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Can spacetech truly take off in Latin America?
Contxto – On October 9, 2020, the Mexican government took a break from its regularly scheduled Earth-bound matters to make an announcement that took many by surprise. Latin America was launching a unified regional Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE, as it is known in Spanish). The landmark agreement was signed alongside Argentina, making […]
SoftBank’s Latin America fund will decide the future of fintech
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. Contxto—Politics, football, and Tesla’s current stock price all have one thing in common with SoftBank—Latin America’s largest foreign investor—; you should never mention them in conversation unless […]
Fintech was about going digital, why are challenger banks addicted to plastic cards?
Contxto – Some might think that the story of fintech in Latin America is that of an underdog: A rebellious bunch of disruptors playing by their own rules and trying to conquer a game as old as time. However, the most recent strategy adopted by challenger banks doesn’t portray them as dissidents – in fact, […]
Yummy closes seed round to go beyond food delivery in Venezuela
Contxto – Food delivery startups are always up to something in Latin America. Yet, Venezuela is the one country that’s often sidelined from these developments. Mainly due to its internal instability. But for former Postmates director, Vicente Zavarce, there is major potential in his home country. And so, with the goal of bringing a tried-and-tested […]
Venezuela and its network of value-creating entrepreneur-migrants
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Eduardo Morrison, a corporate lawyer with banking experience, specialized in crypto and blockchain. Contxto – Due to its profound political and social crisis, Venezuela has seen an unprecedented migratory phenomenon in recent years. This massive outflow of people has resulted in the birth of a wave of entrepreneurs filled […]
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 […]
Mercado Libre to launch platform for all-things agriculture
Contxto – E-commerce giant Mercado Libre is returning to its roots, literally. This week it stated it would launch a specialized platform for users in Argentina to buy or sell supplies, tools, and even machinery for agriculture. For Mercado Libre, this maneuver means connecting small and medium-sized vendors with growers, while also riding that Covid-induced […]
Covid endangers our ecosystem’s lifeblood: Latam’s middle class
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. Contxto – Here at Contxto we often focus on the supply side: What are startups, investors, and Founders doing to keep operations afloat? It is time now, […]
Proptech Habi snags US$10M to bring more iBuying and data to Colombia
Contxto – Buying or selling a home loses its dazzle when considering how time-consuming it can be. But Colombian proptech Habi is set on adding a fresh coat of paint to Latam’s lackluster real estate market. Last Wednesday (26), the startup announced its Series A for US$10 million. Inspired Capital led the round and was […]
Fondeadora closes US$14 million Series A to keep at the top of user ratings
Contxto – As someone who recently dealt with a traditional bank’s BS, it’s way too easy to understand why startups are proving to be an interesting alternative for handling financial or banking affairs. And investors know it as well. Today (27), news broke that Gradient Ventures led a Series A for US$14 million in Mexican […]