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Mr. Adrian Garcia

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BusinessEntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipVenture CapitalBusiness StrategyFinancial AnalysisInnovationBusiness PlanningFinancial ModelingPrivate EquityAngel InvestingInvestment BankingNGOs

Founding Partner at Carao Ventures, early-stage venture capital firm

Costa RicaVenture Capital
Current
  • Founding Partner @ Carao Ventures
  • Member, Board of Directors @ Bellelli Educación
  • CALI Fellow @ Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI)
  • Member, Responsible Leaders Network @ BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
  • Member, Board of Directors @ Junar
  • Member, Board of Directors @ Fair Play Labs

Summary

Adrian is the Co-Founder and Partner at Carao Ventures, one of the pioneer early stage venture capital firms in Central America. He has worked with early stage startups based in Latin America and Boston for the past 5 years. He focuses on the industries of e-commerce, education, mobile gaming and apps, cleantech and biotechnology. Some of his previous investments include Fair Play Labs and Heart Transverter.

Prior to founding Carao Ventures, Adrián was an Associate at Mesoamerica, a leading consulting and private equity firm in Latin America, where he was responsible for the development and oversight of investments in various industries. Notable examples include Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy and Earthwater Technologies. In addition, he has an active role in relevant causes in the country such as INBio/Bioinnovar (generation of biodiversity based businesses), MarViva (marine conservation), Pongamole (corporate volunteering) and the Internet Society (promotion of the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet).

Adrián holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is a Global Young Leader of the BMW Foundation and a Fellow of the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI), a branch of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN)

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