In recent years, Latin America has seen a significant rise in the number of startups founded by women, showcasing the region's potential for gender-inclusive entrepreneurship.
These women-led startups are not only creating innovative solutions but also promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is important to highlight the achievements and successes of these startups, as they inspire and motivate more women to pursue entrepreneurship, creating a positive impact on the economy and society as a whole.
Here are five companies that have women founders or in leadership positions:
This is a startup that offers credit cards to the most underserved populations in Mexico, and which in 2022 became the ninth Mexican unicorn, after receiving an extension of its Series C investment round for $50 million in capital and $100 million in debt. , and reaching a valuation of USD $1.2 billion.
This is a fintech that gives customers access to credit and access to tools that are designed to improve their financial lives. The company has raised up to $115 million in funding rounds. Its process is 100% digital, without bureaucracy, fast, and the rates are lower than those of traditional banks.
This company consists of a monthly delivery subscription service for non-perishable food, toiletries, beverages, services, and even pet food or craft beer. Its purchase and delivery process is based on the needs of the consumer, being very easy to complete. Shopper has raised over $3 million in two rounds of funding.
Habi is a Colombian startup for buying and selling used homes. This startup raised $100 million in capital from US investors in its Series B funding round, the largest of its kind for a startup in that country.
Kushki is a payment platform for Latin America that uses local logic and pricing, and can be quickly integrated. In addition, it offers customers an integrated payment platform and omnichannel solutions for e-commerce, m-commerce and physical stores.