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Latin America – helping start-ups scale and go global

Latin America’s start-up scene is booming. In recent years, it has become vibrant and diverse, and there is plenty of potential for growth. Start-up Chile, one of the world’s leading business accelerator programmes, has backed over 1,600 start-ups with a total value of USD1.4 billion. With a fast-track visa for tech entrepreneurs, Chile is an attractive location for foreign entrepreneurs and investors. CMS wants to contribute to this expansion.

In our Latin America equIP programme -present in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru-, we help guide companies through getting an in-depth understanding on how to grow in local and international markets. We also connect them with the investment ecosystems in other markets: Latin America, in Europe, in Asia or elsewhere.

The equIP team in Latin America works with a group of carefully selected start-ups to support their growth, helping them develop into strong Series A candidates, be that in their local markets, and/or the international markets they are looking to move into or seek investment from.

Why should start-ups use CMS equIP?

As a member of our Latin America equIP programme, you benefit from a dedicated local team that is excited about working with start-ups and sees the relationship as an investment into an idea that they believe in – as well as the resources, expertise and network of a much wider global team to work with you and help you take your business to the next level. Wherever that may be.

As part of the Latin America equIP programme, you benefit from:

  • Sector-focused legal advice at special discounted rates in all our Latin America jurisdictions (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru).
  • Access to the CMS teams in any of the other equIP jurisdictions.
  • Fixed fee services, bespoke for Latin America start-ups (consult specific conditions with the relevant office).
  • Introductions to relevant industry players in Chile and also key investor markets.
  • Access to key markets and investment ecosystems worldwide/across our network.
  • An active international peer network.

Apply to become part of equIP

To find out more or apply to equIP Chile, please complete the form in the link below.

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equIP:  Help­ing start-ups scale in Lat­in Amer­icaStart­ing, and build­ing, a suc­cess­ful busi­ness takes a good idea, en­ergy and de­term­in­a­tion plus the right op­por­tun­it­ies and the right people. Work­ing with, and in­vest­ing in, start-ups ex­cites us here at CMS, par­tic­u­larly in Lat­in Amer­ica. Work­ing with en­tre­pren­eurs on bright ideas, fos­ter­ing growth and in­nov­a­tion in the tech­no­logy sec­tor, and help­ing to sup­port the stars of the fu­ture gets us out of bed in the morn­ing. As an early-stage busi­ness, leg­al ad­vice may be pushed to the bot­tom of the pri­or­ity list, not least due to the is­sue of cost. However, for a busi­ness to scale suc­cess­fully, es­pe­cially when in­vestors are in­volved, hav­ing the right found­a­tions is im­per­at­ive.


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28 October 2019
Help­ing start-ups scale in Lat­in Amer­ica