Juan Pablo Cappello is a well-known entrepreneur and is deeply involved in supporting venture capital and impact investing in Latin America. In the past few years he has co-founded www.idea.me, the leading Latin America crowdfunding site; www.thelabmiami.com, a 10,000 sq.ft. campus for creative entrepreneurs in the Wynwood Art’s district in Miami; and www.melaartisans.com, a leading retail site that promotes a sustainable livelihood for artisans in India by providing a customer base for their handmade products. Juan Pablo was a partner in and a director of Patagon.com, which was sold to Banco Santander for a transaction value of over US$750 million, and currently runs a law firm he founded, Private Advising Group. Juan Pablo, a Duke University alumnus, was named one of the “Most Influential Hispanics” by Poder magazine in the areas of science and technology and was selected as a “Top 50 Entrepreneur” by Business Leader magazine. Juan Pablo serves on the Advisory Committee of the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation. He is also a GAB member of Endeavor.org and a member of the Legal Committee of the Latin American Venture Capital Association.