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In the last decade, Latin America has evolved from being a developing entrepreneurial ecosystem, to be one of the top regions in the world, based on market size (regionally and proximity to the US) and increase in capital invested in startups. Today we face a new challenge, finding clear paths to generate liquidity events for these startups. In order to achieve that this year we will work with some of the finest and most sophisticated organizations in order to design and propose two ways to create liquidity events in the region.
This year we are focusing the conference in 3 main areas
1.-PRODUCT, BRAND, AND CULTURE: BUILDING POWERFUL ORGANIZATIONS
2.-LIQUIDITY EVENTS IN LATAM
3.-CORPORATIONS: INNOVATION, ACQUISITIONS, AND TECHNOLOGY
You will meet top investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and journalists in the fourth edition of the Startup Grind Latam conference.
Managing PartnerSee Bio
Shark Tank / Financiera Sustentable
Dalus CapitalSee Bio
co-founder @ SendgridSee Bio
CO-FOUNDER & CEO @ CLIPSee Bio
Founder & CEOSee Bio
General Partner: Jaguar VenturesSee Bio
Partner @ Ideas y CapitalSee Bio
Venture PartnersSee Bio
As Managing Partner of ALLVP, Federico has successfully raised two Funds focused on Seed, Series A, and Series B investments. He has overseen 25 investments to-date across four sectors: FinTech, Digital Consumer, Healthcare, and Smart Cities, such as Cornershop’s (on-demand grocery delivery platform) Series B with Accel Partners and weex’s (mobile virtual network operator) Series A with Coca-Cola. To continue building on the Fund’s successes, most notably the acquisition of ALLVP’s ride-sharing company Aventones by the market-leading French startup BlaBlaCar, Federico and Fernando are raising a third fund.
Patricia Armendáriz nació en 1955 en una comunidad de agricultores, de 25,000 habitantes en Comitán Chiapas. A los 16 años pidió vivir con su abuela en Ciudad de México, donde estudió la carrera de Actuario Matemático en la UNAM.
A los 35 años fue contratada por Pedro Aspe, entonces Secretario de Hacienda, para especializarse en liberalización de servicios financieros, conocimientos que un año más tarde utilizó como negociadora del TLC en servicios financieros. Habiéndose firmado el TLC, fue designada vicepresidenta de supervisión de la Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores.
Actualmente es la directora de Financiera Sustentable donde continúa con su sueño de apoyar a los microempresarios del país. Su aspiración es llegar a ser el banco especializado en apoyar a la base de la pirámide mexicana. Patricia mantiene su vinculación con Banorte como la primera consejera independiente mujer de ese banco.
Sofia Garrido is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in Latin America. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Sofia was a Principal at ALLVP, a Mexican venture capital fund, where she oversaw the healthcare portfolio. From 2011 to 2013, she was CFO at salaUno, a healthcare start-up. She started her career at Credit Suisse in Equity Research where she covered the construction and infrastructure sectors. She is a Kauffman Fellow at the Center for Venture Education in Palo Alto, California.
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, B.A., Economics
Rogelio De los Santos is a founder-&-funder of early-stage companies as Managing Partner at Dalus Capital & Alta Ventures; chairs the Boards of MFM Financial and the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute and is a Director in Wanderu, Nuve, Energryn and Inmobly. He serves on the Boards of Tec de Monterrey, Endeavor Monterrey and Auria Capital.
In 2013 he founded and is currently the President of INCmty, LatAm's entrepreneurship festival.
De los Santos earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tec de Monterrey, a master degree in Business Leadership from Duxx, and an honorary degree from Babson College.
Isaac Saldana received a double major in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of California Riverside. In 2006 Isaac co-founded themebid.com, a bidding site for services, where he took the role of CTO.
In 2007, he co-founded notpaul.com, a site where events were generated by fans. In 2009, Isaac co-founded SendGrid, a cloud based email service helping companies increase their email deliverability.
Isaac is the president of SendGrid where he is responsible for the product vision.
In his own words Adolfo background is: Previously, I worked at PayPal, where I was responsible for Customer Engagement for LatAm and developing new money transfer services (patent pending). Before focusing on product, I launched PayPal Mexico (yes, the whole country by myself) Prior to PayPal, I studied an MBA @ MIT’s Sloan School of Management. While at MIT, I specialized in Entrepreneurship (mobile, payments, media and commerce) and Economics of Information. Before studying my Master’s, I made a living by raising and launching The Carlyle's Group first Mexico buyout fund. Right before Carlyle, I was the Chief of Staff to the CEO in one of Mexico’s largest conglomerates, Grupo Desc. My educational background is a mix of general management, economics, marketing, political science and finance. Although, I should have been a designer....
Antes de Kueski, Adalberto fue Director de Operaciones en Ooyala, donde creó la 2nda oficina más grande a nivel mundial después del corporativo en Silicon Valley. Adalberto ha trabajado en China, Brazil, EUA y México. Puede hablar, leer y escribir Chino-Mandarín, Portugues, Inglés y Español. Es graduado de la carrera de Ingeniería Industrial y en Sistemas por el Tec de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara.
Fue galardonado por Ernst & Young y CNN-Expansión como el Universitario del Año para la categoría de Finanzas (2007). Ha recibido varios premios nacionales e internacionales incluyendo 1er lugar en el Desafío IntelMéxico, es ganador del concurso E100de Occidente (2012) y fue nombrado como el ingeniero industrial y en sistemas más destacado por parte del Tec de Monterrey en GDL (2012).
Pablo tiene una Licenciatura en Artes de Medios en Emily Carr University. Comenzó su primera empresa hace más de 8 años. Su segunda compañía continúa operando y genera más de 10 millones de USD en ingresos por año. Pablo tiene más de 10 años de experiencia en diseño, marketing y desarrollo de productos. También es uno de los fundadores de la Asociación Mexicana de Fintech.
Eric Pérez-Grovas is Co-Founder and General Partner of Jaguar Ventures, a VC Fund focused on Internet companies aimed to the Mexican and Latin American markets. He is an Investor and/or Board Member of Aventones.com, Conekta.io,Gaudena.com, Parqui
Eric’s Internet experience began in 1999 when he started and managed Mercadolibre’s Mexican operations. He also worked in Consulting at McKinsey and Bain and held Management Positions at Cemex and Satmex. Eric actively participates in Non-Profits, serving as Board Member of CMR Foundation and as a Young Leader for Sustainable Cities.
Eric holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, summa cum laude, from the Tec de Monterrey. He received an MBA and MPP from the Stanford GSB where he was elected Co-President of the GSB Latin American Student Association and Vice-President of the Stanford Mexican Student Association.
Partner @ Variv Capital
VARIV is an investment firm focused on actively creating, developing and scaling innovative businesses.
Claudia de Heredia is is a Marketing BA. In 2012 she co- founded Kichink, a fully managed e-commerce platform whose purpose is to democratize online selling by enabling SMB´s to enter the digital retail space. Kichink is now powering over 40,000 stores in Mexico and has been steadily growing for the past 5 years. In 2015 Kichink received the “Game Changer Award” by Google for innovative entrepreneurship. Claudia is part of the Women´s Forum Mexico Advisory Board and has been a speaker for different entrepreneurship and ecommerce related topics on WFE and APEC. YLA alumni (Young Leaders of the Americas US State Department) and Endeavor entrepreneur, Claudia used to work at P&G Mexico managing several brands before launchingKichink.
Leticia is currently focusing on disruptive innovation as the CEO of Máquina that is launching disruptive insurtech & pensions solutions. She is a consultant for ExO Works, founded by Salim Ismail. Leticia has benefited the life of 65,000 people, and counting, by focusing on training, supporting and establishing strong SMBs belonging to low income and indigenous women from one fourth of Mexico's states. Her work continues to impact the lives of thousands of women through a partnership with the Federal Government and the program Mujeres Moviendo México. Leticia has contributed to the design and implementation of several financial products and programs that are contributing to the inclusion of low-income women into the sector.
She enjoys mending the social fabric through impactful focused projects and understands there is a latent need beyond her likes, so she co-founded the Mexico City Impact Hub as a collaboration platform for social entrepreneurs. Challenging her own entrepreneurial spirit she founded Tishi, a new electronics brand and e-commerce platform with an innovative and unique digital DNA. In order to bring all of this together with a strong community of innovators, Leticia decided to found the SingularityU Mexico City Chapter and is the Ambassador.
Leticia has presented and published her work on remittances, women’s entrepreneurship, women’s economic empowerment and gender equality on International forums as Wharton School of Business, the OAS, the OECD and the WEF Davos Annual meeting; and publications like Forbes, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Journal of Urban Studies.
Her 13 years of dedicated work nurturing the entrepreneurial DNA in various levels of society and in various countries have been recognized by distinguished organizations such as: Echoing Echoing Green Fellowship, a GLG Social Impact Fellowship and holds a membership to the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum, amongst others.
Christine es la directora de programas de Startupbootcamp Scale de Finnovista, que trabaja con startups FinTech en fase de crecimiento que buscan expandirse a México. Impulsada por un deseo continuo de aprender, evolucionar y construir cosas, se mudó a México en 2015 convencida de que América Latina y los mercados emergentes son el caldo de cultivo para la innovación auténtica e impactante que surge de las necesidades orgánicas y las grandes ambiciones. Christine ha trabajado en una variedad de proyectos relacionados con la transformación, el crecimiento y la ejecución de estrategias durante 15 años y en tres continentes dentro de varias aerolíneas de oneworld, un banco suizo, la consultora Big 4 y las primeras tecnologías HR Tech y Consumer Tech. Ha sido reconocida por su experiencia comercial y talento para preparar postres sin gluten y pavos de Acción de Gracias. Christine tiene un B.S. en Negocios Internacionales de Pepperdine University, un MBA de IE Business School y actualmente está trabajando en sus habilidades de yoga y habilidades de Python.
Intrinno / 4founders
Pablo has participated professionally in different areas. Lawyer by education, before becoming a full time entrepreneur, he was involved in international business, real estate & government consulting, business strategic planning, and technology development. He previously founded 7 companies and currently serves as founder and CEO at INTRINNO the first OI platform in Latin America focused in creating, developing and managing innovation in big companies and implementing an innovation and happiness culture. He is Director of Startup Grind Latam and he participates actively in the organization and development of the Startups and Investors community in Latam with emphasis on creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that provides opportunities on a regional level to latin american entrepreneurs. In 2017 he founded 4founders a Davos style forum focused on identifying and connecting top 20 startups and top 10 investors from a region to Silicon Valley Investors and Key Players; he is also an advisor and investor in 6 startups and 1 VC fund.
He is also a contributing writer for Forbes Magazine and the Huffington Post.