7 Best Venture Capital Firms in Latin America

Published May 8, 2023

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  1. Bossanova Investimentos
  2. Canary
  3. Monashees
  4. Redpoint Eventures
  5. Magma Partners
  6. Spectra Investments
  7. DOMO Invest
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At Visible, we oftentimes compare a venture fundraise to a traditional B2B sales and marketing funnel. 

  • At the top of the funnel, you are finding potential investors via cold outreach and warm introductions.
  • In the middle of the funnel, you are nurturing potential investors with meetings, pitch decks, updates, and other communications.
  • At the bottom of the funnel, you are working through due diligence and hopefully closing new investors. 

Related Resource: A Quick Overview on VC Fund Structure

A strong sales and marketing funnel starts by identifying the right leads for your business. The same idea is true for founders looking to find investors for their business — find the right investors for your business. 

If you’re a founder located in Latin America and would like to find the right investors for your business, check out our list of 7 active investors in the area below: 

1. Bossanova Investimentos

As put by their team, “Bossanova is the most active VC in Latin America ; We invest in startups at the pre-seed stage; B2B or B2B2C companies with scalable and digital business models that are operating and making money.”

Location

Bossanova Investimentos is located in São Paulo and invests in companies that are headquartered in Brazil. 

Portfolio Highlights

Some of Bossanova’s most popular investments include: 

  • FanBase
  • Famefy
  • Scooto

Stage Focus

Bossanova Investimentos is focused on pre-seed and seed stage companies. They typically invests between BRL 100k and BRL 500k. They also seek out companies that have at least BRL 20k in monthly income. 

Related Resource: The Understandable Guide to Startup Funding Stages

2. Canary

As put by their team, “We believe that the first round is the best one to start a long-term relationship with a founder, especially in a young startup ecosystem like Latin America. We believe in the right money for the right stage of a company. And we are fully focused on being the best first investor.

We believe our ecosystem is at a tipping point. The quality of founding teams is already world-class and improving at an accelerating pace, the entrepreneurial mindset is permeating universities and younger generations and our nation’s top talent is founding companies rather than looking for traditional jobs.

All over the world technology is changing the way people do business and live their lives. LatAm is no different.”

Learn more about Canary by checking out their Visible Connect profile →

Location

Canary is located in São Paulo and invests in companies across Latam. 

Portfolio Highlights

Some of Canary’s most popular investments include: 

  • Alice
  • Clara
  • Trybe

Stage Focus

As put by their team, “We partner with founders at the first venture capital round, from pre-Power Point to Series A. We’ve invested in rounds as small as USD 250K and as large as USD 15M+. We prefer and typically lead the first round, investing the largest amount of capital and defining the legal terms.”

3. Monashees

As put by their team, “monashees is the pioneer venture capital firm in Latin America. It partners with outstanding founders who are revolutionizing large markets. The firm serves entrepreneurs starting with their very first movements, supporting their growth through its expansion funds.

With a human-values-first approach, monashees helps founders challenge the status quo and improve people’s lives through technology.”

Learn more about Monashees by checking out their Visible Connect profile →

Location

Monashees is located in São Paulo and invests in companies across Latin America and the globe.

Portfolio Highlights

Some of Monashee’s most popular investments include: 

  • Clara
  • Loggi
  • Nomad

Stage Focus

Monashees does not publicly state what stage and how much they invest in portfolio companies. 

4. Redpoint Eventures

As put by the team at Redpoint Eventures, “Our mission is to support Brazilian digital market entrepreneurs on their journey to create fast-growing companies. Together with its partners, prominent U.S.-based firms Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures, Redpoint eventures brings funding, Silicon Valley access and global best practices to promising startups. 

In addition to serving the companies in its portfolio, the fund’s team contributes to the development of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Brazil.”

Learn more about Redpoint Eventures by checking out their Visible Connect profile →

Location

Redpoint Eventures is located in São Paulo and invests in companies across Brazil.

Portfolio Highlights

Some of Redpoint Eventures most popular investments include:

  • Pipefy
  • Gympass
  • Cortex

Stage Focus

Redpoint Eventures does not publicly state what stage companies they typically invest in and what check size they write. 

5. Magma Partners

As put by the team at Magma Partners, “We’ve backed 125+ startups with $80M+ to help founders solve Latin America’s biggest problems by building scalable, technology businesses in big markets. While we’re best known for fintech, insurtech and marketplaces, we are a generalist fund backing Latin America’s top entrepreneurs.

We’d love to be your first investor, but if we missed you at pre-seed, we can invest all the way to Series A.”

Learn more about Magma Partners by checking out their Visible Connect profile →

Location

As put by their team, “We invest most of our capital in Spanish-speaking Latin America, and devote a smaller percentage of our capital to early stage Brazil-based companies.

We invest in companies that are either based in Latin America, do business in Latin America, or will be expanding to Latin America imminently. 

We also invest in Latin American immigrants or US Latins who may do business in Latin America in the future, or would like to have some of their team in Latin America.”

Portfolio Highlights

Some of Magma Partner’s most popular investments include: 

  • HelloGuru
  • Bexi
  • Groupraise

Stage Focus

As put by their team, “We invest $50k to $5M to back founders raising venture capital at pre-seed, seed and series A in Latin America.”

6. Spectra Investments

As put by the team at Spectra Investments, “We manage Latin American focused funds, offering sophisticated investors access to multiple strategies, through balanced funds, mitigating costs and risks. Our portfolios are hybrid, investing in theses such as Growth, Buyout, Venture Capital, Distress, Legal Claims, Mining, Search Funds and Special Situations, amongst others in the region.”

Location

Spectra Investments is headquartered in São Paulo and invests in companies across all of Latin America. 

Portfolio Highlights

Some of Spectra Investment’s most popular investments include: 

  • Bratus Capital
  • Oria
  • Monashees

Stage Focus

Spectra Investments in focused on investing in growth stage companies and different venture capital funds. 

Related Resource: Private Equity vs Venture Capital: Critical Differences

7. DOMO Invest

As put by their team, “DOMO Invest is a leading venture capital firm in Brazil that invests in best in class entrepreneurs. We back early-stage consumer-focused technology startups, helping them grow faster and establish themselves in competitive markets.

We started from the collective desire of our founding partners to contribute to the success of the next generation of Brazilian entrepreneurs. DOMO’s multi-disciplinary team is supported by its Advisory Board who’s members have solid and proven track-record in creating, investing, advising and financing tech startups of all sizes.”

Learn more about DOMO Invest by checking out their Visible Connect profile →

Location

DOMO Invest is located in São Paulo and invetss in companies across Brazil.

Portfolio Highlights

Some of DOMO Invest’ most popular investments include: 

  • Loggi
  • Gympass
  • Hotmart

Stage Focus

As put by the team at DOMO, “​​We back early-stage consumer-focused technology startups, helping them grow faster and establish themselves in competitive markets.”

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As we mentioned at the beginning of this post, a venture fundraise often mirrors a traditional B2B sales and marketing funnel. 

Just as a sales and marketing team has dedicated tools, shouldn’t a founder that is managing their investors and fundraising efforts? Use Visible to manage every part of your fundraising funnel with investor updates, fundraising pipelines, pitch deck sharing, and data rooms. 

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