The co-founder, president, and CEO of iPoint Capital Partners in Panama City, Hilt Tatum IV leads the firm’s private equity and venture capital initiatives. Under his stewardship, the firm has interests in companies that have, in total, over 1,000 employees in seven countries. Hilt Tatum IV is also the CEO of Impact Housing Corporation based in Panama.
Impact Housing plans to build 5,000 affordable homes in Panama and will be investing $250 million, over 10 years, in the projects. Impact Housing has three housing projects. First, The Dream of Soná is located in Sona, Veraguas, with 90 hectares dedicated to residential development and 10 hectares for commercial purposes. The master plan calls for 2,200 homes to be constructed with a starting price of $49,000. The development broke ground in October 2013, and the projected completion date is 2024.
The second project, The Dreams of Santiago, is located in Santiago, Veraguas. Residential development spans 73 hectares, while 4 hectares will be devoted for commercial purposes. Around 2,000 homes will be built priced at $50,000. The project began in December 2015, and the planned date of completion is 2024. Impact will provide further details in the future regarding its upcoming third project, The Santiago Reserve.
A real estate and technology investor, Hilt Tatum IV leads iPoint Capital Partners as founder and president. Among Hilt Tatum IV’s tech investments is Medopad, which combines modern technology with artificial intelligence to improve healthcare outcomes.
In November 2017, Medopad won Accenture’s Healthcare Innovation Challenge semifinal held in London, UK. The win secured Medopad’s place as one of the nine health startups from around the world at the challenge’s final held at the Startup Health Festival in San Francisco, California, in January 2018.
The Healthcare Innovation Challenge recognizes health startups from around the world that are developing solutions for the biggest challenges to global healthcare including access, management, affordability, and information security. Winning at the semifinal level is no small feat.
Participants send their applications ahead of the deadline after which applications are reviewed and a shortlist is made. Shortlisted candidates are invited for pitching rounds in either Boston, London, or Singapore. They receive coaching on pitching from Accenture coaches after which they pitch to a panel of healthcare industry professionals and investors. It is this panel that ultimately decides the semifinal winners. In 2017, the judges included Sarah Ahmad, SVP at Highmark Health; Paul Von Autenried, CIO at Bristol-Myers Squibb; and Susan Lorraine-Bennett, director at MSD.
President of Panama-based iPoint Capital Partners, Hilt Tatum IV is responsible for the firm’s investments in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. A venture capitalist, Hilt Tatum IV also heads the company’s venture capital operations.
Not all venture capitalists are the same. If you are fortunate enough to secure venture capital, you will have to work with the VCs for a very long time. Therefore, it's important to know who you are giving an ownership stake in your company, and to perform your due diligence.
Many VCs today narrow their focus within a single market, geography, or industry. This is where they feel they have deep knowledge and expertise. Research VCs within your product or service niche. Find out which ones have an impressive track record in your particular market. Afterward, talk to executives in companies they have invested in to find out how involved they were in the businesses. How much value did they add to these firms? Did they take part in growing the company and providing solutions for some of its problems, or did they just hand out capital and become unavailable afterward? What about their business philosophy and preferred growth and execution strategies - do they match your own? What about any potential conflicts of interest - are they shareholders in one of your competitors?
Looking for a VC is like looking for a spouse - you have to court each other first before you sign on the dotted line. And when you do decide to pair up, be open and set clear expectations. Do not be vague about vital elements of the contract such as exit clauses. You want a VC who won’t exit at the first sign of a challenge.
With more than 10 years of investment experience, Hilt Tatum IV is the founder and president of iPoint Capital Partners in Panama. Hilt Tatum IV holds a postgraduate degree from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, which will hold its next Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford (SVCO) event on May 17 and 18, 2017.
For the past 14 years, innovative entrepreneurs and investors from Silicon Valley have been participating in the SVCO event, in which they share ideas about starting, running, and scaling successful businesses. With a theme of augmented humanity, the 2017 SVCO event will offer several masterclasses and speed workshops as well as question-and-answer sessions with prominent entrepreneurs.
Speakers at previous SVCO events have included such figures as Bob Goodson, the cofounder of Quid; Leila Janah, the founder and CEO of Sama Group; George Burges, founder and CEO of Gojimo; Torsten Reil, founder and CEO of NaturalMotion; and Reshma Sohoni, cofounder and partner of Seedcamp. To learn more about the University of Oxford Said Business School and its upcoming events, visit www.sbs.ox.ac.uk.
Since 2006, Hilt Tatum IV has served as president and chief executive officer of iPoint Capital Partners, a Panama-based company through which he has founded more than 20 businesses. Also actively involved in the Panamanian community, Hilt Tatum IV founded Project Joy Panama.
Project Joy Panama aims to help rural Panamanian families in need by building schools and providing children with scholarships and school supplies. With a long-term vision, the project assists families for several years in an effort to help children graduate from college.
In addition to these year-round efforts, Project Joy Panama holds its Annual Christmas Charity. Through this holiday event, the Tatum family collaborates with community volunteers to host a Christmas Eve dinner and distribute food and toys to more than 100 families in need. The volunteers present the children with gifts such as soccer balls and dollhouses, and their parents take home rice, meat, and vegetables in order to better feed their families during the holidays.
Hilt Tatum IV serves as partner and president at iPoint Capital Partners. Since founding the company in 2006, he has placed investments in 10 countries. Under the leadership of Hilt Tatum IV, iPoint has worked around the world, undertaking endeavors in Europe, America, Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East.
Though iPoint operates from Panama, the company has a keen knowledge of the regulatory and business environments of countries around the world. Company leaders have more than three decades of combined experience in business fields like alternative investments and European banking.
The iPoint philosophy focuses on diverse holdings and building assets with the assumption that they will never be sold. As such, it operates without predefined exit mandates. This approach allows the company to become more familiar with the industries in which it operates and better serve stakeholders. This, in turn, helps it build greater value and stronger reputations for the brands with which it works.
As president and CEO of iPoint Capital Partners, Hilt Tatum IV is responsible for group investments and the analysis of new investment opportunities across the globe. Hilt Tatum IV supports a number of charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross.
Since 1881, the American Red Cross’ volunteer network has provided services both domestically and abroad. The organization utilizes a diverse group of people, applying their specific gifts and abilities to a broad range of needs.
- Experienced leaders can become board members and assist with fundraising efforts or marketing programs.
- Workers are needed to organize blood drives, recruit donors, and transport supplies and donated blood.
- Disaster responders who assist following fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters can help families in crisis.
- Instructors are needed to teach training courses such as CPR and first aid to community members.
- Writers and speakers can assist the organization by writing grants and speaking about the work of the American Red Cross.
- Administrators and warehouse workers can assist with managing supplies and office needs.
Local chapters of the American Red Cross organize and mobilize their own volunteer networks. Anyone who is interested in joining forces with the the Red Cross can contact their local branch and inquire about volunteer opportunities.
An international business leader, Hilt Tatum IV serves as president of iPoint Capital Partners. Outside of work, Hilt Tatum IV contributes to numerous humanitarian organizations, including the American Red Cross.
In addition to leading blood donation drives and providing training in first aid, the American Red Cross responds to a natural disaster every 8 minutes, which amounts to more than 65,000 disasters per year. With 95 percent of the organization’s disaster relief workers serving as volunteers, the organization relies on the support of donors to carry out its work.
For every dollar donated, $0.91 goes directly toward humanitarian efforts. Donations have helped the American Red Cross provide vital assistance following disasters such as Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the 7.8-magnitude Nepal earthquake in 2015, the 7.0-magnitude Haiti earthquake in 2010, the Erskine Fire in California in 2016, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
To contribute to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts, visit www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief.
An entrepreneur, Hilt Tatum IV leads several Panama-based businesses. Hilt Tatum IV is the chairman of Oxford Consulting Group and cofounder of Project Joy Panama, a charitable organization launched in 2007 to offer services and support to families living in rural Panama.
Project Joy Panama’s primary goals are to promote and aid Panamanian children’s education and future employment prospects. To accomplish these goals, the organization awards education scholarships to children, assists families with the purchase of school supplies, and funds community projects and schools.
Each year during Christmastime, Project Joy Panama, with the help of its volunteer elves, organizes a fundraiser for the families it serves. Each family receives enough food for a Christmas dinner as well as presents for each child. Every year, dozens of deserving families benefit from this event.
In the long-term, Project Joy Panama seeks to both empower and enable children to graduate high school, attend college, and even start their own businesses.
The holder of a postgraduate business degree from the University of Oxford, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV is the co-founder of iPoint Capital Partners. A dedicated philanthropist, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV has donated to several organizations including the American Red Cross.
A month after a devastating storm hit Louisiana, thousands of people were still without food and shelter. The storm which pounded Louisiana with close to seven trillion gallons of rain destroyed over 40,000 homes.
In the wake of the storm, the American Red Cross launched a comprehensive relief operation that saw an estimated 3,700 Red Cross volunteers and 500 Red Cross staff from all over the United States descend on the state. One month after the storm, the organization had served more than a million meals to affected residents, provided over 73,000 overnight stays in shelters, distributed over 630,000 relief items, and offered health services to more than 35,000 affected residents.
Still maintaining an active presence in the state, the Red Cross is helping residents to apply for financial assistance from federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Hilt Tatum is CEO of Oxford Consulting Group - International business consulting