Leadership
Aleksandra Gruszkiewicz

Passionate about technology research and entrepreneurship, Aleksandra worked at Fraunhofer Geselleschaft for three years and has dedicated the last eleven years to innovation consulting.
As partner at Toro Ventures, she focuses on supporting the growth of our clients through directed business development, mentoring and strategic advisory. Aleksandra has helped lead Toro’s own investments and manages their expansion.
Aleksandra is German-Polish and holds an Economics Degree from Reutlingen University.

Aleksandra Gruszkiewicz

Partner

Luis Enrique Villanueva

Luis Enrique has financial background in the Banking and Real Estate industries.
As associate at Toro Ventures, Luis Enrique oversees prospecting and acquiring new clients, serving as KAM for many of them. His passion for product profitability and strategic international expansion have led our clients to valuable inter-continental returns.
Luis Enrique is Peruvian-Italian, holds an Economics Degree from Sapienza University of Rome and an MBA from IE Business School.

Luis Enrique Villanueva

Senior Associate

Advisors
FERNANDO MANZANAS

Fernando supports Toro with his extensive experience and vision in strategic planning as well as corporate development and transactions.
Throughout his career, he has worked as Director of Investments in a Venture Capital Firm, Managing Director in several industrial companies as well as Director of Business Controlling and Planning in an EPC multinational IBEX35 company.
Fernando graduated in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and holds an MBA from IE Business School.

FERNANDO MANZANAS

Advisor

RAY GARCIA

Ray Garcia is the Managing Director of Buoyant Capital, a global peer advisory think tank addressing the growth challenges of small to medium sized enterprises. Ray has over 20 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur, as company CTO co-founder for four venture-backed companies, as well as earlier executive involvement at major banks including: Citicorp, Republic National Bank (now HSBC) and Bank of America. His combination of experience in corporate settings and high-growth start-ups is crucial for Toro, being able to generate strategic opportunities and mentor personnel.

RAY GARCIA

Advisor

Market Research and Data Analysis

Our business analysts are dedicated to the breakdown of market data and the assessment of our clients’ industries. Each of our analysts have had a unique trajectory and have developed expertise in a specific field, which provides for a thorough analysis of the different variables specific to the business environments of each of our clients’ firms.

Financial Analysis and Strategy Consultancy

A team of financial analysts has the task of translating the key fundamentals of the industry into financial language. The models they develop, the ideas and projects they analyze from a wide range of sectors, have the unique objective of maximizing the corporate value of our clients. In parallel, a team of consultants perform risk analyses, simulate diverse scenarios and explore growth possibilities, updating our clients’ business models accordingly.

Investor Shortlisting and Deal Execution

With a strong background in finance and business development, our associates have the sole responsibility of accompanying our clients from the kick-off meeting up until the final deliverable. They support our clients in the negotiation process with investors and target potential strategic alliances to enhance commercialization.

Our success lies in our ability in assembling the right team for each expansion plan we support.