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Passion for
and Growth

Venture Capital
Private Equity

Caracas – Madrid


ND Venture Assets S.L. (ND Ventures) based in Madrid, Spain, is a spin-off from Negociosdigitales, a company in Caracas, Venezuela, dedicated to venture capital and angel investing in startups since January 2000.

At NDVentures, we value our heritage from NegociosDigitales, and share our passion for innovation and growth by creating a collaborative space with entrepreneurs and investors in turn to transform business projects & ideas into reality.

The Negociosdigitales story has been told in several publications covering its Negociosdigitales  origins and first investment portfolio funded by its shareholders and a small business angel network.

Negociosdigitales is an active member of Xcala, a non profit organization in Montevideo joining most business angel’s networks in Latin America .

NDVentures works closely with Negociosdigitales to foster its founders vision to be a leading player in the Venezuelan, Latin American and Spanish startup investment ecosystem.

what we do

We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs and business leaders at companies within early stages (Seed Capital, Early Growth) by advising them on their business strategies & model validation while contributing to secure private equity financing.

Investing in startups as an alternative asset class is a great opportunity. It requires specific expertise and extensive experience within the entrepreneurial ecosystem that NDVentures can provide through its talent network and historical roots.

At NDVentures we provide to our clients a platform bridge that connects potential ideas and synergies between Latin America and Europe. Additionally, we offer our consulting services and support to those potential investors and entrepreneurs willing to explore the startup ecosystem in Venezuela through our subsidiary


– Business Angels and VCs
– Family Offices
– Institutional Investors
– Innovation Programs


Our strategy is focused in Seed Capital, Early Stage and Early Growth, within the following sectors:

– EdTech
– E-commerce
– FinTech/InsurTech
– HealthTech
– Food & Beverages
– Other Online Businesses

Our Team

Lorenzo Lara-Carrero
General Director

Founder of Negociosdigitales, active within the Latin American startup investment ecosystem for more than 20 years, structuring investment processes, portfolio building and exit strategies.

Founding President of the Venezuelan Chamber
of E-Commerce.

PhD in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1975.

Research and teaching background in business schools and universities in Venezuela, Brasil, Colombia and the USA.

Federico Araujo-Medina
Director / Board Secretary

Founding partner of Torres Plaz Araujo, a top Venezuelan legal firm, with extensive experience providing legal and fiscal counseling for structuring private M&A and capital market, national and international, deals within the oil and gas industry, insurance, food and beverages industries.

Past President of the Tax Committee in Venamcham, the Venezuelan and American Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Current member of the AsociaciónVenezolana de derecho Tributario and of the International Fiscal Association.

Lawyer, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello 1974, postgraduate studies in Universidad Central de Venezuela and at Harvard Law School’s Leadership in Law Firms Program.

Research and teaching background in business schools and universities in Venezuela.

Yoel González-Bravo
Director / Treasurer

CEO of Negociosdigitales, a pioneer institution in venture capital investment in Latam.

Director of the Venezuelan Chamber of E-commerce.

MA in Risk Management (Nottingham, UK), Diploma in International Development (London/LSE, UK); BSc. in Economics (UCAB – Venezuela)

Experience in private equity asset management, investment banking, insurance, international trade and business development.

Research and teaching background in business schools, universities and business associations in Colombia, Spain and Venezuela.

Oscar Grossmann Mendoza
Investment Manager

Worked in several managerial positions in Marketing & Sales at Empresas-Polar/Pepsico, Nestlé Venezuela & Nestlé Ecuador.

Master of Science in Global Finance, New York University (Stern) / Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

MBA, IE Business School.

Bachelor of Science in Management, Bentley University.


Our venture partners are within the startup investing ecosystem. We connect
ventures and investors to build long lasting productive business relationships.

Grau Nuts

Grau Nuts manufactures and supplies top quality nuts, seeds & other dried fruits snacks since 1979. We are passionate about natural, nutritious, protein-based and tasty snacks that are great for you, while also making a positive impact in our environment. At ND Ventures, we collaborated with BOPES Fund contributing to a successful buyout acquisition process.


Extremely pure mineral water that flows from a natural spring at the base of the Castle of Gormaz in the most beautiful and ancient surroundings of the Duero River. AguaEnCajaMejor is packaged in an innovative 100% recyclable eco friendly box, and distributed online and through distributors in Spain.


Depencare helps elderly population and dependents to live a fuller life, being able to access home care services (both short- and long-term services) provided by professional and experienced caregivers. Depencare performs all the administrative duties on the behalf of its clients, allowing them to hire these professional caregivers. The whole process for hiring a caregiver can be completed through phone and the internet, so the dependent people could do that directly from their home, improving the whole customer experience.


Facility Management Exchange SL (Famaex) is the first integral services platform for maintenance and repairs in B2B clients in Spain. Through our digital platform, we connect businesses with experienced suppliers for requesting, programming and following up maintenance and repairs needs, processes, management control and services through a single online platform.


PleIQ is an EdTech startup dedicated to designing, producing and selling highly innovative educational solutions based on artificial intelligence, virtual and extended reality (AR/VR/XR) to improve early childhood education at home and schools.

Open Education Holdings Inc.

Open Education is a Delaware corporation that is dedicated to innovation and investment within the global education sector, with most operations in Latin America and the US through its best known business units: Open English, Next U and Open English Junior.


A strong academic leadership provides a distinctive high quality to UniKemia’s online and blended programs for professionals and middle managers, helping organizations design and develop sustainable competitive advantages.


Adara Ventures is a Venture Capital firm, with over €180 million in capital, investing in European Enterprise Digital technology across Europe’s Atlantic rim (Spain, Portugal, France, UK, & Ireland) in Early-Stage, Deep-Tech companies. It has a particular focus on Cybersecurity, Cloud Infrastructure, Data-driven Solutions and Applied A.I., and a number of its successful portfolio companies go on to raise funds, scale-up and eventually exit in Silicon Valley. Investments include AlienVault (acquired by AT&T), Loopup (LSE:LOOP), Playgiga (acquired by Facebook), Stratio, 4iQ, Seedtag, Scalefast and CounterCraft. is an online insurance brokerage service lead by a very innovative and experienced team in the areas of insurance, call centers and IT. It has overcome regulatory barriers and build key growth metrics in several Latin American markets that allows for growth and expansion through new and innovative business models.

The Little Gym

Master franchise covering Latin America (except Brazil and Mexico). The Little Gym is the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children. Programs offer children a Springboard to Life’s Adventures by using movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood.


An IOT sensing and monitoring system allowing for early detection of flying pests contributing to reduce losses in agribusinesses.


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