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This article was published on October 18, 2012

    Kaszek Ventures’ co-founder: There is a great opportunity for startups and VCs in Latin America

    Kaszek Ventures’ co-founder: There is a great opportunity for startups and VCs in Latin America
    Anna Heim
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    Anna Heim

    Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie with a love for technology.

    Kaszek Ventures has quickly become one of Latin America’s main VC funds, with investments in over 20 startups such as ComparaOnline, GetNinjasKekanto, OpenEnglish and Pedidos Ya.

    Yet, it is remarkably low-profile – it doesn’t make big announcements around its new investments, and doesn’t even have a website to list its portfolio.

    In this context, we were particularly pleased when Kaszek’s co-founder and former MercadoLibre CFO Nicolas Szekasy accepted to deliver a keynote at TNW Conference Latin America last August, and give some rare insight into the fund’s vision and investment strategy.

    Here’s a video of his talk, during which he insisted on the great opportunity Brazil and Latin America represent for startups and VCs: