We are WIND Ventures

We are the newly established corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of COPEC located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our purpose is to accelerate global startups, and boost their growth in the United States and Latin America. We work together with WIND Garage, an Innovation Garage located in Santiago, Chile. We are both part of Copec’s innovation ecosystem.

 

 

  • 85 years of history.
  • Part of the Empresas Copec conglomerate, second largest corporation in Chile by market cap as of August, 27th.
  • A ‘most trusted’ brand throughout Chile and Latin America.
  • More than 3,300 service stations globally with over 600 in Chile.
  • #1 market share in Chile & Colombia.
  • Widespread operations across Chile, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic as well as the southeast United States.
  • More information at  www.copec.cl

 

With more than 3,300 fuel stations and a solid network of convenience stores associated, COPEC, together with its subsidiaries Terpel and Mapco, is positioned as one of the leading and most trusted brands throughout America. We leverage COPEC’s vast knowledge, expertise and resources to accelerate growth, primarily within Latin America, for startups and scaleups across the world in the new mobility, energy and retail sectors.

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

B2C clients

B2B clients

Why LatAm?

Latin America’s innovation eco system is growing quickly and is an important market for global startups. Also, LatAm has high growth potential in a wide variety of sectors.

Large & growing market

2x the U.S. market with 650 million people.

Highly Urbanized

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

Mass adoption of smartphones

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

Prolific digital consumption

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

Global clean energy leader

Cleanest electricity generation mix in the world

Large & growing market

2x the U.S. market with 650 million people.

Highly Urbanized

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

Mass adoption of smartphones

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

Prolific digital consumption

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

Global clean energy leader

Cleanest electricity generation mix in the world


Our team

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

Head

Sean Simpson

Sean Simpson

Director

Bob Ma

Bob Ma

Senior Associate

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

Head

Sean Simpson

Sean Simpson

Director

Bob Ma

Bob Ma

Senior Associate