Interview With Eric Perez-Grovas
Fund / GroupWollef VC (formerly Jaguar Ventures)
Number of portfolio companies34
Focus AreasEarly stage internet focused business
Focus GeographiesSpanish speaking LATAM
HOW AND WHY DID YOU GET STARTED IN PRIVATE INVESTING?
I was raised by an entrepreneurial Mother who inspired me to admire and respect all entrepreneurs. Since I wrote my MBA´s admission essay I had a clear idea that I wanted to dedicate my life to help and invest in Entrepreneurs.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU VALUE IN AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?
The Entrepreneur´s vision.
WHAT ARE THE BEST INNOVATION THEMES THAT YOU SEE IN THE MARKET TODAY?
Using the digital highway to help people achieve a higher quality of life.
BEYOND ECONOMIC RETURN, WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DO YOU HOPE TO MAKE WITH YOUR PORTFOLIO?
In all honesty, only economic return.
WHAT ARE THE MOST PRESSING CHALLENGES OR PAIN POINTS IN MANAGING YOUR DAY-TO-DAY PRIVATE INVESTMENT ACTIVITY?
Helping entrepreneurs reach and hire the talent their companies need.
WHAT IS THE HARDEST INVESTMENT LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED AND/OR THE BIGGEST INVESTMENT MISTAKE YOU’VE MADE?
Underestimating how important it is for the Entrepreneur´s success, to have selling capabilities.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE INDUSTRY INFORMATION SOURCES AND/OR SERVICES?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE NON-BUSINESS INTEREST OR HOBBY?
PLEASE LEAVE US A BOOK RECOMMENDATION (BUSINESS OR OTHERWISE).
High output management by Andy Grove
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THE PRIVATE MARKET OVERALL?