Whether you are a startup or an entrepreneur thinking about launching a new business, it's always good to know which people you should get to know. It seems that there are a lot of opportunities lately in Buenos Aires for startups and entrepreneurs, mostly due to the boom we're currently experiencing in the city (at least for now). I decided to put together this list as a small reference for anyone who is interested in knowing which Venture Capitalists/Investors you should try to get on your side if you're looking for financing in the city.
Top Venture Capital Firms in Buenos Aires
1. NXTP Ventures
NXTP Ventures backs early-stage technology companies led by extraordinary entrepreneurs throughout Latin America. As one of the oldest VC firms in Latin America active since 2011, NXTP puts its extensive network of mentors, investors and industry specialists to work for its portfolio companies. We are particularly passionate about SaaS, logistics, and other services primed to create efficiencies in business workflows by introducing new technology. NXTP Ventures was an early investor in business such as AuthO, CargoX, Trocafone, Satellogic, Cobli, Liftit, VU Security and many more.
Total fund size: $98.5M
NXTP Ventures's most notable exits include Satellogic, Auth0, and Bluesmart.
2. GRID EXPONENTIAL
We are aware about the complexity of the technology transfer and investment process in LATAM, resulting in a very low existence and creation of successful science based companies.
We focus on creating a bridge, a new technology transfer process that will lead to the creation of high impact, global, disruptive and sustainable companies that will change the world.
WE ARE THE FIRST SCIENCE BASED COMPANY BUILDER IN LATIN AMERICA
Founded: Jul 1, 2014
3. The Yield Lab Latin America
Launched in 2017, The Yield Lab LATAM was conceived to take a leading role in building and nurturing the emerging AgTech ecosystem in Latin America by supporting entrepreneurs, bringing together public and private stakeholders, providing funding and driving the “market-making” needed to support the long term growth of the sector.
4. Primary Ventures
Primary Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage financial companies.
Founded: Dec 1, 2012
Primary Ventures's most notable exits include Reonomy and Maple.
At 17Sigma we support disruptive and innovative Latin American entrepreneurs in their early stages to push forward the next generation of regional leaders and companies. Founded to collaborate with teams, backing ideas that have the potential to disrupt the status-quo and build a stronger, better, and fairer future.
17 Sigma will primarily focus on embryonic startups looking to raise Pre-seed and Seed rounds, and, occasionally, Series A funding.
We are firm believers in the potential of Latin America to achieve 17Sigma results, understood as extremely rare and statistically unlikely events. We are here to bet on that magic!
Total fund size: $30M