Latin American Angel Networks: Evolution and Future Opportunities

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

5:30pm to 5:45pm (CST)

[Session will be presented in ENGLISH. Sesión será presentada en INGLÉS - Redes Angeles en Latino America: Evolucion y Oportunidades Futuras. SXSW Latin America programming hashtag: #sxswLatAm] Latin America has never been considered a “hotbed” for venture capital. Yet as the technology entrepreneurial world continues to assess and recognize that Angels are really the investors responsible for the vast majority of Tech Startup successes, then the Latin American story becomes more relevant. Ever since “Angel networks” began to formalize themselves as such across the region only a decade ago, their growth and popularity has shot exponentially. Suddenly, Latin Americans involved in Technology and Entrepreneurship have realized that the funding mechanism for startups has actually been the “Angel model” in the vast majority of enterprises throughout its history. These transactions just happened to take place within closer circles of trust and the investors just weren’t called Angels.
This panel briefly explains the historical perspective that led to this late recognition of the term “Angel Investor” and then dives deeply into the tremendous growth, resources and future opportunities that lie in the majority of the 20+ markets that make up “Latin” America.
Panelists will be comprised of current leaders and members from Latin American Angel Networks, and will be moderated by a High Tech Entrepreneur who has been funded by Angels in both Latin America and the United States.

LEVEL: Beginner

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Estuardo Robles

International Business Developer, entrepreneur. Economic Development trainer. bio from Twitter

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  • Ben Carlos Thypin
  • Daniel Levine
  • Estuardo Tata Robles
  • Vladik Rikhter

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  • Christopher Wimbush
  • Daniel Pineyro
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Time 5:30pm5:45pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center

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