Rodolfo Gonzalez, Associate
Rodolfo joined Foundation Capital in June 2013. Passionate about extending financial services innovation to promote economic growth and inclusion, Rodolfo is fascinated by financial disintermediation, peer-to-peer funding, and bringing transparency and simplicity to the consumer experience. Rodolfo brings experience in financial services, management consulting, impact investing, and entrepreneurship.
Rodolfo’s entrepreneurial experience includes two companies. At age 17, he co-founded Mexplosion, a startup created to host the Mexican qualifiers for the World Cyber Games e-gaming competition, leading the Mexican team in South Korea. More recently, Rodolfo was a co-founder of YouVest, a crowdfunding platform for social enterprises.
As part of McKinsey’s Latin America Financial Institutions Group, Rodolfo was actively engaged with clients across a spectrum of financial institutions, including banks, insurers, asset managers, and payments processors across Latin America. Rodolfo also participated in economic development projects and financial literacy promotion, and developed cross-country methodologies to measure financial inclusion for SME’s and individuals in Latin America. Rodolfo is the coauthor of several different knowledge perspectives on retail banking, payments, and SME banking in Latin America.
During the summer of 2012, Rodolfo worked with Open Capital Advisors in Nairobi, Kenya. This impact investing advisory firm helps social enterprises in East Africa to raise capital. Over the summer, Rodolfo worked with clients in renewable energy, agribusiness, and private health care delivery.
Rodolfo received his MBA from MIT Sloan with concentrations in both Finance and Entrepreneurship. He also holds degrees in Marketing from ITESM, and International Relations from UNAM in his homeland of Mexico. An avid traveler, Rodolfo has lived in Mexico City, North Carolina, Orlando, Melbourne (Australia), Boston, Nairobi, and Bangkok, before transplanting to San Francisco where he is now on a quest to find the best espresso in the city.
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