, primarily in financial inclusion, access to energy, and education. He also worked at ACTIS, Adobe Capital, and for many years was a consultant with Stratco, one of the leading strategic consulting firms of Colombia.

Rodolfo Dieck

Proeza Ventures

CO_Capital Investment Committee

Rodolfo is Managing Director at Proeza Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund that invests in startups in Latin America and Europe.

Rodolfo has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and impact investing sector having worked with early and late-stage enterprises. He worked for more than five years as Investment Officer for Promotora Social Mexico, an impact-investing risk-capital fund which invests in education, healthcare, economic development, and financial inclusion in Mexico.

He is passionate about social enterprises in Mexico and brings deep technical knowledge as a core skillset.

Felipe Fernández

Co-founder and President of the Board of CO_

CO_Plataforma / CO_Capital / CO_360

Felipe spends most of his time managing different funds and companies, he is the President of the Board of Flux Financiera and Fondo Orinoco. Felipe has more than 15 years of experience in strategy, negotiations, business planning, and market strategies.

He is also a Board member in several philanthropic and for-profit organizations such as Cabo Childrens’ Foundation and Sistema B. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of CO_Capital.Felipe spends most of his time managing different funds and companies, he is the President of the Board of Flux Financiera and Fondo Orinoco. Felipe has more than 15 years of experience in strategy, negotiations, business planning, and market strategies.

He is also a Board member in several philanthropic and for-profit organizations such as Cabo Childrens’ Foundation and Sistema B. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of CO_Capital.

María Matilde Olazabal

Freedom from Hunger

CO_Capital Investment Committee

Maria is an advisor, mentor, and the Impact Coordinator at CO_Capital. She participates in the Investment Committee to assess and speak about the impact of the transactions being presented.

Maria has more than 20 years working in the institutional development space with social organizations in the education and financial inclusion sectors. She is the President of Freedom from Hunger Mexico.

James Ritch

Ritch Mueller

CO_Capital Technical Committee and Legal Advisor

James has more than 30 years of legal experience at Ritch, Mueller, Heather and Nicolau, and at Debevoise & Plimpton.

He is a pro-bono Committee member of Ritch Mueller and the co-founder of Neural Taller, a social studio focused on legal, strategic, and governance research which supports and finances social and ethical enterprises in Mexico and the US.

Fabiola Salmán

Dalberg Advisors

CO_Capital Investment Committee

Fabiola Salman is a partner and the Latin America Director at Dalberg Advisors, a strategic advisory firm dedicated to social impact. Fabiola's work spans across climate, agriculture, education, inclusive Growth and SGB development where she partners with public, private, and social sector actors  to drive inclusive and sustainable development and innovation.

Fabiola is an independent board member at MetLife Mexico and sits on ANDE's Steering Committee for Mexico and Central America.

Miguel Sánchez Navarro

Fortem Capital

CO_Capital Technical Committee

Miguel has more than 20 years of experience in Boards and investments at BBVA Bancomer, Banorte, Grupo IPB, and as the former CEO of Peninsula de la Baja Real Estate.

Today he is Executive Director of Fortem Capital, an investment fund.