Part of our series for high-growth startup founders:
Latin American startups and cross-border financings
A livestream panel discussion.
19 October 2022 at 11am PT
Latin America is a hotbed of entrepreneurial and M&A activity these days. From Rappi to Nubank, there are over 40 VC-backed unicorns across LatAm today. This has led to a rush of new cross-border startup financings, with Silicon Valley venture capital investors working in parallel with Latin American investors. How are these deals typically structured? And what the heck is a Cayman Sandwich? Join our special panel discussion with expert attorneys and investors to discuss all this and more! Register now.
Andre Thiollier is a Silicon Valley attorney focused on US and cross border corporate transactions, including venture capital investments, merger and acquisitions, emerging growth, venture financing and general corporate and business counseling. He is admitted to practice in California, New York, and Brazil.
Bret Waters has been in Silicon Valley his entire life as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor. Today he teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford, runs the 4thly Startup Accelerator, and coaches startup CEO’s at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He’s successfully raised capital multiple times in his career, and the entrepreneurs he has worked with have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital. He’s been on the board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, and been chief Mentor with the European Innovation Academy. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Read more.
Leonardo Teixeira has been involved in more than 30 investments in technology companies, the most notable ones being Olist, Netshow.Me and Bxblue. Besides Iporanga, Leonardo participates as board member for Anjos do Brasil, Insper Angels (being also a co-founder) and Caffeex Technologies LLC (being also a co-founder there). Prior to 2013, Leonardo worked at Macquarie Group and Barclays PLC in São Paulo, London and New York as an Associate Director. As an academic background, Leonardo holds a BA in Production Engineering from Poli – USP, an MBA in Finance from Insper, Executive Education in Venture Capital from UC Berkeley and LEAD Certification in Corporate Innovation from Stanford University