Interview with Antonio Luck and Adriana Suarez, Managing Partners, MatterScale Ventures


May 19 2021 • 57 mins

In this episode: Antonio Luck and Adriana Suarez, Managing Partners at MatterScale Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage Latin startups with a global mindset, located in the US and LatAm, that apply technology to offer high quality, affordable, and accessible services for the majority. Key sectors include the future of jobs, education, healthcare, productivity, and financial services. Show notes Personal background – Antonio Luck 3:06 Personal background – Adriana Suarez 4:38 Getting started in venture capital and Endeavor – Antonio Luck 10:11 Explaining the Endeavor platform – Antonio Luck 11:52 The beginnings of MatterScale Ventures takes shape – Antonio Luck 12:52 Developing an investment strategy at MatterScale Ventures – Antonio Luck 14:23 How a career in government translated to venture capital and angel investing – Adriana Suarez 17:40 Building an angel investment portfolio – Adriana Suarez 22:00 What are the characteristics of founders that you are looking for? – Antonio Luck 24:35 How have entrepreneurs evolved in LatAm? – Adriana Suarez 30:35 What does MatterScale look for in companies that can scale and grow rapidly? – Antonio Luck 35:02 Sourcing investment opportunities? – Adriana Suarez 37:09 The team at MatterScale – role of venture partners? – Antonio Luck 41:55 What have been the biggest learning experiences in starting MatterScale? – Adriana Suarez 43:59 Thoughts on current market opportunities – Antonio Luck 46:33 Characterizing the current economic environment, investment outlook – Adriana Suarez 49:03 Things I do for fun, what I am reading? – Adriana Suarez 52:55 Things I do for fun, what I am reading? – Antonio Luck 53:51 Getting more information on MatterScale Ventures – Andres Sandate 56:08 References to books and websites in the episode http://www.matterscale.com/ (www.matterscale.com) Fernando Fabre, Managing Partner of MatterScale Ventures on Remote Leadership May 13, 2020 https://medium.com/@fernando_90271 (Medium Article on Remote Leadership) https://medium.com/@fernando_90271 (https://medium.com/@fernando_90271) Books recommended in the episode https://www.blitzscaling.com/ (https://www.blitzscaling.com/) https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205 (https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205) https://www.amazon.com/How-Raise-Adult-Overparenting-Prepare/dp/1250093635 (https://www.amazon.com/How-Raise-Adult-Overparenting-Prepare/dp/1250093635) Have questions/comments/show ideas? Email us at info@atlalts.com