Senior Advisor, venture capital & entrepreneurship, LAVCA
With more than 10 years of experience as an active investor, advisor, and entrepreneur in Argentina and the US, Ariel Muslera is a leading figure in the Venture Capital ecosystem in Latin America. Currently a Senior Advisor on Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship at LAVCA, Ariel originally joined the organization in November 2008 to lead the creation of innovative research products and services for LAVCA’s network fund managers in Latin America. In October 2009, he moved to Buenos Aires to open LAVCA’s first regional office.
Ariel Muslera is also currently Advisor to Santander Innoventures Global Fintech VC Fund, Founder of Tuk Tuk Lab (a soon-to-be-launched investment platform with focus on innovation and new product development in partnership with corporations), and a member of the Kaufmann Fellows Program. Prior to that he was a partner at CAP Ventures, an Argentina-based VC fund, where he led all the technology-related investments of the fund, including two successful exits. Prior to CAP, he was full-time at LAVCA as Director of Strategy and Product Development. Mr. Muslera has also held various other roles in the venture community including as Lead Partner at NetStrategies, a US-based boutique advisory firm where he co-led capital raising and strategy engagements for multiple technology start-up companies in the new media industry, and as Founding Partner of Eastpoint Ventures, which developed tech startups operating in specific industry verticals. Mr. Muslera holds an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School and has a BA in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
Ariel holds an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School and has lived and worked in New York, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.