May 22, 2017
Last night Latam Founders held it’s Forth Annual Awards Gala at Praca Sao Lourenco in Sao Paulo bringing together over 300 leaders of the investment and technology space in Latin America. This is the only event where networking truly plays a key role; conversations started at this event have led to lasting business-to-business and business-to-investor relationships, strategic partnerships, and overall company growth.
The Latam Founders Awards are unique because the nominees and winners have been selected and determined by the top CEOs, Founders and Investors in Latin America to recognize and honor the people and companies that are truly making an impact on the region, 'The Best in Latin America'. Over the last 3 years, Award Winners have gone on to become major game-changers in the region with rapid growth, substantial funding and success.
Our master of ceremonies actress Mariana Hein and NZN Director Igor Lopes kicked off the evening which included an opening address by world renown serial entrepreneur Neil Patel followed by the awards presentation, and high end raffle prizes thanks to our sponsors Voom and Oasis Collections.
The winners of the Third Latam Founders Awards are:
Best Investor: The award is determiend based on portfolio performance, operational value add, success in fundraising, defined investment strategy, helps facilitate growth in the private equity/venture capital ecosystem in Latin America: Kaszek Ventures (now a 3 time winner!), Astella Investimentos, e.Bricks Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Monashees Capital, Redpoint eVentures,
Best B2B Company: Determined by content, structure and navigation, functionality, service provided, overall user experience, raising the bar for the sector and making a tangible difference on a potentially global scale: Canal da Peca (winner), Contabilizei, Escale, Gympass, Pismo, Resultados Digitais
Best B2C Company: Determined by content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, service provided, overall user experience, customer experience and satisfaction, raising the bar for their sector, local/regional/global impact, overall positive impact on the region Nubank (winner), 99, Beleza na Web, DogHero, GuiaBolso, QuintoAndar
Best International Company: Determined by influential presence in the market including job creation, revenue generation, operational efficiency, and cultural adaptation, strong collaboration with local and regional businesses, overall positive impact, strong corporate culture Netflix (winner) Airbnb, Amazon Web Services, Google, MercadoLibre.com, Uber
Most Innovative Company: Determined by new approach/business model in product, culture or process, not only address a need and solves a problem but also seizes an opportunity and creates a new market or industry,overall industry game changer, positive impact on the region QuintoAndar (winner), Contabilizei, GuiaBolso, Gympass, Loggi, LoveMondays
Most Impactful Company: Determined by leadership excellence, community commitment, outstanding brand management, positive influence on local community, economically successful, creating a truly sustainable and social business model Dr. Consulta (2 time winner) Creditas, Endeavor, iFood, Movile, Nubank,
Best Accelerator: Determine portfolio performance, operational value add, helps to facilitate growth in the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem, educational value, collaboration efforts Google Campus (winner), ACE, 500 Startups, NXTP Labs, Startup Farm, Wayra
Entrepreneur of the Year Determined by the contribution and impact to the Latin America technology ecosystem, demonstrates strong leadership, financial performance, innovative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, personal and professional growth was awarded to Luciana Caletti, Founder of LoveMondays
This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you Baptista Luz Advogados, Foley + Lardner, Vtex, Leblon Cachaca, Cuor de crema, Oasis Collections, Voom and Startupi. We are extremely grateful for their help in making the Awards Gala such a magical evening.
Latam Founders brings key players together – from companies in cutting-edge technology to forward-thinking financiers, and the world's leading corporations. With over 700 members in 19 different countries LFN is here to be your bridge between the countries in the region and the world.
Photos & Videos from the 4th Annual Awards Gala will be up on our Facebook page shortly