Julie Ruvolo is Director of Venture Capital at LAVCA where she manages venture investor relationships in Latin America and globally.In this role, she oversees venture/tech-related programs, facilitates LAVCA’s early stage investor meetings, and oversees LAVCA’s tech content, including the LatAm Venture Bulletin, the industry’s leading source of VC/tech news in the region. Julie organizes LAVCA’s VC Council and is a founding member of the Latin American Tech Growth Coalition, which unifies top tech companies with a common goal of advancing high growth startups in Latin America. She is a regular presenter and speaker at events on tech investment in emerging markets and is widely cited by the business media.
Julie currently serves on the advisory board of LatinSF, a public-private partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED) to promote business between San Francisco and the Latin American region. She also serves on the advisory board for Google Launchpad Mexico, Google’s global acceleration program for startups.
VPrior to joining LAVCA, Julie covered tech and innovation in Brazil as a journalist for TechCrunch, Buzzfeed, GOOD Magazine, Advertising Age, The Atlantic’s CityLab.com and others. She received her B.A. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University in 2004 with honors distinction for research conducted in Rio de Janeiro.
Bachelor of Arts – Honors, Cultural & Social Anthropology, Stanford University
LinkedIn: Julie Ruvolo
Languages: Portuguese and Spanish