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Startups from Paraguay (beta)
Contxto – Startups in Paraguay are as interesting as this often ignored corner of the Latin American ecosystem is. Yet, there is a common trend to be seen as in the rest of the region. It was one we detected almost exactly a year ago when we wrote a market map of fintech startups in […]
Amazon is scaling operations and services across Latin America
Contxto – E-commerce giant Amazon has been very busy in Latin America as of late. Earlier this month, it announced plans to open its biggest distribution center yet in Brazil. And this week it stated it would open 2,000 jobs in Colombia, mainly in customer service. Meanwhile in Mexico, it’s kicked off another payment option […]
Fintech from Central America (beta)
Contxto – At almost a dozen startups, Central America is an overlooked fintech powerhouse. The reason is probably because people often think of this Latin American region in terms of its smaller constituent countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Yet, with a market of over 44 million people (greater than Argentina’s population), […]
Startup inspiration: Lessons from the struggles of 3 Brazilian Founders
Contxto – When we see in other people our same passion to thrive, we watch them grow and it gives us that feeling of pride. They inspire us and they move us towards innovation. You can learn something from every story. They are the shortcuts to success. Some stories we read leave us feeling insignificant. […]
500 Startups LatAm announces Batch 12 for accelerator program
Contxto – 2020 will be a year to remember for many. It’ll be recalled as a time where a full-blown pandemic struck. But for a select number of startups from Spanish-speaking Latin America, it shall also be known as the year they were admitted into one of the biggest accelerator programs. Yesterday (23), 500 Startups […]
Fintech in Uruguay 2020 (beta)
Contxto – Talk about overachievers. Uruguay has often been proven that big things can come in small packages. But, could it be that country’s fintech industry is the exception that proves the rule? Perhaps unsurprisingly for a country with a market size just shy of 3.5 million people, Uruguay has a small selection of fintechs. […]
Pandemic has made a winner out of edtech Políglota
Contxto – Sometimes you can plan something out to the tiniest of details. But life and Covid-19 have a way of changing things for the worse—or better in edtech Políglota’s case. The startup has been experiencing growth in recent weeks as users across Latin America jump onto its app to learn a new language. Prior […]
Duolingo Review. First-time user, it’s free but is it good?
Contxto – I’ve got to be honest with you. I’m pretty sure most of you know Duolingo. I understand how it works, the memes are great and make me chuckle, I’ve seen funny stories, even my dad uses it. But, I’ve never used it myself. Until now. Duolingo is a world famous app that saves […]
7 ways remote work will rock everyone’s future
Today’s Soapbox opinion comes from Paulo Bichucher, co-Founder at Yuca. Contxto – Covid-19 provided what some are considering to be the final blow to retail landlords, accelerating the switch to online commerce. Now, offices are in the spotlight. Will this pandemic accelerate the rate at which people move from the office to remote work, ultimately […]
Fintech in Ecuador (beta)
Contxto – Money goes the world go round, but often inefficient and expensive financial services trip up that movement. This is why Latin America has become a hub for fintech startups with massive agglomerations in Mexico City and São Paulo. But, smaller markets have much to offer. Just look at fintechs from Ecuador. Startup missing? […]