Biography

Rodrigo Villar is the Founding Partner and Director General of the New
Ventures Mexico, and the Co-Founder of Adobe Capital. In Latin America
he is widely recognised as one of the region’s leading figures on social
and environmental sustainability, and accordingly received the 2008
UBS Visionaris Social Entrepreneur of the year award. In addition, he was
named one of the 40 leading young CEO’s in Latin America by Latin Trade
Magazine. Rodrigo is the Chair of the Mexico Impact Investing Alliance
and serves in several boards like the Aspen Network for Developing
Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Iniciativa México, and CI Banco.

New Ventures is an organisation that catalyses the growth of green and
social enterprises. New Ventures combines a diverse set of technical
assistance and acceleration services with Adobe Capital, its equity and
mezzanine finance arm. They provide strategic support, mentorship and
business development to social entrepreneurs in Mexico and Latin America.
They promote ecosystem building by supporting social and environmental
industries. Adobe Capital has raised a total of USD 50.3 million across 2
funds, their latest being Adobe Mezzanine Fund II.