Susana Garcia Robles is Senior Advisor to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) and a Senior Partner at Capria Ventures.
As of March 2020, she has left the Inter-American Development Bank where she was Chief Investment Officer and Gender Initiatives Coordinator at the IDB Lab. Since 1999, Susana Garcia-Robles has been the principal architect of IDB Lab’s (formerly MIF/FOMIN) seed/VC investment program as well as its high impact entrepreneurship and angel investment/women economic empowerment strategies. A recognized expert on development finance innovation, she assumed the leadership of all MIF/IDB Lab financial operations as of September 1st, 2017. She serves on multiple boards of directors of VC funds and foundations, and is frequently invited to speak at industry events on angel, seed/VC, impact investment, entrepreneurship and women’s issues. She is a co-founder of the Argentinean VC Association/ARCAP and the Colombian VC/PE Association ColCapital, a member of the LAVCA VC Group, and an Advisory Board member of the Brazilian VC Association, ABVCAP. In 2012 she co-founded WeXchange, the first pitch competition and platform of encounter between LAC women entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors. In 2016 she co-founded the Impact Investment Task Force for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Master’s Degree in International Economic Policy, Columbia University
Master’s in Philosophy and Education, Catholic University of Argentina
LinkedIn: Susana Garcia Robles
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese