Become a Startup Scout
Buenos Aires

Be the eyes and ears of Buenos Aires in the startup world. As a VC Startup Scout, you'll gain new connections and develop skills to boost your entrepreneurial journey. Unearth gems, foster innovation, and contribute to our bustling city's growth.


Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, has emerged as a significant player in the startup and venture capital ecosystem in Latin America. The city features a potent mix of innovative entrepreneurs, tech-savvy talent, government support for startups, and an influx of venture capital making it a promising hub of entrepreneurial activity.

One of the major success stories from Buenos Aires is MercadoLibre, an ecommerce and online auction marketplace. Founded by Marcos Galperin, MercadoLibre has become one of the most valuable tech companies in Latin America, expanding its services to more than 18 countries. Another success story is Satellogic, founded by Emiliano Kargieman, which sets out to democratize access to space-based services by producing high-resolution imaging satellites.

Buenos Aires is also home to active venture capital investors such as Kaszek Ventures, the leading Latam-focused venture capital firm founded by Hernan Kazah and Nicolas Szekasy, former executives of MercadoLibre. There is also NXTP Labs, an early-stage fund that provides seed funding, hands-on help, mentoring and coaching to startups.

The City Government has also launched several initiatives to support the development of the startup ecosystem. The Distrito Tecnolรณgico (Technology District) is a government initiative aimed at attracting and promoting technology and knowledge-based companies in the city. This area offers numerous benefits to companies here including tax exemptions.

Important to Buenos Aires startup ecosystem is the culture of collaboration and community. Various events are held each year, such as Red Innova, a conference on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, bringing together leaders and entrepreneurs across various industries. Co-working spaces such as AreaTres and La Maquinita offer a space for entrepreneurs to collaborate and share ideas.

In summary, Buenos Aires is carving a strong position in the Latin American and global startup scene, as demonstrated by success stories like MercadoLibre and ongoing initiatives supporting startup activity. This is backed by a growing venture capital community, active engagement of local and regional investors, and constant government support, creating a thriving environment for entrepreneurs to innovate and succeed.

As a Scout, You Can...


Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Join as a Scout at Your University

Available Programs

Startup Investor?

Gain access to the dealflow of individuals, startups, and innovations coming out of Buenos Aires! Submit your information to receive updates on the latest opportunities in the city.

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Do you interview founders &ย startups? Take your conversation insights to the next level by scouting your favourite podcast guests.

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Co-Working Space Organiser

Do you help run a co-working space as an organiser or a greeter? Do you come across interesting entrepreneurs and startups?

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Event Organiser

Do you organise an event, conference, or trade show? Help your founder attendees get discovered.

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHDย student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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