50 female founders you need to know

The Peru startup ecosystem has consistently seen women hold critical leadership roles. Most importantly, they are leading top performing technology startups. A few have recognized internationally and others have raising venture capital.

Below is a list of (more than 50!) founders with the names of the startup each founded and other notable recognitions, programs, and investors. This list is in alphabetical order by last name. Of the founders below, Oriana Fuentes, Courtney McColgan, Paola Mego, Ivonne Quiñones, Sully Siucho, and Maria Velez have previously written for Ruta Startup.

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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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Acceleration – looking beyond Peru (#3) 

International expansion has been a major theme of Peru startup ecosystem in 2019. Just a month ago, I posted Acceleration – looking beyond Peru (#2). This month, three more startups stand out for their selection to international programs.

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Startups going mainstream

We are now used to seeing startups win local entrepreneurship awards. There are more and more events in Latin America that highlight the entrepreneurial ecosystem and give exposure to founders.

Now we are starting to see local Peru startups win awards in local mainstream business events and international startup events.

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Power to the people

Don’t be fooled by all the upbeat stories about startups. Disruption is uncomfortable for some. Startups represent real threats to inefficient processes, bad actors and powerful incumbents.

A cell phone is now a tool to help address the gaps in society where government and business solutions have proved insufficient. Startups use technology to give power to everyday citizens and help them solve large societal issues.

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¿Porque invertí en Rextie? – Entrevista con Amparo Nalvarte, Culqi

Hace un mes en el Peru Venture Capital Conference, Amparo Nalvarte, CEO y co-founder de Culqi compartió que tomó la decisión de invertir en Rextie, otra startup peruana en el sector de fintech. Rextie es un startup en el segmento de operaciones bancarias relacionados a cambio de divisas, ofrece un mejor tipo de cambio, comodidad y seguridad que otras opciones tradicionales. Rextie ha podido alcanzar USD 500 millones de dólares el volumen operado desde su fecha de inicios de operaciones en enero de 2017, posicionándola como líder en su sector.

Amparo Nalvarte, Culqi

Ruta Startup tuvo la oportunidad de hablar con Amparo sobre sus decisión de invertir y cómo ese tipo de inversión “founder a founder” puede impactar la startup y generar un impacto trascendental en la comunidad de startups.

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