South and North America

The Americas have always been lands of opportunity. Prehistoric settlers and modern immigrants alike have looked to the New World
 for a fresh start in greener pastures. More than anything, the Americas offer variety and choice: from the rich, established
 and progressive economies of Canada and the United States to the fledgling, promising new opportunities of Latin America,
these two continents offer something for everyone. 

Countries in the Americas

North America is a continent rich in economic opportunity and is the largest and most highly-developed economy in the world. The U.S. dollar is the most-used currency in international transactions. The South American continent represents the economy of 12 nations, with Chile and Brazil leading the pack in terms of wealth. Regional economies experienced a growth-spurt in the 1990’s, when the South American nations adopted a Free-Market economy and overcame the debt crisis. Today, mining, agriculture and forestry are South America’s major industries.

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Canada

Canada’s economy is mixed and highly developed. It has the 10th biggest nominal GDP and 17th biggest PPP GDP in the world. The country’s economic ...
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United States

The United States is the leading global military power and a formidable force politically, culturally and academically. US economy is fueled by natural resources and ...
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Brazil

Brazil is active in several industries including mining, agriculture, services and manufacturing and has been expanding its presence in the global commodities markets. Brazil is ...
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Mexico

Mexico is the 15th largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is known as one of the emerging countries most open ...
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Argentina

Argentina’s emerging markets are growing and as overall market conditions are improving, the sovereign risk is falling. Impact investment, which was vehemently opposed by the ...
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North America is a continent rich in economic opportunity and is the largest and most highly-developed economy in the world.

Companies Investing in the Americas

America’s Fortune 500 companies represented two-thirds of the U.S. GDP in 2017. Together, these companies amassed $12 trillion in revenue and made $840 billion in profits. There are no surprises among the leading-players, with Apple listed as the third most profitable company, and Walmart holding the coveted number one position. Other big players are AT&, and retail-giant Amazon. The Americas offer fertile ground for companies wishing to establish themselves there or grow their current operations into the region. 

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GP Investments

GP Investments is a Brazilian alternative investment company with a focus on technology investments. Learn about the company’s history and find out about its most ...
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Founders Fund

Founders Fund is a leading VC firm that has been involved in the early stages of some of the most important fintech developments of the ...
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WIND Ventures

WIND Ventures is a Corporate Capital Venture focusing on start-ups and scale-ups in new mobility, eco energy, and retail, to boost their growth in Latin ...
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Redpoint Ventures

Redpoint Ventures, an American investment firm that invests in local industry giants as well as a variety of companies in South America, particularly in Brazil ...
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Benchmark

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Princeville Capital

Princeville Capital is a US-based investment company which is focused on growth-stage technology companies.
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XponentialWorks

XponentialWorks is a venture capital firm based in California. Read about the company's history and investments.
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Socialatom Ventures

Socialatom Ventures is a seed capital firm founded by entrepreneur and investor Andrés Barreto. The company invests in global tech startups located across the Americas ...
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SoftBank Capital

SoftBank Capital, a top US-based investment company involved in all investment stages, with focus on technology, mobile telecommunications, and SaaS.
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 The Americas offer fertile ground for companies wishing to establish themselves there or grow their current operations into the region. 

Investors in the Americas

The United States is one of the most popular countries in the world for foreign investment. It has many competitive advantages which help it hold this coveted position. These include its open regulatory environment, leading consumer market and culture that supports entrepreneurism and innovation. The United Kingdom is the largest direct investor in the US, followed by Japan, The Netherlands, Canada and, surprisingly due to its tiny size, Luxembourg. 

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Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy is a partner and managing director at Menlo Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with an emphasis on the SaaS, cloud services ...
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Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim is an award-winning Mexican investor, entrepreneur, engineer, and philanthropist. Between 2010 and 2013, the business magnate was ranked by Forbes as the wealthiest ...
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Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung is Managing General Partner of Xfund. Prior to Xfund, Patrick was a partner at NEA and led the firm’s consumer and seed investment ...
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John Doerr

John Doerr

L. John Doerr is known for his support and funding of the world’s most remarkable entrepreneurs and most successful tech companies.
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Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois is an American executive and investor, known for his early-stage startup investments and executive roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, Square. He is considered a ...
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Jocelyn Goldfein

Jocelyn Goldfein is the managing director at Zetta Venture Partners. Read more about her investments and ventures.
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Bedy Yang

Bedy Yang

Bedy Yang is an American investment specialist who is highly skilled in entrepreneurship, venture capital investments and startups.
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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is a billionaire entrepreneur, and a well-known television and media personality, with an ever-growing portfolio in small businesses.
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Renuka Ramnath

Renuka Ramnath

Renuka Ramnath is an Indian private equity fund manager, an advisor to funds of approximately US$ 1 billion, and the founder, MD, and CEO of ...
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Read our featured stories from around the American continents, and discover the latest investment developments and trends that may help shape your view of the region.

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