LAVCA welcomed over 200 global and Chilean investors and entrepreneurs at the 2012 LAVCA Chile Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum held on June 4-5, 2012 in Santiago de Chile.
The two-day event kicked off with a VC Keynote from Jon Karlen, General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, followed by a series of panels looking at the keys to a successful startup, including financing and building a business and the relationship between investor and entrepreneur. Speakers included leaders from Aurus, Austral Capital Partners, Angel Ventures Mexico, CAP Ventures, ComparaOnline, Equitas Capital, Hadza, Monashees Capital and Sembrador Capital.
P. Olivier Sarkozy, Head of Global Financial Services for The Carlyle Group, opened the Private Equity Program with keynote remarks on the banking sector in Europe and the US and opportunities for private equity investors. Additional panels led by industry experts from Advent International, Altamar Private Equity, BBVA Provida, Brookfield Asset Management, BTG Pactual, CVCI, Eton Park, HarbourVest, KKR, Linzor Capital Partners, Megeve Investments, MetLife, Partners Group, Paul Capital Partners, PineBridge Investments, Quilvest, SCL Energía Activa and Victoria Capital Partners, covered topics including the deal pipeline in Chile, the long-term development of PE as an asset class and fundraising in the country.