Latin America Quick Facts

 

Latin America Quick Facts

 

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with 7% annual GDP growth

 

 International Startups succeeding in India

Fintech- South Korea

Provider of an app-based platform for consumer loans, True Balance has raised a total funding of $90M over 9 rounds.True Balance app was launched in India  in 2016, and in 2019 True Credits received their licence from the RBI, post which True Balance started the lending business.

Transportation & Logistics – Indonesia

Gojek is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand platform and a pioneer of the multi-service ecosystem model. Gojek has an office in Bangalore, India, which was created with the acquisitions of C42 and CodeIgnition, and focuses on product, engineering and design.

Edtech- USA

For Coursera, the world’s largest online course provider, India is the fastest growing market and is soon tipped to be the no.1. They have about 110 million learners on the platform, of which 17 million are from India. Coursera for Campus is being used worldwide by over 3,400 campuses and about 1,100 in India.

Enterprise Tech- UK

Nexudus is the best management software for coworking spaces, flexible workspaces and flexible offices around the world. The SAAS platform is being used by prominent co-working spaces in India to manage their time and resources to run operations and communities.

Fintech- Ireland

Stripe, Inc. is an Irish-American financial services and software as a service company. It provides a suite of APIs powering online payment processing and commerce solutions for internet businesses of all sizes to accept payments and scale faster. Indian companies with international clients are using stripe on their platforms for payments.

Fintech- Singapore

Ascenda, the world leader in powering global rewards card and payment value propositions for financial brands, has recently announced its partnership with Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank to power their innovative new rewards program- Smartbuy, an offers listing platform, curated especially for HDFC Bank customers.

Latam Softlanding Partners

Stefan Krautwald

  • Founder & Managing Partner  Latin Leap VC Studio
  • Former CEO Cdiscount Latam 
  • Co-Founder & MD Dafiti LATAM
  • Co-Founder Farmalisto, Fluz.app
  • LATAM angel investor and  start-up board advisor
  • MSc WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Madeleine Clavijo

  • Co-Founder and CRO Kushki Pagos Unicorn
  • President Colombia Fintech
  • Member of Board of Directors Finsocial
  • Former VP Efecty 
  • MSc Universidad La Rioja

David Geisen

  • CEO Mercadolibre México
  • Co-Founder Dafiti México and Clickonero
  • Founder Mexican Ecommerce Association (AMVO)
  • Investor Committee Member Angels Ventures VC
  • MSc WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Rodrigo Zorrilla

  • Chairman Afore Citibanamex
  • Chairman of the Board Sisnova 
  • Former CEO ICG Citibanamex 
  • Former CEO Citi Global Markets Japan
  • Former COO Citi Asia
  • MBA  ITAM México

India partnership team

Nemesisa Ujjain
Founder, BRIDGE2

Over 14 years of experience in entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, marketing and brand building. Has run multiple Indian accelerator and global softlanding programs for growth stage startups.

She was the Head of NASSCOM Industry Partnership Program (NIPP), India’s largest industry backed open innovation platform, and worked with more than 50 large corporations to set up and run their startup engagement programs including accelerators in Fintech, Healthtech, and Retailtech, and initiated more than 250 pilots and PoCs.

Stefan Krautwald
Founder, Latin Leap

Latin Leap was founded by Stefan Krautwald, a long standing technology entrepreneur and senior executive in Latin America. Of German origin, Stefan has lived and worked in several Latin American countries and calls Colombia home. Some of his past corporate roles include Managing Director in Cdiscount (Groupe Casino) and Arvato (Bertelsmann). 

He is a co-founder of Latin America’s leading online pharmacy pure player, Farmalisto.com and has been Co-Founder and Managing Director of Latin America’s leading fashion online retailer Dafiti LATAM. He is also a Co-founder of Fluz.app, an innovative cash-back application in the United States.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with 7% annual GDP growth

 

Our soft-landing partner in India

Value Proposition:
 
GTM Advisory | Strategic Partnerships |  Market expansion | Ecosystem Development
 
With a combined experience of ecosystem veterans, our partner provides consulting services to startups/scale ups to enter new growth markets in India. 
 
The team has worked with Startups, Scaleups, Enterprises, Corporates and Governments from more than 20 countries including US, UK, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, Israel, Taiwan, Singapore, among others in the last decade.

Ecosystem Partners

What is India <> Latam Bridge

Value Proposition:
Cross-border platform to empower high-potential startups, scale-ups, and SMEs to discover, explore and expand to India and Latin America.
With a network of VCs, accelerators, research organisations, ecosystem enablers, entrepreneurs, enterprises, government institutions, and service providers.
Thinktank for Innovation, Investment, Policymaking and Community Building across emerging markets.
 
Focus Areas

Latam Market Access Program

Market and Investment Access across Latin America.

Ecosystem Partners

India Soft-Landing Leadership Team

Nemesisa Ujjain
Founder, BRIDGE2

Over 14 years of experience in entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, marketing and brand building. Has run multiple Indian accelerator and global softlanding programs for growth stage startups.

She was the Head of NASSCOM Industry Partnership Program (NIPP), India’s largest industry backed open innovation platform, and worked with more than 50 large corporations to set up and run their startup engagement programs including accelerators in Fintech, Healthtech, and Retailtech, and initiated more than 250 pilots and PoCs.

Pratheeksha K.
Consulting Director

13 years of active engagements in the Indian and global innovation ecosystem with handson experience in entrepreneurship, working on corporate innovation,  Govt. initiatives, VCs, and  innovation programs.

Previously worked with organizations such as EY, NUMA, NASSCOM in facilitating corporate startup partnerships and new market access. Worked as innovation consultant for organizations such as Shell, Novo Nordisk, Nestle, Tesco, Honeywell aerospace, L’Oreal etc

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