Top 10 Latin American Startups to Watch in 2022

Alex Mitchell
12 min readJan 23, 2022

2022 is going to be a very exciting year for LATAM startups. The region has rapidly grown and matured so much over the past decade that we’re on the cusp of the “year of the IPO” for the continent.

It was a lot of fun putting together this year’s list. Like always, you may recognize a name or two, but hopefully, you’ll also learn about a few great startups that have mostly flown under the radar to date.

Let’s dive in!

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Latin America’s Startup Environment

The secret is out: LATAM has completely exploded as a startup ecosystem (in a good way!)

An incredible 2021 for LATAM startups was capped off by neobank Nubank (say that 3 times fast) going public on the NYSE at a $40B+ valuation. The region now has at least 25 unicorns, with 6 being added in the last 12 months alone. Softbank, a big player in the region, has backed at least 15 of these companies.

During the first 9 months of 2021, LATAM unicorns (including Kavak, Clip, Konfío, and Bitso) raised $14.8B, an increase of 174% from last year (CBInsights).

According to CB Insights’ State Of Venture Report, investment in the first 1/2 of 2021 alone for LATAM was $9.3B, an 830% increase compared to a decade ago. Funding isn’t…

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Alex Mitchell

Product @Kinsured | 5x Product Leader/Founder | Syndicate: bit.ly/mitchell-ventures | Author: @producthandbook @disruptbook