Village Capital and The Lightsmith Group will accelerate eight startups that are scaling climate adaptation and resilience solutions in Latin America and Caribbean.
More than 60 entrepreneurs from 22 states applied to be a part of the accelerator. The top 12 companies were selected to be part of the cohort, 58% of the cohort is headquartered outside of US tech hubs (NY, CA, MA) and 50% have a BIPOC founder and CEO.
LoanSense, OneEleven, Challenger, Repaytient and College Cash were selected for investment by their peers on the final day of the program in New York City. LoanSense and OneEleven will receive $25K each; Challenger, Repaytient and College Cash will receive $10K each; and the rest of the participant startups will receive $3K each.
The 12 participant startups evaluated each other through an investor lens, using eight specific investment criteria that leverage Village Capital’s venture investment levels. Five startups were ranked “most investment ready” and are focused on the following:
For more information, reach out to Sofía Cándano at Village Capital.