In the last decade, Latam has seen remarkable growth in VC tech investing; by end of 2016 it will total more than
The region now has several hubs of developed, consolidated tech ecosystems, with strong early and seed stage incubators, entrepreneur networks, and investors The driving catalyst for this unprecedented rise in Latam Tech is a steady influx of entrepreneurs that have gained experience in more developed markets Key in these ecosystems, is the rapidly growing pool of topnotch engineering talent, including more than thousands of new developers and other technical disciplines graduating every year from top universities.
Tier I regional markets (Mexico and Brazil) have seen a flurry of mostly unfocused investment activity, leading to fragmented Tech investor ecosystems that are difficult to penetrate
Tier II markets are still underserved on the investment side – particularly Colombia and Argentina
Tech startups generating meaningful traction in these countries could readily scale with focused strategies on regional ancillary markets, except that startup founders here have the exact same problem as the investors:
We get Founders unstuck from the vicious cycle of inexistent Series A financing. Series A checks are deployed with a hands-on approach, with a particular focus towards generating regional exits. Focused capital – we help generate exponential growth for our Founders, with strategies that don't sacrifice sustainability in Latam's unique operating environment. Unparalleled access to existing funnels of early stage investments for great deal flow.
The alpha4 ventures team is looking to bring to bear our collective domain expertise to invest and craft strategies for a broad range of tech ventures