In Latin America — and globally — women are underrepresented among investors in early-stage tech startups, starving firms of talent, vision and opportunities.
If there really is a diversity dividend impact investing is poised to reap it. The Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association lists 43 women venture capitalists in the region, and a tally shows that nearly a quarter of them are impact investors.
Eliza Erikson, a venture partner at Omidyar Network, manages a portfolio of Latin America education and fintech investments. Kim Machlup is a partner at MOV Investimentos, an impact investor based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Montse Mora manages Spectron, an early-stage social-venture fund in Mexico (she is also the CEO of fintech firm Frogtek). Johanna Posada is a co-founder and managing partner at Elevar Equity, which invests in businesses targeting low-income customers in Latin America and India. Julia Profeta Johansson is a partner at Vox Capital, the early-stage Brazilian impact investor now with a second fund.
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