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Recent news articles about Alta Ventures Mexico
September 3, 2013
We are bringing in a number of experts from different countries, mainly the United States, but included among them is Paul Ahlstrom, who is himself an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and he has been involved in the development of eco-systems in a number of countries and he surely recognises what is needed for entrepreneurs
September 4, 2013
The one-day conference has a refreshing mix of local and overseas presenters, geared at interacting with the mix of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, fund managers, government officials, policymakers, and professionals.
November 9, 2012
The Mexican government is very supportive of developing early stage investments and their initiatives include, among others, a seed fund of funds, a venture fund of funds and many initiatives that are aimed at aligning the players of the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem by creating in it technology commercialization offices, and helping entrepreneurs in their patenting efforts outside the country.
September 12, 2012
A U.S./Mexican venture capital fund based in Monterrey, Alta Ventures, recently closed a $70 million venture fund, possibly the largest such VC fund in Mexico’s history; the fund will invest mainly in Mexican start-up companies. Another virtually unprecedented aspect of this deal is that a majority of the funds came from Mexican investors.
September 10, 2012
Buenos Aires-based startup Mural.ly opened its doors to the public today, delivering a new way to collect, share and brainstorm on the web. Mural.ly is also announcing a seed round of $775,000 alongside its public launch, provided by Intel Capital, Alta Ventures, 500 Startups and a number of other investors.
September 10, 2012
Mural.ly, which calls itself “an innovative online content mural platform,” is launching today with funding from Intel Capital, Alta Ventures and 500 Startups. The new service lets its creators save text, images and video on a zooming Prezi-style board, but is much more akin to a literal interpretation of Pinterest’s pinboard concept than a mural.
September 3, 2012
Mexico’s economy is growing 40% faster than Brazil’s, over twice as fast as the United States, and is already the world’s 14th largest economy (on a GDP based scale). With an ever growing professional middle class, the market is well poised for innovative companies
August 21, 2012
The LatAm startup scene is really heating up, with venture capital flowing to innovative startups throughout South and Central America. But of all the countries benefitting from the investment, Mexico seems to be hottest, especially since its economy grew even faster than Brazil last year. With all that in mind, Mexican VC firm Alta Ventures just closed on a new, $70 million fund which will be devoted to investing in startups throughout the country.
August 21, 2012
Alta Ventures Mexico has completed a final close on its $70 million debut venture fund, the firm announced. The majority of Alta’s capital came from 29 family offices based in Monterrey, Mexico, the firm said. Additional investors included Dave McClure from 500 Startups and the Guadalajara Angel Investment Network. Alta Ventures will focus on Mexican technology companies working in high-growth sectors such as SaaS, mobile, big data, healthcare, clean tech, consumer, non-banking financing and education. Since its first close, Alta has invested in seven companies and already exited one of its portfolio investments: Rhomobile, which sold to Motorola in July 2011.
August 21, 2012
Mexican venture firm Alta Ventures Mexico has closed a $70 million fund to invest in startups across Mexico and Latin America. Is Mexico the new Brazil for venture capital investing in Latin America?
August 21, 2012
Ya con la adquisición de MexicanVC por parte de 500startups , sabíamos que algo había cambiado en el clima emprendedor mexicano, que nada iba a ser igual. Y esa certeza que nada tenía de especial, se ha confirmado el anuncio parte del VC AltaVentures que ha cerrado acuerdos por USD 70 millones para invertir en startups de base tecnológica en México y América Latina.
August 17, 2012
Two years ago, vSpring Capital co-founder Paul Ahlstrom launched Alta Ventures Mexico to help kick-start the Mexican venture capital industry through a new fund. Now, Alta Ventures has $70 million to invest across a range of industries in Latin America.
August 17, 2012
Alta Ventures Mexico announced today the completion of its final close on 70 million dollars for its first venture fund in Mexico. Since its first close of capital in February 2011 Alta Ventures has become the leader in a new generation of technology funds entering Mexico.
May 15, 2012
Alta, and Ahlstrom’s efforts, have really been one of the first major pushes to create an entrepreneur and investing community in Mexico. The ecosystem is still tiny compared to the Valley or even its Latin American counterpart Brazil, but it’s now growing.
November 16, 2011
Alta Ventures Mexico, a leading provider of venture capital in Mexico, today announced it had sold its stake in Rhomobile to Motorola Solutions, Inc. In April 2011.
15 de Noviembre, 2011
Impulso en México a los emprendedores,a los fondos de capital emprendedor y a un sistema de confianza para crear negocios,fueron algunas de las ideas que destacaron ayer expertos en negocios como fórmula para mejorar la seguridad del País.
15 de Noviembre, 2011
Más de 850 emprendedores acudieron a una capacitación fast track en el Foro Monterrey de Emprendimiento y Riqueza organizado por la EGADE Business School del Tecnológico de Monterrey, donde Blair Singer, Kenneth Morse y Carter Williams compartieron su experiencia en el desarrollo de negocios, se llevó a cabo un panel de expertos para explorar el tema de fondeo de proyectos de negocio y se realizó la Feria de Inversiones en la que participaron facilitadores de capital.
14 de Noviembre, 2011
Emprendedores que han replicado su éxito en el desarrollo de cientos de empresas contarán lo que se requiere para generar empleo y riqueza. "Para esto invitamos a personalidades como Paul Ahlstrom, socio de Alta Ventures, que tiene esa experiencia pero que además forma parte de los empresarios que han creído y le han apostado al emprendedor mexicano"
12 de Octubre, 2011
La creación de contenidos en Internet y principalmente en redes sociales se ha convertido en una de las principales actividades en la economía a tal grado que representa una oportunidad de inversión, según los expertos. Paul Ahlstrom, director de Alta Ventures México, considera que la inversión en los social media representa una gran oportunidad.
August 1, 2011
In his new book Nail It Then Scale It Alta Ventures co-founder Paul Ahlstrom lays out the process that has been used to transform new ventures from struggling startups to outperform all their competitors combined, beat sales forecasts in the first quarter of a recession, and transform a broken sales process into a 100% close rate. Learn more about lean startup innovation and the New Entrepreneurial Paradigm in Nail It Then Scale It.
July 7, 2011
"Business software company BMC Software Inc. said Thursday that it has acquired Aeroprise, whose technology lets companies extend their tech support functions to BlackBerrys and other mobile devices."
May 24, 2011
"Cuando Paul Ahlstrom evalúa proyectos para invertir en ellos, busca que puedan multiplicar su valor 10 veces en los próximos 5 a 7 años. El socio del fondo de capital privado Alta Ventures busca emprendimientos tecnológicos porque considera que es un sector que hace uso eficiente del capital, tiene altos márgenes y potencial de venta en cualquier parte del mundo. Además, es divertido."
April 15, 2011
"Strengthening the business links between Mexico and the U.S. and opening up capital sources for high-growth companies is important to the vitality of both economies and the fastest path to job creation on both sides of the border," Ahlstrom said. "Alta Ventures Mexico is a bridge between the two countries, providing capital for U.S. companies looking to expand into Mexico and Latin America, and for Mexican companies looking expand their product sales within Mexico and abroad."
March 30, 2011
"Ahlstrom runs the venture capital firm Alta Ventures Mexico. Mexican pension funds have only recently been allowed to invest in private equity. The country hosted its first venture capital conference last May. Ahlstrom says the number of new VC firms is taking off."
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18, Feb 2011
"Investors see potential in Mexico's services sector and in enticing more companies to market, and are also bullish about new financial tools which could send billions of dollars into infrastructure and private equity deals."
September 4, 2010
Alta Ventures Mexico was named one of twelve global finalists for the U.S. State Departments 2010 Corporate Excellence Award (ACE). Since 1999, the Department of State has used the ACE to recognize American companies who are global leaders in corporate social responsibility. U.S. businesses are nominated by U.S. ambassadors on every continent.
Watch the Video: http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/ace/
June 2, 2010
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) has approved a USD 5 million equity investment in the Alta Ventures Mexico Fund I, L.P., to support ventures from technology entrepreneurs.
February 25, 2010
Alta Ventures Mexico, intends to back about 15 companies, investing from the seed to growth equity-stage companies with $10 million in revenue. Its targets include health care, technology, education and consumer-oriented technologies.
November 17, 2009
Early stage and venture capital investing is expanding in Latin America, with cities such as Florianopolis and Buenos Aires acting as hubs of venture activity in the region’s southern cone of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. But an incipient VC industry is also emerging much farther north in Mexico...