Entrepreneurs are often praised for their ability to fundraise over the revenue they generate.
Mega-rounds became weekly news in Latin America in 2020 and part of 2021. Media outlets find these announcements newsworthy and tend to amplify them over slow but steady milestone achievements. However, as the global economy struggles, we’re seeing some ventures struggle to retain employees and being forced to restructure teams or strategy. In this discussion we’ll question the common wisdom, where entrepreneurs are praised for their ability to fundraise over the revenue they generate or the impact they create. We’ll ask: how are LatAm venture capital firms and entrepreneurs ensuring that founders maintain focus on product market fit vs. a growth-at-all-costs mindset? How can the ecosystem help startups assess which financial structures fit their needs, vs. encouraging them to raise the next round?