We seek to ensure capital
serves humanity

About Us

SVX Mexico (Social Venture Exchange Mexico) is an impact investing consulting firm that supports investors and entrepreneurs to optimize the effectiveness of an investment or a business strategy to generate intentional, profitable and measurable impact.

We catalyze impact investments by offering professional training and consulting services specialized in the co-creation, implementation, and evaluation of the social and environmental impact of our clients aligned with their financial values and goals.

SVX was born in Canada as part of the MaRS Center for Impact Investing in collaboration with the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and we have brought it to Mexico adapting its model and strategy to the conditions of the Mexican market.

We improve

the investment process for all those involved, by facilitating WIN-WIN transactions where incentives are properly aligned for all

Ecosystem and Community Building

We increase the understanding and collaboration within the Ecosystem in multiple ways:

We are active mentors and judges in: Village Capital, MassChallenge, New Ventures, LET, ITESM, INADEM, Socialab, Sensecube, Ashoka, Agora Partnerships, Unreasonable, Micromentor, Reinvent, Founder’s Institute, Hult Prize, among others.

We are part of the National Advisory Board of Impact Investment in Mexico and GSG in the world, we are part of the board of Sistema B, founding members of ASEM (Mexican Association of Entrepreneurs), hosts of Blockchain MX, Board Members of We Love Impact ( Disruptivo.TV and Socialab), hosts for INADEM funds.

We deliver impact investment conferences for approximately 1,300 people per year at: AMEXCAP Summit, SOCAP, Social Finance Forum, FLII, Bancomer Innovation Center, FEST (ITESM), Entrepreneur Week, EPICENTRO Festival, INCMty, among others.

Our impact

  1. We have educated:
    • 260+ investors
    • 200+ entrepreneurs
  2. We have advised:
    • 14 investors that now include impact on their investment thesis
    • 16+ entrepreneurs on investment readiness

We have catalyzed:

  • $5.35 MM USD in transactions for early stage social enterprises
  • 3,500+ people have been exposed to impact investment thanks to our participation in mentoring, events, conferences and panels about the entrepreneurial and investor ecosystem.

Laura Ortiz Montemayor

Fundadora & CEO lauraom@svx.mx

Laura has 10+ years of investment management experience. Prior to founding SVX, she worked in asset management, managing a portfolio of $600MM USD for corporations and institutions as private banker. Impact investment is her life mission.

Stevie Smyth Valdez

COO (Chief Operations Officer) stevie@svx.mx

Stevie has more than 8 years of experience working with social entrepreneurs around the world across different industries. She served as an impact investment manager for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves at the United Nations Foundation.

Héctor Reyes

Entrepreneur Services hector@svx.mx

Héctor is a serial entrepreneur with 4+ years of experience working with entrepreneurs. He has worked in financial consulting, crowdfunding and trained more than 150 young people in social entrepreneurship topics.

Adriana Ruiz Almeida

Sustainability Specialist adriana@svx.mx

Adriana has 12+ years of combined experience in banking and investing as well as sustainability management and measurement. Committed to be an agent of change, she has joined projects related to social entrepreneurship, climate change and impact investing.

Cecilia Latapi

Investor relations ceci@svx.mx

With prior experience in financial inclusion and fixed income trading, Cecilia has mainstream investing experience and has specialized in finding innovative ways to direct capital to underserved sectors, focusing on services to investors in Mexico and Latin America.

Vanessa González

Operations vane@svx.mx

Vanessa has worked as a project manager both in civil society organizations and in the private sector. Vanessa is also the social entrepreneur behind Tierra Blanca, a project to promote small Mexican producers that produce goods with a territorial identity.

Carlos Ortiz Reguer

Angel Investor and Sales & MKT Director at Transocean

Cecilia Turriago

Angel Investor, Managing Director Enercar

Karla García-Teruel

Partner at Spectron Desarrollo (Family Office with and Impact Investment approach)

Rodolfo Dieck

Chief Investment Officer at Promotora Social México