Our team is composed of successful entrepreneurs and experienced investors.
Alex Busse is a Partner at NXTP Ventures. Alex is responsible for evaluating, structuring and executing investments as well as supporting portfolio companies for NXTP’s second fund. Prior to NXTP, Alex worked in various investment funds and financial institutions and most recently worked at New York-based private equity fund, Conduit Capital, investing controlling stakes in private companies across Latin America and the Caribbean. He holds a BA from Tufts University in Boston and a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York.
Ariel is a founding partner at NXTP Ventures. Prior to NXTP, Ariel cofounded several startups starting in 1999. In 2003, he co-founded Digital Ventures and InZearch and grew the business to become one of the leading Ad Networks in Latin America. Both companies were acquired in July 2007 by Fox International Channels, a News Corp. company (NASDAQ:NWS). Post-acquisition, Ariel not only focused on the successful integration of the operation, but he also helped shape the international expansion strategy for the ad network (now rebranded as .Fox Networks), increasing revenue four-fold and significantly expanded its global operation from 3 offices in Latin America to 21 offices spread across 4 Continents. He is a Kauffman Fellow class18, and an HBS OPM Class 41 member.
Darly Bendo is a Principal at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2018. Darly is responsible for evaluating, structuring, and executing new investments as well as supporting portfolio companies throughout Brazil and LatAm. Prior to joining NXTP, Darly was an Associate at Warburg Pincus in New York, covering investments in the growth technology and business services sectors. Prior to that, he worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at J.P. Morgan in New York. Darly holds a B.A. with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada.
Gonzalo is a Founding Partner at NXTP Ventures. Prior to NXTP, Gonzalo worked at Santander Investment and GE Capital, both in New York and Argentina, where he was involved in private investments, mergers, and acquisitions. He was also a Managing Director at Endeavor Argentina, a U.S.-based non-profit that fosters entrepreneurship in emerging markets. He holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (2001), where he co-founded and co-led the Latin American Student Association.
Marta Cruz is a founding partner at NXTP Ventures. Prior to NXTP, Marta worked at McCann Erickson Group as Regional Director for Latin America. She holds a degree in Business Administration granted by the University of Buenos Aires and also holds a PhD in Management from IAE. Marta is working hard to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem within Latin America and among high-impact women entrepreneurs, giving support to IDB -Fomin WeXchange initiative and lead the creation of LAC Women Entrepreneur Day. She was the first woman president of ARCAP, Private Equity Association, Entrepreneur and Seed Capital of Argentina, and named one of the PowerWoman in FinTech at Innotribe.
Santos Quirno is an analyst at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2020. He is responsible for prospecting investment opportunities, evaluating new investments and supporting the fund’s portfolio companies. Santos joined the fund upon graduating. He holds a B.A. from the University of San Andrés, where he was the coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Club and Class Delegate. During his studies, he also attended the University of Bath on an International Exchange Program.