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Venture South International

VS lends to small and growing businesses above microfinance ($2k - 50,000) through subs in Colombia and the Philippines. The emphasis is on job creation.

Company Summary

We lend to small and growing businesses who do not otherwise have access to capital. Our companies are businesses which have existing operations and require capital for expansion. Microfinance does not have the loan products to respond to their needs and banks are not serving these clients. Our clients are typically lower middle class and create employment for people living in poverty. We finance the expansion of their businesses and economy.

Team

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    María Victoria Aguirre
    MD Venture South Colombia

    Wide experience in the financial system, in analysis, control and management of credit risks, in the different regions of Colombia, both for natural and legal persons part of the Micro-, Medium- and Large Enterprises, as well as in the Government Sector, in Micro Financial Institutions, and in the Evaluation of Investment Projects. She became the CEO of ECLOF Colombia in difficult times and has built it into a profitable gorwing MFI.

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    Ana Sofía Franky
    Pres Venture South Colombia

    Ana Sofía has over 30 years of experience and in banking and finance. She worked for 20 years in the Colombian banking sector in credit risk analysis, control and management. She had authority to make loans up to US$200,000 while working for commercial banks. Since 1999 she works as a consultant to MSME sized enterprises assisting them in financial planning, development potential.... Executive committee member of WWB Bogota.

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    Rico Coligado
    MD NPFC (Venture South Philippines)

    Rico has over 16 years of experience as a microfinance specialist. He has served as project officer, trainer, regional manager, country manager and deputy regional manager for South East Asia. He is particularly strong at appraisal, evaluation, installation and upscaling MFIs. He has developed numerous financial products and services, reviewed countless business plans and analyzed an endless number of financial projections and budgets.

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    George Petty
    MD Venture South Int'l

    George founded Venture South in 2008. He saw the niche above microfinance and created VS to small and growing businesses. He had the vision to build the network using a unique structure relying on a network of local expertise. He has guided VS from a start up to managing a global portfolio. Previously he worked 12 years in Microfinance + 5 years as an insurance broker. http://www.takepart.com/video/george-petty-financing-missing-middle

Advisors

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    http://www.lenzstaehelin.com/en/people/attorneys/mode/detail/employee/ledermann.html
    Lawyer
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    Rémy Légeret
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Friends + Family
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    http://www.quadia.ch/
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