Felipe was previously a partner at Austral Capital, an early-stage firm based in Santiago, Chile, where he served on the boards of Nimbic, BAL, GPB, Scanntech, Junar, and Andes Biotech. He also served as President of the Board for ASEMBIO (the Chilean Biotech Association) and Director for Chile Biotech (a public-private initiative to promote Chilean biotechnology).
Prior to Austral, Felipe directed new business development at Fundación Chile creating and investing in new technology companies. Felipe was co-founder of Lucien Biotech S.A. (AgBiotech company targeting polyphenol pathways), founder and CEO of INTRA (delivering internet-based enterprise knowledge management solutions to Global 1000 firms), and co-founder of NEXION (providing technology development services to Latin American companies in China).
Felipe has served as consultant and advisor to CORFO-Invest (promoting international investment in Chile) and ProChile (promoting Chilean technoogy abroad); worked on new project valuation at OPS&S in Argentina, Brazil and Chile; and was a technology advisor to CORFO-Innova, the Chilean Development Agency.
Felipe serves on the Board of Gesta Mayor, the technology transfer office and incubator for Universidad Mayor, and works on initiatives to strengthen the country's technology transfer capability.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Felipe holds a BSc in computer sciences and an MSc in industrial engineering from Universidad Católica de Chile. He has taught Technology Entrepreneur Marketing and Programing courses at Universidad Católica de Chile, as well as courses and workshops on venture capital, bio business, and entrepreneurship at other universities.
Felipe is a member of Class 16 and performed his fellowship at Austral Capital under the mentorship of John Hamer from Burril & Co.