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Argentine Wimet rewrites office space rules post-Covid
Contxto – 2020 might very well be remembered as the year we swapped suits for sweatpants. The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally reshaped how and where we work. Argentine startup, Wimet, is positioned for massive growth in this environment, as it helps companies and individuals find places to work or host an event. Wimet’s competitive prices […]
Fondeadora, Swap, and Propeler on how Covid-19 is changing the fintech game
Contxto – Coronavirus and the subsequent economic slowdown are putting the Mexican economy in a bind. But it’s not all doom and gloom. For fintechs, there are initiatives to help others cope as well as hidden opportunities. And in a recent press release, executives from fintechs Fondeadora, Swap, and Propeler shared their thoughts. Mexico’s Fondeadora […]
Mexico’s challenger and neo-banks. Do you know the difference?
[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – I’ll confess I didn’t until quite recently. And I don’t blame you if you’re not exactly clear as to the difference between a neo- and a challenger bank is. Often the terms are used interchangeably. We thought we’d help to clarify a bit by rounding up these cream of Mexico […]
8 Chilean startups banking on disruptive Blockchain solutions
Contxto – It’s no secret that blockchain technology could have a lot of potential applications in Latin America. As a region particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks and data leaks, encryption could well fit in the process to increase data security. Ultimately, encrypted data provides security to the many concerned about being monitored by businesses, banks, governments […]
Reserve, a Coinbase-backed stablecoin startup, launches in Venezuela
Contxto – In the “upcoming weeks,” Android users in Venezuela will be able to download the latest crypto payment app, Reserve on Google Play, according to a project press release from March 12, shared with Cointelegraph. In Summary Coinbase-backed startup, Reserve, has some interesting plans for Venezuelans. From now on, individuals and companies can soon […]
16 must-have Latin American tech products
Contxto – Inspired by TechCrunch’s post series about Web 2.0 companies that Michael Arrington couldn’t live without, now I’m happy to share my own list of essential apps and sites. Since we’re a blog covering Latin American entrepreneurship and startups, though, I’ll focus exclusively on regional apps. Some of them are for business, some for […]
Santander Mexico and Whatsapp announce pilot for in-app wire transfers
Contxto – As traditional banks strategize at the onset of Nubank’s regional expansion, Santander Mexico has devised a plan to compete digitally. Alongside Whatsapp, the financial institute recently announced plans for the Santander TAP pilot program. This will allow Mexican clients to send up to MX$4,000 via the messaging platform daily. In summary Santander TAP […]