LAVCA is the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of private capital in Latin America and the Caribbean. LAVCA’s membership is comprised of over 190 firms, from leading global investment firms active in the region and local fund managers to family offices, global sovereign wealth funds, corporate investors, and international pension plans. Member firms control assets in excess of US$65b, directed at capitalizing and growing Latin American businesses.
Mission & History
The mission of LAVCA is to spur regional economic growth by advancing private capital investment. This is accomplished through programs of research, networking, education, the promotion of best investment practices, and the advocacy of sound public policy. LAVCA was founded in 2002 with support from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank.
LAVCA’s Board of Directors is comprised of leading private capital investors active in Latin America, spanning global asset managers, private equity and venture capital fund managers, institutional investors, and other private investment groups. Click here to view the LAVCA Board.
Scott Voss, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners
Francisco Alvarez-Demalde, Founder, Riverwood Capital
Hernan Kazah, Co-Founder, KaszeK Ventures
Martín E. Díaz Plata, Managing Partner, Capital Group Private Markets
Miguel Olea, Partner, The Abraaj Group
Patrice Etlin, Managing Partner, Advent International
Susana Garcia Robles, FOMIN/IADB
Alvaro Goncalves, Stratus Group
Susan Segal, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Scott Swensen, Conduit Capital
Arturo Saval, Nexxus Capital
Ernest Bachrach, Advent International
Marcus Regueira, FIR Capital
Eduardo Elejalde, Latin America Enterprise Fund Managers
Claudia Fan Munce, IBM Global Venture Capital Group
Enrique Bascur, Citigroup Venture Capital International
Erik Peterson, Aureos Capital
David E. Thomas, Intel Capital Latin America
Richard Frank Sr., Darby Overseas International
Everett J. Santos, AIG/GE Capital Latin America
New York, April 24, 2019 – On the heels of a record US$2b invested by venture capital firms in Latin America in 2018 and the announcement of the new US$5b Softbank Latin American Tech Fund, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) today announced the results of the Inaugural Survey of Latin American Startups. The survey was commissioned by Facebook.