Susana Garcia-Robles is a Senior Partner with Capria. She is a recognized expert on development finance innovation, an investor in seed and VC funds, and a builder of entrepreneurial ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In 2020, she left the Inter-American Development Bank where she was Chief Investment Officer and Gender Initiatives Coordinator. Today, in addition to her role with Capria, she is also Executive Advisor to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA).An avid supporter of ecosystems, she is a co-founder of the Argentinean VC/ PE association/ (ARCAP) and the Colombian VC/PE association/ (Colcapital). She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Brazilian VC/PE association/ (ABVCAP) and others.
In 2012 she co-founded WeXchange, the first pitch-competition and platform of encounter for LAC women entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors. In 2019 she co-founded WeInvest Latam, a network of women investors. She continues mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs and early stage fund managers.
Susana earned a Master’s Degree in International Economic Policy from Columbia University and a Master’s in Philosophy and Education from the Catholic University of Argentina.
Naiyya is the founder and CEO of BabyChakra and the co-founder of Myglamm and the Good Glamm Group. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA 2012) where she was a Fulbright and J.N.Tata scholar. She even received her BA LLB (Hons.) from National Law School, India.
Prior to Babychakra, Naiyya was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and at The Bridgespan Group (in Boston) where she worked extensively on her areas of passion which is maternal & child health education.
Today, Naiyya spearheads a unicorn, a billion dollar empire – the Good Glamm Group which has South Asia’s largest portfolio of D2C beauty and personal care brands.
Rachael is the Co-Founding Partner at Flying Fox Ventures. Previously, she was the Founder of Working Theory Angels. Rachael moved into a full-time investment role after gaining her operating experience as the Managing Director of Eventbrite in Australia and new zealand banking group.
She has worked with thousands of early-stage startups as the Head of Startups for Amazon Web Services.
Rachael has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and two Masters degrees from Columbia University.
Ms. Amanda Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance. She leads a staff team and provides direction to 500 volunteer practitioners globally. The organization, which is in 27 locations, is focused on empowering women in the finance industry and inspiring the next generation of pre-career young women.
Ms. Pullinger is a former principal of Aquamarine Capital Management, and previously, she served as Chairman of the Board of The HALO Trust (www.halotrust.org) and served on the Board of Langone NYU Cancer Institute. She was on the founding Board of 100 Women in Finance, serving as its President for two years. She is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Ms. Pullinger graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford University in 1987 with an Honours Degree in Modern History. She earned an MBA from La Salle University, Philadelphia, in 1998, and received the Academic Award for MBA student of the year as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma designation.
Bao-Y joined Target in 2017 and is one of the leaders of Target’s growth stage investment practice. She has a particular focus on companies in the Edtech, Consumer and Software industries and has led our investments in companies including Lepaya, Crisp and Elopage.
Bao-Y joined Target from Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions team where she advised companies in the TMT, Financial Services, and Industrials industries in both London and Sydney. She began her career as a graduate trainee at Postbank in Germany.
Bao-Y holds an M.Sc Finance from Imperial College London and a B.Sc in Business Administration from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. A German national, she is also fluent in English & Vietnamese.