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India-Latin America
Tech Connect Market Access Corridor

In partnership with

Latin Leap

Latin Leap is a Venture Capital Studio (VC Studio) established to contribute to the leapfrogging of Latin America through technology investments in regional early stage start-ups and to soft-land purpose-driven tech companies in Latin America.

Through strong human and financial commitment, Latin Leap aims to provide international tech scale-ups with access to essential resources for successful deployment in Latin America. Latin Leap is positioned to operate at levels of efficiency characteristic of tech-based companies.

Meet the Team

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Mr. Stefan Krautwald has been a long-standing technology entrepreneur and executive in Latin America. Stefan currently runs Latin Leap, a Singapore and LATAM-based Venture Capital focused on emerging market tech connections. Some of his past corporate experiences include Managing Director roles in Cdiscount International (Groupe Casino) and Arvato (Bertelsmann). He is a co-founder of Latin America’s fastest-growing online pharmacy pure player, operating in Peru, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia.

Prior to this Stefan co-founded and co-led as Managing Director of Rocket Internet-backed Dafiti LATAM (IPOed through Global Fashion Group). He is also a co-founder of, an innovative cash-back application in the U.S. Stefan is an active early-stage investor and advisor to many technology start-ups in Latin America, Asia, and Southern Europe. Deeply committed to leapfrogging through technology in Latin America, Stefan saw the opportunity to link Southeast Asian innovation to emerging markets in LATAM and develop the tech connect of private and public actors both from Latin America and Asia. Latin Leap is the official market entry partner of the Singapore Government for tech companies in Latin America.


Stefan holds a Master of Science in Management from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, where he leads the alumni chapter for Latin America. He has completed executive education programs at INALDE, Colombia as well as VC University of The University of Berkeley. He is a Member of the Fund Director Association in Singapore.

General Partner

Stefan Krautwald


Are you a Latin American startup looking to expand your business to India?

We will help you navigate the complex Indian markets with confidence, assuring knowing that you have a solid market access strategy and support team in place. Our comprehensive soft landing and market access services can add significant value to your plans.

Researching and Writing

Market assessment

  • Market assessment: Assessing the startup's strengths and weaknesses, and evaluating the feasibility of entering a new market.

  • Competitive analysis: Analyzing the competitive landscape and identifying potential challenges and opportunities.

Business Plan

Strategy development

  • Strategy development: Developing a comprehensive business strategy that aligns with the startup's vision and goals, and identifying the most promising market opportunities.

  • Product development: Providing guidance on product development, pricing strategies, and positioning in the target market.

Business Meeting at Small Table

Project Management

  • Partner identification: Identifying potential partners, investors, and other stakeholders who can help the startup succeed in the target market.​

  • Project management: Overseeing and managing the implementation of the market access strategy, ensuring that all milestones and deadlines are met.

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