Rodrigo Villar

Rodrigo Villar


Founding Partner at New Ventures

Latin America

Rodrigo launched New Ventures Mexico in 2004 and has led its remarkable growth into the leading sustainable business accelerator in the country. He was also instrumental in the creation of Las Paginas Verdes, the only sustainable product directory in Mexico and one of the largest in the world with an annual circulation of 300,000 copies.

As an Ashoka Fellow, Rodrigo is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading figures on social and environmental sustainability, and accordingly received the 2008 UBS Visionaris Social Entrepreneur of the year award. Rodrigo received an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management degree from the Tecnologico de Monterrey.


For the past 13 years, New Ventures has had the mission to catalyze companies with social and environmental impact that contribute to the development of Latin America. We are the leading platform through financing, acceleration and promotion services and programs that strengthens the ecosystem and promotes new generations of innovative and profitable companies that at the same time, contribute to solving the environmental and social problems that we face today in the región.