Who we are

Patricia Sáenz

Managing & Founding Partner

Over 15 years of experience investing and building companies in Colombia. More than four years of experience as an angel investor and VC fund manager (Fund Nazca Investment FCP EWA I), investing in more than 10 startups, creating FMV of 2.5X in 3.5 years. Evaluated + 300 opportunities in the past 3 years.

Pablo González

Operating Partner

Pablo is a serial entrepreneur with +16 years of experience in building companies. Angel investor of +15 companies, he is cofounder of Domicilios.com one of the most successful VC cases of the region with an IPO (2017) in Frankfurt through Delivery Hero, and Merqueo (portfolio company in the former FCP EWA I).

 

Paula Arango

Principal & Partner

+10 years of experience in early stage investing, portfolio management and investment banking. Prior to joining EWA, Paula worked with Elevar Equity’s Latin America portfolio companies. Prior to Elevar, she worked with Porvenir, Colombian AFP where she was responsible for management of the pension fund’s alternative investments portfolio.

Claudia Salazar

Associate

+6 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. Prior to joining EWA, Claudia worked at Bamboo Capital Partners (BCP), where she was responsible for the portfolio management and for seeking new investment opportunities in Latin America. Prior to BCP, she worked with the investment banking of the Helm Group, where she worked in M&A transactions, project finance and syndicated loans in different sectors such as energy, infrastructure and health.

Christian López

Analyst

Christian joined EWA in January of 2019 supporting pipeline analysis and portfolio management. He has+ 5 years of experience in project finance. Prior to EWA, he participated in the structuring of the first angel investor network in Cali-Colombia. Christian is passionate about entrepreneurship, he has supported +25 startups to obtain +3 Mn of seed capital.

“The positive correlation between gender diversity and value appreciation demonstrates how a diversified team leads to a better performance”

Our advisors

Daniel Wild


CEO, Partner
Mountain Partners
(EWA Capital Venture Partner)
General Partner, since Fund I

Serial entrepreneur and recognized investor in the digital industry. Has +15 years of experience investing in +200 startups with an active portfolio of +120 companies and 50 exits (10 of them IPOs). MP is ranked as one of the most active VC investors in Switzerland according to Pitchbook, with +11,000 jobs generated and 13 international innovation hubs. Mountain Partners supports Ewa with a great international network and experience in the VC industry.

Cristina Acosta

Managing Director
Lloyd Crescendo Advisors, LLC
Senior Wealth Management Consultant & Investment Adviser

Cristina Acosta joined Lloyd Crescendo Advisors, LLC as a Managing Director in 2019, and currently serves as a Senior Wealth Consultant & Investment Adviser. She serves on several private family investment committees, is a member of 100 Women in Finance; and in 2019 she was invited by Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab, to serve as a mentor and coach in the accelerator program for Women Entrepreneurs in Miami.

Carlos Castañeda


Managing Director
Accenture Colombia

IT entrepreneur and strategy consultant for digital business. Carlos leads the Open Innovation Accenture initiative in Colombia, connecting its clients with technologies that are shaping the digital world. The open innovation team interacts with startups, VC funds, accelerators and universities around the world. Prior to Accenture Carlos was Country Manager of Wayra Colombia, responsible for selecting, investing and developing tech startups.

Roberto Navas Gómez

 

Colombian lawyer and wealth advisor that focuses on “ending idle capital”. His commitment is to help families accomplish the full potential of their wealth, not only in terms of financial returns but also through strategic philanthropy, impact investing and education. Mr. Navas currently manages a Family Office and serves on the board of several foundations and non-profit organizations, aiming to encourage more strategic philanthropy in Colombia.