DOWNLOAD the latest edition of the Latin American Startup Directory which includes 126 startups that raised US$1m+ in verified venture funding in 2019, and are still in operation, as tracked by LAVCA.
51 of the startups that raised US$1m+ prior to 2019 raised a follow-on round of at least US$1m (and up to US$1b) in 2019, including, notably, unicorns Gympass, Loft, Loggi, Nubank, Quinto Andar, and Rappi. An additional 75 NEW startups raised at least US$1m in VC funding in 2019. This growth is consistent with the previous year, when 75 new startups qualified for the Startup Directory based on their 2018 funding.
Startups that cashed up in 2019 have an advantage approaching the C19 crisis and the uncertainty of 2020. LAVCA spoke directly with the CEOs of 74 of these startups to understand how they’re navigating 2020 year to date, in business terms as well as contributing to relief efforts in their markets of operation.
As venture investment has scaled, Latin America has produced a growing cohort of startups backed by the region’s tech investors and global investors alike. Using venture backing as an initial criteria, LAVCA established the Latin American Startup Directory in 2016 to identify and track these startups as they grow.
For a comprehensive list of startups that raised at least US$1m in VC funding through 2018, DOWNLOAD LAVCA’s 2019 Latin American Startup Directory which identifies 331 qualified Latin American startups, up from 256 in 2018; 155* in 2017; and 100* in the inaugural 2016 list.
These cohorts do not include startups that have been acquired or realized an IPO. Access an adjacent list of highlighted companies that have raised US$1m+ and have been acquired/listed, including 99, Globant, Despegar, Netshoes, and others.
2020 Startup Directory by the Numbers
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*The first two editions of the Latin American Startup Directory published in 2016 and 2017 included early stage companies that had received US$1m+ in funding via a minimum of two rounds of investment and were still in operation.