Progresa Capital: Pioneering Venture Capital in Colombia

Progresa Capital: Pioneering Venture Capital in Colombia

Founded in 2009 by Promotora, the investment banking affiliate of the Colombian conglomerate Grupo Sura, Progresa Capital was the first full-fledged Colombian venture capital fund managed by a local team. 
martes, 9 de agosto de 2016/Author: Yuri Soares/Number of views (5428)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth

Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth

Startups and scale-ups create the vast majority of jobs in the formal economy, providing, on average, 66 percent of jobs worldwide and the greatest share of jobs in low-income countries. Moreover, small and medium-sized enterprises are important not just for job creation, but also for economic growth, thanks to their outstanding capacity to increase productivity through innovation. 
martes, 2 de agosto de 2016/Author: Yuri Soares/Number of views (6116)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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VOX Capital: Investing in sustainable market-based solutions for Brazil’s BoP

VOX Capital: Investing in sustainable market-based solutions for Brazil’s BoP

Founded in São Paulo, Brazil in early 2009, Vox Capital is a venture capital impact investment management company that focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) serving low-income populations.
viernes, 15 de julio de 2016/Author: Yuri Soares/Number of views (6127)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Probando innovaciones en la cadena de valor agrícola que mejoran la productividad y reducen el impacto climático

Probando innovaciones en la cadena de valor agrícola que mejoran la productividad y reducen el impacto climático

La Agricultura Climáticamente Inteligente es una de nuestras nuevas áreas de trabajo. Yuri Soares, la cabeza de esta unidad, dice que muchas de las tecnologías agrícolas y ganaderas se han vuelto insostenibles. Además, la agricultura y el uso de la tierra en América Latina y el Caribe son los principales contribuidores a los gases de efecto invernadero en la región, parte de la razón por la cual esta nueva área busca “aumentar la productividad de los pequeños productores de forma climáticamente resiliente.”

viernes, 1 de julio de 2016/Author: Yuri Soares/Number of views (7607)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Startups and scaleups create the vast majority of jobs in the formal economy, providing, on average, 66% of the jobs worldwide, and the greatest share of jobs in low income countries. Moreover, the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is important not just for job creation, but also for economic growth, thanks to its outstanding capacity to increase productivity through innovation. For example, approximately 85% of growth between 1900 and 1950 is attributable to innovation, rather than increased usage of inputs, and the financing of SMEs via risk capital —most notably venture capital, which is also called smart capital because it combines financing with active hands-on support— has been found to be three to four times more effective at generating innovation than other alternatives, such as corporate research or development funding.

viernes, 17 de junio de 2016/Author: Yuri Soares/Number of views (8746)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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