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Venture Capital in Argentina

An overview of venture capitalism in Argentina

NOV, 2009 By Omar Arab Introduction Obelisco Venture capital in Argentina, particularly at an early stage, requires an active participation in the running of portfolio companies. One can argue that VCs practically play the role of entrepreneurs. In other words, there is no room for “dumb money”. Venture capital, for various reasons outside the scope of this piece, has to be “smart” i.e. has to be complemented with experienced management and has to have a wide network of contacts. Modena’s investment Modena Technologies Capital Partners is an early stage venture capital fund based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This case study describes Modena’s investment in a software factory called Patagonia Technologies. Starting from scratch, the Modena....

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