Humberto Olivo - Managing Partner at Volpi Ventures LLC (Austin, Texas)
Speech: Innovation, Impact Investments and the Creative Industries - A new path to Sustainability?
"Creative People solve Problems" Many of the businesses that artists, designers and other creatives start balance financial profitability with concern for the planet, their workers, and their community. These socially-focused companies seek capital from impact investors who understand the power of art, design, culture, heritage and creativity to drive positive environmental and social impact. Together, investors and entrepreneurs can grow the creative economy to become more inclusive, equitable and sustainable. I will try to make The case for investing and funding startups in the Creative Economy.
Humberto is a seasoned investment banker, technology entrepreneur and venture capital investor. With a background in M&A, Private Equity and Investment banking working for Citibank and Santander in Latin America, Mr. Olivo has invested, co-founded and backed several technology initiatives in the US and LATAM in the Technology, Energy, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Smart Cities and Media. Mr. Olivo is a Managing Partner of Volpi Ventures LLC a Private Equity Firm in Austin, Texas, and is also the Co-Founder of the MAria project promoting the Nexus between Culture and the Creative Industries with Impact Investment Funds. Mr. Olivo is fluent in Spanish, English and French He is also a competitive cyclist and 4 times Ironman Finisher.