Accelerating growth for global startups + scaleups

WIND Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of COPEC and provides entrepreneurs with ‘unfair’ access to Latin America and the US

About WIND Ventures
WIND is the transformative force for change.

WIND Ventures is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the newly established corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of COPEC, one of the leading energy companies in Central and South America and one of the most valued brands throughout Latin America (LatAm). WIND Ventures leverages COPEC's significant resources to accelerate growth, primarily within Latin America, for startups and scaleups across the world within the new mobility, energy and retail sectors.

Our value beyond capital is the WIND Growth Platform that opens up COPEC’s vast resources to global entrepreneurs for “unfair” access to Latin America and the United States.

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Our Sponsor:
  • 83 years of history
  • Part of the second largest corporation in Chile
  • A ‘most trusted’ brand throughout Chile and Latin America
  • 3,500 service stations globally with 630 in Chile
  • #1 market share in Chile & Colombia
  • Widespread operations across Chile, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic as well as southeast United States
Why Latin America?
Reasons why Latin America is an attractive growth market

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    Large & growing market

    2x the U.S. market w/ 650M people (>410M speak same language w/ similar culture)

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    Highly urbanized

    Equally urbanized as the U.S., more than Europe

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    Mass adoption of smartphones

    70% of the population has Internet; 2nd fastest growing mobile phone market

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    Prolific digital consumption

    Double the US daily mobile Internet usage; top consumers of social media in the world

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    Global clean energy leader

    Cleanest electricity generation mix in the world

Investment Strategy
Global Investment Focus

We believe the primary purpose of a venture capital firm is to serve the entrepreneurs in whom we invest. If we do that, great technologies, businesses, and returns will follow.

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We back ventures that focus on:

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    Energy

    As it becomes decarbonized, decentralized and democratic

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    Mobility

    Existing and emerging modes of mobility

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    Retail

    Exceptional customer experiences that continue to delight

6 new investments per year, focused on series A, B, C+, scouting globally, lead or follow, partnership not required for investment

THE WIND GROWTH PLATFORM
Our Capabilities

We aim to lead the mobility, energy and retail sectors’ transformations by opening up COPEC’s vast resources to help startups and scaleups around the world grow.

WIND-Ventures

Intangibles

3 Billion

3rd most valuable Chilean brand (BRANDZ 2018)

64%

Top of mind Pronto (convenience stores)

12th

most reliable firm in Chile

Strong

energy brand and corporate reputation

Solid

relationships with regulators, transport service providers

Knowledge & Talent

Fuels

Convenience

Energy

Mining

Lubricants

Aviation

Nautical

Empresas COPEC:

Forest industry, Fuels, Fishing industry, Mining

Experience

Access

to key markets in the Americas

3,500

service stations

Large

customer base to leverage

60%

B2C clients

50%

B2B clients

Our team
Experts in venture capital and corporate venturing

We’re a team driven by impact with decades of venture capital, corporate venturing, corporate development and startup experience. Our passion is helping founders to succeed and we can't wait to work with you.

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    Brian Walsh
    Head

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    Sean Simpson
    Director

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    Bob Ma
    Senior Associate
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    Strategic Development Manager

Submit an Opportunity
Are you building a business or part of the media? If so, get in touch!

It's never too early to talk about your idea. Whether you are just getting started or you already have millions in revenue, we like connecting with founders at every stage.

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Portfolio
Explore our current projects

WIND Ventures invests in entrepreneurs working to build tomorrow’s energy, mobility, and retail companies. We leverage COPEC's significant resources to accelerate our portfolio’s growth, primarily within Latin America.

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