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Passion for
and Growth

Venture Building
Private Equity

Caracas – Madrid

Passion for Innovation & Growth

Venture Building  ⁄  Private Equity

Caracas – Madrid

what we do

We ignite the potential of ideas, projects, and organizations by offering advice on strategy, business model validation, and fundraising. We are committed to entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors, supporting them in every step of their journey.

Private equity investments require extensive experience—a quality that ND Ventures delivers through our multidisciplinary team and talent network. Our expertise helps navigate the inherent challenges of business development.

We provide services to investors, with a special focus on family offices, in areas of private equity particularly in impact investment. We offer investment management, financing strategy, due diligence, representation, and corporate tax structuring. Our goal is to add value to our clients’ investments across generations, striving for financial security and addressing their unique dynamics and objectives.

With headquarters in Madrid and our affiliate in Caracas, NegociosDigitales, we bridge innovative ideas between Latin America and Europe. Through our partnership with Knossos Asset Management, we also provide consulting and support for investors exploring Venezuela’s dynamic business scene.


– Business Angels and VCs
– Family Offices
– Institutional Investors


Our strategy covers Early Stage, Growth, and Consolidation focusing on:

– EdTech
– E-commerce
– Food & Beverages
– Strategic Investments


ND Venture Assets S.L. (ND Ventures), headquartered in Madrid, Spain, emerged from NegociosDigitales, a pioneering venture capital firm in Caracas, Venezuela, active since January 2000. We honor our heritage by fostering innovation and growth, creating a collaborative space where entrepreneurs and investors turn ideas into reality.

The success of NegociosDigitales has been widely recognized, showcasing its early investment achievements. As a proud member of Xcala, we connect with Latin America’s leading business angel networks.

ND Ventures continues to advance our founders’ vision, becoming a key player in the Venezuelan, Latin American, and Spanish startup ecosystems.

NDVentures fosters its founders’ vision to be a leading player in the Venezuelan, Latin American and Spanish startup investment ecosystem.


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

Impact Investments

Fund Raising / Advisory

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.

Fund Raising / Advisory / Business Structure

We are a company created around a community of experts in various disciplines with extensive knowledge and long experience in the application of regenerative technologies.

Fund Raising / Advisory

The first Marketplace in Venezuela focused on promoting and empowering small and medium-sized merchants. We offer a wide portfolio of consumer products, at distributor prices, with credit facilities and free shipping to the door of your business.

Fund Raising / Advisory / Business Structure / Board Advisory

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.

Strategic Investments

Fund Raising / Advisory

Knossos Asset Management is an investment manager, specialized in Investment Funds for high-net-worth and institutional clients.

A team with broad experience and track record in Venezuelan and international markets is responsible for the design and implementation of the investment strategies.

Due Diligence / Advisory

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.

Our Team

Lorenzo Lara-Carrero
General Manager

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

Finance Manager at Grau Nuts. 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.

Global Latam 2024

ICEX-Invest in Spain | Secretaría General Iberoamericana

The Global Latam is the benchmark report for analysing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Latin American countries and companies, aimed at providing policymakers, businesses, analysts, and researchers with insights into key investment trends within the Ibero-American region. A notable case featured in the report is ND Ventures, a pioneering boutique investment bank in Latin America and the Caribbean that specialises in technology startups. ND Ventures has successfully mobilised capital, primarily from Venezuela, towards Spain, supporting companies in the health, agribusiness, and manufacturing sectors.


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Caracas – Madrid