Mario is a Research Analyst at LAVCA, where he works providing important insights about the state of private capital markets in Latin America.
Before joining LAVCA, Mario worked at BuenTrip Ventures, the first Venture Capital Firm based in Ecuador. Mario worked as an Investment Analyst, structuring a portfolio with some highly renowned early-stage startups from Latin America and building strong relationships with seed-stage founders operating across the Americas. Mario has also held a position as a Research Assistant at Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s School of Economics, getting involved in research projects in the fields of Macroeconomics and Behavioral Economics. Mario’s early academic research has been published at a peer-reviewed, indexed scientific journal, and his most recent endeavors are in Applied Microeconomics.
Mario earned a BS degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Economics (2021), at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), and has studied abroad at Washington & Jefferson College, in the USA. After graduation, Mario was awarded a Graduate Research Scholarship and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Economics at USFQ School of Economics.
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