Carao Ventures is a startup acceleration firm focused on providing integral support and investment alternatives to early-stage innovation startups in Latin America. Our passion is turning promising ideas into market applicable technologies and help develop those technologies into enterprises. In order to make that happen, we strive to identify extraordinary entrepreneurs in our part of the world and provide them a comprehensive acceleration program.
The value of Carao Ventures relies on the passion and experience of our founders and partners, the financial capabilities and strategic resources of our Investor Network, the accumulated knowledge and track-record of our Mentor Network, and the credibility and reliability of our Partners & Service Providers.
We’re located in San José, Costa Rica, and we accelerate and invest in startups across Latin America, while strongly encouraging the startups to relocate to this country.
As an acceleration firm, we offer the brightest entrepreneurs an acceleration program which includes a wide range of resources in exchange for a small equity stake in their companies. As opposed to many other accelerator programs in the world, Carao Ventures takes a very active role in the startups.
We are permanently established in our office in San José, Costa Rica, and have a rolling application, year-round.
Our objective is to select and work with the best entrepreneurs, provide adequate program time, tailored resources and specifically defined dedication from the partners, our service providers and other stakeholders.
Carao Ventures was founded in 2012 by Allan Boruchowicz and Adrián García with the intention of providing the necessary tools, knowledge, network, capital and environment to promote entrepreneurship and enable new companies to maximize economic and social value in Costa Rica and Central America.
In 2012 the founders consolidated the most prominent network of angel investors in Central America, an investment club comprised of 30 of the most sophisticated investors and successful business people in Costa Rica. In 2013, Carao Ventures opened the doors of the new co-working office space and launched the first generation of the Acceleration Program.
The founding partners combine over 12 years of private equity, strategic consulting and investment banking experience in Latin America. At an individual level, over the last 5 years, the founders have consolidated a diversified portfolio of investments in early-stage startups from Central America, Israel and the United States.