Cover Image for Miami Tech + Startups Party  🍸🎉​ Speaker: Rodrigo Lascurain, Corporate Venture Capitalist, TelevisaUnivision
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Miami Tech + Startups Party 🍸🎉​ Speaker: Rodrigo Lascurain, Corporate Venture Capitalist, TelevisaUnivision

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Join us for a Miami Tech + Startups Party in Brickell! 🍸🎉 We host Tech Parties in a fun and welcoming social atmosphere.

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Venue: AlmaRosa in Brickell.

Speaker Bio:

Rodrigo Lascurain is the US Principal for Union Bravo, TelevisaUnivision’s CVC, where he is responsible for the US portfolio. UnionBravo’s thesis is centered on partnering with high-growth companies with a strong presence in the US and/or Mexico and helping them reach the next level of growth by becoming a media strategic investor.

Mr. Lascurain has over a decade of experience in the alternative assets investment industry, predominately venture and growth capital in the US and Mexico. He graduated as an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana but quickly entered the Financial sector. Enrolling in the CFA program and starting his career as a Derivatives Trader in Mexico City, where he was focused on structuring tailor made products for clients and creating trading algorithms.

Years later, he moved to private equity and joined Evercore with a mandate of taking a minority position in industry agnostic but predominantly Mexican businesses. While there, Rodrigo mastered the practice of valuing private firms in multiple industries including fintech, energy, healthcare, within others, ending in 3 investments for the active funds. Additionally, he assisted with structuring the firm’s 4th fund and the divesting process of the first fund.

Rodrigo, then went to pursue his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Mid-way he joined the up-and-coming cryptocurrency exchange Bitso as a summer associate and eventually stayed as a consultant for over a year. While there he co-led the creation of the institutional clients’ desk and developed the methodology to launch and manage a peso-based cryptocurrency index. 

After graduating he joined REEF Technology, helping them with a huge vision of establishing the leading proximity real estate network in the world. Starting as a Director in Corporate Strategy and being a key member in the firm’s $1b financing in 2020, to later being promoted to VP in Corporate Development where he was responsible to source and evaluate dozens of M&A opportunities across software, hospitality, logistics, and other sectors. Rodrigo led a +$20m acquisition of a SaaS startup in Tel-Aviv as well as a $160m strategic transaction with a top hospitality group to expand the company’s real estate network, among other transactions.

About TelevisaUnivision

TelevisaUnivision is the world’s leading Spanish-language media company. Powered by the largest library of owned Spanish-language content, TelevisaUnivision is the top producer of original content in Spanish across news, sports and entertainment verticals. TelevisaUnivision’s platforms include market-leading broadcast networks Univision, Las Estrellas, Canal 5 and UniMás, and a portfolio of 38 cable networks. The company also operates the largest Spanish-language audio platform in the U.S. across 35 terrestrial stations and the Uforia digital platform. TelevisaUnivision is also the owner of ViX, the largest Spanish-language streaming platform in the world.

About Union Bravo

As the CVC arm of TelevisaUnivision, Union Bravo leverages its unparalleled reach and influence to empower high-growth B2C and B2B2C companies. Since 2020, we've invested over $300m in 25 companies, unlocking significant growth opportunities, and amplifying their impact through our unique Media for Equity model. We’ve partnered with industry leaders like Fetch, Gopuff, Rappi, NotCo, Paysend and others across the US, Mexico, and LatAm, and continue to look for the new category winners across verticals.   

This group may fit if you:

  • Work In Tech or Tech Startups

  • Looking for Co-Founders, pitch an idea or MVP, funds, launch or to hire and scale

  • An Angel Investor

  • A Venture Capitalist

  • Work in Academia

  • Service provider to the tech industry

  • Love AI, SaaS, Web3 [Insert Other Tech Jargon]

Location
AlmaRosa
1250 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130, USA
Hosted By
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