Alice crushes it with $127M round led by Softbank

This week our friends at Alice announced their $127 million series C funding round led by Softbank Latin America Fund. Other prominent investors include shareholders Kaszek Ventures and ThornTree Capital Partners and new investors such as Allen & Company LLC, G Squared, Globo Ventures and StepStone.

Founded in 2019 by André Florence, Guilherme Azevedo, and Matheus Moraes, the startup previously raised $47.8 million through Series seed, A and B. The healthtech is focused on making people’s lives healthier. CEO and co-founder André Florence and the Alice team will use the new funds to invest in technology and services to companies that provide healthcare to employees. Healthcare continues to represent a significant regional opportunity especially in Brazil. Alice is one of the visionary companies trying to leverage technology to improve people’s health and solve healthcare problems.

The firm is currently focused in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, where it already provides healthcare to around 6,000 people with 10 hospitals and 200 medical labs as partners. Alice recently acquired startup Cuidas, focused in providing healthcare products to companies. (Reuters)

Source: Distrito HealthTech Report

Another record year for Venture Investments in Latin America

In 2021, venture-backed companies have raised $14.8 billion across 772 deals in Latin America, according to PitchBook data. That’s more than the total capital invested in the region in the previous six years combined.

Source: PitchBook data

Growth firms are increasing their focus on the region with global earlier-stage investors also started pouring money into Latin American startups. This is increasing valuations at the growth stage and emphasizing the importance of investing early, ideally being a first institutional check, so we can help to unlock value starting valuations.

List of Top Women Tech Investors Released and Integra Made the Cut!

Women in venture are as underrepresented in Latin America as they are globally. In the US, women only hold ~15% of GP positions in VC, and the majority of firms have no women partners. The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America and IDBLabs are striving to highlight the women leading technology investments through a well-curated annual list.

We are delighted to share our managing partner, Francesca Whalen, was selected for the annual lineup. To checkout the entire roster please checkout the official LAVCA link:

Kurios amongst Peru’s futurecorns?

Integra Groupe portfolio company Kurios named among Peruvian futurecorns.

Kurios, is a Peruvian edtech company, founded in 2019. It is run by managers who had worked at Amazon and Uber who now offer training programs in innovation, product management and growth methodology to companies and professionals throughout Latin America. What this company seeks fundamentally is to prepare the companies and talent of the LatAm region for the digital age, trough cutting edge digital business skills education.

Edtech has been an under-capitalized but promising area of tech innovation in Latin America in recent years representing only 4% of VC investment (by number of deals) in 2019. Entrepreneurs are innovating to drive increased access to education across the diverse markets and constituents they serve.

The following companies are some of the Peruvian startups to watch:

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