If there was any doubt that Peru is a dynamic player in the regional startup ecosystem, Crehana has put that to rest.
The Edtech startup led by Diego Olcese and Rodolfo Danino, has been supported by a vibrant local ecosystem. In 2014, Wayra Perú first funded Crehana when is was still a minimum viable product called Flikn.com. In 2015, Crehana was a beneficiary of the second generation of startup Peru. Then in 2016, Diego was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur.
Now, Diego and his team at Crehana have raised a $4.5 million Series A round from Accumen, Dila Capital, and Mountain Nazca. With this round, the startup adds an impressive group of global and regional investors to an investor base that already included, ReThink Education and Emerge Education, venture capital funds with deep experience in the education sector.
With this round, the largest to-date for a Peru startup, Crehana joins the list of startups that have received funding from regional venture capital funds. In 2018, MiMediaManzana and Turismoi raised funding rounds from Axon.
Peru is now solidly on the regional startup map.