Focus areas: entrepreneurs, venture capital, higher education.

Fernando Fabre is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Matterscale Ventures, a venture capital firm aligned with the UN SDGs. The fund invests in early-stage startups offering high-quality, affordable, and accessible services for the majority. His preferred industries are edtech, future of work, and SME productivity.

In 2020, he and Sarah Holloway launched the Columbia University E-Lab, a fellowship for global entrepreneurs in edtech, and since 2019 he is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, SIPA, teaching the course Scale Up Ventures. 

Prior to this, as president of Endeavor for 8 years, he led the organization's expansion to 30+ countries and 500 people. He is the co-founder of Collective Academy, a top higher-ed school in Mexico; a board member of Lumni, the leading ISA organization in Latin America; and an advisor to Escuela Bancaria y Comercial. He lives in New York with his family.

Research & Publications

October 2014|Harvard Business Review|Fernando Fabre, Dan Isenberg

Don’t Judge The Economy By The Number Of Startups

January 2010|Editorial Mapas|Fernando Fabre, Cynthia Jaramillo

La Nueva Cara de México II: Los Emprendedores que están Transformando al País

January 2008|Editorial Mapas|Fernando Fabre, Cynthia Jaramillo

La Nueva Cara de México: Los Emprendedores que están Transformando al País

May 2003|Fernando Fabre, Richard Smith

Building an Entrepreneurial Culture in Mexico