- Rodrigo Villar and New Ventures Mexico are waking up private investors to the next wave of innovation taking hold in Mexican and Latin American startups: the one tackling mounting social and environmental challenges.
- Since launching in 2011, the diabetes clinic chain has treated more than 20,000 patients, and has become the largest provider for diabetes and hypertension care in Mexico.
- Tijuana, Mexico-based Provive acquires abandoned homes, fixes them up, then helps families secure financing to buy them.
- Hernán Fernández founded Angel Ventures as one of Mexico’s first angel networks a decade ago while completing his MBA at MIT. Now comprising 400 angel investors, the firm has invested in 21 companies from its first, $20 million venture fund and is raising and deploying a second fund.
Branch, which enables mobile lending, has now secured $170 million from Visa, Foundation Capital, B Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8 and Trinity Ventures.
- Fintech startup Weel provides cashflow loans to Brazil’s small businesses to help them weather variability between incoming and outgoing payments.
- Pomona Impact is making the case for impact investing in Central America one investment – and one fund – at a time.