Ep 4 S2 - The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Cristian Raygoza - Managing Director @ Iluminar Ventures | Head of Startups & VC @ Clara
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by Fernanda Sesto
7M ago
Cristian Raygoza is a cheerleader of the Latin American innovation ecosystem. Currently, he is Head of Startups and VC at Clara, the leading Latin American solution for businesses to make and manage all their payments, with a presence in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. He is also Managing Partner of Iluminar Ventures, which invests in early stage startups in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Cristian is also on the board of TrueColors LatAm, a new nonprofit advocating for LGBTQ representation in the Latin American tech ecosystem. Cristian is Mexican-American and is originally from Los Angeles, Cal ..read more
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Ep 3 S2 - The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Santiago Rojas Montoya - Co-Founder @ Cube Ventures
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by Fernanda Sesto
7M ago
Santiago Rojas Montoya is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cube Ventures, a VC firm that accelerates early stage tech startups in Latin America. Santiago’s story is fascinating. Born and raised in Colombia, moved to Florida in the United States after experiencing some turbulent family conflict. He then moved back again and received a JD Degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. Previously, Santiago co-founded Startop Co and Phylo Legal, and received awards such as the Kairos Society Fellowship and IBM Global Entrepreneurship distinction. In this episode you will learn more about ..read more
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Ep 2 S2 - The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Damaris Mendoza - Partner @ 500 Global
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by Fernanda Sesto
7M ago
Damaris Mendoza is a Mexican communicator and investor. She led the Investor Relations/Fundraising efforts at 500 Global for LatAm. Her journey in the ecosystem began when she joined Boletia, where she served in various roles before becoming part of the 500 LatAm team. Prior to that, she built her career in the media industry. Within the VC industry, she has served on the board of Mujeres Invirtiendo and as an ambassador for WeInvest Latam and Global Women in VC. Currently, she is a Partner at 500 Global, the most active early-stage investment fund globally with the mission is to support the m ..read more
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Ep 1 S2 - The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Enzo Cavalie - Founder @ Startupeable
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by Fernanda Sesto
8M ago
Enzo Cavalie is from Peru but lived in Mexico, now based in San Francisco. He’s the founder of Startupeable the leading podcast for entrepreneurs in Latin America. With an audience of more than 50,000 monthly readers and listeners, he interviews leading founders, investors and executives in the startup ecosystem across Latin America. He is also a Principal at Reach Capital where he invests in Latin American EdTech companies and has been named as one of the Top LinkedIn Voice with over 53,000. On this episode, you will learn about: Startupeable’s creation and the future of it Enzo's experience ..read more
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Ep 12 The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Hernan Haro - General Partner @ MrPink VC
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by Fernanda Sesto
9M ago
Hernan Haro has been part of the Argentinean entrepreneurial scene for almost two decades, and connected with the Silicon Valley since 2008. He is an experienced operator that knows what it takes to build a scalable business, a startup advisor, Mentor at the Buenos Aires chapter of Singularity University and also at the Founder Institute. He is currently living in Uruguay and is the General Partner of MrPink VC, an early-stage venture fund investing in Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, and Chile.Hernan holds an MBA from UC Berkeley (2010), a MsC in Industrial Engineering from ITBA (2001), an ..read more
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Ep 10 The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Vanessa Sastre - Automation Engineer @ Abstracta
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by Fernanda Sesto
10M ago
This episode is a bit different. Before coming to the United States, I worked for a year and a half at a software testing services company called Abstracta. During my time there, I learned a lot about product development and product quality. A couple weeks ago I found myself thinking about how much product quality can affect finding product-market fit during the early-stages of a company. So I wanted to dive deeper into this topic, and I talked to Vanessa Sastre. She currently works at Abstracta as a QA Automator. Previously, she worked at Globant and Apptim. Apptim is an early-stage startup t ..read more
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Ep 9 The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Pablo Gutierrez - CEO & Co-Founder @ Koi Ventures
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by Fernanda Sesto
10M ago
In this episode I talked to Pablo Gutierrez the CEO and Co-Founder of Koi Ventures. Prior to founding Koi, Pablo worked in Bain as a Consultant for 2 years, co-founded a startup in Argentina that was acquired, did his MBA at the Columbia Business School and worked in Techstars, one of the largest accelerators in the world. He’s also General Partner of Kalei Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund that invests across Latin America ..read more
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Ep 8 The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Magdalena Coronel - Chief Investment Officer @ IDB Lab
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by Fernanda Sesto
10M ago
In this episode I talked with Magdalena Corononel. Magdalena brings more than 15 years of angel investing, venture capital and investment banking experience both in the United States and Latin America. Magdalena started her career as a Venture Capital Analyst with Prosperitas Capital Partners, a fund manager investing in early-stage tech companies located in Uruguay. Subsequently, she became VentureStart Program Manager at the Regional Technology Alliance in Sacramento, California to later transition to Director with the Institute of the Americas, where she was responsible for the Innovation a ..read more
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Ep 7 The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Gadi Borovich
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by Fernanda Sesto
1y ago
Gadi started XX, an accelerator focused on finding and investing in the best founders before anyone else. He's now working on the launch of a new fund: Antigravity In this episode, I talked to him about his trajectory from being a student at Minerva Schools in SF to being a partner of a VC fund. Very excited to have another Uruguayan in the podcast ..read more
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Ep6 The LatAm Venture Capital Podcast: Ashley Adyin
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by Fernanda Sesto
1y ago
In this episode I talked with Ashley Aydin from Vamos Ventures. Ashley is a Principal at Vamos Ventures which is a venture capital fund investing in diverse teams in the earliest stages across Health & Wellness, Commerce, FinTech, Future of Work, and Sustainability. She also founded an online community called Latina Venture Students and worked in Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. I hope you enjoy it! Links: Ashley's LinkedIn VamosVentures Fernanda's LinkedIn ..read more
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