Top Angel Investors in Argentina

Top Angel Investors in Argentina

Argentina has become one of the fastest-growing markets in South America over the last decade, attracting many talented entrepreneurs to start new businesses in the region. Several programs supporting entrepreneurial activity are flourishing in the country’s biggest startup hubs, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and Mendoza.

Academia Buenos Aires Emprende is a free training program for entrepreneurs that operates in different points in Buenos Aires. IncuBAte and StartUP BA are programs that similarly also offer entrepreneurs access to training and mentorship from a community of entrepreneurs. In Cordoba, Argentina’s second-largest hub, Cordoba Acelera invests in accelerators, and Programa Emprende INNdustria focuses on providing support to industrial startups. Mendoza has private and public programs to boost entrepreneurship, including the Consejo Consultivo Emprendedor and Mendoza Emprende.

Angel investors play a critical role in expanding the pipeline of investible businesses by providing early-stage ventures with essential resources including capital to bridge the funding gap and by sharing their expertise and networks to unlock business opportunities that facilitate growth.

We have compiled a list of active angel investors who are spearheading Argentina’s tech renaissance. They are venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, and entrepreneurs who scour Argentina for startups from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. If there is sufficient interest, the angels may offer mentorship, referrals, or further collaboration.

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Top Angel Investors in Argentina

1. Ariel Arrieta:

Ariel Arrieta is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at NXTP Ventures, a Latin America based early stage venture capital fund. He is an active angel investor and a serial entrepreneur. Ariel Arrieta has invested in more than 50 companies. He is the author of the book “Aprender a Emprender” published by Editorial Atlantida AprenderAemprender.com. 

Sector: SaaS, Consumer Internet, AI, Logistics, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Properati, Romotive, Sontra, Bixti, Fanwards.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

2. Shaheen Shamsavari:

Shaheen Shamsavari serves as the Director of Venture Investments and Business Development. He is currently focused on developing new deals and oversight of the existing Xandex Ventures Portfolio. He has also been a member and active investor at the Life Science Angels, North Bay Angels and other venture groups listed in the Affiliations section. 

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Mobile, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Airseed, AgLocal, Liftopia, Health Warrior.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

3. Nico Berman:

Nico Berman is a Partner at Kaszek Ventures. He currently sits on the board of several technology companies such as Pitzi, DogHero, Xerpa. Before Joining Kaszek Ventures, Nicholas worked for 13 years at MercadoLibre as VP of Advertising and VP of Marketing. He graduated in Business Administration from the University of Buenos Aires.

Sector: E-Commerce, Games, Big Data, Consumer Internet, Entertainment.

Portfolio: HelpSaude, Eotica, GetNinjas, NuBank.

Connect with Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

4. Pablo Potente:

Pablo Potente is the CEO at Freemount Group. Pablo is an experienced entrepreneur and investor with more than 15 years of experience in Internet Space. Pablo has also participated as an angel investor in more than 65 companies. He has several exits under his belt and enjoys using his hand on experience to mentor fellow entrepreneurs when possible.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Healthcare, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Piper Learning, RecargaPay, 99minutos.com, NameCoach.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

5. Gonzalo Costa:

Gonzalo Costa is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at NXTP Ventures. Gonzalo is a great advisor with huge experience that seems to have always good advice for startups. He also helps entrepreneurs to build their company companies into future market leaders with long-term competitive advantages. He earned his MBA from Duke University- The Fuqua School of Business.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Digital Media, SaaS, E-Commerce, Education.

Portfolio: Idea.me, Bixti, Oony, Intiza, Urbita.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

6. Patricio Jutard:

Patricio Jutard is the Co-Founder and CTO of MURAL, a startup that has created the first visual online collaboration platform for supporting the team creative process. He also runs a small angel fund called “Inspirit Angels” which has invested in more than 20 startups based mostly in Latin America but targeting global markets.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, E-Commerce, Enterprise Security.

Portfolio: Idea.me, Intiza, SkyCatch, Jampp.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

7. Daniel Nofal:

Daniel Nofal is currently a President at Enzyme Venture Capital. He is also the Founder and Director at IPLAN, an internet, phone and datacenter provider in Argentina. Before joining IPLAN, Daniel was the Operations Director at Fibertel, the broadband internet provider of the Cabelvision Group, in Argentina.

Sector: Mobile, E-commerce, Clean Technology, Clean Energy.

Portfolio: Eventdoo, Oony, The Social Radio.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

8. Marta Cruz:

Marta Cruz is Co-Founder of WeInvest Latam, a women investor platform that pursues the objective of giving visibility to Latin American women investors. Marta Cruz’s career has always been guided by innovation and creative concepts. She is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at NXTP Ventures. She holds a degree in Business Administration granted by the University of Buenos Aires.

Sector: Digital Media, E-Commerce, SaaS, Social Media Platforms.

Portfolio: Viflux, Urbita, Intiza, Funnely.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

 

 

9. Santiago Pinto:

Santiago Pinto is a passionate entrepreneur and Co-Founder of several companies, with a proven success record. In 2012 he Co-Founded Motormax, a firm that is focused on on e-commerce of car financing in Latin America with high rate conversion. Santiago Pinto has 22 years of investment experience.

Sector: Mobile, Consumer Internet, Clean Technology,

Portfolio: RechargaPay, Ashiwea, S4, Satellogic.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

10. Juan Francisco Di Nucci:

Juan Francisco Di Nucci is the CEO of Avatar World Group. Juan is a tech entrepreneur and  has been specializing in the mobile ecosystem and founded and invested in several tech companies. In 2018 he was invited to join as a Member of  Young Presidents Organization. Juan Francisco is an active angel investor and mentor.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile.

Portfolio: Desli, Wonoma, GroovinAds, Facturante.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

11. Nicolas Szekasy:

Nicolas Szekasy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Kaszek Ventures, a partnering with extraordinary technology founders in Latin America. Nicolas was the CFO for ten years at MercadoLibre, Latin America’s largest online commerce and payments platform. In 2018 he was distinguished by EY as Master Entrepreneur of the Year in Argentina.

Sector: Fin-Tech, Real Estate, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Fintual, Bitso, Belvo, Creditas.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

12. Marcos Galperin:

Marcos Galperin is the Co-Founder of Mercadolibre, Inc. and has served as its Chairman, President and CEO since October 1999. He is also a Board Member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Marcos Galperin has comprehensive knowledge and experience in the technology industry. 

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, SaaS, Ed-tech.

Portfolio: COR, Digital House, Bluesmart, Onapsis.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

13. Hernan Kazah:

Hernan Kazah is the Former CFO of MercadoLibre.com. He currently sits on the board of several leading Latin American technology companies. Hernan Kazah is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Kaszek Ventures. Hernan received an MBA from Stanford University- Graduate School of Business. Hernan Kazeh has invested in more than 15 startups. 

Sector: Healthcare, Financial Services, E-Commerce, Consumer Internet.

Portfolio: Chiper, Technisys, La Haus, OmniChat.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

14. Martin Migoya:

Martin Migoya is an entrepreneur and CEO with more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry, partnering with Fortune 1000 companies around the world. Martin is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Globant. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization and a Board Member of Endeavor Argentina. Martin Migoya is also the Co-Founder of Vivid Growth. 

Sector: Logistics, Ed-tech, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Acamica, Avancargo, B2Chat, LookApp.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitter 

 

 

15. Damian Voltes:

Damian Voltes is the Managing Director at Patagonia Ventures, a private investment fund that makes early stage investments on the best and brightest internet companies in Latin America. He also Co-Founded Fiera Studio, a startup studio that co-creates tech companies with Entrepreneurs and Corporations. He earned his MBA from Universidad de Belgrano.

Sector: SaaS, Consumer Internet, Insurance, Social Media, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Sonico, 123Seguro, Sunavisos. 

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitter 

 

 

16. Omar Vega:

Omar Vega is a General Partner at Alaya Capital Partners, a venture capital firm with a presence in Argentina, Chile and United States. Omar Vega has been working in the software industry for more than 25 years. He is currently the Vice President of the Argentine Chamber of Information Services Companies (CESSI). Omar graduated from the National Technology University of Argentina.

Sector: SaaS, Logistics, Fin-Tech, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Talently, Simpleat, Rocketpin, Moova.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

17. Mark Ramondt:

Mark Ramondt is an entrepreneur, founder, mentor and angel investor with 25 years of corporate finance and open innovation experience. He the Co-Founder of MultipleAI Health. Mark Ramondt is very passionate about sustainability, innovation and technology. He earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Sector: Healthcare, Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Mobile.

Portfolio: Abastia, Pactanda, SimpliCar, SHOPTIMA.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

18. Gabriela Ruggeri:

Gabriela Ruggeri is the Managing Partner at Kamay Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund which invests and accelerates businesses in Latin America. She is experienced in conducting mergers and acquisitions, as well as integration of new businesses and product lines. She is also a Managing Partner at Overboost.

Sector: Big Data, Education, Consumer Internet, Healthcare, Mobile.

Portfolio: Pick1, Properati, Workana, Wormhole.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

19. Eduardo Suarez Battan:

Eduardo Suarez Battan is the Executive Director at Suarez Battan  & Asociados, one of the main headhunting firms in Argentina. Before joining Suarez Battan & Associates, he was the Executive Director of Russell Reynolds Associate office in Buenos Aires. Eduardo aims to create value by empowering talented visionaries transform their ideas into real businesses.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, E-Commerce, Mobile Games.

Portfolio: Three Melons, Urbita, MURAL.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

20. Claire Diaz Ortiz:

Claire Diaz Ortiz is an investor and best selling author who was an early employee at Twitter. She is an angel investor focused on Latin America and the USA. She was an investing Partner at Magma Partners, Latin America’s leading pre-stage venture capital fund. Claire has also been named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.

Sector: Fin-Tech, Ed-Tech, Consumer Internet, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Elpha, Copper, Quilt, Houm, Pipe.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

 

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