Lisandro Bril is the Founder and Managing Partner of AxVentures -Pymar Fund and Axia Ventures Company Builder. As of 2015 he is also Managing Partner of ALTA VENTURES PanAmerican Venture Capital Fund.

He is currently invested and sits on the Board of six companies: Keclon (Biotech), Unleash.bio (Biotech Pharma) ZauberLabs (Social Media), GranData (Big Data), Pixowl (Mobile games), Technisys (Banking software applications).

Mr. Bril is Member of the Advisory Board and Investment Committee of CITES – Centro de Innovación Tecnológica, Empresarial y Social, Grupo Sancor (Center for Technological, Business and Social Innovation, Sancor Group), focused in Biotechnology, Nanotechnologies and Information Technologies with global scale up potential. He is also Jury of the Annual Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition.

The trajectory of Mr. Bril in the field of Venture Capital is associated with his pioneering experience during the 90s as Angel investor (Graphical Information Executive Support System sold to Oracle), as CEO of BGS Seed Capital Fund in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela) and CEO of i5/Hicks Fund in Argentina. Those funds invested U.S. $ 17.5 MM in emerging technology companies and were able to repay money to investors through the successful case of Amtec Software Company, now Neoris. Invested in Despegar (now Tigger -Sequoia), as well as in Bonvivir, Comunia, B2B Latin America, PalmSite and Gemelo.

Prior to this, Mr. Bril founded Booz Allen Hamilton in Argentina, and was its Managing Director. He worked in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Chile) in financial services, automotive industry restructuring, privatization and diversification of conglomerates in the chemical and steel industries, both in the public and private sector. Retired as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Booz Allen Argentina.

As Management consultant, Mr. Bril also worked for seven years as Partner at both Spencer Stuart and Korn/ Ferry, the Executive Search firms. He led the Board and Corporate Governance Practice, and Searches for CEOs and first level reporting executives, as well as the Management Assessment Practice.

Between 1985 and 1989, he was Undersecretary of State for Foreign Trade, and as such, he was responsible for the administration of exports and imports and for the exports promotion policies of Argentina’s non traditional sectors. He actively participated in the creation of MERCOSUR.

Ecosystem development activities include: co-founder of Endeavor Argentina and actively participates in the Endeavor Global Venture Capital Network; former Governor of Enablis Argentina as well as Strategic Advisor to Enablis Latin America, an organization sponsored by G8 to promote entrepreneurship. Participates as Advisor to PRODEM, the Latin American Entrepreneurship Development Program at UNGS sponsored by MIF /IDB.

Mr. Bril is co-Founder and Treasurer of Fundación Equidad; former President of Harvard Club Argentina; former member of the Foreign Trade Commission of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (AmCham) and the International Organizations Commission of the Unión Industrial Argentina (Argentine Industry Organization). He also participated in the organization of the Group of 50 Latin-American Business Leaders, based in Washington (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).

Mr. Bril holds a BA in Economics (Cum Laude) from University of Buenos Aires, and a MPA from Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also worked as a Case Writer for Harvard Business School.

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LIFEMAP

2017


Major progresses in invested portfolio companies keclon.com, grandata.com, technisys.com and unleash.bio

Managing Partner AltaVentures


2015

2014


Advisory Board Member for Venture Capital CITES

Judge Harvard Business School


2013

2012


Board Member Enablis Argentina

Member Endeavor Global Venture Capital Network


2011

2009


Member of the Board of Friends Metropolitan Design Center of Buenos Aires

 

Secretary of the Board Luminis Foundation

 

Member Advisory Board Prodem

Managing Partner AxVentures Pymar Fund


2008

2006


Advisory Board Member University of San Andres Business School

Member Advisory Council CIPPEC


2005

2001


Senior Vice President Korn/Ferry

President Harvard Club of Argentina


2000

1999


Judge Naves Business Plan Competition, IAE Business School

Managing Partner BGS Venture Capital Seed Fund


1998

CEO i5- Venture Capital Hicks Muse Tate & Furst Fund



Board Member and Treasurer Endeavor Argentina



CoFounder and Treasurer Fundacion Equidad



Managing Partner AxiaVentures Company Builder and Venture Advisor



1996


Senior VicePresident Spencer Stuart

Member of the Board SAMAP - Mercado de Abasto - IRSA Real Estate


1994

1993


Angel Investor Graphical Information

Managing Director Argentina- Chairman Advisory Council Booz Allen Hamilton


1988

1985


UnderSecretary of State for Foreing Trade Ministry of Economy of Argentina

Co Coordinator FHP Club of Rome Forum Humanum Project


1984

1983


Strategic Management : The Norton Case Harvard Business School Case Study

MPA, Business and Government Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government


1980

1979


Co Coordinator FHP Club of Rome Forum Humanum Project

Chief of Division Institute for Latin American Integration of the InterAmerican Development Bank


1977

1976


Journalist El Cronista and La Opinion Newspapers

Pichon Riviere School of Social Psychology


1975

1974


Bachellor Lic, Economics Universidad de Buenos Aires

Bachellor, Liberal Arts Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires


1969