Founder & CEO
Roberto Moctezuma is the CEO of Fractal River. He is also the Executive-in-Residence at Station Houston, the Executive-in-Residence at Rice University’s Entrepreneurship program and is part of the launch team at ImpactHub Houston.
Roberto began his career as a software developer, cofounded a startup pioneering electronic fund transfers in Mexico that grew to $50M in revenue, and joined Compaq (later acquired by Hewlett-Packard) in 1995.
During the next 15 years, he took on multiple roles of increasing responsibility in eCommerce, sales, marketing, product management, operations, IT and general management. He created Compaq’s eCommerce business in all Latin America countries, managed Operations for HP’s $8B direct business in the Americas region, scaled HP’s Desktop Solutions Global Business Unit into a $450M USD global business, and successfully executed the $240M acquisition and integration of Neoware, Inc.
For the past eight years he has been working with startups, accelerators, angel investor networks, universities and venture capital groups to help entrepreneurs grow faster. This includes being a speaker and accelerator coach at multiple events including SXSW. He also created an accelerator program specifically designed for Impact Ventures and leads the Houston Growth Startups and Houston Social Entrepreneurship meetups.
Roberto continues to code, apply data science tools to interesting datasets, scuba dive, and play video games as time permits.
VP Venture Designer
Danielle Quinton is a VP Venture Designer at Fractal River where she partners with startups to create executable and measurable strategies, compelling customer experiences and streamlined operations.
Danielle is a leader with a strong reputation for delivering business value. Her 25+ year career began at Hewlett-Packard where she held roles of increasing responsibility in both IT and Operations. In addition to her 20 years at HP, Danielle has held strategic leadership positions in Public Sector, Healthcare and Banking. The persistent themes throughout these roles are project leadership, process improvement, customer experience management, executive advising and strategic planning. Danielle has led major workstreams for mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing. Her IT experience includes commercially-off-the-shelf (COTS) implementations, custom developed software projects, and IT implementation projects. Danielle has facilitated strategic planning sessions for various companies and organizations for nearly two decades. She is passionate about leading strategic business transformation and data-driven operational improvement initiatives focused on delivering enhanced customer experiences and internal efficiencies.
Danielle is actively involved in her community volunteering her time at National Charity League, KidsFirst (a non-profit for families of abuse), Alzheimer’s Association, as a soccer coach, and Booster Board member. Her free time is spent gardening, scuba diving, hiking and enjoying family time.
Serafina is a process-oriented leader who develops and aligns strategy to operations for healthcare and tech organizations. A Six Sigma Green Belt, she is distinguished by her entrepreneurial abilities to quickly analyze and unravel complex challenges, design competitively positioned market-based solutions, and inspire multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate in building and delivering winning solutions
Serafina works at the intersection of product development, B2B sales and marketing, and innovation. For the past five years, Serafina has held diverse roles in Biotech, Healthcare, Non Governmental Organizations, and the Public Sector. In previous roles, she helped manage Public Relations and Investor Relations at one of NASDAQ’s best performing biotech stocks of 2016, led efforts to competitively position go-to-market profiles for novel therapeutics, and implement proprietary SaaS tools in the healthcare industry for patient empowerment.
When she’s not working with Houston startups, Serafina can be found guest DJing at SXSW, participating in Critical Mass bike rides, and helping to organize Houston Growth Startups Meetup.
Ria Bhatnagar is a Venture Designer at Fractal River where she works with Startups to define and implement strategies as well as create effective financial and operational models
Ria has over seven years of experience raising investment capital and grants for social enterprises and not-for-profits in Asia-Pacific as well as providing investment readiness support to them in areas of business planning, financial modeling and operational strategy. She recently moved to Houston from Singapore and prior to moving she was working for National Council of Social Service, a Singapore Statutory Board organization, pioneering and implementing new business models and funding structures to help grow the social sector in Singapore.
Ria is passionate about the social sector and spends her spare time volunteering at The Junior League of Houston. She is also part of the launch team at ImpactHub Houston and Southern Impact Investing Alliance in Houston and helps to organize the Houston Social Entrepreneurship Meetup.