Latin America had its fourth-largest quarter in startup investments to date, according to LAVCA. But what lies ahead?

After a record year in 2021, with $15.7 billion invested in Latin American startups, according to LAVCA data (more than what was raised in the entire previous decade), the region shows no signs of cooling off. The venture capital volume calculated by the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America in the first quarter of 2022 shows a slight decrease compared to previous quarters – which is expected given the historically lower position of the first quarter of the year before others.

Even so, the volume of investments attracted by 190 transactions in the region between January and March this year reached $2.8 billion, which is 67% greater than a year earlier and more than four times the amount registered in the same period of 2020.

During 2022’s first quarter, LAVCA also said that it has seen a significant increase in the average ticket size invested by institutional VCs in Latin American startups. The entity recorded a 1.6x and 2.6x increase in seed and early-stage average ticket sizes when looking at Q1 2021 v. Q1 2022, respectively.

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