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Lumni Funds: Preeduca (Chile), Fund 100 & Fund 101 (Mex)

Lumni is raising $3 million in its human capital funds in Chile and Mexico. Lumni funds offer high social impact and an est. 8% return EA.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Education
  • Location Club Hípico de Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2001
  • Employees 60
  • Website

Company Summary

Lumni designs and manages social-investment funds that invest in the education of diversified pools of college students. In exchange, each student commits to pay a fixed percentage of income for a fixed number of months after graduation. The model allows investors to invest in a community’s most important asset: the future of its youth. In exchange, students receive the flexible source of financing they need to pursue their career dreams.


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    Liliana Manns
    General Manager, Lumni Chile

    Liliana has a BS in Commercial Engineering with distinction from Universidad Católica de Chile.

    Liliana was Planning and Financial Control Manager at Banco Security in Chile. She previously held the positions of Market Risk Analyst at Banco Security. Previously she worked for Landesbank, in Germany, as Risk and Market Analyst.
    She has also taught Economics at Universidad Catolica de Chile.

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    Juan Felipe Vasquez

    Juan Felipe has a BA in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, has an MS in Finance from the London School of Economics. He worked during 13 years in Grupo Bancolombia and Grupo Aval, in operating and financial risk and management of investment funds

    He was Chief Risk Officer of Fiduciaria del Banco de Bogotá, where he was responsible for management of operating and financial risks of a portfolio of USD 12 billion.

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    Estela Lavin

    Estela holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile and is a candidate for MPA at Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago, Chile. Estela co-founded the microfinance unit of Banigualdad, a Chilean microfinance entity. Estela developed Banigualdad’s microfinance unit to a size of 23,000 clients, making it one of the main and most efficient microfinance institutions in Chile.

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    Miguel Palacios
    Head of Research

    Miguel holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, and a PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Miguel was a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

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    Kirsha Carretero
    General Manager, Lumni Mexico

    Kirsha has a BA in Communications from CECC and an MA in Corporate Social Responsibility from Universidad de Barcelona.

    She as Director of Client Experience at Scotiabank; head of Institutional Programs at IXE, where she created and implemented the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for the bank.

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    Ana Maria Ramirez
    General Manager, Lumni Colombia

    Ana has a BA in Psychology from Universidad Javeriana and an Executive MBA from Universidad de los Andes.

    She has been Director of Operations, Student Manager Supervisor and External Consultant at Lumni Colombia.

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    Juan Pablo Bustamante
    General Manager, Lumni Peru

    Juan Pablo has an MA in Business Administration and Marketing from UPC. He has an MBA from IAE Business School, where he received a Magna Cum Laude distinction. He is a member of red de líderes RED40+ de Enseña Perú (Teach for Peru, part of Teach for All)

    He was Director of Marketing and Sales at e-MediaLA, Manager from LANPASS & LANTOURS at LAN Airlines in Peru, Compliance Manager at Pure Biofuels Corporation and Event Manager at AmBev Peru

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    Felipe Vergara

    Felipe holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Univ. de Los Andes (Colombia) and an MBA from Wharton. Felipe was a consultant at McKinsey and has started four companies in the education and finance sectors.

    Felipe was recognized by Ashoka as Leading Social Entrepreneur and Global Fellow in 2006, elected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2009 and awarded the WEF Social Entrepreneurship Award for Latam in 2011.


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    Lex Mundi Foundation Members in the US, Colombia, Peru, Chile & Mexico
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    Grant Thornton (auditor in Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru)

Previous Investors

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    150+ investors including LGT VP, MicroVest, The Cordes Foundation, Calvert, The Cordes Foundation
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    The Peery Foundation, The Woodcock Foundation, The Montpelier Foundation, The Schonfeld Foundation
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    Alberto Beeck, Angel Alverde Losada, Carlos Fernández, Daniel Echavarria, Felipe Medina