Shawn Hill

General Partner

Prior to co-founding Puente Ventures, Shawn Hill co-founded August Hill as Managing Partner. August Hill is a global leader in Advisory Services specializing in enabling startups to scale and industry operators to innovate faster than they can on their own. The firm has private equity and venture-backed clients at all funding stages in the US, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Before founding August Hill, Shawn was a Partner at Moderne Ventures. As one of three General Partners, he helped deploy $125M USD across two funds. Shawn’s primary responsibilities included investment committee member, due diligence, and LP partnerships while also overseeing the accelerator program. He managed a portfolio of companies of over 125 startups ranging from pre-revenue to IPO stage.

He has invested in and advised industry leading public and unicorn companies such as ICON (3D Printing), Better (Mortgage), Hippo (IPO, Insurance), Porch (IPO, Home Services), and Caribou (Financing). Shawn has also held several executive-level positions for some of the world’s largest technology companies, including DocuSign (NYSE: DOCU) and Constellation Software (TSX: CSU).

Overall, Shawn brings 25 years of experience in venture, strategy, go to market, business development, and operations. Shawn is also an active member in many organizations helping underserved founders, startups, and aspiring investors and a mentor for several prominent VC accelerators, incubators, and funds. He is based full-time in Mexico City and enjoys travel and trying all of the amazing cuisine around Mexico.

Shawn Hill