The top Start-Up Chile companies are looking to raise funds at Demo Day

General

The Corfo program will bring together the top 18 startups from the 10th generation with national and international investors in the eighth version of Start-Up Chile Demo Day. Also, between December 9th and 11th, there will be other activities related to entrepreneurship, led by world leaders in this field.

 

SANTIAGO, Chile. On December 11th the eighth version of Start-Up Chile Demo Day will take place in Santiago, where the 18 most prominent startups of the 10th generation will present their ideas to influential national and international investors to raise funds to grow their businesses. The top 18 were chosen during Pitch Day where they pitched against another 70 companies that also sought to reach the final

 

The logic of Demo Day is simple and is one of the most high-pressure moments for founders. Each team has only five minutes to convince investors that their opportunity is one that should not be missed. After all teams have presented, the judges of Demo Day, consisting of special international guests, will decide on the “The Best Startup” of the 10th generation of Start-Up Chile.

 

During the week of Demo Day, other activities (open to the public) will take place, led by the Start-Up Chile team and special international guests. The activities include workshops with Niel Robertson (angel investor, serial entrepreneur and former CEO of Trada), Eric Acher (founder and managing director of Monashees Capital) and Eric Pérez-Grovas (co-founder and general partner at Jaguar Ventures), which will be held at the CETOF building (Av Providencia 229) on December 10 from 15:00.

 

 

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 Demo Day Judges 

 

 

  1. Niel Robertson

 

Niel is currently an angel investor, board member, and operating advisor to a number of technology companies specializing in product development and product management process. Previously he founded and was CEO of Trada, the only crowdsourced paid search marketplace. He co-founded and serves as Director for VigLink, the worlds leading content driven commerce network. He also co-founded and serves as Director for Ramen, the first platform for Product Managers to continuously engage their customers in the product development process. He co-founded and serves as Director for tenXer, a platform for measuring and optimizing engineering team performance. He helped start and served as Director for Collaborate.com which was recently sold to Cisco, co-founded and was the CTO of Newmerix which sold to Beacon Technologies. He also co-founded Service Metrics and pioneered the Application Performance Management (APM) space. Service Metrics was acquired by Exodus Communications in 1999 where Niel continued to serve as VP of Research. He has also been a Venture Partner at General Catalyst, CTO in Residence at Mobius Venture Capital and a Venture Partner with Fidelity Ventures in Boston. Niel has also written extensively about the technology sector for Inc. Magazine, VentureBeat, and his on his own blog. He is currently working on his first fiction novel while playing as much guitar and piano as possible. He races amateur motocross, is a happily unranked epee fencer, and opened two restaurants along the way.

 

  1. Eric Acher

 

Eric co-founded Monashees Capital in 2005. He identifies investment opportunities across markets and works closely with the portfolio companies. He is currently a Board member at Conta Azul, Dinda, Neoway, Oppa, Runrun.it and Viva Real, among others.

Previously, Eric did VC investing in the U.S. and Latin America with General Atlantic. He also worked with marketing and strategic planning with Unibanco and strategy consultancy with McKinsey. He was an angel investor in Propay and Brazilian Food Corporation. Eric holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a Business Administration degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a BA from ESPM.

 

  1. Eric Pérez-Grovas

Eric Pérez-Grovas is Co-Founder and General Partner of Jaguar Ventures, a VC Fund focused on Internet companies aimed to the Mexican and Latin American markets. He is an Investor and/or Board Member of Aventones.com, Conekta.io, Gaudena.com, Parquimovil.com, Viajamex.com, Yaxi.mx andYogome.com, among others. In addition, he serves as Mentor of Entrepreneurs at Endeavor Mexico, 500 Startups Mexico and Naranya Labs. He is also Co-Founder and President of the Mexican Association of On-Line Sales.

Eric’s Internet experience began in 1999 when he started and managed Mercadolibre’s Mexican operations. He also worked in Consulting at McKinsey and Bain and held Management Positions at Cemex and Satmex. Eric actively participates in Non-Profits, serving as Board Member of CMR Foundation and as a Young Leader for Sustainable Cities.

Eric holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, summa cum laude, from the Tec de Monterrey. He received an MBA and MPP from the Stanford GSB where he was elected Co-President of the GSB Latin American Student Association and Vice-President of the Stanford Mexican Student Association.

 

Events

 

  1. Startup Grind with Niel Robertson

Date: Tuesday 9th December

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Location: Providencia 229, Santiago, Chile

 

In this session of Startup Grind will have Carolina Rossi, founder of Yeba.me doing an interesting interview with Niel Robertson.

 

Startup Grind with Niel Robertson

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014, 3:00 PM

Telefonica Open Future
Providencia 229 Santiago, CL

74 Enthusiasts Went

In this session of Startup Grind will have Carolina Rossi, founder of Yeba.me doing an interesting interview with Niel Robertson.Niel is currently an angel investor, board member, and operating advisor to a number of technology companies specializing in product development and product management process. Previously he founded and was CEO of Trada,…

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        2.  Common Wisdom for Entrepreneurs  with Eric Pérez-Brovas

 

Date: Tuesday 9th December

Time: 4:30pm – 6pm

Location: Providencia 229, Santiago, Chile

 

        3. Lean Product Development with Niel Robertson

 

Date: Wednesday 10th December

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: Providencia 229, Santiago, Chile

 

Lean Product Development

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014, 3:00 PM

Telefonica Open Future
Providencia 229 Santiago, CL

86 Enthusiasts Went

Stuck on what feature to build next? Building too many features and not moving forward? Struggling to build awesome products and to satisfy users? Come listen to Niel Robertson (serial entrepreneur) share his experience in Product Development.Niel is currently an angel investor, board member, and operating advisor to a number of technology compani…

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       4. Fundraising with Eric Acher 

 

Date: Wednesday 10th December

Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Location: Providencia 229, Santiago, Chile

 

Raising money is always on a founder’s mind. How much? From who? When is the time right? What is smart money? Come listen to Eric Acher, founder and managing director at Monashees Capital, as he shares his experience on fundraising as one of the major investment funds in Brazil.

 

Fundraising

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014, 4:30 PM

Telefonica Open Future
Providencia 229 Santiago, CL

93 Enthusiasts Went

Raising money is always on a founder’s mind. How much? From who? When is the time right? What is smart money? Come listen to Eric Acher, founder and managing director at Monashees Capital, as he shares his experience on fundraising as one of the major investment funds in Brazil.Eric co-founded Monashees Capital in 2005. He identifies investment op…

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       5. Startup Grind with Eric Acher

Date: Wednesday 10th December

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Universidad San Sebastián, Bellavista 7, Santiago, Chile

 

In this session of Startup Grind will have Carolina Rossi, founder of Yeba.me doing an interesting interview with Eric Acher.

 

Startup Grind with Eric Pérez-Grovas

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014, 7:00 PM

Universidad San Sebastian
Bellavista 7, Piso 8. Santiago, CL

23 Enthusiasts Went

In this session of Startup Grind will have Carolina Rossi, founder of Yeba.me doing an interesting interview with Eric Pérez-Grovas. THIS INTERVIEW WILL BE IN SPANISH.Eric Pérez-Grovas is Co-Founder and General Partner of Jaguar Ventures, a VC Fund focused on Internet companies aimed to the Mexican and Latin American markets. He is an Investor and…

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       6. Expert GROWTH Panel

Date: Thursday 11th December

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Location: IF, Avd. Italia 810, Santiago, Chile

 

Start-Up Chile brings to you GROWTH, a panel featuring Niel Robertson (investor and serial entrepreneur) and Eric Acher (founder and managing director at Monashees Capital). In this panel we will cover all things GROWTH, including user acquisition, growth hacking, hiring & building teams and scaling a company.

 

Expert GROWTH Panel

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, 7:00 PM

iF
Avenida Italia 810 Santiago, CL

112 Enthusiasts Went

Start-Up Chile brings to you GROWTH, a panel featuring Niel Robertson (investor and serial entrepreneur), Eric Acher (founder and managing director at Monashees Capital), Eric Pérez-Grovas (Co-Founder and General Partner of Jaguar Ventures) and Ricardo Mesquita (Country Manager LetsBonus Chile). In this panel we will cover all things GROWTH, includ…

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Start-Up Chile Top 18 companies (Demo Day)

 

1. LETSMAKE

 

Letsmake is an online platform that helps makers and crafters find spaces for their activities, like kitchens, workshops, gardens, rehearsal rooms and artist studios. Space owners can list their unused spaces. Renters can discover spaces in their area, get information on their reputation, check their availability and book them immediately. For each booking, Letsmake charges a booking fee from the renter and a transaction fee from the owner. Letsmake helps people who need special space and equipment to build, make, create, do what they love – like the band that is in need of a rehearsal room, or the family living downtown that is dreaming of a garden to grow vegetables.

 

2. Flyer

Flyer empowers real estate agencies to create simple, beautiful and mobile friendly sites for their listings that can be embedded into their existing marketing, and are ready to share with the world in minutes.

 

3. Oceanea

Oceanea has developed an disruptive Ocean Seeding technology that can bring wild fish stock back to historical levels. A first trial project executed in British-Columbia resulted in a 85% increase in wild fish stock with a market value of $400M. Oceanea executes projects and licenses Ocean Seeding technology. Oceanea is managed by an experienced management team with many years of entrepreneurial, oceanographic, scientific, legal and environmental experience.

 

4. Startup Threads

Startup Threads is the API for shipping tshirts. The all-in-one solution for companies to make their custom tshirts and hoodies, from creating a concept to printing & shipping them to your customers door.

 

5. Recorrido.cl

 Recorrido is an SaaS solution for bus operators in emerging markets and comparison platform for travelers (B2B2C model).

Bus operators which are already using sales software (either online or at terminals) are integrated via APIs. Those operators which are not using sales software can easily enter the online sales channel by entering their fleet, schedules and prices into our SaaS backend.

We revolutionize bus travelling by offering mobile tickets for smartphones (QR code) and mobile billing methods. Travelers can compare prices, schedules and services, book their ticket online on one platform and assess the quality by using reviews. In addition we offer an online system for reselling partners like kiosks and cafés across the continent to overcome the penetration and online payment affinity.

 

6. Poshpacker

Poshpacker is a curated booking site featuring the world’s most creative and affordable hoteliers. We provide the leading worldwide directory of pos-hotels, design hotels, eco cabanas, urban resorts and other stylish lodging establishments. We offer the first free concierge “on-demand-travel-agent” service and hold the leading industry blog covering trends in millennial travel.

Created by an international team of travel aficionados and tech experts, Poshpacker features the most inspiring and memorable Poshpacker hoteliers that our team has discovered across the globe. Poshpacker is the new go-to-source for cheap, chic and comfortable. We are re-imaging budget-travel.

 

7. PYCNO

We are on a mission to provide tools which help farmers produce more food and use less resources. Understanding precise water and fertilizer requirements can help save over 50% in water and energy costs and increase yields by 20-50%. We make current ways of collecting and analysing information from the soil and environment much easier and help farmers make more accurate irrigation and fertilisation decisions. We do it by building soil and environment sensors (hardware) and cloud based data analytics platform (software).

 

8. Mis Abogados

MisAbogados.com is the first Attorneys’ Brokerage service in Latin America, working to save all the pain involved in finding the right lawyer for you. You just need to contact us and ask for our help. In short time we’ll put one of our affiliated lawyers through your phone, so you can meet him and hire him.  Only if you hire the lawyer we introduced to you, we’ll take a percentage of the case’s price. We’ll take our fee from the lawyer, because we want it to be free for the users. We’re a team of ex-Groupon Latin America executives, and other talented chilean professionals. We are strong believers that a change in the Legal Industry can be made, and there is no better time than now to do so!.

 

9. Mascota Nube

Mascota nube is like Amazon for pets, We know the meaning the pets for you, and that why we want to help you to find the best product  by the more simple way, for you can enjoy more time together. Our objective is to make easy all the stuff related with your pet.

Save money buying food and reward your pet with funny accessories and toy that you can acquire on our online shop.

 

10. HEALTHY ROAD

HealthyRoad technology allows the detection of driver’s sleepiness and fatigue, in order to alert them to make driving breaks or to wake them up if they fell asleep. Additionally, the driver will have access to a platform for security management that will acquire all the data collected by the facial analysis software and perform a statistical analysis, allowing the optimization of their driving style and methods.

 

 11. Fleck

Fleck for iOS is a community curated, topic based photo sharing app for designers and artists. Think Pinterest meets Reddit: Users share to topics like Street,Art or Architecture, and their photos are voted on by the Fleck community. The best posts are released every 24 hours for daily inspiration. Our users are young trendsetters from places like Paris, London and Tokyo. Fleck provides them an entirely new way to share with creatives they normally would never come across, and easily get inspiration without the tedious work of other social networks.

 

12. Guarnic

Guarnic takes advantage of mobile technologies to generate real time alerts on problems with physical security in order to actively solve them as they occur. With Guarnic it is possible to easily create and assign guard routes and tasks, receive feedback and view all historical information in beautiful and intuitive charts, graphs and KPIs. Guarnic is designed specifically for the security industry’s needs.

 

13. FirstJobme

FirstJob.me is a recruitment platform for students and young professionals, from 0 to 2 years of experience, focused on Latin America. We provide big companies a way to recruit, enhance their employer brand and verify talent through an integrated system of Social Recruitment, Video Interviews and Knowledge Tests. We reduce time and costs of recruitment areas and increase engagement with candidates.

 

14. Easy Point

EasyPoint is a network of convenience/grocery stores that people can use to receive, send and return parcels. Our advantage is that EasyPoint stores are open all week, including weekends, with late hours and are located near your house or place of work. A text message and email is send to customers to inform them of the exact moment that their parcel is dropped at a chosen neighbourhood EasyPoint. Customers can then pick up their purchase at their convenience and enjoy! This is also the cheapest solution. Concentrating parcels in one point allows economies of scales and distribution routes are also more efficient and effective, this way we can keep very low costs

 

15. LECTORATI

Lectorati is the first social network for readers in Latin America. We are a community of people who recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read, form groups, create lists, participate in trivias and much more.

 

16. AMBERads

AmberAds is a mobile first technology company that helps mobile app developers and marketers reach and acquire the best users for their applications. We are the #1 choice for our clients because we help them deliver their mobile app to the people that will love it.

 

17. ZenHub

ZenHub is the first and only project management suite that works natively within GitHub; enhancing your workflow with features built specifically for startups, fast-moving engineering teams, and the open-source community. The product is a browser extension that injects advanced functionality including real-time drag-and-drop Issue Task Boards, peer feedback via a +1 button, and support for uploading any file type directly into the GitHub interface. ZenHub makes it easy to centralize all processes into GitHub, keeping your team lean and agile.

 

18. Fondeadora

Fondeadora is the first and leading crowdfunding platform in Mexico. We bring crowdfunding as a funding tool for creative, artistic, social and innovative projects executing strong online-offline marketing strategies that spread and consolidate the model in the latin american market.