Kaszek Ventures Fund III (IFC-39598)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Borrower
KASZEK VENTURES III LP
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 17, 2017


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Project Description
The proposed project consists of an equity investment of up to US$15 million in Kaszek Ventures Fund III ("KV-III" or "the Fund"), a venture capital fund managed by Kaszek Ventures which focuses on investing in early-stage technology companies in Latin America.
People Affected By This Project
(1) Global Expansion of Local Businesses: The Funds affiliated with Kaszek have invested in over 40 early stage companies in Latin America since 2011. These Funds have supported, mentored and grew many of their portfolio companies to become regional and global brands. In the current fund, IFC will be supporting early stage Latin American companies to grow and gain access to international capital markets. (2) Job Creation and Economic Growth: Based on IFC's experience, venture capital funds such as the KV-III will contribute meaningfully to job creation and economic growth. (3) Access to Capital: tech-enabled, asset light industry in LatAm is still nascent in the region and therefore, IFC's commitment to this asset class in the region will help support the necessary capital provision to support and grow such businesses.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Kaszek Ventures ("Kaszek" or "the Fund") is a venture capital fund which focuses on investing in early-stage technology companies in Latin America. Kaszek is currently raising its 3rd fund ("KV-III"), and IFC would be investing in KV-III alongside established institutional investors.
Contact Information
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