Kamay Ventures

We are the first Argentine Open Capital Fund.

We are open to new ideas, new opportunities and new talent. We are a diverse team of professionals with different backgrounds and complementary skills. Together we created a new space for networking capital and collaboration within the startup ecosystem to help new talent develop new projects and generate true growth opportunities.

What is Kamay Ventures?

Kamay Ventures is an open capital investment fund that invests in projects that add true value to the community. It is currently funded by Coca-Cola Argentina, Arcor SAIC and managed by Overboost, an independent business accelerator and company builder.

Kamay Ventures is the first VC in Argentina funded by two leading corporations, which came together with the purpose of promoting innovation through digital projects that help companies digitalize every step of the productive process.

Why was Kamay Ventures Founded?

Innovating is daring to go one step further. To explore new ideas and embrace new concepts. To leave our own prejudices behind and to explore the unknown possibilities we never thought existed. To innovate is to take the risk to leave of our mandates behind, and to exit our comfort zone.

Kamay Ventures is just that. We are moving beyond the traditional investment model in search for disruptive, innovative and scalable ventures. We are the answer three organizations found to become proactive in the face of change, and to build a mental frame that adapts to the new digital paradigm.

Building an Ecosystem in the Region

We are more than an investment fund. We are a group of people who believe that working together we can build a true startup ecosystem in our region. We understand that only through collaboration we can make capital and opportunities available for entrepreneurs, and innovation and disruption available for corporations.

Today we invite you to join our journey and help us create a true ecosystem in Latin America, starting and nurturing companies that grow at the pace of our region and with business models well suited for the reality of our countries.

What is an Open Capital Fund?

We are an independent fund, that runs its own projects and has its own goals. We are open because we receive capital from corporations that share our values and our obsession with supporting local talent like Arcor and Coca-Cola.

We are open to receiving capital from other companies and to incorporate all kinds of projects with great potential to our portfolio, whether they have some evident synergies with our partners or not. Because we understand that together we do a better job, and we can create better opportunities in a more robust ecosystem.

What We Offer

We are a lot more than investors. We are strategic partners who provide capital, experience, in-depth knowledge of the market, and a vast network that can boost any business and help it attain sustainable growth.

Inversion

Investment

We provide more than just capital. Besides money to develop their companies, the teams we select will receive different services that will help them boost their projects. The selection will take part at the bi-annual Kamay Talent Fest, an event held at different cities throughout Argentina, where we will select at least 10 projects a year to get a sum between $100 thousand and $300 thousand US dollars in a time frame of three years to grow their businesses.

Aceleracion

Creation

Our Company Building program was born to develop new projects in areas where there are clear opportunities for innovation. For this reason, we are looking to form teams of talented professionals and entrepreneurs with true business vision, who are willing to face the challenge of creating scalable businesses leveraging our network of strategic partners. These new companies will also have access to our mentoring and all the advantages obtained by startups in our acceleration program.

Aceleracion

Acceleration

We work side by side with the teams on our program to help them ensure a fast go-to-market and to develop sustainable business models that allow them to grow consistently and rapidly. We are there in the initial stages of the companies, working together to generate opportunities to partner with some of the leading corporations in the region; and on later stages to help them get over the challenges posed by growth. We are committed partners that will do everything to help build true success stories.

Co-work

Office Space

Co-working spaces are far more than well-equipped offices. The office space we offer is designed to foster collaboration and to help the entrepreneurs and the teams on our program connect with one another and with other top of the line professionals and companies. Our co-working space is located at the new Coca-Cola Argentina headquarters building in Buenos Aires.

Capacitación

Training

We are convinced that knowledge is the biggest asset any company can have. For this reason, we work hard to generate workshops, training sessions and meetups with experts in different areas who help the teams acquire the necessary skills to add true value to their projects. Training at Kamay is ongoing and goes beyond the speakers who visit the Kamay Academy. We work to make this knowledge available every day throughout the program.

Our Team

Gaby Ruggeri

Gabriela Ruggeri

Managing Partner

Antonio Pena

Antonio Peña

Managing Partner

Ramiro Durini

Ramiro Durini

Program Manager

Laura Prado

Laura Prado

Senior Investment Advisor

Julieta Galli

Julieta Galli

Operations Manager

Tomás Franceschin

Tomás Franceschin

Research

Silvina Gimenez

Silvina Gimenez

Adm. & Finance

Sofia Ocampo

Sofía Ocampo

Intern

Investment Committee

Gabriela Ruggeri

Gabriela Ruggeri

Managing Partner

Antonio Peña

Antonio Peña

Managing Partner

Mariano Tamborini

Mariano Tamborini

New Business Manager

Joao Santos Ramires

João Santos Ramires

South Latin President

Gustavo Bertone

Gustavo Bertone

Administration and Commercial Planning Manager

Esteban Socorro

Esteban Socorro

Digital Transformation VP

Become a Partner

We started this journey with Arcor, Coca-Cola and Overboost, but we expect other companies and organization to join us. Reach out if your company is interested to become a part of Kamay Ventures.

partners@kamayventures.com