Allan is the Founder and Partner at Carao Ventures. He has worked with startups at different stages for the last 5 years, both in the US and Latin America. He has relevant experience in financial services, mobile technologies, food & beverage, construction materials, advanced materials and pharmaceuticals. Allan led Carao Ventures' investments in Saborstudio-Slidebean, BildTEK and Speratum, where he currently acts as advisor and member of the board of directors. Some of his previous private equity and venture capital investments include Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy, Café OMA, Atento, NavSat and Mármol del Tempisque.
Prior to founding Carao Ventures, Allan was an Associate at Mesoamerica, a leading consulting and private equity firm in Latin America, where he conducted strategy projects for over 10 major companies in Colombia, Ecuador and Central America. He was part of the team that established the firm's operations in South America where he managed several investment projects from the initial stages of identification and evaluation to the later stages of strategy and execution within the portfolio companies.
In addition, Allan serves as member of the board of directors of ASIDOWN.
Allan holds a B.S. degree in Finance & Economics from Babson College.
Adrian is the Co-Founder and Partner at Carao Ventures. He has worked with early stage startups based in Latin America and Boston for the past 5 years. He focuses on the industries of e-commerce, education, mobile gaming and apps, cleantech and biotechnology. Some of his previous investments include Fair Play Labs and Heart Transverter.
Prior to founding Carao Ventures, Adrián was an Associate at Mesoamerica, a leading consulting and private equity firm in Latin America, where he was responsible for the development and oversight of investments in various industries. Notable examples include Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy and Earthwater Technologies. In addition, he has an active role in relevant causes in the country such as INBio/Bioinnovar (generation of biodiversity based businesses), MarViva (marine conservation), Pongamole (corporate volunteering) and the Internet Society (promotion of the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet).
Adrián holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, is a Global Young Leader of the BMW Foundation and a Fellow of the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI), a branch of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN).