Draper Cygnus VCM

Deep Tech Will Transform Everything

AI
AR + VR
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
WEB 3 + CRYPTO
NEW SPACE
ROBOTICS
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
MATERIAL SCIENCE

We are pleased to announce the launch of a joint venture supporting bold latino founders operating at the cutting edge of new tech, leveraging the most under-invested pool of raw talent in the world.

The Stage Is Set For Deep Tech Takeoff in LATAM …

Solving Humanity’s Greatest Challenges is a $100T Opportunity.

Proximity of US VC Abundance + Deep Tech Know-How

US capital markets are just next door:  the new mobility of work is unlocking latino access to multi-stage VC and players who will only play in the US.

Unicorns in Latin America: Unprecedented 10 Year Growth

19 of LATAM’s 40 unicorns have been created in 2020/21 alone and the LATAM startup ecosystem is expected to grow from $309 Billion in 2021 to $2+ Trillion by 2030.

Huge LATAM Talent Pool + Capital Efficiency Arbitrage

1M researchers, technicians and PhDs across Latin America are being leveraged by a diverse array of bold latino founders. This extraordinary talent pool also operates at better prices relative to the US and Euro Zone.

Underfunded Tech Startup Ecosystem

VC activity in LATAM massively lags North America, the Euro Zone and China. The lack of capital productivity means huge opportunities exist to discover and scale remarkable companies.

Investing ahead of the curve = greater ALPHA 

The Perfect Multi-stage VC Partnership to Capture and Accelerate LATAM Momentum

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The combined Draper Cygnus VCM team has a track record of identifying unicorns early, employing a pro-active asset management style and placing great importance on data, transparency, and owner-investor value alignment.

Draper Cygnus VCM track record highlights
Draper Cygnus VCM track record highlights

Founders + Managing Partners

Ignacio Plaza
Ignacio Plaza
“We need a horizontal playing field so that everyone gets a chance. May the fire of innovation live forever.”
Diego González Bravo
Diego González Bravo
“Venture Capital is the best tool to create value and tackle this huge opportunity.”
Tom Vukota
Tom Vukota
“Start-up investments help produce strong companies, promote innovation and spur jobs growth.”
Santiago Tello
Santiago Tello
“The right investments push forward humanity and change peoples lives.”

Partners

Arturo Torres
Arturo Torres
“Academia, patient associations and venture capital combined can achieve great things.”
Valentina Terranova
Valentina Terranova
“Collaboration and empathy are the most important values for rebuilding society.”
Daniel Salvucci
Daniel Salvucci
“We love investing in hard stuff, backing the unknown, and embracing the serendipity.”

Advisors

Tim Draper
Tim Draper
“Decentralized technologies are directly challenging governments. The world is evolving from tribalism towards a borderless, global community.”
Dan Koehler
Dan Koehler
“Capital at its most productive seeks value creation, actively supports bold entrepreneurs and expands the possible.”

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