About Us

Learn about us, what we do, and why we do it. 

What we do?

Powertrain Ventures is a startup studio helping early-stage startup founders launch and grow their businesses from an idea in their heads and into the real-world.

Through our acceleration program, we are able to support multiple founders at once and create and expand the entrepreneurial ecosystem globally.

We have extensive experience working with startup founders in Fintech, Proptech, Contech and life sciences including Health tech, Foodtech and Edtech.

However we are open to working with all impact startups with exponential growth potential.

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Our impact philosophy

We're impact-driven. That means, we aim to collaborate with founders who prioritize social or environmental impact alongside generating profit.

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Your built-in founding team

We’re a team of entrepreneurs and operators who join forces with co-founders to build great businesses. Everyone in our team is a builder, whether they work with wireframes, code, or ideas.

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Francisco Azcúnaga

CEO

Louis Panis

Operations

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Pascual Flores

Web Development

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Gerardo Ibáñez

Marketing

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Laura Rojas

Marketing

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Jorge Hernandez

Web Development

Building a Better Community

Our strength lies in connecting individuals within our extensive network, including founders, industry experts, investors, and others. This rapid linking fosters collaboration, allowing everyone to contribute significantly to both business and society.

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Ale Buendía

CEO

A key player in the venture ecosystem, with a background in journalism and entrepreneurship, she is a skilled communicator and agile leader.

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Tero Moliis

CEO

A multi-talented business advisor, edtech & gamification specialist, keynote & TEDx speaker, and game designer author of “Life is a Sandcastle”.​

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Pablo Alvarez

CEO

A versatile professional with experience in design thinking, scrum, ERP integration, and data analysis. he excels in creative problem-solving and always focuses on solutions.​

Guillermo Gaus

CEO

An experienced general manager with expertise in project planning, supply chain management, and logistics. He excels in driving process improvements for increased efficiency and profitability.​

Matt Carli

CEO

An experienced professional with expertise in innovation, global business development, startups, and market strategy. His work in ConTech and PropTech is very extensive.

Sara Sengudo

CEO

An EdTech expert with a focus on innovation thats brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. She is a valuable asset for anyone pursuing learning-related ventures.

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Rich Peniche

CEO

A versatile designer who excels in holistic problem-solving, creating comprehensive solutions for businesses. With expertise in branding, marketing, front-end coding, and backend understanding, he collaborates seamlessly with engineers to deliver stunning products.

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Juan Manuel

CEO

Experienced with helping companies with logistics operations achieve a successful digital transformation. Extensive experience in Supply Chain, Business Development and Innovation.

Acceleration Portfolio

With our commitment to fostering innovation and business growth, we’ve proudly guided a cohort of visionary companies to achieve success. 

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Freight Logistics Platform

Food Industry Job Board

Cloud based RE Management Platform

Marketplace for Global eSims Plans

Digital Asset Marketplace