Fast Track News This Monday: Innovative Highlights in Latin America!

Latin American Innovation Buzz: Real Estate Ventures, Senior Community App, Women-led Startups, and Fintech Expansion.

IRSA, a leading real estate company in Argentina, introduces SHEFA, a corporate venture capital fund focused on retailtech and proptech startups. Socialup launches as a new app connecting the Spanish-speaking silver generation through virtual meetings and interactive activities. Latin America sees a remarkable rise in women-led startups, accounting for 35% of the entrepreneurial landscape. Kamay Code expands its event to São Paulo, offering startups opportunities to collaborate with Corporate Venture Capital. Meanwhile, Finnovating strengthens its fintech network across the UK and Latin America, fostering collaboration and growth. Stay updated with news shaping the region’s innovation scene!

  • Argentina IRSA launches Shefa, its corporate venture capital focused on retailtech and proptech. IRSA, one of Argentina’s leading real estate companies, announced the launch of SHEFA, its new corporate venture capital fund. SHEFA is focused on investing in retailtech and proptech startups, two industries that are experiencing rapid growth in Argentina and around the world. (Tekios)
  • Launch of Socialup, a free app that brings together the Spanish-speaking silver generation. A new Spanish-speaking community was recently launched that allows its participants to interact through virtual meetings, face to face, from the comfort and security of their homes, to participate in conversations, chats, workshops and clubs. This is Socialup, created by Yael Schkolnick and Paulina Leighton, two professionals who are almost in their 60s, and detected the need for a means of connection, continuous learning and entertainment for this segment. (Tekios)
  • 35% of startups are led by women in Latin America. more women have decided to drive their own business ideas. According to information from the World Bank’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Global Report 2021, Latin America has one of the world’s highest rates of entrepreneurship, where women have founded or are leading half of the more than 17 million small and medium-sized enterprises in the region. (República)
  • Kamay Code arrives in São Paulo to connect the innovation ecosystem. The second edition of the event organized by the investment fund Kamay Ventures, which in Buenos Aires gathered 600 attendees, will land in Brazil in August to discuss new trends in the sector and will become a showcase for those startups seeking to position themselves in the world of Corporate Venture Capital, giving them the opportunity to work Proof of Concept with top companies. (La Nota Económica)
  • Finnovating strengthens the network in the UK and Latin America. Finnovating, a global fintech collaboration platform founded in Spain, strengthens its network: it incorporates Jairo Alberto Camargo as Country Manager to promote the development of its activities in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, and Nick Cabrera as Head of Ecosystems and Partnerships for the UK, with the same mission. (El Economista)


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