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About Me:

My name is Bernardt Vogel, I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised across Nicaragua and the United States, I am a global citizen with a diverse background and a passion for uniting people. I hold a bachelor's degree in business administration from Purdue University and an MBA from Babson College, complemented by a certificate in sustainable management from Yale, fintech specializations from Wharton and Duke, and a Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst accreditation from the Corporate Finance Institute.

With a love for learning and a keen interest in the thoughts and behaviors of successful business people, I have always been an avid follower of websites such as Quora, TED, Reddit, Quartz, Product Hunt, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.

At just 21, I became the COO of a US startup operating in South Africa and Latin America. Within two years, we raised $42 million and reached a valuation of over $100 million. My global experiences have allowed me to travel to over 35 countries, fostering a strong network and learning the importance of converting one-way information flow into collective intelligence.

At 26, I co-founded CIE: Centro de Intervención Eduterapeutico, the first applied behavior analysis center in Nicaragua for people with autism and related disabilities. Today, CIE operates three centers across the country, employing over 80 therapists and serving more than 400 children, generating more than $3 million in annual revenue.

After completing my MBA, I transitioned to the investment management field and served as an investment director in a Latin American private equity fund. During my seven-year tenure, I structured and led a private equity fund, achieving a 22% IRR by investing in diverse, sustainable businesses with consistent cash flows.

Currently, I hold various positions in the startup ecosystem, including Sr. Associate at VU Venture Partners, Venture Analyst for New World Angels, Founding Investor of Sweater Fund, Startup Advisor for Consilience Ventures, and more. As an angel investor, I have allocated over $150k in capital to early-stage founders and evaluated more than 1,200 startups in 2022 alone.

With a strong commitment to sustainable growth and development, I actively advise startups and accelerators, such as Latam's "Pygma", and leverage my extensive network of investors for co-investment opportunities. I am honored to be a part of organizations driving innovation and social impact, and I look forward to continuing my journey in the world of business and investment.

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Bernardt Vogel

I am part of the investment team focused on Fintech & Web3 at VU Venture Partners, Venture Analyst for New World Angels and Startup advisor.