Over the last five years Latin America has produced a new generation of startups backed by the region’s tech investors. VC funding from local and international investors drove venture deals in Latin America to a record high in 2016 – increasing from 182 in 2015 to 197 in 2016 – according to LAVCA data. More companies had access to capital than ever before.
The 2017 Latin American Startup Directory includes early stage companies that have received US$1m+ in funding via a minimum of 2 rounds of investment and are still in operation, as tracked by LAVCA. The no. of companies has grown by 44 since the inaugural list was published in April 2016.
The Latin American Startup Directory includes actively funded startups but not companies that have been acquired or realized an IPO. Click here for a list of highlighted companies that have raised US$1m+ via 2+ rounds and were acquired/listed.