Category Archives: Start-Up Chile

Start-Up Chile Participant Gympact Attracts Investment

Very few of the participants of Start-Up Chile have impressed investors but Gympact, producing software to motivate people to go to the gym, leveraged their gift from the Chilean government to get into Techstars, a prestigious accelerator with good connections … Continue reading

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Chile Subsidizing Argentine Incubator

According to SmartPlanet, Chile is subsidizing Argentine technology business incubator Nxtp.Labs. The Argentines operate a conventional incubator where the investors expect to profit by taking equity in return for mentorship and capital. Start-Up Chile, in contrast, invests without receiving equity … Continue reading

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Confusion About Start-Up Chile in Iceland

The definition of confusion, according to one old joke, is Father’s Day in Newark, New Jersey, but now that in our enlightened times everyone in Newark knows their father, the new definition of confusion is this Start-Up Chile judge in … Continue reading

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Start-Up Chile Tossed into Shark Tank

Two investors from Shark Tank, the most capitalist show on television, critiqued the business plans of Start-Up Chile participants trint.me and Spy Games. The former is sure to fail, investor Mark Cuban explains, squandering $40K of Chilean government money, because … Continue reading

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How Startups in Chile and Australia Can Raise Capital

StartupSmart discusses how companies in isolated countries like Australia and Chile can raise capital: American finance has two great advantages: more solid valuations of the company and the chance to work with skilled entrepreneurs who have done it before and … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalist Capitulates to Chile

Arnon Kohavi, head of Yarden Venture Capital, announced this week that he is leaving Chile because he was unable to raise capital for his fund. He hoped that with matching funds available from the central economic planning agency of the … Continue reading

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Web Startup Bubble Losing Air Fast

The Wall Street Journal reports that web startup seed stage funding is disappearing as angel investors balk at high valuations.

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What Start-Up Chile and Startup America Can Learn From Each Other

Startup America was inspired by Startup Chile, but the USA has some good ideas that Chile should emulate, too. The best thing governments can do is repeal regulations and laws enacted by previous governments, and the USA may be progressing … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure in Chile and Silicon Valley

Techies in Chile are afraid to fail and do not start new technology businesses, assert many advocates of Start-Up Chile, and importing techies from abroad, especially from the USA, including Silicon Valley, will transform the culture. How different is the … Continue reading

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Why Start-Up Chile Isn’t Enticing More Entrepreneurs

Start-Up Chile recently announced that they received only 133 viable applications and selected 110 to participate, indicating that the program is failing to attract entrepreneurs to apply who believe that working in Chile for 6 months will advance their company. … Continue reading

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