Our team has broad experience

across different disciplines in Latin America.

Get to know us!

Mercedes Bidart

CEO | co-Founder

MIT Master in City Planning
Public policy, informal economy & social entrepreneurship

Before MIT, she worked for five years in the Cities Program of a Latin American Think Tank (CIPPEC) where she did research and knowledge exchange among local governments. 

Francisco Susmel

CXO | co-Founder


 Puerto RicoMaster in Urban Economics of basic rights and social justice.


Currently working in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria focused on participatory community recovery projects, rebuilding infrastructure and houses.

Juan Constain

COO | co-Founder


MIT Master in City Planning

Operations & strategy

Juan has worked tat MIT CoLab designing and implementing capacity building and leadership development programs in the Colombian Pacific. Before, he worked in developing community engagement strategies for public-private innovation agencies.

Gonzalo Ortega

Design & Communications | co-Founder

MIT Master in City Planning

Urban planning, spatial analysis &
Gonzalo is an architect and urban planner from Madrid, with experience in Brazil, Italy, and China - passionate about  making cities more livable for all.  At Quipu, he leads product, design and communications and oversees urban analytics.


Ana Maria Nieto


Colombia – México

ITESM International Business


Ana has worked in Financial Planning in different industries and is currently part of a research program on community currencies. She is passionate about financial inclusion solutions and the transition to a fairer and more responsible economy and consumption.