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FreshBooks acquires invoicing platform Facturama to grow in Mexico
Contxto – Toronto-based FreshBooks wants to consolidate its presence in one of Latin America’s biggest markets. Through its acquisition of Facturama, the accounting software company hopes to connect with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Mexico. The deal was announced on Tuesday (23) and the Facturama team—including its co-founders—will now work under the FreshBooks name. […]
LinkedIn’s 2020 top 10 startups to work for in Mexico
Contxto – Tech companies in Latin America compete not only to obtain a larger market share and investments. Attracting and retaining the best talent is also a key ingredient to success. And this week, LinkedIn published its ranking of top startups that people want to work at in Mexico. LinkedIn crunches through a lot of […]
Coronavirus: Tinder for startup power couples. But will they last?
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows William Shakespeare Contxto – There’s no denying that coronavirus (Covid-19) is making for unusual partnerships among startups in Latin America. Many of which under “normal circumstances” may not have taken place at all. The question is, will these matchups live on beyond the pandemic? Or are they just […]
U.S. payment scale-up Stripe establishes new Mexico City headquarters
Contxto – As if competition within the Latin American fintech industries wasn’t thick enough already, now the U.S.-based payment giant, Stripe, has landed on Mexican shores. While we previously covered this development in early August following its blog announcement, the San Francisco-based company’s new Mexico City headquarters is now officially up and running. With Uber […]
Kaszek Ventures raises US$600 million for two new funds
Contxto – The legendary Argentine fund Kaszek Ventures has some exciting news to share with the regional startup ecosystem. We might be a little late to the party, but hey, news like these are still worth covering. Earlier this week, news broke that Kaszek has raised over US$600 million across two new funds. With this […]
Mexican mobility startup Urbvan raises US$9 million round led by Kaszek Ventures
Contxto – Urbvan recently released a beacon of hope for many Mexicans based on its ability to reduce time wasted in traffic. Earlier this summer, the app announced that it has decreased this frustrating reality for users by 25 percent. Now, the urban mobility startup just announced that it has raised US$9 million, according to […]
6 amazing startups in Mexico challenging mobility
Contxto – With the huge population index that Latin America handles, mobility options must evolve alongside their respective markets. Instead of driving or taking potentially unsafe buses full of passengers, these startups in Mexico prove alternatives ranging from car-hailing, bicycles, all the way up to electric scooters. According to this scorecard by INRIX, Bogota, Colombia […]
Applications for fourth annual MassChallenge Mexico now open
Contxto – Calling all high-impact Mexican startups – MassChallenge Mexico is calling your name. Don’t miss your opportunity to compete this year in Mexico City. Applications close on April 2 and invitees should be notified by June 6. The accelerator program itself will run from June to October with final honors scheduled for November 6. […]