Rogerio Ramos brings his solid track record in fund management, portfolio management and fund structuring to Elementz Ventures as a Venture Partner. Rogerio helped to establish the Venture Capital industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, investing in over 80 funds targeting the region, and advising HNWI, Family Office, and Institutional Investors. Rogerio also brings experience sourcing, structuring, and managing investment transactions in the U.S. and in over 30 Emerging Markets. Solid experience working with start-up, early-stage and mid-market companies; effective in developing business and go-to-market strategies.
Rogerio was previously Managing Partner in KPTL Growth Fund (prior A5 Capital Partners) which invested in consumer-oriented technologies, B2B, and B2B2C transactions in Brazil, Latin America, and the US. KPTL currently manages over US$200 million across five venture capital funds. Rogerio participated in KPTL investment at Agrotools, Brazil’s largest digital platform serving the agribusiness sector by connecting farmers, bankers, insurance companies, traders, and supply chain players. He also spent over 16 years with the Inter-American Development Bank(IDB) where he oversaw both the Bank’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean and served on Fund’s Advisory Boards and Investment Committees, and on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies. Rogerio supported regional funds such as Advent International, Baring Private Equity, local funds such as Stratus Brazil, AllVP Mexico, and sector related funds, including designing and structuring Latin America first Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy fund. On the direct investment side, Rogerio managed the investment at Torrecom, a leading developer, owner, and operator of Wireless Infrastructure in Latin America, and Wind Telecom, a triple play telecommunications provider in the Dominican Republic. He was part of the TMT group, developing investment opportunities in IoT, Smart Cities, and Fintech.
He has an MBA from John Hopkins University, Carey Business School, a Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy from the George Washington University, and an Executive Program in Private Equity / Venture Capital from Harvard Business School. Rogerio is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.