COLOMBIAN TOP 20 STARTUPS

Top 20 Best StartUps Latam. 

Best Colombian StartUps

COLOMBIA is the third biggest countries by population in LATAM and is one of the fastest growing economies in the region, especially regarding to e-commerce. No country has shown the growth Colombia has seen in the last five years, and so hundreds of StartUps have been created as well as they have internationalized at faster paces than any other StartUps in the region.

#1 – RAPPI

Rappi is an information technology company that specializes in providing an online marketplace for consumer goods

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2015
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 1.392.005.447,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 8
FOUNDERS: Felipe Villamarin, Sebastian Mejia, Simon Borrero
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       –       CONTXTO      –       LAVCA

#2 – DOMICILIOS.COM

Domicilios.com is an online food ordering service that enables its users to order and get food delivered from a range of local restaurants.

EXIT: Acquired by iFood in 2020
FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2009
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 47.700.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 4
FOUNDERS: Jose Guillermo Calderon, Miguel Mc Allister, Pablo Gonzalez
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#3 – PICAP

Picap is a Colombian ride-hailing service provider that helps people to request a ride-sharing service through their mobile phone.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2016
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 2.500.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 1
FOUNDERS: Daniel Rodriguez Mendez, Hector Neira Duque
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#4 – MERQUEO

Merqueo is an online-based grocery delivery in Colombia.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/11/2015
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 24.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 3
FOUNDERS: Jose Guillermo Calderon, Miguel Mc Allister, Sebastian Noguera Escallón, Pablo Gonzalez
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#5 – CIVICO

We map cities and citizens by crowdsourcing location data to drive transactions between consumers, merchants and brands.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/09/2012
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 11.700.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 4
FOUNDERS: Juan Carlos Agudelo, Juan Felipe Castaño, Ricardo Pombo
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II     LAVCA

#6 – LAIKA

LAIKA is an e-commerce platform for pets that offers a variety of products and services.

FOUNDED DATE: 30/08/2017
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 5.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 4
FOUNDERS: Camilo Sanchez, Manuela Sanchez Villamarin
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO 

#7 – LA MANICURISTA

LaManicurista is an on-demand beauty marketplace which connects beauty professionals with customers.

FOUNDED DATE: 15/10/2016
FUNDING AMOUNT: Unknown
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: Unknown
FOUNDERS: Maria Alejandra Tenorio, Maria Montesdeoca
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE

#8 – 1DOC3

1doc3 is a e-health platform that connects 490 million of Spanish speaking people with licensed and trusted doctors.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/11/2013
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 2.037.607,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 3
FOUNDERS: Javier Cardona, Nicolás Durán López
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II        LAVCA

#9 – LORO

Loro transforms “brick-and-mortar” shopping malls into “bricks-and-clicks” businesses, engaging customers to physical and digital channels.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2017
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 314.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 3
FOUNDERS:
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO

#10 – MENSAJEROS URBANOS

The largest and diverse collaborative logistic network in Colombia and the fastest growing in México and LATAM.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2014
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 930.473,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 6
FOUNDERS: Juan David Vizcaya Sanchez, Rafael Socarras, Santiago Pineda
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#11 – LEAL

Leal is a digital platform for retailers in Latin America to identify, engage and reward their most valuable customers.

FOUNDED DATE: 15/06/2016
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 6.500.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: Camilo Martinez, Florence Frech
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#12 – PEIKY

A solution (web & mobile) that empowers the social commerce community, providing the tools to manage and optimize the social sales cycle.

FOUNDED DATE: 26/06/2018
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 4.110.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: Andres Felipe Espinosa, Hernando Alfonso Varon Maduro, Juan David Espinosa Vela, Ricardo Mendoza
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#13 – TPAGA

Tpaga enables consumers to receive and spend money through their cellphone.

FOUNDED DATE: 10/08/2015
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 5.070.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 8
FOUNDERS: Andres Gutierrez, Juan Salcedo, Sebastian Ortiz
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#14 – MUY

MUY is a FoodTech company in Latam working to make good affordable food available for everyone

FOUNDED DATE: 1/03/2018
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 20.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 3
FOUNDERS: Jose Guillermo Calderon, Miguel Mc Allister
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#15 – VALIU

Crypto dollars for LatAm with fiat cash-ins and cash-outs.

FOUNDED DATE: 17/09/2018
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 2.469.164,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 2
FOUNDERS: Alberto Niego, Omar David Barinas Orjuela, Simon Chamorro
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II   CONTXTO  

#16 – FRUBANA

Frubana is a B2B platform of agri-products and packed goods for restaurants and small retailers in LatAm.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/06/2018
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 36.999.999,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 3
FOUNDERS: Fabian Gomez Gutierrez
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II         LAVCA

#17 – AYENDA

Fastest growing budget hotel chain.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/05/2015
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 10.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 2
FOUNDERS: Andrés Sarrazola
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#18 – FOODY

Foody provides healthy food to the vast majority of Latin Americans with affordable prices

FOUNDED DATE: 6/01/2017
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 459.229,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS:5
FOUNDERS: Andrés David Galindo, Antonio José Plata Rodelo, Juan Pasquale
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#19 – FITPAL

Fitpal is a monthly membership that gives you unlimited access to over 500 fitness studios in Colombia.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2015
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 1.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 2
FOUNDERS: Julian Torres, Santiago Aparicio, Santiago Aparicio
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO     II             LAVCA

#20 – MUVO

Muvo is the largest dockless e-bike player from Latam

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2017
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 2.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 4
FOUNDERS: Daniel Otero, Iván Jaramillo, Miguel Ocampo
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE       II       CONTXTO  

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