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


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.

Tim Draper
Tim Draper is the founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim’s original suggestion to use viral marketing as a
Martin Migoya
Martin has been an entrepreneur since his early youth. In 2003 he founded Globant together with 3 friends, with the
Mariano Mayer
Dr. Mariano Mayer is Secretary of Entrepreneurs and SMEs Ministry of Production of Argentina. Lawyer of Austral University, his career
Carlos J. García
Co-Managing Partner & Chairman Victoria Capital Partners Chairman en LAVCA Carlos Garcia is the Co-Managing Partner and Chairman of Victoria
Atul Mehta
   IFC Global Head, Telecom Media Technology, Venture Capital and Funds Department. Atul Mehta is the Global Head of Telecom Media
José Sosa del Valle
José Sosa del Valle is a Partner of Lexington Partners where he leads the firm’s Latin American actives and manages
Alex Mendez
Is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on Mobile, SaaS and Cloud. He
Pat Burtis
Pat Burtis joined Amadeus in 2006 and is a Partner in Amadeus’ San Francisco office. He invests in high tech
Eric Acher
Eric Acher is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Monashees Capital, a technology Venture Capital firm founded in 2005 and based
Hernán Kazah
Hernan Kazah is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Kaszek Ventures. Venture Capital Vicepresident at ARCAP. Kaszek Ventures is a Venture
Marta Cruz
Co-founder and CEO at NXTP Labs. President at ARCAP. Marta Cruz is co-founder and CEO of NXTPLabs, the most active
Alfredo Irigoin
Alfredo Irigoin is one of the founding partners of Linzor Capital Partners (“LCP”). He is currently a Senior Advisor in
Mariana Barcena
Mariana Bárcena is a Director at German development bank DEG and responsible for Corporates & Funds providing equity and mezzanine
Adriana Torjada Narváez
  Venture Capital and Mezzanine Director. Since July 2016, Adriana is head of the Venture Capital and Mezzanine team. Over
Diego Gonzalez Bravo
Vice-president of Seed Capital and Executive Director at ARCAP. Managing Partner at Cygnus Capital. Diego Gonzalez Bravo is managing partner
Cate Ambrose
Senior Advisor at ARCAP. President and Executive Director at LAVCA. Cate Ambrose is President and Executive Director of the Latin
Ariel Arrieta
Co-founder and Managing Partner at NXTP Labs. Ariel is a serial entrepreneur. Since 1994, he is involved in the Internet/Online
Ramiro Lauzan
Ramiro Lauzan is the Managing Partner of Humus Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused in Argentina and Chile.
Juan Lucena
Juan Lucena is an industrial engineer, graduated from Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires – ITBA (1992) and with an MBA from
Cristobal Silva
Director and President at ACAFI (The Venture Capital Chilean Funds Administrative Association). Managing Partner at FEN Ventures. Expert at Venture
Lorena Suarez
Vicepresident of Capital Emprendedor Corporativo en ARCAP Country manager at Wayra Argentina Lorena Suárez holds the Country Manager position at
Juan Savino
Senior Advisor at ARCAP – Partner at Altment Capital Partners Juan Savino is Partner at Alment Capital Partners, an Independent Global
Laura Gé
Top Excecutive in Sancor Seguros Group. She has more than 15-year experience in strategic consulting and management with The Boston
María Ariza
María Ariza has been recently appointed CEO of AMEXCAP, the Mexican Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds. The
Silvia Naishtat
Born in Córdoba, Argentina. Silvia is an Agronomic engineer from Pontifical Catholic University, Argentina. Studied History of economic thinking at
Jackie Hyland
Jackie Hyland is a Director on Silicon Valley Bank’s Global Gateway team, which was established to work with innovation companies
Matias Hoban
Associate Director-South America at S&P Global Market Intelligence (NYSE:SPGI), responsible for market development and maintenance of long-term relationships with Investment


Breakfast & Registration

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome Words


Official words by government authorities

Key Government Authorities


The opportunities of the future

Key Speaker: Tim Draper Founder Draper Associates


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)


Coffee Break (Duration: 30 minutes)


Private Investment as development engine

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


The pros and cons of DFIs role as investors

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




Unicorns (VC Success stories in Argentina)

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


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)


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)


Coffee Break (Duration: 30 minutes)


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.


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

Key government authorities


The impact of long term investment

National Goverment Authorities

19:00 - 19:15

ARCAP’s closing words


Cocktail & Networking



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.


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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