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Rafael de la Guia

Investment Associate at Omidyar Network

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Previous
  1. Acumen Fund,
  2. New Ventures México,
  3. MezzVest (a division of CapVest Limited)
Education
  1. University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business
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University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business

University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business

Venture Capital, Social Entrepreneurship

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Background

Experience

Investment Associate

Omidyar Network
– Present (2 years 4 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. We invest in and help scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic, social, and political change.
I focus on investments in Education, Mobile Technology Platforms and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in emerging countries.

Summer Portfolio Associate

Acumen Fund
(3 months)Greater New York City Area

Developed a strategic roadmap for expansion into Latin America.
Analyzed IPO and M&A exit strategies for a subset of portfolio companies.
Assessed water portfolio strategy.

Consultant

New Ventures México
(6 months)Mexico City Area, Mexico

Co-led the project to launch Adobe Capital, an impact investment fund focused on social and environmental entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Advised management on strategic planning and operational improvements for the business accelerator unit.

Portfolio Associate

MezzVest (a division of CapVest Limited)
(2 years 6 months)London, United Kingdom

Managed a portfolio of over 20 performing and non-performing assets ($1.0 billion).
Co-originated and executed three LBO financings ($200 m).
Collaborated in the fundraising efforts for two funds.

Analyst - Global Healthcare Team

UBS Investment Bank
(1 year 4 months)London, United Kingdom

Advised healthcare companies on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and public and private financing.

Summer Analyst - Spain

UBS Investment Bank
(4 months)Madrid Area, Spain

Supported the due diligence teams and prepared the preliminary synergies analysis for Gas Natural unsolicited tender offer for Endesa.

Languages

  1. Spanish

  2. French

Skills

  • Financial Modeling
  • Valuation
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Due Diligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Investments
  • Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Portfolio Management

Education

University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business

MBA, Venture Capital, Social Entrepreneurship

Activities and Societies: Graduate Student Instructor, Global Social Venture Competition, International Business Development, Social Sector Solutions, International Development and Enterprise Club

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

ICADE E-3, Business Administration & Law

Activities and Societies: Erasmus exchange program: Université Paris Dauphine (France)

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