Top 20 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech industry over the recent years

Top 20 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech industry over the recent years

Intro

The top 20 investors according to the total money raised in the funding rounds. These are VC funds and corporate investors in Latin America that have invested over the last 3 years. They are actively investing in FinTech industry.
FinTech refers to the integration of technology into financial services in order to improve their use and delivery to consumers. It includes micro lending, payments, personal finance, and financial software.

Amount of money raised in FinTech funding rounds is $4.5B, which is 32.6% of the total amount of money raised in rounds in Latin America over the last 3 years.

Top 20 investors in Latin America with the biggest sum of funding rounds in FinTech industry over the recent years
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Key takeaways

  • Funds Geography – The most common country among top VCs is Brazil which hosts 11 funds. There are also funds from Mexico, Chile and Argentina. The most common city is Sao Paulo which is home to 9 funds. There are also funds from Mexico City, Santiago and Buenos Aires. VCs tend to invest in startups from Brazil, but also invest in startups from The United States, Mexico, and Argentina. For the majority of the funds, the country of the funds’ establishment and the country of their most frequent investments coincide.
  • Industry Focus – The funds’ most common field for investments is Finance. They also invest in Gamification, Enterprise Software and EdTech.
  • Important Years – The oldest fund in the sample was founded in 1983 and the newest one in 2019. In 2011 the most amount of funds were founded. VCs in the sample made the most deals in the period from 2005 to 2021. For some funds, 2019 was the year with the most amount of deals. The biggest amount of successful exits happened between 2011 and 2021 years. For some funds, 2015 became the year with the most successful exits.
  • Investments – Usually VCs take part in 2 funding rounds per year, sometimes in 2 – 6. The minimum number of funding rounds for VCs in the sample is 7, the maximum is 234. Average number of funding rounds is 65.8 while median is 52.5. Minimum amount of lead investments for funds is 0 and maximum is 50. Average amount of lead investments is 10.4 while median is 7.5. The most common amount of lead investments is 0. Index of difference in percentage points of lead investments from the average is between -28.14 and 29.0 for funds in the sample. The average value for this difference is 8.95 and the median is 16.04. It means that these funds act as lead investors more often than other funds. The most common value is 29.0.
  • Typical RoundsSeed and Early stages are more common for funds in the sample. Late and Venture stages are less common. VCs usually participate in rounds with 3 – 4 investors. Less often in rounds with 5 – 6 investors. The most common round size for VCs in the sample is 1 – 5 million. Less common range is less than 100 thousands. A Funds’ average multiplicator for portfolio companies at the last known valuation is close to zero at minimum and 3.49 at maximum. Average value for this multiplicator is 0.89 and median is 0.44. The most common multiplicator value is close to zero.
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