Awake

img Bogotá, Colombia
11 - 50 employees

We connect travelers with local hosts in nature destinations through a technological tool that seeks to make that connection more efficient.

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Tourism is dead, long live travel! How wanderlust just got a whole lot better

1 month ago

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 – Covid-19 crippled an entire industry in a way no Trump tweet or Kylie Jenner Insta-story could’ve ever done. There are now two […]

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To reduce plastic consumption, Solubag reels in Shark Tank investor

2 months ago

Contxto – Garbage litters the streets, oceans, and landfills. As a result, governments are steadily banning the consumption of single-use plastic. Though sometimes it cannot be avoided: Would you tell a doctor treating Covid patients not to wear an N95 mask because it’s bad for the environment? In light of this conundrum, Chilean Solubag and […]

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SoftBank and Oyo launch joint venture in Latin America

2 months ago

Contxto – SoftBank is raising its stake in the tourism and hospitality industry of Latin America.  Last Friday (4), news broke that the Japanese investor and Oyo Rooms launched a joint company: Oyo Latam. This new venture will oversee Oyo’s ops in over 1,000 hotels, mainly from Brazil and Mexico. Moreover, both partners shall be […]

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Y Combinator startup ChatPay breaks even with tool to monetize via WhatsApp & Telegram

3 months ago

Contxto – In Brazil, the ChatPay team is likely on cloud nine right now. Entrepreneurs Arthur Alvarenga, Breno Oliveira, Bernardo Reis, and Raphael Capelão officially founded their startup just this year. Nonetheless, Y Combinator accepted ChatPay into its Summer 2020 batch and the startup broke even last month. ChatPay and monetizing exclusivity The future of […]

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Awake raises US$500K, travel industry isn’t dead for investors

3 months ago

Contxto – Who says travel startups are taboo for venture capitalists (VC) right now? Not Colombian Awake Travel, who recently raised a seed investment for US$500,000. The Bancolombia Foundation and Fondo Acción led the round. Consequently, the startup will develop its platform for booking eco-friendly trips and experiences in Colombia. Awake Travel shall also use […]

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Yaigo plans to launch in 5 countries before 2020 is over

4 months ago

Contxto – Bolivian Yaigo is doing some serious expansion. Earlier this year, the logistics startup launched into Guatemala. But its upcoming plans envelope many markets within very little time. In correspondence with Contxto, Yaigo stated it will launch operations in El Salvador, Paraguay, Spain, Costa Rica, and Panama during what’s left of 2020. If you […]

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11 startups from Peru you can’t miss in what’s left of 2020

5 months ago

Contxto – Yes, we all love Crehana, and we are proud to know it’s the startup of the hour and see it on the rise. Crehana has been a very successful and helpful tool during the pandemic, with a huge rise of users all over Latin America, along with some bigger investments. However, the same […]

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Rappi wants to be the super app of Latin America

9 months ago

Contxto – It was a long time coming, but Rappi admitted it at last. The Colombian startup acknowledged it wants to become a super app. In an interview with BAE Negocios, Rappi’s General Manager for Argentina and Uruguay, Matías Casoy made the unicorn’s intentions clear. “We want to cease being a delivery app and become […]

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Loggi, a SoftBank portfolio startup, lays off 120 employees

9 months ago

Contxto – Unicorn Loggi just isn’t catching a break these days. The last-mile delivery startup lost a lawsuit last December for which it’s facing US$7.2 million in fines. Now, more recently, it’s had to fire around 120 employees due to company restructuring, half of which are in São Paulo primarily in its marketing and sales […]

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Last-mile delivery, Zubut, closes Redwood-led investment for growth and AI

9 months ago

Contxto – You’d never think that the last-mile delivery company of the continent, Rappi, is in jeopardy when you listen to the venture capitalists (VCs) at Redwood Ventures speak. They’re just led an investment round in a shiny new last-mile delivery startup from their native Mexican city of Guadalajara, Zubut. You’ll remember that Rappi had […]

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