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Invariantes Fund Co-Founder Fernando Pontaza on Founding the First Venture Fund in Guatemala, Applying Guatemalan Culture to Investing, and Investing in Hustle Fund | Seed To Harvest Ep54

March 13, 2023 Paige Finn Doherty Episode 54
Invariantes Fund Co-Founder Fernando Pontaza on Founding the First Venture Fund in Guatemala, Applying Guatemalan Culture to Investing, and Investing in Hustle Fund | Seed To Harvest Ep54
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Invariantes Fund Co-Founder Fernando Pontaza on Founding the First Venture Fund in Guatemala, Applying Guatemalan Culture to Investing, and Investing in Hustle Fund | Seed To Harvest Ep54
Mar 13, 2023 Episode 54
Paige Finn Doherty

Today, I’m joined by Fernando Pontaza, Co-Founder and General Partner at Invariantes Fund. Fernando is a self-taught, multi-asset class portfolio manager with a track record of outperformance and solid risk metrics. After over 10 years in finance and a decade of managing portfolios, he has learned an enormous amount about the power of creating wealth. He believes the risks and sacrifices entrepreneurs take against the odds are key drivers of mankind's progress. As Co-Founder and General Partner of Guatemala’s first homegrown, early stage, Venture Capital Fund he is doing everything within his power to help them and partake on that journey.

Seed to Harvest is a podcast focused on stories & tactics from a diverse array of investors, founders, and creators, hosted by Paige Finn Doherty, a founding partner at Behind Genius Ventures and author of Seed to Harvest, an illustrated children's book for adults.

Connect with Paige 🌱💜

Behind Genius Ventures blog | https://www.behindgeniusventures.com/

Personal Blog | https://paigefinndoherty.com/

Twitter | https://twitter.com/paigefinnn

00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Fernando Pontaza
05:12 Collaborating in a two-way street
10:47 Switching to a multi-family office
15:07 Impact of a 50/50 portfolio
21:42 Deployment slowing down
26:34 Lifting the veil of security

Show notes:
Fernando Pontaza | https://www.linkedin.com/in/fpontaza/

Invariantes Fund | https://www.invariantes.com/

Hustle Fund | https://www.hustlefund.vc/

Elizabeth Yin | https://twitter.com/dunkhippo33

1517 Fund | https://www.1517fund.com/

Thiel Fellowship | https://thielfellowship.org/

Danielle Strachman | https://twitter.com/DStrachman

Luis von Ahn | https://twitter.com/LuisvonAhn

Duolingo | https://www.duolingo.com/

Luminar | https://www.luminartech.com/

Zeeza Cole | https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeeza-cole-014007134/

Sarah Hinkfuss | https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-hinkfuss-3198925/

Show Notes

Today, I’m joined by Fernando Pontaza, Co-Founder and General Partner at Invariantes Fund. Fernando is a self-taught, multi-asset class portfolio manager with a track record of outperformance and solid risk metrics. After over 10 years in finance and a decade of managing portfolios, he has learned an enormous amount about the power of creating wealth. He believes the risks and sacrifices entrepreneurs take against the odds are key drivers of mankind's progress. As Co-Founder and General Partner of Guatemala’s first homegrown, early stage, Venture Capital Fund he is doing everything within his power to help them and partake on that journey.

Seed to Harvest is a podcast focused on stories & tactics from a diverse array of investors, founders, and creators, hosted by Paige Finn Doherty, a founding partner at Behind Genius Ventures and author of Seed to Harvest, an illustrated children's book for adults.

Connect with Paige 🌱💜

Behind Genius Ventures blog | https://www.behindgeniusventures.com/

Personal Blog | https://paigefinndoherty.com/

Twitter | https://twitter.com/paigefinnn

00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Fernando Pontaza
05:12 Collaborating in a two-way street
10:47 Switching to a multi-family office
15:07 Impact of a 50/50 portfolio
21:42 Deployment slowing down
26:34 Lifting the veil of security

Show notes:
Fernando Pontaza | https://www.linkedin.com/in/fpontaza/

Invariantes Fund | https://www.invariantes.com/

Hustle Fund | https://www.hustlefund.vc/

Elizabeth Yin | https://twitter.com/dunkhippo33

1517 Fund | https://www.1517fund.com/

Thiel Fellowship | https://thielfellowship.org/

Danielle Strachman | https://twitter.com/DStrachman

Luis von Ahn | https://twitter.com/LuisvonAhn

Duolingo | https://www.duolingo.com/

Luminar | https://www.luminartech.com/

Zeeza Cole | https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeeza-cole-014007134/

Sarah Hinkfuss | https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-hinkfuss-3198925/