By Jon Tonti
We sat down recently with Pablo Brenner, Director of Innovation Consulting at Globant and a central figure in Uruguay’s venture capital (VC) scene, to talk about a new venture capital fund that is set to launch by year-end 2012 with a focus largely on Uruguay. “The fund doesn’t have a name yet, maybe we will call it Fondo Emprender 3,” said Brenner as the fund will be the third VC fund born out of Uruguay, all three of which Brenner helped orchestrate.
IT outsouring in Latin America has proven to be fertile training ground for a pair of startup-minded tech stars – who both have purposely tapped into the largest economy in the region (the United States) to launch their organizations. Their decision to go north, instead of launch their companies in Latin America, says a lot about the appetite of entrepreneurs to transverse international borders to pursue their fortunes and comparatively deeper pools of funding.
By Tarun George
What companies are set to disrupt the traditional Nearshore sourcing landscape? Who are the upstarts that are hitting the market hard with solid business models and paradigm-shifting services? Two months ago, we decided to find out.
Nearshore Americas presents the results of our first annual Red Hot Startups program, focused on identifying the six most innovative and well-managed startups across Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.
We looked for companies that have compelling features in the areas of global sourcing, software design, IT innovation, e-commerce or mobile/web applications and services. But in today’s competitive market landscape, that’s not enough. Our selection team chose startups that have a value proposition not just in benefits …
Nearshore Americas introduces our first annual Red Hot Startups program which is focused on finding the nine most innovative, driven and well-managed startups across Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. We’re looking for businesses that have something to offer not just in terms of driving benefits for their clients, but in generating forward-looking business ideas that show true commercial promise.