HealthAtom

Small healthcare clinics in Latin America suffer from manual record-keeping and outdated processes. The lack of streamlined data storage and sharing mechanisms often leads to duplicated efforts, misplaced patient information, and compromised patient safety. Resolving these challenges is crucial for equitable and effective healthcare delivery.

HealthAtom, a leading vertical SaaS platform, optimizes dental and medical clinic operations through modular solutions. Its innovative offerings, from electronic records to regulatory support, now extend to previously unavailable dental insurance, marking a significant step towards enhancing healthcare services and patient experiences across Latin America.

Country
Santiago, Chile.
Founders
Roberto León
Guillermo Medel
Daniel Guajardo
Xepelin

Small and medium-sized businesses in Latin America struggle to get capital which holds back their growth and has big economic impacts. These businesses have trouble with their cash flow and getting loans, which stops them from investing in new ideas and growing. To fix this, technology-enabled solutions for managing money should be used to help these businesses get the funding they require.

Xepelin helps corporations manage and support their suppliers with financial services and technological tools that allow them to have better control of their working capital. The proprietary risk model evaluates an operation in seconds, which allows any client to secure financing the same day. By enabling accessible financing, Xepelin contributes to SME growth and economic development in the region.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Nicolás De Camino
Sebastián Kreis
TiMining

Mining will be key in providing key materials for the energy transition such as copper. To successfully transition to an electrical world, we need more efficient and sustainable mining. Despite its economic importance, it faces challenges like resource uncertainty and environmental impact. The industry is starting to adopt digitalization to improve productivity and address the global environmental concerns.

TiMining offers cutting-edge modular software solutions for the mining industry. Without the need of any additional sensors, TiMining alternatives can adapt to all their client's needs. Their digital twin technology allows real-time visualization, enhancing equipment understanding and process optimization. With TiMining, the industry can achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency, safety, and productivity.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Nicolás Jubera
Carlo Calderón
Fairplay

Access to growth capital is often limited for digital entrepreneurs with high-growth potential. Providing growth capital to entrepreneurs in the digital economy, improving access to funding is crucial for fostering innovation, job creation, and economic development.

Fairplay supports digital economy entrepreneurs by offering access to growth capital in an easy, fast and friendly way. Fairplay allows companies to invest in their business by leveraging real-time business data from marketplaces. Additionaly, Fairplay provides a platform that helps their clients track their KPIs, pay vendors and manage their cash flows. By enabling efficient funding, Fairplay contributes to the growth and success of digital businesses in Latin America.

Country
Ciudad de México, México
Founders
Manolo Atala
Andrew James Devlyn
Fracttal

Traditional maintenance practices often prove to be inefficient and wasteful. As industries increasingly integrate machines and technology into their processes, the significance of proper maintenance becomes crucial. Smart maintenance reduces downtime, optimizes resources, and cuts carbon footprint boosting efficiency, innovation, and sustainability.

Fracttal provides cloud-based maintenance and asset management software. Their solution enables sustainable practices and productivity gains for companies, guaranteeing the integrity and continuity of their operations, as well as the safety of their workers. Through their smart maintenance technology, Fracttal contributes to improved operations and sustainability in Latin America and beyond.

Country
Madrid, Spain
Founders
Christian Struve
Alejandro Pérez
Galgo

Access to credit and financial inclusion are a big problem in Latam. Many individuals struggle to secure stable employment, leading to informal labor markets and inadequate social safety nets. Technology can help improve financial services for underserved groups in Latin America.

Galgo believes in developing a new way of providing financial services, focusing on its purpose of helping thousands of people through vehicle financing, mainly motorcycles, with an agile, flexible, and digitized service. Their solutions empower individuals to take control of their financial progress and growth.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Diego Fleischmann
Ignacio Canals
Webdox

Agreements are the foundations of doing businesses, but they are still based on manual processes and siloed. Manual and isolated contract processes lead to errors and inefficiencies in businesses. This is especially problematic for larger companies, causing revenue and EBITDA losses due to contract value leakage and inefficiency.

Webdox is contract lifecycle management software that simplifies contract creation, collaboration and termination. It ensures compliance, mitigates risks, and monitors performance through centralized storage. By implementing AI within their extensive database, Webdox enhances visibility and reporting, ultimately leading to cost savings and increased efficiency for Latin American businesses.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
José Manuel Jiménez
Foodology

The food and beverage industry has not been able to incorporate new technologies and adapt to the fast growing enviroment of todays world. It is inneficient in the use of asstes, it is operations and personnel-intensive. In Latin America, this industry has low productivity and is highly fragmented, making it a field with enormous potential for disruption.

Foodology is revolutionizing the industry through the creation and operation of digital brands. By applying data analytics, the company builds a multi-brand portfolio, enabling them to reduce time-to-market, maximize marketing ROI, and increase fixed asset utilization. Foodology achieves efficiency in deliveries through the capillarity of its kitchen network, ensuring that people everywhere can enjoy their desired meals.

Country
Bogotá, Colombia
Founders
Daniela Izquierdo
Juan Guillermo Azuero
Henry

Tertiary education in Latam faces challenges related to quality, relevance, and accessibility. A significant skills gap exists between educational institutions and the labor market, resulting in profound effects on productivity and the quality of life within the region. This misalignment of goals among educational providers, students, and the labor market has a detrimental impact on the region's development.

Henry is an online tech academy that invests in people’s education. They train students with zero upfront costs for a share of their future incomes. In Latin America there is an unsatisfied demand for workers in the tech industry. Henry grants accessible education creating life changing opportunities for people in the region.

Country
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founders
Martín Borchardt
Luz Borchardt
Federico Hernández
Leonardo Maglia
1DOC3

The shortage of medical professionals in Latin America results in inadequate care and delayed treatment, exacerbating healthcare inequality and underscoring the need for interventions to improve access to quality healthcare services for all.

1DOC3 partners with employers to offer accessible and affordable primary, mental, and nutritional healthcare. Their digital platform ensures high-quality care at a low cost, reducing absenteeism, and complying with regulations. Using AI/ML, they improve medical providers' efficacy, reduce overall care costs, and offer a higher-quality service.

Country
Bogotá, Colombia
Founders
Javier Cardona
Nicolás Durán
WherEx

Procurement processes often lack efficiency, transparency and access. The mismanagement of tail spend in companies constitutes a significant portion of their overall expenditures. Tail spends involves small, dispersed costs often overlooked, leading to financial losses and compliance risks. This issue underscores the necessity to streamline procurement, enhance productivity for Latin American firms.

WherEx offers an intuitive procurement portal connecting companies with qualified suppliers. WherEX's digital tool lets buyers request products and services and get competitive bids from global suppliers, promoting transparency and competition. By optimizing procurement, WherEx contributes to improved productivity and operations in Latin America.

Country
Santiago, Chile.
Founders
Juan Carlos Hurtado
Benjamín Garcia
Francisco Puente
Felipe Manterola
AgendaPro

Small businesses often lack efficient tools for appointment management, customer engagement, and marketing. Bridging the productivity gap between Latin American SMBs and large enterprises is crucial for fostering economic growth and competitiveness in the region.

AgendaPro provides enterprise grade software for SMBs in the beauty, health, and wellness sectors. Their platform offers online scheduling, customer loyalty tools, payment processing, and more. It simplifies appointment management, customer retention, and marketing, contributing to increased productivity and revenue growth in the beauty and wellness industries.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Julio Guzmán
Nicolás Rossi
Matías Ulloa
Sebastián Hevia
Wheel The World

Historically, people with disabilities have faced significant challenges when it comes to traveling, including finding suitable accommodations, activities, and transportation options that cater to their specific needs. This lack of accessibility has often resulted in discouraging experiences and barriers that prevent them from exploring and enjoying different parts of the world.

Wheel the World provides accessible travel experiences with detailed accessibility information and customer support. Their Accessibility Mapping System Technology compiles extensive accessibility data, empowering travelers and bridging the accessibility gap in the industry. By enhancing travel accessibility, Wheel the World contributes to more inclusive and fulfilling travel experiences.

Country
Chile
Founders
Alvaro Silberstein
Camilo Navarro
F4F

The urgent scarcity of food, driven by factors like global hunger, food waste, and a growing population, calls for alternative protein solutions. Traditional agriculture struggles to meet rising food demands and faces environmental concerns. Finding new protein sources through technology and sustainable practices has become a crucial step towards ensuring food security for the future.

F4F harnesses the incredible potential of black soldier fly larvae to transform organic waste into premium-quality protein. By nourishing these larvae with organic waste materials, F4F not only curbs the occupation of wastelands but also mitigates pollution by reducing methane emissions, water pollution, overfishing and deforestation. Furthermore, F4F's operations yield valuable by-products, including oil and fertilizer, which further contribute to enhancing the sustainability of food production practices.

Country
Chile
Founders
Cristián Emhart
Pulsar

In today's global landscape, nearshoring has taken on greater significance than ever before. However, manufacturing faces challenges in optimizing processes and productivity. Downtime persists as a prominent issue, stemming from outdated pen-and-paper methods. These methods lead to inaccurate availability estimates, escalating costs, and strained customer relations. Enhancing productivity and efficiency in manufacturing through real-time data analytics revolutionizes the industry by providing actionable insights into operational processes.

Pulsar offers real-time factory visibility and analytics for optimized manufacturing operations. Their platform gathers comprehensive data on production processes and quality metrics, enabling informed decision-making. By providing insights and efficiency improvements, Pulsar contributes to enhanced productivity and profitability in manufacturing.

Country
Palo Alto, USA
Founders
Matias Castillo
Juan Cristobal Ruiz Tagle
Cristian Bartolome
Marco

Addressing the financing gap for SMEs in emerging markets is vital for promoting economic growth and job creation. Many exporters in these markets struggle with limited access to credit, often due to financial institutions' inability to accommodate their needs. Finding innovative ways to cater to the financial requirements of these SMEs will be key in driving sustained economic development.

Marco addresses the financing gap by dynamically assessing risk and offering working capital solutions to underserved SME exporters. Their risk model and factoring approach provide efficient financing, supporting growth and operations for SMEs in Latin America. By simplifying trade finance, Marco contributes to economic progress in the region.

Country
Miami, U.S.A.
Founders
Jacob Shoihet
Peter D. Spradling
Colektia

The traditional debt collection practices in Latin America have long been plagued by impersonalization, inefficiency, and harassment, resulting in a poor user experience for debtors. Transforming debt collection through AI and machine learning for better efficiency and effectiveness is a big step toward maximizing recoveries and preserving positive customer interactions.

Colektia utilizes AI and ML to predict debtor behavior and automate collection strategies. Their technology-driven approach enhances recovery rates while reducing costs. With Alivia, Colektia helps people in debt find tailormade solution to pay their debts. By offering a more empathetic and efficient solution, Colektia improves the debt collection process, benefiting both creditors and debtors in Latin America.

Country
Ciudad de México, México
Founders
Gabriel Monroy
Oswaldo Monroy
AgroUrbana

Traditional agriculture faces challenges of land scarcity, climate change, and water restriction. Transforming food production to meet the growing population's demand in a sustainable way is critical for ensuring food security and environmental preservation for present and future generations.

AgroUrbana employs vertical farming with hydroponics and controlled environments to optimize crop growth. This resource-efficient approach yields faster growth cycles, predictable outputs, and increased production per unit of land while reducing their use of water, pesticides and effluent contamination. Their solution aligns with sustainability goals and addresses challenges in traditional agriculture, making it a disruptive force in the industry.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Cristián Sjogren
Pablo Bunster
Chipax

SMEs are the backbone of Latam's economy, and technology is unlocking new growth opportunities for them. As these businesses embrace digital transformation, they can streamline operations, reach broader markets, and drive economic progress. In Latam, SME solutions are fostering entrepreneurship, resilience, and contributing to a thriving business ecosystem.

Chipax revolutionizes SME business management with real-time online finance software. It simplifies financial tasks, integrates with local services, and helps SMEs focus on growth. By automating financial processes and enhancing control, Chipax contributes to the growth and resilience of small and medium-sized businesses in the region.

Country
Santiago, Chile.
Founders
Antonio Correa
Felipe Urzúa
Francois Gueneau de Mussy
Destácame

Improving financial inclusion in Latin America is vital for economic growth, poverty reduction, and social development. Limited financial history, low education, lack of information and trust issues exclude many from resources. Everyday expenses, overdue debts, and lack of savings compound these challenges. Personalized financial tools can empower individuals and foster a more inclusive financial ecosystem.

Destacame helps people in Latin America improve their financial well-being. They offer tools and guidance to understand personal finances better, access improved financial products, and achieve life goals. Powered by technology, Destacame also helps banks to enhance customer service and tailor experiences. Through this, financial progress is becoming accessible to all people in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Jorge Camus
Augusto Ruiz Tagle
Sebastián Ugarte
Cargamos

E-commerce growth leads to increased demand for efficient delivery, often hindered by traffic congestion and high costs. Meeting the evolving needs of retail and e-commerce by optimizing last-mile delivery and logistics is essential for sustaining the momentum of digital commerce, enhancing customer satisfaction and fostering economic growth.

Cargamos offers a cloud-based logistics platform using mini distribution centers for efficient and hyperlocal deliveries. They leverage AI and data science to enhance efficiency, provide top-quality service, and fulfill the growing demand for online shopping. Their innovative approach caters to the evolving landscape of retail and e-commerce.

Country
Ciudad de México, México.
Founders
Ivan Ariza
Fabián Antorveza
Éverton Viana
Aptuno

The rental market is often cumbersome due to paperwork, lack of transparency, and inefficiencies. Streamlining the property rental process in Latin America through user-friendly proptech solutions is key to simplifying and enhancing the rental experience for both landlords and tenants.

Aptuno's all-in-one platform enables searching, listing, signing, and management of properties. By addressing challenges like paperwork, co-signer requirements, and rent collection, Aptuno enhances the rental experience for all parties involved and improves liquidity of the largest asset class in the region

Country
Bogotá, Colombia
Founders
Alejandro Gomez de Greiff
Juan Martin Delgado
Co-Work Latam

Tradicional working spaces lack the flexibility for big corporations to adapt the space needed for their teams. On the other hand, small companies struggle to get quality offices at where their teams can focus on their business goals and not worry about the common ammenities .

CoWork Latam offers agile and community-centric office spaces, enhancing productivity and collaboration for small and medium businesses. They also offer Office as a Service solutions for big corporations, allowing them to adapt their space rented to their current needs. Their flexible leasing models and vibrant communities cater to the evolving needs of businesses, facilitating diverse collaborations and fostering growth.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Sebastián O´Ryan
Horacio Justiniano
Antonio Garcia
Miroculus

Latin America's healthcare challenges stemming from disparities in access and quality can be tackled through biotechnology. Genetic sequencing, pivotal in this effort, offers personalized treatment options and early disease identification.

Miroculus focuses on developing innovative solutions for early disease detection and diagnostics using microRNA profiling. This approach has the potential to revolutionize early disease detection and improve patient outcomes by enabling more timely interventions. This innovation could lead to improved patient outcomes, more effective treatments, and ultimately contribute to better overall healthcare management.

Country
San Francisco, USA
Founders
Alejandro Tocigl
Fay Christodoulou
Jorge Soto

Profile

Cristóbal Silva - Partner

Throughout my professional life, I have worked in investing, mainly in public markets. After earning an MBA at Columbia Business School, I joined Orbis Investment Management, a global fund based in San Francisco, CA. My experience taught me that a long-term investor's true competitive advantage lies outside the spreadsheet - it comes from understanding human behavior and a company’s culture. This realization led me to want to contribute to and invest in superior cultures from the beginning, and it's why I started advising startups and angel investing during my time in public markets.

As I became more familiar with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, I discovered that there is a huge opportunity in LatAm venture capital. Our best talent is no longer going to work for large corporations; instead, they are starting up companies to solve real challenges. This is both creating an excellent supply of companies to invest in and improving the economic and social fabric of the region. As part of my desire to contribute to this change, I joined Kayyak's founding team with the goal of creating a firm that strives to be the benchmark in LatAm venture capital and helps mobilize capital to solve the problems we face as a society.

Country
Santiago, Chile

Profile

Tomás Irarrázabal - Investment Analyst

After studying engineering, I sought an opportunity that would challenge me to grow both personally and professionally. I enjoy solving tough problems and I want to make a meaningful impact on the world. My curiosity drives me to explore the potential of new technologies and how they can drive transformative change. Joining the Kayyak team, with its focus on purpose driven long term investment and the support of visionary entrepreneurs, felt like a natural fit for my aspirations. I’m eager to work with a team passionate about performance and contributing to our region. I firmly believe that Latin America is a thriving hub for technological entrepreneurship, harboring exceptional local talent and innovative ideas that will become an example of sustainable development for the world. I want to be part of this, hands on. With humility and enthusiasm, I am ready to embrace the challenges ahead and be an active participant in shaping a brighter future.

Country
Santiago, Chile
E-mail Address
tomas@kayyakventures.com

Profile

Andrés Pesce - CEO & Partner

Before joining the founding team of Kayyak, I had the privilege to work for over a decade in Fundación Chile, where I helped foster innovation and entrepreneurship as a driver of sustainable development for Chile. I think we need to mobilize more private financing into innovation and impact investment to support exceptional entrepreneurs that hold the key to solve many old challenges with new answers. That is why I am in Kayyak now; I want to contribute to a new wave of progress in Latam that will be driven by innovation and entrepreneurs. I embrace this challenge with humility and the conviction that VC will make a big change in Latam.

Country
Santiago, Chile
E-mail Address
andres@kayyakventures.com

Profile

Sofía Grez - CFO & Partner

Since the very beginning of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with early-stage startups. First, I spent 18 years in Fundación Chile, an amazing innovation platform which has been pioneering VC and Impact Investing in our continent since 1982.

There, I experienced first-hand the development of the industry in Chile as we managed our spin-off portfolio companies and built our angel investment network, seed fund, early-stage fund and open innovation initiatives supporting hundreds of founders. I learnt that VC is about people, trust, purpose and passion.

I directly witnessed the transformative power that entrepreneurs have in society to improve people’s lives, regenerate our planet, create new quality jobs, promote meritocracy and generate social mobility, a purpose which I want to devote the rest of my career to. I learnt that in order to unleash that transformative power of entrepreneurs, we need to match their talent with adequate capital. This is why I joined Kayyak, to mobilize private capital at scale to this industry and do my bit to improve the lives of millions of Latin Americans.

Country
Santiago, Chile
E-mail Address
sofia@kayyakventures.com

Profile

Alejandro Tocigl - Partner

Prior to joining Kayyak Ventures I spent the last decade as an entrepreneur building Miroculus (now part of Integra Biosciences) first in LatAm and then in Silicon Valley. I had the chance to experience first-hand what it takes to build a business and the intricacies of operating and scaling a deep tech company from day 0 all the way through an exit.

In parallel, as an Angel investor, I have been fortunate enough to partner with several outstanding entrepreneurs. Having been in their shoes makes it easier to understand the growing pains and share experiences that can offer a different point of view when being faced with a challenge. I’ve witnessed that starting a business doesn’t have to be a lonely path and those who partner correctly will very likely increase their chances of success.

Why I joined Kayyak Ventures? Throughout my career, I've held a steadfast belief that the primary drivers for joining an organization should always be rooted around people and purpose, listed as reasons number #1 and #2. At Kayyak Ventures I found the best examples for each of these. A team of outstanding individuals with a purpose that deeply resonates with my heart: To invest in and support Latin founders who are spearheading innovative ventures with the potential to enhance the quality of life for millions in LATAM and beyond.

Country
Santiago, Chile

Profile

Domingo Claro - Head of Research

From a very young age, I’ve always been passionate about technology. From software, internet ventures, or hardware innovations, I’ve always enjoyed learning what’s new. Following college, I had the opportunity to become part of Bonsai, a Madrid-based venture capital firm established in 2001. During my four-year tenure, I collaborated closely with startups, gained valuable insights from a highly skilled team, made investments from Seed to Series B startups, and had the privilege of connecting with remarkable founders. After earning an MBA from the University of Chicago, I joined Sandalphon Capital to help foster and grow pre-seed companies and continue learning from great founders at an earlier stage. Through these experiences, I witnessed firsthand the remarkable growth and societal impact driven by passionate founders.

As my passion for venture capital, entrepreneurship, and creating a lasting impact grew, it became clear that my goal was to focus on Latam. In 2023, I got the opportunity to join Kayyak with the goal to actively nurture and bolster the local venture capital and startup ecosystem.