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Who We Are

Zacua ventures is an early-stage VC focused on investments in the Built Environment at a global scale.

We partner with top-tier corporates in this space across the globe and enable our portfolio companies to connect with them seamlessly.

We drive value and accelerate growth for our partners and entrepreneurs through access to innovative technologies, strategic insights into emerging trends and unrivaled scalability through our network of industry leaders.

Our Values

What we stand for

We go the Extra mile

We believe in close collaboration to achieve the full potential. We are actively involved in every step of the way

We build Trust

We believe trust and integrity are the building blocks for lasting relationships with the entire ecosystem

We are People-centric

We are defined by the people we work with. Our success is built on our network

We seek Impact

We aspire to leave a mark in the built work, shaping a more sustainable, efficient and future

The right mix of construction, tech, and investment expertise

Founding Partner, North America

Vivin Hegde

Vivin is a construction enthusiast who is deeply passionate about the problems that face the industry.

He has worked as an operator and investor for the last 15 years and served as an advisor and board member to multiple firms.

He’s had the privilege of leading and building teams across 4 continents and enjoys the challenge of solving difficult problems by partnering with exceptional minds.

Founding Partner, EU & LatAm

Mauricio Tessi Weiss

Mauricio works closely with entrepreneurs to help them succeed, achieve high ESG standards and drive the industry forward to respond to the main climate and productivity challenges.

His background working in the jobsite first and at Cemex Ventures later taught him what is needed for a successful implementation of technology and the right approach for startups engaging large corporates.

Founding Partner, APAC & EU

Juan Nieto

Juan worked as a ConTech investor for CEMEX CVC unit since 2018, where he developed Asia Pacific investment strategy, and set up the Shanghai Office in 2019.

Prior to this, Juan worked as an Associate for alternative asset manager Altamar CAM Partners in Madrid, and as a Consultant for Techedge Group in Chicago (USA). Juan holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid.

Investment lead, LatAm

Margarita de la Peña

From practicing law at an international M&A lawfirm in Madrid to diving into the world of startups across several roles and geographies, to following my passion for technology that has led me to become a venture capitalist.

With a diverse background, I am dedicated to supporting first-class founders grow and expand their companies throughout Latin America.

Investment Lead, North America

Victoria Smith

A problem solver by nature and passionate about the 0 to 1 process, Victoria joined Zacua after running internal innovation at a North America Top 5 ENR GC.

Victoria started her career in government-sponsored clinical R&D, publishing research papers on healthcare outcomes. After several years (and with the support of her mentors), she traded in academic publications for MVP software solutions and founded her own digital health company. After 10 years as an operator, she was ready to join venture with the goal of being the bridge to align founders and investors.

Investment Analyst

Pedro García

Passionate about impact finance, Pedro joined Zacua to engage in and drive construction deals related to sustainability.

Engineer by degree from University College London, Pedro thrives in collaborative, cross-cultural, and analytical environments.

Pedro had a first exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem upon graduating, working for a renewable energy start-up. He then developed his career in strategy consulting in Dubai and Madrid, working in cases spanning the industrials, energy, infrastructure, and telco sectors amongst others.

Let’s Build Something

The Zacua team comes with a deep knowledge of the industry and startup ecosystem with each of the partners having built and scaled Contech focused venture arms across multiple geographies.

Early-stage is where our team’s passion lies and we want to shape the future of construction with the exceptional entrepreneurs we interact with!