Rafa joined Quona in 2019 as a Principal. He is focused on sourcing, executing and managing investments in Latin America.

Rafa brings 15 years of experience across venture capital, impact investing, private equity, and investment banking. Prior to Quona, Rafa spent six years at Omidyar Network, where he invested in education, emerging technologies, and financial inclusion ventures in LatAm and the US. He has also worked for Acumen Fund and Adobe Ventures, two impact investment funds, and MezzVest, a leading European subordinated debt fund manager. He began his career at UBS Investment Bank in London. Rafa holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and honors degrees in law and business administration from ICADE (Madrid).

Investments

Challenger bank offering banking services and access to credit

Why we invested

Klar is a challenger bank increasing access to banking services for underserved Mexican consumers, 63% of which are unbanked, through a platform that addresses two key pain points in the market: a lack of access to credit and a lack of incentives to use a card instead of cash.

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Financial services platform for on demand drivers

Why we invested

Brazilian mobility startup Kovi was founded to help ride-hailing and other on-demand app drivers in the region gain access to fairly priced vehicle financing and tools to help maximize their income and manage their money.

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Online and offline point of sale financing

Why we invested

ADDI is a POS lender in Colombia offering affordable short term consumer loans for major purchases through partnerships with medium-sized merchants.

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