Castia is one of the first “Power Buyer” prop tech companies in LATAM (like Knock, Orchard, Fly Homes and Homeward in the US). Castia makes it easy for homeowners to buy a new home, before selling their old home. The company lends the down payment, underwrites the new mortgage and takes care of selling the old house.
I have been buying and selling apartments as side-business for the past 15 years. Started my career with +5 years of management consulting experience in the banking and insurance sector. In 2016 decided to quit my job and co-founded an ag-tech startup to improve productivity and efficiency for small farmers in Colombia, failed after 18 months. Then co-founded a consumer business to sell healthy snacks in Colombia and sold part of it to a FMCG player in Colombia during COVID.
Mauricio graduated from Industrial Engineering in Colombia and started his career as a management consultant. After that, he did his MBA at Columbia Business School and return to work in Colombia with McKinsey & Company. After that, he joined the early team at Clever Leaves, a medical cannabis start-up in Colombia which went public to NASDAQ by the end of 2020. At that point, confirming entrepreneurship was his passion, he decided to co-found Castia, where he works currently as CEO.
Industrial Engineer, MBA (ESCP Europe). More than 13 years of experience in corporate finance including 6 years as CFO.