Inside the 4th Consecutive Peak Year
Venture investment in Latin America has more than doubled (by dollars) every year from 2016 to 2019, tracing a steady growth trajectory that will certainly be interrupted by the 2020 COVID-19 global health pandemic in ways foreseen and unforeseen.
As venture investors encourage their portfolios to shift to survival mode, the era of “growth at all costs” popularized in Silicon Valley and China, appears to have ended for the time being.
Opportunities for innovation around healthcare, education, and logistics are at the forefront as we collectively adjust and respond to new global realities. One certainty: The resilience and resourcefulness of Latin America’s entrepreneurs will be tested in the year ahead as the need for cost-effective solutions to highly complex problems comes into sharper view.