Former soccer player Crespo among investors in LatAm Venture Capital Fund

Former soccer player Crespo among investors in LatAm Venture Capital Fund

Former Argentine soccer star Hernán Crespo, Despegar.com founder Roberto Souviron and a host of Latin American companies are among the latest investors to put money into a venture capital fund. Alaya Capital.

Argentina’s Grupo Supervielle, Chile’s Grupo Murchison and Grupo Kawen also invested in Alaya’s third fund, which has so far raised about $25 million, or 31% of its $80 million goal to finance Latin American companies, according to the partner Juan Manuel Giner. The Alaya III fund has already started investing, with initial bets on Argentine crypto firm Lemoncash, fintech SixClovers, and Peruvian food tech firm Megabite.

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