Cultivating Global Business & Investment Opportunities
Taino Capital LLC ("Taino") is a consultancy and global investment holdings founded by entrepreneur and investor, Bianca Cabán. Taino originates, structures, and cultivates businesses and investments with a focus on real estate development, regulated cannabis investments, entrepreneurship and technology, through a dependable network of private sector and government relationships to support economic development and foreign direct investment in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa. We have identified one of the more compelling investment opportunities at this time to be the economic revitalization of Puerto Rico. While the island is currently undergoing a fiscal and economic crisis, based on its rich history of industrial innovation and as a high income economy, we envision Puerto Rico to be the next possible hub for startup innovation, knowledge services, higher education, and social enterprise. Similar to the economic evolution of Singapore and Macau, Puerto Rico is a bilingual island that has the potential to thrive in business, academia, and tourism. With its location as a gateway to the United States and Latin America, parallel to Africa, and with strategic access to the Panama Canal, Puerto Rico is situated to be a premier transhipment hub where international trade and new technologies are nurtured and transported globally. At Taino, we believe the key to further economic development in Puerto Rico is a shift toward an incentive-based model that promotes entrepreneurship and market growth buttressed by progressive and supportive government economic policy.
In 2012, the Puerto Rico government reinstated an aggressive economic and tax incentives program in an effort to bolster a diversified economy and attract global businesses to establish tax-efficient entities and operations on the island, thereby increasing their global profits. So far, there have been 360 tax decrees approved by the Puerto Rico government and 2,351 more expected between 2015 and 2024.
Taino navigates this opportunity for financial firms and global entities through assisting them to establish and maintain business operations in Puerto Rico by leveraging Cabán's proprietary, public and private sector networks on and off the island.
Taino was licensed as the first Qualified Promoter of the Puerto Rico government in March 2016.
Puerto Rico Promoter Services
Taino serves as a single point of contact for clients and works closely with them to build a team of Puerto Rico service providers and professionals to fulfill all market entry needs.
The services Taino assembles include, but are not limited to:
- Market Entry
- Legal Services (including applying for all relevant tax and economic incentives)
- Due Diligence
- Recruiting Human Capital
- Government Relations
- Strategic Partnerships
- Economic Development
- Real Estate
- Event Planning
- Permit Consulting
- Professional Relocations
- Public Relations
- Social and Cultural Advising
- Strategic Vision
Global Business Development
Taino pioneers business opportunities for investors and clients in Puerto Rico, Latin America, the U.S., and globally. The firm also specializes in developing the firm infrastructure and deal pipeline as well as providing operational support on portfolio businesses for emerging financial firms.
Bianca Cabán is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. She is currently an MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School of Columbia University in New York. As Managing Partner of Taino Capital, she runs the day to day operations of the company and its underlying businesses. She is also a Founding Board Member of a financial accelerator for Latina-owned businesses called AccessLatina 501(c)3, which invests in companies in STEAM, social innovation, and agribusiness/agtech, and seeks to harness and accelerate the Latina entrepreneurship impact in the U.S. to date by bringing access to capital to the global Latina community.
Prior to these initiatives, as a member of the Founding Team of Atlas Merchant Capital (“Atlas”) and Chief of Staff to the Founder and CEO, Bianca assisted in the creation of the firm, which employed a merchant banking approach to global financial services investing, as well as in the launch of its first investment vehicle, pan-African bank Atlas Mara. As Chief of Staff, she executed the full range of the CEO’s organizational and business endeavors, traveling with him to the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2014 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, WEF 2014 Africa Regional Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, the Milken Global Conference in LA, and on investor roadshows and business meetings globally, including in Europe and the Middle East. Before assisting to launch Atlas and Atlas Mara, Bianca was a Business Management & Analytics Associate at BlackRock, and she started her career as an Equity Research Analyst at Credit Suisse.
Bianca is a member of the Admissions Committee of the Harvard Club of New York, The Chapin School Alumnae Board, Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and New York Chapter Steering Committee, WEF Global Shapers, New America Alliance American Latina Leadership Caucus and Young Leaders, and NationSwell Council. Also, she serves as a High School Interviewer for the Harvard Admissions Office, an Mentor for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program, an Advisor and Selection Committee Member for the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program, an inaugural Latina Advisory Board Member of Emily's List with Dolores Huerta and Maria Teresa Kumar, a civic organization that supports Democratic pro-choice women to run for office, and an Ambassador for civic organizations Run for America and Puerto Rico Global, an initiative of ConPRmetidos.
Bianca was recognized for her leadership and business acumen as a recipient of the “Rising Star Award” at the 2014 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Gala in New York. She has been featured in Breakout, a national network of millennial rising leaders and tech entrepreneurs; Upworthy.com, millennial news outlet, for her work in bringing global investors to Puerto Rico; Cosmopolitan for Latinas September 2015 edition where she was named the Reader Winner of the “Fun Fearless Latina” Awards for her social innovation and investment in women-led businesses; and on ABC-7’s local TV news program “Tiempo” with anchor Joe Torres.
Bianca earned a B.A. from Harvard College in 2009, where she founded the Latina Empowerment and Development Conference. She was born and raised in the Bronx, is of Puerto Rican descent, has traveled and studied throughout Latin America, and has conducted business in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
In the Press
Upcoming & Recent Speaking Engagements
MASTERS REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL Investment CLUB, November 3rd, 2016, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK CITY
Discussion on Global Real Estate Development Opportunities with a Focus on Puerto Rico Led by Bianca Cabán
NAA 2016 WALL STREET SUMMIT, OCTOBER 5TH AND 6TH, 2016, NEW YORK CITY
THE 2ND ANNUAL CANNABIS PRIVATE INVESTMENT SUMMIT: A PRIVATE WEALTH SERIES, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2016, DORSEY & WHITNEY, NEW YORK CITY
Banking on the Marijuana Industry? Lack of available Financing, Investment Banking, Crowdsourcing As a Play in Cannabis Moderated by Bianca Cabán
LOFT (LATINOS ON FAST TRACK) CODER SUMMIT, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2016, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK CITY
Pitch Competition Judging Panel incl. Bianca Cabán