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Carlos Alberto Ochoa Valencia
Investment Manager, Bancolombia Ventures
Alumni Profile:

Carlos is a Colombian, born in Medellín and has been with Bancolombia for seven years. He started with Bancolombia as a Legal Associate in the Corporate and International Division. He then was promoted to Senior Legal Associate in the Investment and Banking M&A team and is currently Investment Manager for the recently created CVC for the bank named Bancolombia Ventures. 

How did VC Unlocked impact your confidence as a VC?

When I arrived at VCU, I had a great challenge within my organization, and it was to consolidate Bancolombia Ventures CVC as a tool that would really positively impact the organization’s strategy and serve as an innovation accelerator.

What was the most important takeaway from the program that you implemented afterwards?

When I arrived in my country to continue with my responsibilities within the company with all the tools and knowledge necessary to structure an investment thesis that could serve my organization, avoiding errors In focus, geography, ticket size, fund size, etc. But at the same time, it could be as simple and clear that the innovation ecosystem could understand my thesis and refer me as an interesting investor that can contribute to the growth of the companies.

What advice do you have for Corporate VCs who are considering the program?

It is the best way to obtain the basic knowledge in Venture Capital from the hand of expert investors with the world-class methodology of Ivy League Universities.

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