Start-Up Chile

  • A Look into Chile’s innovative startup government Crunch Network

    A Look into Chile’s innovative startup government

    For better or for worse, Chile is often held up as the economic model for Latin America. More so even than other up-and-coming tech centers, the story of startup entrepreneurialism in Chile is a story of concerted government policy. That policy is formulated by the Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile, which is tasked with promoting economic growth in the country. Read More

  • A Q&A with DFJ Partner, Bill Bryant, on “unicorn” valuations and startup investing Crunch Network

    A Q&A with DFJ Partner, Bill Bryant, on “unicorn” valuations and startup investing

    Pundits are painting a picture of doom and gloom for startups, saying it will be harder to raise money. What do you think? I think the next several months and possibly years will be challenging for raising capital. There has definitely been a reset. The market was over extended in an unhealthy way and we are seeing the impact across the board. The catalyst for this reset has been the collapse… Read More

  • Start-Up Chile SCALE Fund Makes Its First 9 Investments

    Start-Up Chile SCALE Fund Makes Its First 9 Investments

    Start-Up Chile SCALE, the follow-on fund backed by the Chilean government to boost local startup growth, is making its first nine investments. The nine companies, all graduates of Start-Up Chile’s past three classes, will receive $100K each in equity-free funding. In exchange, the founders agree to keep their companies in Chile for at least a year and serve as mentors to three… Read More

  • Start-Up Chile Hosts Its 3rd Demo Day, Announces The 105 Startups In Its Next Class

    Start-Up Chile Hosts Its 3rd Demo Day, Announces The 105 Startups In Its Next Class

    Start-Up Chile, the government-sponsored startup accelerator, is hosting its 3rd demo day today. The focus of this demo day is on social enterprise and green tech and, for the first time ever, the program partnered with Common Pitch to host today’s event. Read More

  • Chile’s Grand Innovation Experiment


    Regions all over the world have spent millions—sometimes billions—of dollars trying to create their own Silicon Valley. They drank the same Kool-Aid and used the same recipe: start with a research university; build a fancy tech park next it; give tax breaks to chosen companies to locate in the park; attract venture capital by offering matching investments; and watch the magic… Read More