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Brex adapts to tough times, but is it only skin deep?
Contxto – It has been an interesting year for Brex. The fintech who had such a troubled year that they have decided to change things but only superficially. Back in May, the company had received a US$150 million investment, and planned on hiring 400 employees—but this year has turned differently—by June it had laid off […]
Take Blip piggybacks on Whatsapp to US$100M investment
Contxto – Take Blip has taken the Latin American communications sector by storm. The startup just closed its Series A funding round with US$100 million, led by US private equity firm Warbug Pincus. The company connects corporate customer service tools like CRM (customer relationship management) software with communications platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. […]
Vozy closes US$800K to scale voice AI services into Mexico and Peru
Contxto – Automated (dull) voice responses are becoming a thing of the past in customer service. With voice AI technology, companies such as Google and Amazon are competing to make their AI bots sound as human-like as possible. But there’s no need to head to Silicon Valley nor Seattle to see this tech evolve. Instead, […]
Three factors to understand the success (and failure) of a startup
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Daniela Arias, co-Founder of Naranja Media Podcast and Empréndete Contxto – While many of us would like to be the next Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg, the behind the scenes story of how a startup became a great company cannot be further from those first impressions of […]
The Complete List of Latin American Unicorns [Updated 2020]
Contxto – With Latin America growing as an important axis for the entrepreneurship ecosystem, hardly a day goes by without a breaking news story about a regional startup funding round. And even more frequently, new unicorns in Latam. At Contxto, we’re always trying to showcase what’s going well in Latin America. With the same purpose, […]
Mexico is the go-to market for expanding Latin American startups
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Jia Li Tan, an Investment Professional at ALLVP. Contxto – On September 16, Mexicans around the world celebrate “Día de la Independencia”; the anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain. It is the day when the whole of Mexico celebrates and takes a day off work. It was on […]
What a pet startup bonanza says about the state of Latin America
Welcome to our new The Exclusive deep dive content about our Latin American ecosystem. We’re giving our registered newsletter users a sneak-peek of these soon-to-be paid for articles. powered by Typeform Contxto – You may think a deep-dive into pet startups—pettech—in Latin America might be a bit on the niche side. But, consider this: What […]
1,000 Chile SMEs get aid. What’s the best Latam country to be a Covid-era startup?
Contxto – In Chile, Corfo, ACHS, and the startup Burn to Give have partnered to provide a aid to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) struggling to help their own struggling workers during Covid-19. The pandemic recession is hitting countries hard, and the smallest and weakest the hardest. This is both in terms of working folks as […]
Covid revealed Latin America’s structural weakness—Good news for blockchain
Welcome to our new The Exclusive deep dive content about our Latin American ecosystem. Registered newsletter users can get a sneak-peek of these soon-to-be paid for articles. powered by Typeform Contxto – “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” It’s a cliché as old as time, but it tends to be best used by […]
Google to disperse US$945K for Black Founders Fund in Brazil
Contxto – The Black Lives Matter movement can be felt throughout Latin America but nowhere more so in Brazil. In a country where nearly 57 percent of the population (~119 million people) consider themselves “black” or “dark-skinned”, it’s easy to understand why. And even the entrepreneurial sphere isn’t exempt from discrimination. Correspondingly, it’s an issue […]