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IFood is an online food delivery portal that develops an innovative system so users can order deliveries on the internet with no hassle.
It aims to revolutionize the world of food for a more practical and enjoyable life. In an innovative technology environment and the challenge of strong growth with the delivery partners, restaurants, and customers.
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Startup survival mode may last 15 to 18 months, says Runa’s CEO
Contxto – Human resources is facing multiple challenges courtesy of Covid-19. Massive layoffs means HR staff have to carefully calculate severance pays and discharge employees from their books and systems. Now add remote hiring into the mix. Simultaneously, HR staff must deal with payroll punctuality as their “To Do List” only grows longer. As a […]
Government of Colombia probes into delivery platforms for Mother’s Day delays
Contxto – The 2020 Mother’s Day ordeal continues for food delivery platforms in Colombia. On May 10th, their services were overloaded with work. That led to delays in orders, charges for services that weren’t carried out, delayed refunds, to name a few. Now to add to platforms’ woes, Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) […]
Food delivery platform couriers in Argentina aren’t happy, so they’re striking
Contxto – Couriers for Rappi, Uber Eats, and Glovo have a bone to pick with their respective food delivery platforms in Argentina. And they let them and the country’s Ministry of Labour Employment and Social Security know last Friday (8) when they hit the streets in an organized protest. These deliverers asked for better salaries […]
iFood adds nearly US$400,000 to deliverers’ tip jar, but something doesn’t add up
Contxto – User’s of the iFood app in Brazil contributed with a total of over R$2.2 million (US$400,000) in tips for deliverers during the month of April. iFood for its part contributed with twice the amount for their tip jar. So today (7), the Brazilian startup announced it chipped in to amass nearly US$800,000 in […]
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 […]
Didi Food is hungry for more of the Mexican market
Contxto – Last Wednesday (22), Didi Food announced that it’s further expanding its delivery service platform in Mexico. It will now be operating in Toluca, Aguascalientes, Saltillo, Torreón, and Chihuahua. Moreover, it shall not only bring grub to users’ doors, it shall also complete runs to pharmacies and convenience stores. Prior to this expansion, it […]
The way we’re measuring air pollution is imperfect, here’s why
Contxto – Did you know April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day? Prior to writing this article, I didn’t. And to commemorate the occasion, every year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) lauds registered patents under a certain topic. What’s important is that they be significant contributors to creativity and innovation in order to be […]
Nubank splurges US$3.8 million to help cash-short customers
Contxto – Nubank is following the admirable lead of other Latin American unicorns and taking big steps to safeguard their people during the pandemic. I say “their people”, because different companies have different spins on who they’re worried about. Brazil’s Loft is looking to help their workers—and eventually their customers—while business is languid. Related article: […]
Rappi launches delivery robots, is it outmaneuvering iFood?
Contxto – Logistics startup Rappi is adding new members to its delivery team. But these additions are different from your typical rappitendero. For one they travel on four wheels rather than two. And rather than carrying the startup’s bright orange backpack, these newbies have it built into their bods. Oh, and they’re not human. As […]
Rappi’s next step to become Latam’s super-app will depend on a smart launch with Arcus
Contxto – In its goal of becoming the Latin American super-app, Rappi has taken the next step. Of course, Covid-19 likely has fueled the development of its latest alliance. The SoftBank-backed, Colombian unicorn has allied with Arcus, the Fintech-as-a-Service created in the summer batch of Y Combinator from 2013. Powered by Arcus RappiPay is an […]