ESIP Liftit 2018 (IFC-41635)

  • Colombia
  • Mexico
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 10, 2018
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.00 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 Jul 16, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jul 13, 2018

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Project Description

Liftit (the “Company”) is an asset-lite, B2B e-logistics technology startup, that provides affordable and efficient urban cargo delivery services from distribution centers to retail stores or to end consumers. The Company, headquartered in Bogota, Colombia, was founded in 2016 by American and Colombian serial entrepreneurs Brian York, Angel Celis and Felipe Betancourt. The proposed IFC investment (“Project”) consists of an equity minority stake to support Liftit’s expansion into Mexico and further buildout of a sales and technology team.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The Company was founded by Brian York, Angel Celis, and Felipe Betancourt.

To date, the Company has raised a Seed Round from venture firms, corporates and various angel investors.

Private Actors
Contact Information

For inquiries about the project, contact: 

Liftit SAS 
Felipe Betancourt 
Co-founder, VP of Biz Dev 
+57 (031) 716-2808 
Bogotá, Colombia, Carrera 17a # 127a-58 


For inquiries about the IFC, contact:

General IFC Inquiries
IFC Communications
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384



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