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Zee.Dog raises US$18.8 million through TreeCorp Investimentos
Contxto – Brazilian Zee.Dog announced it raised R$100 million (US$18.8 million) through TreeCorp Investimentos. Thanks to the funding, Zee.Dog can put many of its plans into motion, including an international leap, that’s sure to set many tails a wagging. Why it’s a big deal: Investors have lately shown great interest in pet e-commerce and Zee.Dog’s […]
Rappi Founder and Softbank Partner join with entrepreneurs for Latam Covid-19 fund, IMPACTO
Contxto – Latin America is currently the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mexico and Brazil are now reporting more daily deaths than any other country in the world except the United States. Understanding the gravity of the situation, startups have already stepped into the breach to make up for lacking services—and lost time—in order to […]
Google for Startups Accelerator Latam announces summer 2020 batch
Contxto – Google for Startups has reviewed the candidates and Google for Startups has spoken! Last Tuesday (23), it announced the startups from Latam that will participate in its three-month accelerator. A total of 12 enterprises from Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina will begin the program next Monday (29). What’s new: It’s the first time the […]
Is micromobility dead? Latin America and the future of scooters
Contxto – It doesn’t take more than a day in Mexico City, Bogota or Lima to realize that Latin America has a serious chronic traffic illness. It is for that reason that micro-mobility offered the region a new opportunity; a new way for Latin Americans to move around. Most cities in the region aren’t well […]
Segundamano Review: As easy to use as they say?
Contxto – Segundamano is a Mexican online platform for selling and buying new or second-hand products through classified ads. It is also available as an app for both Android and iOS users. It aims to make it easier for both buyer and seller to communicate and do a successful exchange of goods. Segundamano even offers […]
This is the next IT trend in Latin America for a post-Covid era
Contxto – Coronavirus is changing the way businesses operate. Not just by fostering for more remote work (though we’re all grateful for that). Covid-19 is also pushing the boundaries towards greater cloud-computing adoption in Latin America. Why it’s a big deal: Using this type of service will lead to more scalable projects which bodes for […]
11 startups in Uruguay to keep an eye on in 2020
Contxto – We know d-Local and PedidosYa are some of the most funded startups in Uruguay, but they’re not the only companies with real value in the country. I feel like Uruguayan startups are like hidden creatures, but once you spot them, you start discovering more and more. Therefore, I searched far and wide, meditated […]
Redpoint eventures leads US$2.3 million investment in marketing startup Arena
Contxto – Shove off Facebook, Brazilian startup Arena wants to give e-commerce and media businesses back control of their customers’ data to build meaningful experiences. In order to reach more global markets, Arena recently raised US$2.3 million in seed 2 funding. Redpoint eventures led the round and was joined by the Incubate Fund, Plug and […]
The 5 mistakes driving users to ditch your app
Contxto – So you’ve got a startup, you may even have a nifty app and a good amount of downloads, but the users aren’t, well, using your product. What gives? Well, by reviewing the research in Adjust’s Mobile App Trends Report 2020, we were shocked to find evidence that you may be really screwing up, […]
AWS has taken Brazil, so Google Cloud has expanded into a new Latin American country
Contxto – The race among tech corporations to dominate cloud-based services in Latin America continues. Earlier this year, Amazon Web Services announced it would use US$235 million to expand its data center in São Paulo, Brazil. Now Google Cloud is making its move but in Chile. Last Wednesday (10) it announced that it would open […]