Karla brings 15 years of experience strengthening, scaling and investing in companies in emerging markets. She served most recently as Interim Investment Director at VilCap Investments where she led initial investments in early-stage companies in Mexico, Ghana, Kenya, and the US. She supported a portfolio of over 30 companies, cultivated new investor relationships and raised capital for the fund. She also prepared early-stage FinTech and HealthTech entrepreneurs to raise capital through Village Capital’s Mexico-based accelerator program.
Karla has dedicated her career to using business as a force for social good. Early on she developed a deep passion for reforming production practices across industries to improve working conditions and protect the environment. Her passion for supply chain reform, deep concern with the state of the apparel industry and her love of beautiful clothes, led her to create Alante Capital in an effort to spur innovations that can have lasting positive impacts on people and the planet.