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The 11 Most Well-Known Startups from Buenos Aires

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We just published this list of 11 well-known and fast-growing companies in Buenos Aires that impressed investors.


11 Startups in Buenos Aires

1) Ualá

1) Ualá

Ualá is a financial company that provides a prepaid MasterCard card to users to let them keep track of their spending, make transfers, and more.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Pierpaolo Barbieri
  • Industries: Apps, Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Personal Finance
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $258,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 18

You can find their website here.

2) Pomelo

2) Pomelo

Pomelo is developing a Latin American fintech-as-a-service platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2021
  • Founders: Gaston Irigoyen, Hernan Corral, Juan Fantoni
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $9,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

3) Karvi

3) Karvi

Karvi is the Latin American auto market's digital future.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Matias Fernandez Barrio, Matias Rossetto
  • Industries: Automotive
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $14,275,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

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4) Digital House

4) Digital House

Digital House is a coding school that educates the next generation of programmers and digital professionals.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Nelson Duboscq, Sebastian Mackinlay
  • Industries: Corporate Training, Digital Marketing, Education, Information Technology
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $70,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

5) Osana Salud

5) Osana Salud

Infrastructure for the healthcare industry in LATAM that is API-connected

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Andres Lawson
  • Industries: Developer APIs, Health Care, IT Infrastructure
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $7,350,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

6) Henry

6) Henry

Henry provides free software developer training and job placement assistance in exchange for a portion of their future earnings.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Antonio Tralice, Leonardo Maglia, Martin Borchardt
  • Industries: E-Learning, EdTech, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $1,800,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

7) Workana

7) Workana

Workana is a digital platform that connects professionals with small businesses, large corporations, and nonprofits.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Fernando Fornales, Guillermo Bracciaforte, Mariano Iglesias, Tomas O'Farrell
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Employment, Internet, Outsourcing
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $10,150,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

8) RSK Labs

8) RSK Labs

RSK is the first open-source platform for smart contracts.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Adrian Garelik, Adrián Eidelman, Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar, Ruben Altman, Sergio Demián Lerner
  • Industries: Financial Services, Internet, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $7,265,500
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 14

You can find their website here.

9) Afluenta

9) Afluenta

Afluenta is Latin America's first and only Marketplace Lending company for consumer and SME loans, with operations in multiple countries.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Alejandro Cosentino
  • Industries: Consumer Lending, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Internet, Marketplace
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $25,525,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

10) VU Security

10) VU Security

VU Security is a cybersecurity firm that focuses on fraud prevention and identity theft.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Sebastian Stranieri
  • Industries: Biometrics, Cyber Security, Fraud Detection, Identity Management, Internet of Things, Mobile, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Security
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $7,461,980
  • Number of funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

11) Navent

11) Navent

In Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, Navent operates job and real estate portals.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Alejandro Navarro, Nicolas Tejerina
  • Industries: Employment, Real Estate, Recruiting, Search Engine, Software
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $50,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

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