Nhora Otálora - harbourvest
The HarbourVest Bogotá Team

Nhora Otálora

Managing Director, Investor Relations


About Nhora

Nhora Otálora joined HarbourVest in 2012 and focuses on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing Latin American investors and consultants.

Nhora joined HarbourVest from Bancoldex S.A. in Colombia, where she was a private equity associate responsible for structuring a program to build the private equity and venture capital ecosystem in Colombia, managing relationships with fund managers and institutional investors, and monitoring venture capital and private equity statistics for Colombia. Her prior experience includes positions at Fundación Coomeva, where she analyzed companies and new business opportunities for small enterprises; and Banco de Bogotá, where she developed small business relationships.

Nhora received a degree in Financial Administration from Ibague University in 2005 and a Masters in Global Administration from Tulane and Icesi Universities in 2012. As a native of Colombia, Nhora speaks fluent Spanish.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).