Selected 2012

Sebastián Valin Acuña

  • Current company ComparaOnline.com
  • Country Chile
  • Industry Financial Services

ComparaOnline helps consumers make informed decisions about insurance by adding transparency to the insurance, telecom and credit industries through its online comparison platform. It empowers consumers to compare insurance products and rates. Since Sebastian’s participation at the Dubai ISP in 2012, the company has created a scalable sale advisory operation, raised US$2.5 million from Kaszek Ventures – a firm run by the founder of Mercado Libre, an Endeavor Company – and launched offices in Brazil and Colombia.

Sebastian is a bold young entrepreneur who studied civil engineering at the Universidad de los Andes in Chile. As he researched business opportunities, his brother asked him to help find car insurance. Sebastian realized that gathering pricing information and comparing auto insurance policies in Chile was a nightmare. Sensing demand for an online aggregator, Sebastian launched CO in 2009 with funding from his father, friends, and Enrique Marmentini, a prominent Chilean entrepreneur.

ComparaOnline offers pricing and product comparison services in three verticals: insurance, credit and telecom. By aggregating information from major vendors in these verticals, CO enables consumers to efficiently make informed decisions while helping traditional vendors establish a new, web-based sales channel. By adding sales advisors that help customers reach a decision based on the comparison data presented on the website, CO raised its conversion rate of visitors significantly.

ComparaOnline has already made an impact by creating high-quality jobs, and helping service providers reach customers. Simply put, Sebastian is an up-and-coming role model who is changing the way Latin Americans do business.

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