IGNIA

Founded 2007
Founders Michael Chu u00c1lvaro Rodru00edguez Arregui

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Total investments 53
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 3.79
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Exits 3
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
  • Mobile Payments
  • E-Commerce
Summary

In 2007 was created IGNIA, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in Mexico. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Lomas De Chapultepec.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the IGNIA, startups are often financed by Stella Maris Partners, InQlab, RRE Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are InQlab, Elevar Equity, Stella Maris Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by InQlab, AI8 Ventures, Target Global.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Mexico. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Service Industry. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Credijusto, Barared, Kinedu.

The high activity for fund was in 2017. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The typical startup value when the investment from IGNIA is 100-500 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this IGNIA works on 27 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The fund was created by Alvaro Rodru00edguez Arregui, Michael Chu. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Abra

Bitcoin
Financial Services
Peer to Peer
Transaction Processing
$55M15 Sep 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

ProducePay

Agriculture
Farming
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
$43M20 May 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

OFI

B2B
E-Commerce
Retail Technology
Sales
Software
$3M16 May 2020 Mexico City, Mexico

Arcus

Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile
Mobile Payments
$9M01 Apr 2020 New York, New York, United States

Lentesplus

Customer Service
E-Commerce
Eyewear
Health Care
Internet
$5M20 Mar 2020 Valle del Cauca

Virket

Information Technology
Internet
Marketing
$270K31 Jan 2020 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

UnDosTres

FinTech
Internet
$3M23 Dec 2019 Mexico

Fondeadora

Banking
Crowdfunding
Crowdsourcing
Debit Cards
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
$2M07 Dec 2019 Mexico City, Mexico

Kinedu

Apps
Children
E-Learning
EdTech
Parenting
$5M12 Nov 2019 Mexico, Nuevo León, Mexico
News
Abra Announces $55 Million in Series C Funding

– Abra has raised $55m in Series C funding. The round was led by IGNIA and Blockchain Capital, with new investors including Kingsway Capital, Tiga Investments and the Stellar Development Foundation.
– The round brings Abra’s total funding to date to over $85m since inception.
– This new round will enable the company to further expand its world-class product team into new offerings for wealth management, trading, and payments; scale its marketing team; and develop the company’s fast-growing high net worth and institutional sales offerings.
– Abra has experienced tremendous growth over the past year. The company’s revenues have increased more than ten-fold, while custody services, Abra Trade and Abra Earn, went from zero to $1bn in AUM, with zero defaults.

Mexican challenger bank Fondeadora adds $14 million to its Series A

– Fondeadora, a fintech startup based in Mexico City and building a challenger bank, has extended its Series A funding round.
– The round was extended by Portag3 and joined by Google’s Gradient Ventures, an existing investor in the company.
Gokul Rajaram and Anatol von Hahn are investing as business angels as well.
Y Combinator, Scott Belsky, Sound Ventures, Fintech Collective and Ignia also participated in the first tranche of the Series A.

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