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Nicolas Szekasy

Kaszek Ventures, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Nicolás Szekasy is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Kaszek Ventures, a Venture Capital firm focused in the technology industry in Latin America.

Nicolás currently sits on the board of several technology companies:
ComparaOnline, Eventioz, GoIntegro, Netshoes, OpenEnglish, OQVestir, Restorando, SaferTaxi, VivaReal, and Zupcat.

Before launching Kaszek Ventures in 2011, Nicolás was an Advisor to Tiger Global Management and an Angel Investor in 2010. Prior to that, he was CFO for 9 years at MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), Latin America’s largest online commerce and payments platform, where he led its $333 million IPO. Throughout his career, he has closed M&A deals and issued debt and equity capital exceeding $2billion.

In 1998-1999, Nicolás was CFO of Supermercados Norte, and prior to that he worked for 7 years at PepsiCo, where he had CFO and Strategic Planning Director roles.

He received an MBA from Stanford University in 1991 and graduated top 2% from the University of Buenos Aires with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1988. In 2008, Nicolás was invited to the Stanford GSB as the Arjay Miller Distinguished CFO Lecturer.

Nicolás is currently a Board Member of Endeavor Argentina, a Board Member of Endeavor Global, and an active mentor to entrepreneurs. He received the “Endeavor Emerging Markets Mentor of the Year” award in 2011.

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