CALLING FOR INNOVATIVE VENTURES LOOKING TO RAISE THEIR SEED OR SERIES A ROUND OF FUNDING.
In 2022, startups founded by Latinas obtained less than 1% of venture capital available in Latin America. Lack of networks, knowledge, access to capital, and high-value markets further broaden these gaps. In the effort to turn the tide, VC4A proposes to launch the Venture Showcase – Women Founder Edition.
We are looking for up to 10 innovative, high-growth, female-led startups to present to the global network of impact investors focused on Latin America.
- Are you operating in LatAm and/or in the Caribbean?
- Are you tech-enabled?
- Does your company have a social and/or environmental impact?
- Does your company have at least one woman in a management or C-suite position?
- Are you raising Seed or Series A capital?
This is the opportunity you are looking for!As part of the program, startups gain visibility among a select network of investors and interviews. The leading funds and angel groups are engaged every step of the way, from referring the companies into the program, screening and evaluating the applications, engaging with the founders through technical support sessions and one-on-one mentorship, and taking further steps in their investment process through participation in the DealRoom.
From 2017 to 2022, VC4A selected +100 startups as part of 8 Venture Showcases in Africa and Latin America, resulting in a series of Series A deals totaling $800M. Our efforts have also been recognised globally, VC4A has received the IFC ScaleX award for supporting women-led startups and the World Bank’s ‘President’s Award for Excellence’.
Building on this track record, VC4A is opening a new call focused on the Latin American region and welcomes fast-growing startups with clear impact potential that are in the process of scaling their operations in the region.
This is an exclusive opportunity to present your startup to major investors with great interest in investing in the best talent in the region. The program differentiates itself with its ‘investor-driven approach’ and works with leaders across the VC industry to identify the most investor-ready Seed and Series A deals.