2.0 Expand Miami

October 21-22, 2021

Enjoy a recap of our IDC Ventures 2.0 Expand Miami event produced in conjunction with Fuel Venture Capital.  Learn from 18 local and international portfolio companies from the Fintech and Marketplace sectors of the tech economy.  Here we identify and expand the IDC Ventures investment thesis within the economy and deliver presentations and fireside chats from our Managing Director Bobby Aitkenhead and Managing Partner Rodrigo Rodas. 

Partners about the LATAM VC Landscape, Marketplaces Investment Thesis, and an Intro to the Flagship Fund I.  Beyond IDC Ventures Flagship Fund I, fund updates to Fuel Venture Capital and highlights were presented by Managing Director Jeff Ransdell.  An all-star array of startup CEOs presented consumer platforms, 2-sided marketplaces, fintech newcomers, and ways for companies to interact through the workforce or logistics.   The event was full of opportunities to explore the cutting edge of technology against the backdrop of a curated investment thesis based on collaboration, expertise, and partnerships.  

The first company presentation by Mateo Marietti of Cookunity delighted the audience as the world’s first chef-to-consumer platform for delicious meals by local Michelin-starred chefs delivered to the home.  Taxfyle CEO Richard Lavina started his discussion for on-demand digital two-sided marketplaces.  After the first morning break, the topics shifted to finances and investments.  The venture capital terrain was described from two different vantage points  Fuel Ventures and IDC Ventures shared their uniqueness and commonalities.  Coru and Novopayment discussed their technology for making financial payments and financial well-being.The afternoon started with a grocery super app Merqueo, mobile simply connected Ubicquia, and Eyrus with workforce technology until an evening break.  Dusk settled in with a thrilling air from Spice in Blockchain, Securitize in Crypto, and Curve democratizing the banking enterprise. 

An intimate fireside chat rounded out the day with FT Partners, the Mayor of Miami, and Al Goldstein of Avant.  The finale was on Friday and started with everyone enjoying a quick stand-up breakfast before Boatsetter showed attendees how it connects boaters to boats, Kodit connects homebuyers to homes, and Recargapay helps everyone make everyday payments by connecting people to services.  McKinsey advisors shared its collaboration framework, Runa its cloud-based HR services, and Supersim how financial inclusion truly works.  The event was capped off by Lunar, the challenger bank that gives stellar services, and Tradeshift the logistics platform for everything to everyone before the Open House lunch party.