Jackie Hyland has spent the better part of a decade living, working and studying in Latin America across multiple different industries, which has given her a unique perspective into ways that technology and finance can help serve the region.
After spending time with non-profits, impact investment, real estate, traditional venture capital and the the head of Latin America for Silicon Valley bank, Jackie is now looking at ways that non traditional financing options can help Latin American entrepreneurs.
We sat down to go over her experience and take a deep dive into debt, venture debt and something as seemingly as simple as opening a bank account in order to deposit your US venture capital check.
Check out this episode to hear Jackie’s story and her wealth of knowledge on finance, venture capital and startups in Latin America.
Jackie spent time working with a non-profit in Latin America to help women get more involved in business in politics, especially in rural areas. She believes diversity is very important not only for business, but also for helping build economies, especially in underserved markets. We talk about her experience working with an impact investment fund to help both underrepresented founders, but also to solve problems for the bottom of the pyramid. Listen to this episode of Crossing Borders to learn more about why it's important and how Jackie thinks about getting more women involved in business, politics and startups.
Most entrepreneurs understand venture capital: selling a portion of your business in exchange for an investment. But most entrepreneurs haven’t explored other options like venture debt, invoice backed lending, working capital loans and other structures that are more common in the US than in Latin America. Listen to this episode to learn more about some of the tools that Latin American entrepreneurs can use to grow their businesses, while not taking the dilution that traditional venture capital requires.