What we do
We seek to double the average returns of the markets by applying the Value Strategy, popularized by Warren Buffett, with which he gained 20.5% annually, or 2,472,627% in total, for the last 54 years.
We combine investments in young companies with high potential growth with very high quality companies listed on the US stock markets optimizing returns, risks and liquidity.
South Ventures is inspired by Berkshire Hathaway, the world's most successful investment company, albeit with a more competitive size. That is why we designed the «Berkshire Hathaway if I were born again today» .
South Ventures was officially launched in 2013 as a global investment platform managing Ventures Capital and Hedge Funds, co-investing with Google, Goldman Sachs, Soros and others.
South Ventures is the result of 14 years of investment experience since the formation of the IG Business Angels Club, devoted to investing in companies with high growth potential.
Since 2014 we have launched 3 Venture Capital managed funds with average annual returns of 25%. 25% of the invested companies went from being worth USD 3 million to USD 100 million in 5 years (+ 3,000%) Thus, we become one of the best performing investment firms in Latin America.
Our most evolved fund, the GRIT Fund, combines Venture Capital investments with investments in the stock markets to achieve high returns (17% annual average in USD), liquidity and low risk, taking advantage of the bear markets with cash and hedging instruments.
South Ventures investment cases in innovative ventures that grew more than 20 times their size in less than 5 years
In just 4 years, Zeus, the «AirBnB for businesses“It went from USD 0 to USD 100 million annually in sales. The company was born in San Francisco, USA, raised USD 55 million of investment from AirBnB along with other investors and is worth USD 205 million today becoming one of the fastest growing startups in the United States
In the year 2013, Ripio It was born with the aim of facilitating payments through bitcoins, when practically nobody had heard of cryptocurrencies. Then bitcoin would become famous for going up in value 10 times in a single year and, after a break, another 20 times. With this, its popularity grew and also the business of Ripio which in 2017 raised USD 37 M for the launch of its own cryptocurrency, RCN, and a network of loans between people from all over the world.
Cobrar en dólares, gastar en pesospor Sebastian Ortega on September 24, 2020
Cobrar en dólares y gastar en pesos es la mejor combinación para sortear las turbulencias actuales, pero requiere un cambio de mentalidad La entrada Cobrar en dólares, gastar en pesos se publicó primero en South Ventures' Blog.
La única salvación ante el diluvio que se vienepor Sebastian Ortega on September 10, 2020
Tuvimos otra muestra del diluvio que puede venir en cualquier momento. Para prepararse, lo más efectivo es, curiosamente, lo más antiguo y subestimado del mundo. La entrada La única salvación ante el diluvio que se viene se publicó primero en South Ventures' Blog.
Sebastián has a PhD in Business Management and a Master in Business Management from CEMA University (Arg), with a specialization in Mergers and Acquisitions at the Business School of Harvard University (USA) and a specialization in Value Investing at the School of Business of Columbia University (USA).
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