LAVCA hosted 175 Latin American and global investors at its 2012 Colombia Forum in Bogota on November 7th. This year’s event featured a member reception hosted by Abraaj Capital along with a keynote from its CEO, Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, discussing the the growth of South-South investing. Avianca Chairman German Efromovich along with Gabriel Silva, the former Colombian Ambassador to the US, discussed how successful entrepreneurs become investors themselves.
LAVCA also hosted a Laboratorio de Inversion, which brought international investors and entrepreneurs to Medellin for workshops dealing with early-stage investing in Colombia. With more than 60 local and international investors in attendance, the event was a lively exchange of ideas and experiences and set a basis for future early-stage LAVCA workshops.
LAVCA would like to extend a thank you to its sponsors Abraaj, Bancoldex, Ernst & Young, FOMIN, CAF, DMGT, Brigard & Urrutia and Gomex-Pinzon.