Laura Maydón

Laura is co-founder and partner of Ascendo, a venture capital firm providing inclusive access to equity capital for overlooked scalable companies. Ascendo invests in early-stage companies led by exceptional Black or Latin or female founders nationwide. Ms. Maydón was the founding Managing Director and CEO for Endeavor Miami, an entrepreneurial accelerator for scale-ups, which she co-founded and led from September 2013 to June 2019, when she stepped away from day-to-day activities to serve for a year as a board member. From 2003 to 2013, Ms. Maydón held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Visa, ultimately serving from 2010 through 2013 as Senior Business Leader, Commercial Solutions, LATAM & Caribbean after having been Business Development Leader, LATAM & Caribbean from 2004 to 2010. Laura also serves as an Independent Director of the Boards of Natural Fiber Welding. She is a member of the Investment Committee of Salkantay Ventures and serves on the Advisory Boards of Musicasa and Novopayment, two tech companies. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a B.S in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
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