Xepelin

Xepelin offers digital financial services to mid-market corporations and SMEs to manage their working capital. Xepelin leverages technology to offer the best possible conditions and user experience, simplifying and automating decision-making and processes for all the actors in the supply chain financial ecosystem.

Xepelin helps corporations manage and support their suppliers with financial services and technological tools that allow all actors to have better control of their working capital. Due to its efficient distribution model, Xepelin’s solutions can not only reach large suppliers, but even the smallest ones that have not been served by traditional financial institutions. The proprietary risk model evaluates an operation in seconds, allowing any client to secure financing the same day.

Once the supplier is enrolled in the platform, Xepelin delivers capital, education, and free software to manage their finances, all in a simple, secure, and transparent way.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Nicolás De Camino
Sebastián Kreis
Foodology

Foodology is a Colombian startup dedicated 100% to the delivery business. Through the intensive use of data and technology, Foodology creates virtual restaurant brands and operates them from hidden kitchens.

Country
Bogotá, Colombia
Founders
Daniela Izquierdo
Juan Guillermo Azuero
Migrante

Migrante is the first and only financial institution working with immigrants in Chile. Their main goal is to create opportunities for them. As a company, they want to bring the most possible options to the immigrant community, which continues to grow in the country, and walk with them towards meeting their goals.

They are certain that immigration adds to the development of the country, and they want to actively participate to bring better opportunities of integration and development through access to credit and financial advice.

As they say at Migrante - we are many, we are all, we are Migrante.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Diego Fleischmann
Ignacio Canals
Salvador Porta
Sebastián Ayub
Benjamin Izikson
Marco

Most exporters in emerging markets lack access to credit and financial institutions aren’t equipped to service them. This $1.5T global financing gap is stifling growth and job creation with traditional lenders not adapting to new digital business trends and the requirement to move quickly with the pace of trade. This leads to 50% of SMEs being rejected by banks while they make up 40% of international trade.
Marco addresses the $350 billion financing gap in Latin America by developing an innovative and proprietary risk model that processes data in real-time to dynamically assess risk and mitigate capital loss. Its factoring approach to trade finance reduces risk and frees up cash, enabling underserved SME exporters to continue operations and invest in growth. Founded in 2019 by Peter D. Spradling and Jacob Shoihet, Marco is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices in New York, Dallas, and across Latin America.

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

Webdox is a Software as a Service that automates and digitizes the contracts of medium and large companies in LatAm and the World. Webdox is a platform for teams, clients, and suppliers to work interconnectedly in the creation, negotiation, approval, signing, and management of contracts.

The tool generates a high impact on time and costs, along with promoting better, more transparent, and lasting relationships among all stakeholders. Contracts are created and administered according to the purpose and sense of business, in the manner most efficient and effective possible.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
José Manuel Jiménez
1DOC3

1DOC3 was founded in Colombia in 2014 by Javier Cardona and Nicolás Durán, when they realised the enormous market opportunity that existed in the world of health access through the digitization of services.

1DOC3 offers immediate and quality medical access. It combines the benefits of new technologies to deliver a service of the highest quality, generating efficiencies that allow them to scale and guarantee precision in care, with a certified medical team that provides warmth and trust in all their interactions.

Its technology allows them to provide online primary medical care with a high level of effectiveness and low cost, which has a direct impact in decongesting the public and private health system in Latin America.

Country
Bogotá, Colombia
Founders
Javier Cardona
Nicolás Durán
WherEx

WherEX is an e-sourcing enterprise software for request for proposals and requests for information. The startup was born in the fishing industry and soon expanded to cover other verticals in industrials, materials and services. Through its digital tool, wherEX offers a solution to request products and services and receive bids from qualified suppliers across the globe. This practice brings competition and transparency to every purchase and allows suppliers the opportunity to bid through the platform to potential buyers. Lastly, this cloud based software is quick to implement and easy to adopt for companies bringing the best return in investment in the market.

Country
Santiago, Chile.
Founders
Juan Carlos Hurtado
Benjamín Garcia
Francisco Puente
Felipe Manterola
F4F

F4F transforms organic waste into high quality ingredients for animal feed by rearing insects. The company was created to find new ways of producing protein, so they can help feed a growing global demand. Insects as a source of feed have enormous nutritional and sustainable benefits, being the natural food of several animal species and 2 billion people worldwide.
They have developed an insect rearing technology capable of transforming organic waste into high value ingredients for animal feed and additionally organic fertilizer. Their business model is based on waste management services and selling feed ingredients and fertilizer. Their products have a positive environmental footprint, are carbon negative and can replace non sustainable sources like fishmeal and soy. Their process avoids methane emissions associated with food waste. For each kg of insect protein their process has a negative footprint of 40kg CO2eq.

Country
Chile
Founders
Cristián Emhart
Aptuno

Aptuno is the next-generation proptech company focused on revolutionizing the burdensome property rental process across Latin America. With 80 percent faster closings for landlords and brokerages, three times the qualified listings to search weekly than the nearest competitor, and two-hour digital credit verification, aptuno provides a fast, seamless, and digital process for tenants and landlords from search to signing.

Country
Bogotá, Colombia
Founders
Alejandro Gomez de Greiff
Juan Martin Delgado
Brian Requarth
Cristina Palacios
Web site
www.aptuno.com
Cargamos

Cargamos is building a “full-stack” cloud-based logistics platform for businesses of any size to store, manage and fulfill their inventory from a network of distribution centers digitally ready for quick delivery across the region. The Mexican company repurposes unused spaces in empty parking garages and shopping malls as mini distribution centers, providing a hyper proximity delivery network that’s fast and accessible. The company implements in-house technology, data science, machine learning, and other AI tools in the logistics industry for merchants to achieve the highest efficiency in their operations and deliver a best-in-class experience to its customers and delivery partners. Cargamos gives brands, retailers and 3PLs world-class fulfillment and software solutions. Cargamos was founded in Mexico City in 2019 by Ivan Ariza, Éverton Viana, and Fabián Antorveza.

Country
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.
Founders
Ivan Ariza
Fabián Antorveza
Éverton Viana
Miroculus

The three Miroculus co-founders — Alejandro Tocigl, Fay Christodoulou, Jorge Soto — met at Singularity University Global Solutions Program in 2013. With their diverse backgrounds, they were drawn together by a shared desire to develop tools that facilitate high quality, advanced scientific research in their home countries. They began working on microRNA for early cancer detection and in the process of developing this technology, the trio realized they were building a flexible, intelligent solution for innumerable applications. With Miro Technology Alejandro, Fay and Jorge are realizing their initial vision of making complex protocols easy and accessible to scientists everywhere.

Miro Technology utilizes electromechanical forces to actuate droplets on the surfaces of insulated electrodes, without requiring immersion in oil or direct contact with system electronics. In Miro Technology, nanoliter to microliter droplets containing samples and reagents are manipulated by applying a series of electrical potentials to an array of patterned electrodes coated with a hydrophobic insulator. This technology is distinct from microchannel-based fluidics as it enables precise control of reagents without the need for complex channels, microvalves, or pumps.

Because the system is compatible with a wide range of reagents, and also allows for an interface with conventional microfluidic channels, a wide range of applications is enabled on the system such as NGS library prep, synthetic biology, DNA extraction and combinatorial synthesis.

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

Destácame is an open digital bank that helps people in Latam better understand their personal finances, improve their financial wellness and have access to more and better financial products.

On the one side, they empower people to take control of their personal finances. By making available financial tools and access to more financial products, they help people improve their wellness, achieve their dreams and improve their life quality.

All of this is done through the use of technology, which enhances the clients’ experiences, integrating alternative information and technology resources to offer efficient and safe solutions.

On the other side, Destácame allows banks to increase their capacity to serve their customers, customizing and improving their clients' experiences.

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

AgroUrbana is the first vertical farming company in Latin America. They are a new generation of farmers that seek to give answers to the major challenges of agriculture and the new, demanding and better-informed consumer.

AgroUrbana integrates and develops technology to do more with less and to bring farming to the table, places unavailable until today. They’re committed to growing plants in a resilient and consistent way, every day regardless of the season or the weather conditions. They produce vegetables of the highest quality, generating the least possible impact by consuming 95% less water, using 99% less soil, without using any synthetic pesticides and by reducing our carbon footprint associated with transportation.

AgroUrbana´s job, talent and technology are at the service of the community and the environment.

Country
Santiago, Chile
Founders
Cristián Sjogren
Pablo Bunster
Pulsar

Pulsar makes best-in-class productivity analytics simple and affordable for traditional mid-market factories in North America.

The reduction in the cost of sensors and hardware, cellular data and streaming data systems have created a fertile ground for the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in traditional and overlooked industries. Pulsar combines sensor technology with artificial intelligence to provide real-time performance analytics for any factory, with same-day deployment at a fraction of the cost of legacy vendors.

Its platform gives immediate visibility of factory operations, exposing human inefficiencies and machinery problems around the factory floor, and improving communications among managers, operators and other employees.

Pulsar represents a cost-effective option for manufacturers to manage their production processes, significantly impacting their productivity and use of resources, by reducing waste, energy, labor inefficiencies and machinery failures.

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

Colektia is the first Debt Collection company based on Artificial Intelligence in Latin America. Founded by Gabriel and Oswaldo Monroy in 2018 aiming to change the debt collection industry with technology, using AI to empower humans. Colektia developed a new method called “Intelligent Debt collection 4.0” where methodology, their own technology, data science and operations are improving debt collection results up to 80%.

Colektia reinvented critical processes of the mass debt collection process chain with A.I. and Machine Learning, developing more than 10 algorithms to predict debtors behavior, improve debt collection strategy and automate processes, achieving greater effectiveness and efficiency in the debt collection while making it less invasive and more humane.

Nowadays Colektia is expanding region wide and it’s well known as one of the most innovative Fintech in the region.

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

Founded in 2016, Chipax is a SME SaaS solution that helps business owners to manage their biggest source of pain, cash flows. Chipax automatically synchronizes all the financial information of the company (asset receivable, billing, taxes, etc.) and gives business owners tools to automate day-to-day management (collection, billing, bank reconciliation, reporting, etc.) so that they can focus on growing their business with the peace of mind that their finances are under control. Chipax achieves this by integrating automatically with the local Internal Revenue Service, banks, and POS to have all the financial information in one place.

Country
Santiago, Chile.
Founders
Antonio Correa
Felipe Urzúa
Francois Gueneau de Mussy
Joaquin Brenner
Co-Work Latam

Co-Work Latam is a pioneer company in the industry of flexible spaces. They have built a platform based on the curation, design, build and operations of world class office spaces that catalyze collaboration, productivity and culture.

They adapt themselves to the size of their clients, providing options from shared spaces to private offices, all of which is sustained by a proven business model of collaboration, cost optimization and versatility. Cowork Latam brings the tools and infrastructure, so that people only have to focus on growing their business.

Cowork Latam is committed to provide their clients with the best working experience surrounded by an environment of inclusivity, shared experiences and community.

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

Profile

Cristóbal Silva

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 behind 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 no longer goes to work for large corporations; instead, it founds 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

Antonia Brahm

I came across the concept of impact investment while studying in Boston, US. I was amazed by the innovative idea of helping to solve the biggest challenges we face as a society through financial mechanisms.

Before joining Kayyak founding team, I had the opportunity to work for the pioneer impact investment fund in Chile, FIS Ameris. I wanted to take the next step to accelerate the ecosystem in Chile, where social, environmental and financial returns can coexist.

I want to contribute to mobilize capital towards a sustainable path to development, being part of a leading company in the region in doing so.

Country
Santiago, Chile

Profile

Evelyn Von Bischhoffshausen

Before Kayyak, I developed my professional career working in a traditional investment management role. While doing my MBA at Columbia Business School, I discovered that even though I was passionate about investing, I wanted to develop my skills and learn new ones from a different perspective with a real sense of purpose. What motivated me to join Kayyak was the opportunity to build something from scratch, help in the establishment of new companies and technologies that will shape the future economic growth in a sustainable way and support a collaborative VC ecosystem in the region.

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

Profile

Andrés Pesce

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 take this challenge with humbleness and the conviction that VC will make a big change in Latam.

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