Martin Garcia joined Sozo Ventures in April 2014.
He is responsible for helping financial due diligence on potential investments at Sozo. His international background and knowledge are key to ensure that Sozo maximizes its efforts on investing and supporting portfolio companies’ growth.
Mr. Garcia’s professional experience includes working for large consulting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers where he performed financial due diligence on both large and small transactions in many different geographies. He also performed post integration work to ensure that companies were able to merge seamlessly and could keep growing. These assignments emphasized financial and accounting analysis, as well as clear and precise reporting. Additionally, Mr. Garcia has analyzed a multitude of businesses in many different industries and markets.
Mr. Garcia worked with Mr. Nakamura at Innovation Kitchen. He managed all U.S. operations and ensured that portfolio companies received U.S. exposure in order to secure U.S. market presence and financing. Most recently, Mr. Garcia was a Senior Manager at Accuracy (a consulting firm) where he performed a variety of financial consulting roles, from being an expert witness for international arbitration litigation, to doing corporate valuations and joint venture reviews.
Mr. Garcia received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa and an MBA from the University of Chicago and has a Certified Public Accountant license. He is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 19 and serves his fellowship at Sozo Ventures under the mentorship of Koichiro Nakamura (Class 12).