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A global view of the opportunities in the private equity, venture capital & seed capital industries.
 
ARCAP
Ministerio de Producción

ABOUT

The Forum brought together the most relevant actors in the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry to discuss current and future investment opportunities, macroeconomic trends, and the current state of the general investment landscape. The event presented a unique opportunity to meet the most prominent local and regional Private Equity Managers, Venture Capital Funds, Family Offices and key Argentine Government Authorities.

OUR SPEAKERS

The Forum featured keynote addresses held by prominent investment professionals as well as successful regional business operators, participants shared their perspectives on the overall state of private investment in Argentina.

Carlos J. García
Co-Managing Partner and Chairman of Victoria Capital Partners and also the successor to Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette South American Partners.
Hernán Kazah
Cofounder and Managing Partner at Kaszek Ventures. He currently sits on the board of several leading Latin American technology companies.
Alfredo Irigoin
Founding partner of Linzor Capital Partners. He is currently a Senior Advisor in LCP and member of the Investment Committee.
Diego Gonzalez Bravo
Vice-president of Seed Capital and Executive Director at ARCAP and Managing Partner at Cygnus Capital, focused on Latin American startups.
Ramiro Lauzan
Managing Partner of Humus Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity founds firm focused in companies established in Argentina and Chile.
Juan Lucena
Founder of Alba Capital, a company that invest in middle market opportunities in Argentina by contributing capital, strategy and management.

THE SCHEDULE

Breakfast & Registration

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome Words

09:00-09:30

Official words by government authorities

Key Government Authorities

09:30-10:00

The opportunities of the future

Key Speaker: Tim Draper Founder Draper Associates

10:00-10:30

Why investing in Argentina today is a great opportunity

Panelists: Juan Lucena (Alba Capital), Hernan Kazah (Kaszek Ventures), Ariel Arrieta (NXTP Labs), Diego Gonzalez Bravo (Cygnus Capital). Panel Coordinator: Julie Ruvolo (LAVCA)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break (Duration: 30 minutes)

11:00-11:30

Private Investment as development engine

Panelists: Adriana Tortajada-Venture Capital & Mezzanine Director Fondo de Fondos-México.

11:30-12:15

The pros and cons of DFIs role as investors

Panelists: Atul Mehta (IFC)-Gonzalo Arauz (IIC)-Mariana Bárcena (DEG) Panel Coordinator: Silvia Naishat (Clarín)

12:15-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:45

Unicorns (VC Success stories in Argentina)

Panelists: Martin Migoya (Globant), Alec Oxenford (OLX). Panel Coordinator: José del Río (La Nación)

14:45-15:30

Challenges and opportunities of VC investing in the region

Panelists: Alex Mendez (Storm Ventures), Patrick Burtis (Amadeus Capital), Eric Acher (Monashees). Panel coordinator: Jackie Hyland (Silicon Valley Bank)

15:30-16:15

Private Investment for the transformation of Argentina’s economy

Panelists: Carlos Garcia (Victoria Capital), Alfredo Irigoin (Linzor Capital) Panel Coordinator: José Sosa del Valle (Lexington Partners)

16:15-17:00

Coffee Break (Duration: 30 minutes)

17:00-17:30

The regional industry landscape in the context of different development scenarios

-Cate Ambrose presentation (LAVCA). -ARCAP’s Private Investment Study, Lorena Suárez (Wayra Argentina). -Regional associations panel: ABVCAP, Amexcap, ACAFI, Colcapital.

17:30-18:30

Private-Public co investment within the context of the Entrepreneurs Law (announcement of the three invested Funds and Accelerators).

Key government authorities

18:30-19:00

The impact of long term investment

National Goverment Authorities

19:00 - 19:15

ARCAP’s closing words

19:15-19:30

Cocktail & Networking

19:30-21:30

OUR SPONSORS

The following organizations, companies, and firms support the 1º Argentine Investment Forum.

YPF Tower

The tower is located in the heart of Puerto Madero, at the corner of Boulevard Macacha Guemes and Juana Manso. On the east side of the tower you can find the Rio de la Plata and on the west side you can find the center of the city. Puerto Madero is the newest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, located in an area with offices, homes and a great gastronomical offer.

HOTEL PANAMERICANO BUENOS AIRES
BUENOS AIRES VIEWPORT

The history of Buenos Aires can be told from the Panamericano Hotel viewpoint.

Magnificent details of Buenos Aires architecture, domes, century-old buildings, modern skyscrapers, the privileged view of the obelisk, Colon Theatre, the Palace of Justice and 9 de Julio Avenue.

Those who discover such a view are impressed, the best location in Buenos Aires.

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