Adrian Mendoza is the Founder and General Partner of Mendoza Ventures an early-stage and growth venture fund based in Boston. With 20 years’ experience in building technology products and teams, Adrian is an experienced entrepreneur, operator, and veteran of the Boston startup ecosystem. Adrian founded Mendoza Ventures to take an in depth-focused approach to venture capital, looking for founders who demonstrate domain expertise in one of his three focus areas across fintech, AI, and cybersecurity. Adrian prides himself on being a hands-on investor by setting up companies for success beyond just writing a check, creating strong funding syndicates, making customer introductions, and assisting with partnership conversations.

His firm Mendoza Ventures invests in Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity, with diversity playing an important role in their investment decisions—about 75% of their portfolio consists of startups led by immigrants, people of color, and women. Mendoza Ventures is both Latinx and woman owned and the first Latinx founded VC fund on the east coast. Since founding five years ago, Mendoza Ventures has raised two funds, had one successful exit, and expanded their investments from Boston to Silicon Valley. Mendoza Ventures Fund I is in the top Quartile of seed stage firms and the firm is currently raising their third fund, a $100M fintech fund focused on Series A to C funding rounds.

Adrian and Mendoza Ventures were recently covered in Forbes, Yahoo Finance, the Boston Globe, and American Banker. He received his Bachelors from the University of Southern California and his Master from Harvard University.