Female investors in early-stage tech are underrepresented in Latin America as they are globally. Among entrepreneurs, only 17% of venture-backed startups globally have a female co-founder, and globally, they capture only about 3% of VC funding.
This portal, created with support from IDB Lab, aggregates key LAVCA directories, surveys, interviews, and information on gender diversity in the tech ecosystem in Latin America including highlights of the top female investors and founders. #changetheratio.
A special thank you to IDB Lab who is supporting LAVCA’s efforts to raise the visibility of female investors and founders in the early-stage tech ecosystem in Latin America.
LAVCA published the second annual list of Emerging Women Investors in Latin American Tech. The 89 junior-level female investment professionals represents an 89% increase over the inaugural list. Access the list.
WeXchange was founded in 2013 as an initiative of the IDB Lab, the innovation lab of the Inter-American Development Bank, with the aim of unleashing the growth potential of women entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics).
The eighth edition of the WeXchange Forum will take place in Honduras in 2020.
READ original interviews with top female founders and investors in Latin American , as well as analysis on venture activity and early stage investing trends in the region as it relates to gender diversity.