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Adriana Tortajada

Fondo de Fondos

Adriana Tortajada has been a leader in portfolio management and public fundraising and has, over the past decade, worked with policymakers to generate more innovative programs for fostering the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Mexico. She designed the implementation of the Venture Capital Fund of Funds of NAFIN, and is benchmarking performance using international indicators of enterprising and investment activity across seed-stage, venture capital, and private equity. She leads the Mezzanine/Venture Capital section of Fondo de Fondos.

Adriana was previously part of the Entrepreneur Venture Capital Fund CONACYT-NAFIN* from 2004 to 2016. She was a founding member of the first public capital fund for technology and scientific entrepreneurs, where she led diverse internal and external groups in the evaluation, negotiation, and closing of 44 investments (US$20 million) in seed and venture transactions throughout Mexico.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Adriana received her Bachelor's degree in finance at the University of Guadalajara, and received her MSc. in public administration from the Ortega y Gasset University of Madrid, Spain. In 2009, she attended the 'Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship Course' at the University of California, Berkeley Hass School of Business. Adriana also participated as lecturer, along with representatives from 12 Latin American countries, during the 3rd 'Developing New Ventures' workshop, in Guatemala, and as panelist during the first Invest Forum Mexico, along with Intel Capital and Visionaria technology business accelerator.

Adriana is a member of Class 16 and served her fellowship at Nacional Financiera (NAFIN) in Mexico City under the mentorship of Jose Antonio Aguilar.