All in with formidable founders solving Latin America’s hardest problems.

All in with formidable founders solving Latin America’s hardest problems.

We believe the hardest problems to solve are those related to industries in which inefficiency and exclusivity have become the norm, mainly as a consequence of over-regulation, bad industry dynamics, lack of innovation, and operational complexity. Such as finance, education, healthcare, and sustainability.

We aim to help democratize access to these industries with sector-disrupting technologies and business models that create more equitable opportunities for a Latin American emerging middle class.

What are those hardest problems?.

We partner with formidable founders. All of our founders are not only working on large, important problems with disruptive solutions but, most importantly, have these characteristics in common. This is what we look at:

How do we commit
to go All in?
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What are our investment criteria?.

Do we invest in specific sectors?

Do we invest in specific sectors?

Do we invest in specific sectors?

How do we add value to our portfolio companies?.

We believe that being the first call for our founders is a testament to how committed we are to their success. We strive to support every company as we did with Cornershop, from an idea to the billion-dollar partnership with Uber. In general, we add value in the following 5 ways:

How does our investment process work?.

Our investment process is straightforward and consists of 7 stages:

  1. Initial meeting with our team

  2. Internal discussion to give the founder feedback and suggestions in less than a week.

  3. First meeting with a partner with expertise in your company's sector.

  4. Second meeting with two other partners within the same or the next week

  5. Founder’s pitch presentation where the founder will have the opportunity to pitch the company to our Partner’s Meeting, composed of partners and three independent members. If this stage is not passed, a quick notification will be provided alongside detailed feedback.

  6. Initial due diligence and term sheet

  7. Final Partner’s Meeting

Typically, stages 1 through 4 can take between one and four weeks, while stages 5 through 7 can take between two and six. However, we can expedite the process should condition require and allow. The whole process can be completed over a few weeks—we have accomplished it in as little as two.

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Where are we now?.

We kicked off 2021 with 25 active investments and over $200 million in assets under management and are currently looking to invest in a new round of formidable founders with our third fund. We are co-leading investments with top-tier global VC funds, leveraging our close ties with Silicon Valley and Stanford University in order to deliver the best possible results. We are also firmly committed to leveling the playing field for underrepresented and female founders-starting with our own team being 80% women.

During the last eight years, we have invested and helped raise nearly $500 million dollars in 38 companies primarily based in Mexico, Chile, and Colombia. Thus far, we have profitably exited four companies, including Cornershop, which was partially acquired by Uber, and is considered one of the most successful exits in Latin America.

Brilliant.

Brilliant.

Brilliant.

Competent.

Competent.

Competent.

Natural leaders.

Natural leaders.

Natural leaders.

Ambitious.

Ambitious.

Ambitious.

In a word, Formidable.

In a word, Formidable.

In a word, Formidable.

Ability to see beyond current trends, with a good combination of IQ and EQ, technical knowledge, and enough humility to accept shortcomings and seek help when needed.

Having relevant expertise in the field they are targeting, through previous entrepreneurial endeavors and experience as a founding team working together.

Capacity to inspire, and able to tell a compelling story to employees, customers, and investors, while having the resilience to withstand struggles and pivot when necessary.

Beyond the ability to perform, great founders have an innate drive to build the next Latin American unicorn.

Strength to challenge the status quo, face the incumbents, and overcome adversity in the pursuit to tackle our region's hardest problems.

Yes. We are focused on Fintech, The Future of Commerce, Smart Cities, Foodtech, and Human Capital (HR, EdTech, and HealthTech).vWe are dedicated to these sectors due to their relevance in solving some of Latin America’s hardest problems while also facing industry-specific opportunities to democratize access to these services. Within each of these, we look for companies targeting large markets.

In which rounds we typically invest and what is our typical investment?

In which rounds we typically invest and what is our typical investment?

In which rounds we typically invest and what is our typical investment?

We mainly focus on investing in Seed and Series A rounds, and sometimes Series B. Our ticket sizes range from $1 to $10 million dollars. If all goes well, we try to invest in multiple rounds. However, we love to start building relationships early in a founder's journey, no matter the stage. If you already have a team and a rough idea, it is never too early to reach out to us.

Do we lead investment rounds?

Do we lead investment rounds?

Do we lead investment rounds?

Yes, we only invest if we can lead or co-lead rounds. We don't just write a check. We are firmly committed to the partnerships we have with our portfolio companies. That means we build long-term relationships, and we want to be your ally. We ask for a board seat and dedicate significant time to securing your success. Because of our selectivity with whom we commit for the long run, we make fewer investments than a typical early-stage investor. However, the quality of our picks are second to none.

Do we only invest in Mexico?

Do we only invest in Mexico?

Do we only invest in Mexico?

No. While many of our investments are in Mexico, we invest in companies targeting Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. We firmly believe that the talent and resources to build great companies can come from anywhere, so we are always looking for the best founders that will bring huge change to our region. We back companies from Spanish-speaking Latin American countries because that is where we can add the most value through our robust network, unique market insights, and local expertise.

Knowing the right people can lead to many more opportunities. ALLVP leverages an extensive network in the region to aid and accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies. From introductions to follow-ups, closings and negotiations, our network has allowed our companies to form some of their most valuable clients and partnerships to date.

Business development partners

Business development partners

Business development partners

We provide cash, lead rounds of funding, and do follow-ons as well. We provide extensive support to prepare and execute financing strategies beyond our investments.

Financing supporters.

Financing supporters.

Financing supporters.

Our founding partners are Stanford graduates and current professors and maintain a robust network of investors, mentors, and entrepreneurs to continually learn about the best practices, industry insights and additional sources of capital for our portfolio companies.

Silicon Valley insiders.

Silicon Valley insiders.

Silicon Valley insiders.

We understand the difficulties of our companies and help navigate operations through highly regulated industries. From typical startup growing pains to exiting and closing on complex M&A deals, we are here to give honest and candid feedback, even if it hurts but let you run your business.

Experts in our fields.

Experts in our fields.

Experts in our fields.

We pride ourselves on being our founders’ best allies in and out of the boardroom. We feel part of our portfolio companies team—demonstrating vulnerability and honesty with our portfolio companies is what we do and the reason why we are our founders' first call.

Mostly, we are Founder’s Allies.

Mostly, we are Founder’s Allies.

Mostly, we are Founder’s Allies.

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