UPCOMING EVENTS

According to a LAVCA report, venture capital investment in Latin American increased from $500 million in 2016 to $4.6 billion in 2019.

Colombian startups received more than $ 1.1 billion in VC in 2019, ranked fourth in number of VC deals among Latin American countries.

Nonetheless, the economic impact of shutdowns due to the pandemic quickly affected the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. Between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020, the number of venture deals completed in Latin America decreased by 60 percent.

During this webinar, our speakers will discuss the new opportunities and challenges throughout Latin America's entrepreneurial ecosystem emerged from the Coronavirus pandemic and share their views on the drivers of growth in Colombia and the region.

 Date: Wednesday, February 24th 

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST) 

Meet The Speakers

TAREK EL SHERIF

Founder and CEO

Zinobe

Zinobe is a data driven fintech based in Colombia. Tarek has over seven years of investment banking experience split between New York and London. Previously working for Deutsche Bank Global Markets providing corporates with derivative solutions for asset and liability management. Prior to that, he worked at JP Morgan in the Investment Banking Coverage and M&A group. Tarek holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northeastern University.

www.Zinobe.com

JUAN C. GONZALEZ

Business Director

Trinity Capital

Juan is an accomplished Economist graduated from the Javeriana University in Colombia, and with studies in Venture Capital from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Juan leads the Trinity Capital International (TCI) operation in Canada where he has expanded the investment portfolio internationally. He is a leading private actor promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in Niagara and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), working hand in hand with start-up incubators, such as Innovate Niagara and Spark Niagara. Additionally, he is an active member of Equation Angels and Niagara Angel Network. His abilities represent the Trinity Capital corporate governance, by discovering business opportunities based on our core values of transparency, trust, and profitability. 

www.trinitytci.ca

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CARLOS RAMOS DE LA VEGA

Manager of Venture Capital

Lavca

Carlos coordinates the organization’s relationships with venture investors, maintains the LatAm Venture Bulletin, the industry’s leading source of VC/tech news in the region, and supports the generation of products and services for Latin America’s venture capital community. Carlos is also on the Mexican Council of Foreign Relations (COMEXI), where he was nominated to aid in building bridges between Mexico and other global markets. 

  

Prior to joining LAVCA, Carlos was an Analyst within the Mergers & Acquisition Group in UBS based in New York, where he was responsible for the analysis and due diligence of cross-border transactions between the United States and the United Kingdom. 

  

Carlos also served as the Coordinator for the Mexican Stock Exchange’s integration into the Latin American Integrated Market (MILA), and led the development of the technology innovation index used by UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology as a benchmark to support the University’s network-wide strategic initiatives. 

  

Bachelor of Science – Honors, Economics, University of California, Berkeley 

www.lavca.org

MARCELA SHINE

Head of Community

Ureeka

Marcela is a builder of products, people and companies. A proven leader with deep analytical skills and a passion for problem-solving; she helps companies become scalable to yield greater efficiency and profitability.

She has held CEO, COO, and Product Strategy positions in venture-backed software as a service startups.

Marcela is a partner in Avanzar Ventures, which makes seed investments in online marketing technology. She also serves on the board of The Tutu Project (for Carey Foundation). Marcela was born in Medellin, Colombia and has deep ties to her community there. She is a past president (3 years) of PorColombia Professional Network in New York City.

www.ureeka.biz

March Events

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To elevate the importance of empowering women and improving their livelihoods, the CAA is organizing the Second Edition of its Conference: “When Women Lead." This is a series of three webinars that recognize the value of women's inclusion in the corporate world, scientific entrepreneurship, and the role of men in empowering women in all areas of society.  The conference seeks to elevate the important efforts by individuals and institutions in Colombia and abroad. 

Programing Sponsor

Partners

For Sponsorship Opportunities contact

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