Welcome to the March/April 2014 Edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report

Welcome to the March/April 2014 Edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report

Welcome to the March/April 2014 edition of the Latin America PE/VC Report, LAVCA’s bimonthly newsletter. Read more

Executive Briefing: What Are Sector-Focused Funds Doing In LatAm?

Executive Briefing:  What Are Sector-Focused Funds Doing In LatAm?

As we collected and analyzed fund and deal information for LAVCA 2014 Industry Data, one clear trend that emerged was an increase in investment activity driven by sector-focused private equity funds active in Latin America. Read more

Member Profile: Gregorio Schneider, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder, Terranum Capital

Member Profile: Gregorio Schneider, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder, Terranum Capital

LAVCA spoke with Gregorio Schneider, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of Terranum Capital to learn more about why the current market environment makes housing projects an interesting investment opportunity in Latin America. Read more

LP Profile: Philipp Hein, Investment Manager/Mariana Barcena, Director, DEG

LP Profile: Philipp Hein, Investment Manager/Mariana Barcena, Director, DEG

LAVCA heard from Philipp Hein, Investment Manager and Mariana Barcena, Director of DEG, a firm that finances investments by private enterprises in developing and emerging market countries, about their mission driven approach and how the market has changed in Latin America since DEG started investing in the region 50 years ago. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Juan Martín Delgado Londoño, Co-founder and COO, Ecociclus

Entrepreneur Profile: Juan Martín Delgado Londoño, Co-founder and COO, Ecociclus

Juan Martín Delgado Londoño, Co-founder and COO of Ecociclus, a new enterprise waste marketplace and management tool, spoke with LAVCA to describe their early stage efforts in Colombia and future plans to expand in the region. Read more

The Role of Governance and Risk Management in Venture Capital in Brazil By Alexandra de Haan, Managing Director, Ideiasnet

The Role of Governance and Risk Management in Venture Capital in Brazil By Alexandra de Haan, Managing Director, Ideiasnet

By Alexandra de Haan, Managing Director, Ideiasnet

When we mention Governance or Risk Management, most of us will typically associate the topic with large corporations and conglomerates. When we mention the subject to most startup entrepreneurs, they are likely to dismiss the issue as something not applicable to the stage of their company. Nevertheless, Venture Capital investors seem to be increasingly focused on the subject – why is that? Read more

New Fund Focus: Moringa Targets Agroforestry in Latin America

New Fund Focus: Moringa Targets Agroforestry in Latin America

By Martin Poulsen, Partner, The Moringa Partnership

One of the underlying issues of land use in Latin America is that huge areas of natural forest, converted over a few decades into pasture land, have failed to produce income that is sustainable over the longer term. This issue, combined with a growing local population, means that residents are trapped in a vicious poverty circle. New thinking is needed to break this trend and revive local economies. Read more

Executive Briefing: From Palo Alto to Punta del Este

Executive Briefing: From Palo Alto to Punta del Este

Last week I escaped frigid NYC for Palo Alto, where LAVCA teamed up with the NVCA and Silicon Valley Bank for the third year to host a gathering for LAVCA and NVCA member firms, “Latin America in Silicon Valley”. NVCA chairman (and Mohr Davidow Partner) Josh Green kicked off the program by challenging some of the current myths about the state of the VC industry in the US. Read more

LP Profile: David Punda, Director of Private Equity Investments, NLI

LP Profile: David Punda, Director of Private Equity Investments, NLI

LAVCA contacted David Punda, Director of Private Equity Investments at Japanese life insurance company Nippon Life, to get his perspective on Latin America private equity markets and to hear about their plans to actively invest in the region. Read more

Member Profile: Pedro Sirotsky Melzer, e.Bricks Early Stage

Member Profile: Pedro Sirotsky Melzer, e.Bricks Early Stage

LAVCA spoke with Pedro Sirotsky Melzer, Managing Director or new member firm eBricks Early Stage about co-investing with other firms in the early stage market and how entrepreneurs in Brazil perceive opportunities both regionally and globally. Read more