Emerging Markets Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Federico Gomez Romero (Seaya Cathay) on empathy, the importance of the founding team in deal selection and Seaya Cathay’s new Latam fund

June 07, 2022 Season 2 Episode 18
Emerging Markets Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Federico Gomez Romero (Seaya Cathay) on empathy, the importance of the founding team in deal selection and Seaya Cathay’s new Latam fund
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On this episode Pat sat down with Federico Gómez Romero, Principal at Seaya Cathay Latam, Seaya and Cathay's new joint venture for investing collectively in LatAm. We explore Fede's own journey into venture, the motives behind Seaya and Cathay joining forces and among others making the most out of cross-pollination for your international portfolio.

On this episode you will learn about: 

  • Behind the scenes look into the formation of Seaya Cathay LatAm 
  • Inflection points in the LatAm ecosystem and parallels to SEA 
  • How to analyse a deal opportunity and make the most of due diligence


You can find Fede on LinkedIn here

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Fede's own journey into venture
The JV between Seaya and Cathay
Inflection point in LatAm and parallels with SEA
Key advice on due diligence and analysing a startup
On Cross-pollination and how to make it work
Fast Speed Round