On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Hernan Haro, Founder and General Partner at MrPink VC.
MrPink is a VC seed fund that invests in founders located in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, that address large regional or global challenges. MrPink empowers entrepreneurs in CAPUC (Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Colombia), by providing the capital, hands-on support, advice, and connections needed to launch global businesses.
VC investment in LATAM will exceed $10 billion this year, more than 2 times the levels of 2019, and more than 20 times 2016; Mexico and Brazil take three-quarters of the total pie. MrPink’s portfolio companies will benefit from their Venture Design & Growth playbook, leveraging their experience by building, investing, and refining over 40 startups, and producing 10x returns and multiple exits.
Hernan is a tech entrepreneur and Founding Partner of MrPink. As an entrepreneur, he ran operations for Pulpo Media, a California-based startup, leading the company through 14X revenue growth and its successful exit to Entravision. At ConsumerAffairs, he built the Data and Analytics team from scratch, later running Finance and Growth at scale. During the last decade, he has been actively advising entrepreneurs and angel investing in the region. Hernan holds an MBA from UC Berkeley (2010), an MSc in Industrial Engineering from ITBA (2001), and a BS in Computer Science (1997) from ORT.
Hernan discusses the state of investing in Latin America, some of the challenges investors and startups face, and the biggest change he sees happening in the next 12-24 months.
You can visit MrPink VC at https://mrpink.vc/, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/mrpink-vc/, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/MrPink_VC/.
Hernan can be contacted via email at email@example.com, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/hernanharo.
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