Over the last several years, Mexico City has positioned itself as a hub for innovation in Latin America. The greater metropolitan area boasts a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports an extensive network of incubator and accelerator programs; a multitude of entrepreneurs launching disrupting ventures; an active, well-funded network of angel investors; and more than 60 venture capital firms (Financial Times, 2018). This aggregation of talent, support, and capital is catalyzing venture development and creating a tangible impact on the local economy.
The U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovations through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative is committed to supporting Mexico’s early-stage capital ecosystem.
This training workshop is the culmination of a year-long engagement with Angel Ventures (AV), a venture capital firm that launched the first multi-sector co-investment fund in Mexico. This training series— which included an opening workshop and two virtual engagements-- focused on structured exits and investor engagement with portfolio companies.
If you represent a formal investor network, venture capital firm, or investment fund and are interested in participating in the GIST Investors Program in Mexico, please contact Eli Velasquez.
About Angel Ventures
Since 2008, Angel Ventures (AV) and the AV network have been connecting angel investors with startups, achieving more than $14 million USD invested. In 2013, AV created the first multi-sector co-investment fund in Mexico, investing in 19 startups, as well as Archetype, a high-impact incubator with more than 38 companies that have achieved a total investment of more than US $10 million. The AV network is the largest network of angel investors in Latin America.
VentureWell is a non-profit organization that supports the creation of new ventures from an emerging generation of science and technology inventors and supports the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that are critical to their success. We’ve funded or trained over 6,500 science and technology inventors and innovators and nurtured nearly a thousand of their startups reaching millions of people in over 50 countries. We are proud that leading institutions, from foundations to government agencies to major businesses, support our mission to transform higher education and technology entrepreneurship. The Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation (NSF), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are among those who recognize ours as a powerful model for supporting emerging STEM innovators and the entrepreneurship ecosystems that are critical to their success. Visit venturewell.org to learn more.
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