Mendoza Ventures

Mendoza Ventures
Last activity: 22.02.2024
Firm overview Mendoza Ventures is an early-stage and growth venture fund based in Boston. The firm is run by husband and wife Adrian and Senofer Mendoza, entrepreneurs and prior operators who are veterans of the local startup ecosystem. The firm focuses on investments in fintech, AI, and cybersecurity, with diversity playing an important role in their investment decisions—about 70% of their portfolio consists of startups led by immigrants, people of color, and women. Mendoza started off as a pilot fund in 2016; after an exit and the realization that they had good traction with early-stage startups in Boston, Adrian and Senofer decided to focus exclusively on the seed-stage and formally launched Mendoza Ventures Fund II in 2019. Since then, the firm has made twelve investments and recruited senior managers, C-level executives, and domain experts as operating partners from places like State Street, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft. Firm strategy 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 really 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.
Location: United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Employees: 1-10
Founded date: 2016
Investment Type: Venture Capital
Investment Stage: Pre-Seed; Seed; Series A

Portfolio 2

DateNameWebsiteTotal RaisedLocation
21.11.2022Daylightjoindaylig...$15MUnited Sta...
02.11.2021Wabbiwabbisoft....$2MUnited Sta...

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21.11.2023American Banker – How scammers use of AI is affecting fintec...Anticipating the heightened risk, Mendoza Ventures, a Boston-based fintech investor, is looking for ...
16.11.2023Boston Globe – After affirmative action ruling, one Boston V...Despite gloomy statistics about the lack of diversity in venture capital funding, Adrian Mendoza rem...
09.11.2023Charlotte Inno – Truist joins Bank of America as investor in...Charlotte-based Truist Financial Corp.’s (NYSE: TFC) venture capital arm is backing a female- and La...
12.09.2023MPF: Success or Failure – Strategizing Your Business Exit Ad...-
23.08.2023The Achievement Index: Adrian Mendoza – How to Tell Stories ...-
22.06.2023Acquisition: Finder acquires Finch to help people earn and today announced that it has acquired Mendoza Ventures portfolio company Finch, a New York...
25.03.2023Fintech Chatter: A VC account of Silicon Valley Bank Crash |...-
13.02.2023CNBC: AI pitches are flooding into the venture capital spaceAdrian Mendoza, founder and general partner of Mendoza Ventures, joins ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss the ...
25.01.2023Leaders of Analytics: Understanding How Venture Capital Work...
06.01.2023Bloomberg: Bank of America Takes Anchor Investor Role for Di...Bank of America Corp. was an anchor investor for a new $100 million fund managed by Mendoza Ventures...
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28.08.2023Mendoza Ventures Launches Mendoza ImpactMendoza Ventures, a Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA-based female and latinx-founded venture
10.01.2023Mendoza Ventures Holds First Close of $100M Third Early Grow...Mendoza Ventures, a Boston, MA-based female and Latinx-founded Venture Capital firm, held the first
12.08.2022The Value–And Need–For Venture Capital Funding In U.S. Latin...L'Attitude Ventures announces $100 million fund close at Nasdaq L'Attitude
29.11.2021Purpose At Work: How Mendoza Ventures Injects A Diversity-Pu...Purpose At Work: How Mendoza Ventures Injects a Diversity-Purpose Along With Millions in Startup
02.11.2021When female funders invest in female founders — Wabbi raises...The $2M Seed round was led by Mendoza Ventures with participation by Cisco Ventures, Workbench, and ...mendoza-ve...

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