Emerging Markets Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Laura González-Estéfani (TheVentureCity) on talent has no zip code, founders turned funders and trust across cultures

February 01, 2022 Patrick Alex Season 2 Episode 9
Emerging Markets Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Laura González-Estéfani (TheVentureCity) on talent has no zip code, founders turned funders and trust across cultures
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Laura González-Estéfani is Founder and CEO of TheVentureCity, a leading early stage and Series A investor headquartered in Miami with a strong presence in LatAm and Europe.
The fund has backed major success cases such as Cabify, Clip, Spotahome and Finconecta. Laura is a former founder turned funder and provides the audience with valuable lessons on how to make the switch from operator to investor, why investing is all about people and less so about pitch-decks and the potential of Miami as a hub between the US, LatAm and Europe.

On this episode you will learn about

  • Laura's journey as a startup founder, early Facebook hire and subsequently investor
  • Her vision of investing, building a firm and diversity and culture 
  • The potential of Miami 
  • LatAm's untapped potential and tremendous entrepreneurial talent 

You can find Laura on LinkedIn or Twitter

For more content on emerging markets investing and company building follow me on twitter @pat_travels or LinkedIn.

How Laura made her way into entrepreneurship and VC
Why Miami
From founder to funder
How to excel at being a VC
People skills & investing
Cultural diversity and its implications
European participation in the LatAm VC ecosystem
Fast speed round