Many people think we want to replicate Silicon Valley, we don’t. What we want is to connect Chile to all the major hubs of innovation and leverage these networks to create value. We strongly believe that human capital is the best highway to build upon.
At the same time, infrastructure is the sandbox where human capital can play, and Chile is by far the best equipped country in Latin America. Consider the following facts and think of Chile, not as the final market, but as a bootstrap platform before going global.
We will work hard to keep them up to date. All figures related to Chile and are represented in USD.
|Mobile phone users||18.3m (+100% population)|
|Smartphone penetration||1.83m (~10% of the market|
|Smartphone modernity mix||16.8% are 2010 phones, 62.3% are 2009 phones|
|Avg price of a phone||$102|
|Avg price of a smartphone||$177|
|Laptops||57.3% of computer sales|
|Avg price of a laptop||$610|
|Internet penetration||8.3m users ~50% population|
|Avg price of a 20MB internet data plan||$50/mo|
|Facebook monthly visitors||6.2m (Ranked #19 by Google Double Click AdPlanner)|
|Facebook accounts||6.9m (~40% population) (Ranked #17 by Facebook Data)|
|Twitter users||~1m (~6% population)|
|Free Trade Agreements reachout||Access to 86% of the world’s GDP and 2.5b potential customers|
|Biggest tech company||Sonda (IPSA: SONDA, Market Cap: $1.7b as at Dec-2010)|