Fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and impact investing; connecting the dots between countries and regions to improve dynamic ecosystems worldwide; and supporting high growth entrepreneurship among women in LAC since 1999. Co-founder of WeXchange, the first networking platform and pitch competition for LAC high growth women entrepreneurs since 2013. Twenty years of experience investing in seed and VC funds in LAC and building entrepreneurial ecosystems working in partnership with LAC governments and the private sector. Main architect of the MIF/IDB Lab strategy for seed and venture capital impact investment in LAC. Having analyzed hundreds of seed and VC funds in LAC, and under the IDB Lab VC program, invested in 80+ funds --many of them first-time fund managers--, she's been dubbed "the godmother of VC in LAC". She has coined the term “capital emprendedor” and “capital empreendedor” for early stage VC investments in LATAM Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. • Proven track record in sourcing, structuring, negotiating and closing 300 MM dollar investments in seed and VC funds. • Focus areas include angel investing, early stage venture, emerging managers, emerging markets, high growth women entrepreneurs and impact investing. • Expertise in operations and expansion of frontier markets. Focus on investing in and working with venture funds around the LAC region, financial services in developing economies, business development, deal and contract negotiation, strategic alliances, strategic planning, relationship building at the senior level, partner and relationship management, strategy formulation and financial analysis.