Vianovo Ventures is an Austin-based venture capital firm specializing in utilizing network connections to create global companies. It makes cross-board sales and investments between the United States and various Latin American countries with a lot of work being done with Mexico. It works with media and technology start-ups as well as start-ups in the infrastructure sector. Specific areas of infrastructure in which it invests include energy, transportation, and water. In exchange for funding, Vianovo Ventures requests compensation in forms such as stock options or licensing agreements.