Esteban Velasco is the CEO and cofounder of Sempli, the leading online lending platform for small businesses in Colombia. Before creating Sempli, Esteban cofounded Velum Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital fund manager, the first digital investment fund targeting start-ups in Colombia. His professional experience includes working for several venture capital funds in Latin America and investment banks targeting early stage financing. Esteban is an active contributor to the development of entrepreneurship in Colombia, being an Endeavor mentor, advisor of some start-up initiatives, as well as a regular lecturer of several universities and seminars. Esteban studied Business Administration at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia, holds an MBA from ISM in France and took the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT.