Lisandro Bril, is the Founder and Managing Partner of AxVentures -Pymar and Holdinvest Technology Funds. He is currently invested and sits on the Board of five companies: Keclon (Biotech), ZauberLabs (Social Media), GranData (Big Data), Pixowl (Mobile games), Technisys (Banking software applications).
Mr. Bril is Member of the Advisory Board and Investment Committee of CITES – Centro de Innovación Tecnológica, Empresarial y Social, Grupo Sancor (Center for Technological, Business and Social Innovation, Sancor Group). Focused in Biotechnology, Nanotechnologies and Information Technologies with global scale up potential
The trajectory of Mr. Bril in the field of Venture Capital is associated with his pioneering experience during the 90s as Angel investor (Graphical Information Executive Support System sold to Oracle); CEO of BGS Seed Capital Fund in Latin America –Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela) and CEO i5/Hicks Fund in Argentina, those funds invested U.S. $ 17.5 MM in emerging technology companies. The fund was able to repay money to investors through the successful case of Amtec Software Company, now Neoris. Invested in Despegar (now Tigger -Sequoia), as well as Bonvivir,Comunia, B2B Latin America, PalmSite, Gemelo.
Prior to this, Mr. Bril founded Booz Allen Hamilton in Argentina, and was its Managing Director. He worked in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Chile ) financial services, automotive industry restructuring, privatization and diversification of conglomerates in the chemical and steel industries, both in the public and private sector. Retired as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Booz Allen Argentina
As Management consultant Mr. Bril also worked for seven years as Partner at both Spencer Stuart and Korn/ Ferry, the Executive Search firms. Leading the Board and Corporate Governance Practice, and Searches for CEOs and first level reporting executives . As well as the Management Assessment Practice
Between 1985 and 1989, he was Undersecretary of State for Foreign Trade and, as such, he was responsible for the administration of exports and imports and for the exports promotion policies of Argentina’s non traditional sectors. He actively participated in the creation of MERCOSUR.
Ecosystem development activities include: co-founder of Endeavor Argentina and actively participates in the Endeavor Global Venture Capital Network; currently Governor of Enablis Argentina as well as Strategic Advisor to Enablis Latin America, an organization sponsored by G8 to promote entrepreneurship. Participates as Advisor to PRODEM , the Latin American Entrepreneurship Development Program at UNGS sponsored by MIF /IDB .
He is co-Founder and Treasurer of Fundación Equidad; former President of Harvard Club Argentina; former member of the Foreign Trade Commission of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (AmCham) and the International Organizations Commission of the Unión Industrial Argentina (Argentine Industry Organization). Mr. Bril also participated in the organization of the Group of 50 Latin-American Business Leaders, based in Washington (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).
Mr. Bril holds a BA in Economics (Cum Laude) from University of Buenos Aires, and a MPA from Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also worked as a Case Writer for Harvard Business School.