Emerging Markets Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Backing founders and emerging fund managers - Stevon Darling (IFC) on investing, dealflow trends and talent attraction for startups

October 26, 2021 Season 2 Episode 2
Emerging Markets Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Backing founders and emerging fund managers - Stevon Darling (IFC) on investing, dealflow trends and talent attraction for startups
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Patrick sat down with IFC’s VC Director for Latin American & the Caribbean Stevon Darling to talk about the organisation’s investing approach, its mission, what makes IFC different from traditional VC investors and how they can provide broader financing support beyond equity capital. We also touch upon IFC’s leading VC financing programme Startup Catalyst that backs emerging fund managers globally seeding the grounds for future startup ecosystems

On this episode you will learn about

  • How IFC is structured globally and how does IFC's private investing arm fit into the overall mission of the organisation
  • IFC's investment process and value add for founders
  • How IFC supports emerging fund managers around the globe 
  • Stevon's take on the startup ecosystem in LatAm 

You can find Stevon Darling on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Check out IFC's initiatives here.

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Stevon's ways into VC
How does IFC operate?
Value add of IFC as an investor
How does IFC take advantage of cross pollination
Startup Catalyst - IFC as an early backer of emerging fund managers
Attracting top talent as a founder
Deaflow trends in LatAm
Fast Speed Round