Our founding members have substantial track record launching, operating and scaling educational companies, as well as managing investment portfolios, executing M&A and structuring transactions. In building our team we have bridged two traditionally disconnected fields: deep knowledge of the education space –ranging from the classroom to the policy-making level- with sophisticated business and venture capital knowledge and experience.
Luis has started, managed, and scaled educational companies from the ground up to multi-million dollar businesses. more
Juan has spent most of his career in New York, investing for either hedge funds or private equity funds covering Emerging Markets. more
We view scale as the region’s binding constraint to private educational innovation. Therefore, our investment approach focuses on achieving scale in a sector that is characteristically fragmented. By engaging in deals designed to promote effective growth, we cover industry niches traditionally overlooked by other firms.
Latin America has one of the lowest-performing educational systems in the world; this undermines the potential of a region that faces enormous growth prospects, leveraged by its population bonus and natural resources. We invest in companies that contribute to unleashing the talent of the region by developing innovative approaches that help bring QUALITY education to millions of people.
The traditional venture capital and private equity approach falls short for the region’s needs. We believe that our investments must be accompanied by active operational engagement that goes beyond board involvement. This hands-on approach equips companies with a set of talent, tools, and networks that are usually unavailable to companies outside of the higher education sector.
Timing matters. The region is experiencing changes that will enhance the advantage of the first-mover. We have developed a lean investment approach that facilitates capital deployment while simultaneously permitting methodical and rigorous diligence processes.