Kalei Ventures

OUR TEAM

Kalei stands for ‘Kaleidoscope’, which symbolizes the importance of diversity of thought, background, ethnicity and gender in our team.

 

Team

Rebeca Hwang
Rebeca Hwang

Innovator and inventor, founder and entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, educator and ecosystem builder, with engineering degrees and doctoral work from MIT and Stanford.
 

  • Co-founder Rivet Ventures and YouNoodlee

  • Professor at Stanford (Tech Entrepreneurship)

  • Born in Korea, raised in Argentina and living in Silicon Valley

Rebeca Hwang

Partner

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Juan Santiago
Juan Santiago

Investor and advisor with an extensive network with the business community in Latin America, having operated and invested in most of the region.

  • Co-founder and CEO of Santex, a global software company

  • Co-founder and CEO of Incutex Company Builders.

Juan Santiago

Partner

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Tomás Braun
Tomás Braun

Active angel investor in Argentine early stage startups, deeply connected to the local business and entrepreneurial ecosystem. His background includes a vast experience both in the corporate and startup world.

  • Sales, MKT, Business development and product management at Banco Galicia.

  • Director of Product at LendingFront (NYC based Fintech SAAS startup).

  • MS in Business Stanford

Tomás Braun

Partner

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Pablo Gutierrez Oyhanarte

MBA at Columbia Business School.

Vast experience as Consultant, advisor and operator.

  • Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company (Sao Paulo)

  • Country Manager Argentina @Hellofood

  • Co-founder Beneficiosdeempleados.com

  • Board Woiro and Super Directo

  • Angel Investor and Board at Law Works

  • Corporate innovation in Banco Galicia

Pablo Gutierrez Oyhanarte

Partner

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Leandro Pisaroni Gerbaldo
Leandro Pisaroni Gerbaldo

Investment experience in early stage technological startups, and extensive knowledge and networks with LAC founders.

  • Fund Manager and Operations Director at Incutex Company Builders

  • Ambassador for ASEA

  • Contributor to Shaper Impact Capital

  • Alumni at Global Shaper Community

Leandro  Pisaroni Gerbaldo

Partner

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Natasha Ibarra

Ecosystem builder, teacher, mentor.  B.A. in International Relations specialized in Scientific-Technological Innovation, from a socio-technical approach w/ gender perspective. 

  • Co-coordinator i-Teams Córdoba

  • Member of BioTEC Córdoba

  • Member of Global Shapers Community, WeInvestLatam, Women in VC.

Natasha Ibarra

Operations

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Vicente Gutierrez

Vicente Gutierrez

Analyst

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Julio Cabrera

Julio Cabrera

Analyst

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What makes us unique

Our team has the talent and expertise to source, develop, and deploy solutions internationally.

We have found and will continue to find global category leaders in overlooked markets at the right time, ahead of market trends.

DIVERSE & INTERNATIONAL

Our diverse team in terms of age, gender, race, nationality and background is uniquely positioned to benefit from an asset class that is overperforming.

PROVEN TRACK RECORD

We have a long-standing track record of success both as operators and investors, as well as building and connecting ecosystems.

GLOBAL BREADTH AND LOCAL DEPTH

We have local presence for talent acquisition and deal flow generation, as well as global networks for expansion with on-the-ground presence in Silicon Valley.