L’ATTITUDE Ventures Semi-Annual Impact Report 2022

 

 

We are thrilled to kick off the New Year with a summary of our progress over the last year in our 2022 semi-annual impact report. The data referenced in the report has shown that capital has been formative, allowing Latino entrepreneurs to build at the same rate as non-Latinos. We have focused solely on closing the gap and creating a disciplined yet a fiscally-sound investment platform.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Revenues and Valuations: L’ATTITUDE Ventures II portfolio companies are expected to generate over $94M in annualized revenues (2022 YTD), increased 47% growth via our seed stage companies, and we anticipate a rapid rise in revenues and company valuations over time.
  • Match-Up 2022: We had over 7,000 attendees at the L’ATTITUDE conference with over 500 Match-Up pitch submissions and 23 Latina(o) startups invited to pitch at the high-profile and widely covered Match-Up competition.
    Fund II Capital Allocation: In August 2022, Fund II closed with $101M in commitments. To date, Fund II has deployed $34M across 27 companies with an average check size of $1M, and by stage, 26% pre-seed, 44% seed, and 30% in Series A+.
  • Portfolio characteristics (Fund I and II) Geographic Distribution L’ATTITUDE Ventures: portfolio companies (Fund I and II) operate across 24 U.S. states, 19 metropolitan areas, 21 countries, and 8 industries.
  • Founders: 100% of companies have Latina(o) founders.
  • Heritage: 60% of founders identify as Mexican, 14% as Colombian, and 11% as Venezuelan. We also have founders identifying as Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Ecuadorian, and Dominican. In terms of generations in the US, 61% are 1st generation, 32% are 2nd generation, and 7% are 3rd generation or higher.
  • Female Founders: 38% of founders are female, above the VC industry average of 13%. Portfolio Employees: Latinos are strongly represented across our portfolio beyond the C-suite. 61% of our portfolio companies’ employees identify as Latino, versus 5% across early-stage startups.
  • Congrats: Adrian Oritz, co-founder of Flow, for outstanding revenue growth of 57% (YTD). Alejandro Velez, co-founder & co-CEO of Back to the Roots, recently launched their hydroponics kit, a one-year exclusive in Walmart stores nationwide. Sandra Velasquez, founder & CEO of Nopalera, for winning the L’ATTITUDE Latino Startup of the Year at our high-profile and widely covered L’ATTITUDE event and being featured in Time, Bloomberg and Univision. Kayla Castañeda, founder & CEO of Agua Bonita, is launching into nearly 2,000 new stores, including a national Whole Foods Market launch, a regional Target launch, and 7-Elevens in select markets. Eric Aguilar, founder & CEO of Omnitron, is redefining the MEMS industry by creating a new process for MEMS scanning mirrors that meets the most demanding requirements of LiDARs. The new topology for MEMS produces measurable improvements in size, cost, robustness, and reliability.

 

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