Mendoza Ventures takes a depth-focused approach, looking for founders who demonstrate domain expertise in one of their three main focus areas across fintech, AI, and cybersecurity. Adrian and Senofer pride themselves on being hands-on investors and setting up companies for success beyond just writing a check—they will help create a strong early funding syndicate, make customer introductions, and assist with partnership conversations. They tap into their experience as former entrepreneurs to get in the trenches with their founders, with Adrian optimizing business structures and Senofer leveraging her sales and marketing expertise. Since its inception five years ago, Adrian and Senofer raised two funds, had one successful exit, and expanded their reach from their Boston hometown to as far as Norway.
Mendoza Ventures leverages investments in fintech as a catalyst for social and economic change to impact communities of color, women, and underrepresented groups.
Stage of capital: Seed, Series A, Series B
Location: Boston, MA
Fund manager diversity: Woman-led, Hispanic-Latino led
Diversity focus: Women, Black and African American, Hispanic-Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander
Industry focus: Environmental Sustainability, General Tech- and Tech-Enabled, Consumer and Retail, B2B, Fintech and Payments, Future of Work and Living (incl. Education/EdTech)
Min and max capital: $1,000,000 - $10,000,000