Latin America is fast on its way to becoming a major world market. This land of opportunity represents significant prospects for growth & is hungry for new business.The conditions for entrepreneurs have improved dramatically & Latin American governments have been investing in the technology industry & education. This has resulted in a number of thriving tech scenes with a wealth of IT talent across the region.
With over 640 million people & an approximately $6 trillion GDP, the region has been able to nurture the growth of a new breed of unicorns. Moreover, VC investments are anticipated to reach US$2.5Bn in 2018 (up from US$1.1Bn in 2017 & US$ 600m in 2016). Not only that, internet & mobile internet user growth is now outpacing the US.
In this talk we'll be discussing the emerging opportunities of expansion & investment in this region.
Diego Berriohas eight years of experience in principal investing & strategic planning. He is a native of Colombia & has extensiveprofessional experience workingwith the Latin American Tech Community. He is the founder of BrightSky Ventures.He has demonstrated success in delivering improvements in operational performance & capital management across different industries.
BrightSky Ventures, established in 2017, provides corporate venture capital solutions to bridge the gap between small & medium sized businesses & the global innovation ecosystem in North America, Latin America, Europe & Israel.
About Starta Ventures Academy
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