Our team is composed of successful entrepreneurs and experienced investors.
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.
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.
Accounting and Finance Analyst
Agustina Chaar is an Accounting and Finance Analyst at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2019. She is responsable for general accounting, fund administration and financial operations.
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 is a founding partner at NXTP Ventures. Prior to NXTP, Marta worked at Siemens, UNDP and 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. She is a Partner at WeXchange, an initiative led by the IDB Lab, and a co-founder of WeInvest, the community of women investors focusing in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also is an active member of UN Women, and was the first woman president of ARCAP, the Argentine Association of Private Equity, Venture and Seed Capital.
Accounting and Treasury Manager
Paola Cruzado is an Accounting and Treasury Manager at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2019. She is responsable for general accounting, fund administration and financial operations. She is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a business degree, and a master’s degree in human resources.
Bruno Dalapria is a Senior Associate at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2021. He is responsible for prospecting, evaluating, and executing new investments as well as supporting portfolio companies. Prior to NXTP, Bruno was a Head of Business Development at Bcredi, LatAm leading home-equity platform acquired by Creditas. Bruno invested in Bcredi, among other startups, while he was working as an Associate at Igah Ventures, a LatAm VC firm. He was also a private equity professional and an entrepreneur early in his career. Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from FGV-EAESP in Brazil.
Verónica Izaguirre is a legal counsel at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2019. She is responsible for offering advice on contractual and corporate matters. She holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in law and economics from the Torcuato Di Tella University.
Santos Quirno is an Investment 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Eduardo Razzetti is the Chief Financial Officer at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2019. He is responsible for managing the fund’s finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Buenos Aires, and a PDD from the IAE Business School.
Alejandra Sanchez Tortolero is a Portfolio Analyst at NXTP Ventures, having joined the fund in 2015. She is responsable for managing the general and financial information of the funds portfolio companies. She holds an economics degree from the University of Carabobo and a master’s degree in science, technology and innovation from the University of General Sarmiento.