PECAP’s new leadership team

The members of PECAP have chosen new leaders to set the course for the coming year and continue to build the venture capital asset class in Peru.

Maria Pia Morante, of Acumen LatAm Capital Partners, and Meghan Stevenson-Krausz of INCA Ventures became new members of the PECAP Board and continuity was achieved as Alain Elias, of PAD – Red de Inversionistas Ángeles , Martin Aspillaga, of Salkantay, and Jose Deutsua of UTEC Ventures will continue another year. Jose Deustua takes the helm as President, after the very successful leadership of Alain Elias that culminated in the recent publication of the 2019 Report.

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Where are the family offices?

Family offices, a principal actor in the Peruvian asset management industry, have largely been absent from the Lima startup ecosystem. The local startup movement has seen significant investment from the government, angel investors, and regional venture capital funds – local family offices represent the next rung on the ladder.

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👀 Who reads your investor updates?

There are plenty of resources out there to draw inspiration when writing a monthly or quarterly investor update for your startup – some even down to explaining why we need them.

So, here’s my own take on who really reads an investor update?

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Liderar o seguir, un dilema para inversionistas también

Como en todos los campos de los negocios, los inversionistas en startups se dividen entre aquellos que lideran y toman la iniciativa y otros que prefieren ser seguidores.  Ambos cuentan con la misma información y tienen probablemente las mismas capacidades, pero se diferencian en cuanto a la actitud que toman en su proceso de aprobación de una inversión.

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PECAP connects venture capital investors with startup founders

On October 16th, PECAP, the Peruvian Seed and Venture Capital Association held a workshop at the Peru Venture Capital Conference. The session included participation from LAVCA, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, and Porto Legal, a leading law firm for startups and investors in Peru.

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5 reasons 2019 is Peru’s breakout year in fintech

The year is only three-quarters done, but it is safe to say 2019 has been a breakout year for fintech in Peru. Both the breadth and depth of the fintech ecosystem have increased compared to a year ago.

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Peru’s $145 million venture capital opportunity

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PECAP, the Peruvian Association of Seed and Venture Capital, calculates the opportunity for venture capital in Peru over the next four years at $145 million

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¡Esto es INNOVACIÓN!

Cuando estamos pensando en nuevos productos, usamos design thinking.
Para la ejecución utilizamos lean startup, siendo agile.
Por supuesto usamos Scrum y tenemos daily standups.
Y para saber que siempre nos estamos retando, OKRs.
Tenemos squads que ejecutan los customer insights que encontramos.
Acá no le tenemos miedo al fracaso, es un aprendizaje.

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