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Uruguay has its first unicorn after US$200M investment in fintech dLocal
Contxto – A couple of months ago we published the 11 startups in Uruguay to keep an eye on in 2020. Well, did you? Because, now, the often overlooked but always overachieving Uruguayan ecosystem has done it. Fintech dLocal is now a unicorn. After a US$200 million investment led by General Atlantic and Addition, dLocal […]
PedidosYa is scaling its delivery-only grocery stores
Contxto – Uruguayan-founded, German-owned PedidosYa is upping its ante in the Dominican Republic. The startup recently announced the launch of its dark grocery store in the Caribbean country. The startup had enabled this service in Montevideo in May of this year and it aims to open seven more locations before year’s end. Well, well, somebody’s […]
Dark groceries see the future as Zipp raises US$636,000 to sustain growing operations
Contxto – Dark store grocery startup Zipp wrapped up an investment for R$3.5 million (~US$636,000). It doesn’t come as a shocker considering users’ adoption of e-commerce as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. The round’s leader was Anjos Alumni CSB who was joined by other angel investors like Rafael Duton (Movile). Thanks to their pretty […]
How has a law in Argentina shaken up last-mile delivery in Latam?
Contxto – Last Thursday the local parliament of Buenos Aires passed a law regulating certain aspects of last-mile delivery services. In a nutshell, the delivery companies—like Rappi, UberEats, Glovo, and PedidosYa—broadly liked it and the delivery workers broadly hated it. How they both deal with the fallout will have implications for last-mile delivery in the […]
Delivery Hero doesn’t discard acquiring Rappi
Contxto – Uber has been looking to acquire startups lately. It’s still awaiting regulatory approval in Mexico to buy Chilean-Mexican grocery delivery startup, Cornershop. More recently it announced it’s buying San Francisco’s Postmates. But it’s not alone in this shopping spree. Sources at Bloomberg reported on Tuesday (14) that German Delivery Hero may still have […]
Hugo pilots drone deliveries and launches delivery-only grocery store
Contxto – Salvadoran Hugo has been very busy throughout 2020. Last we wrote about the delivery startup, it closed its Series A and launched Hugo Ventures to invest in tech startups—particularly for those from the Central American region. More recently, it’s been pilot testing drones to complement its logistics operations and it launched hugoMarket, an […]
11 startups in Uruguay to keep an eye on in 2020
Contxto – We know d-Local and PedidosYa are some of the most funded startups in Uruguay, but they’re not the only companies with real value in the country. I feel like Uruguayan startups are like hidden creatures, but once you spot them, you start discovering more and more. Therefore, I searched far and wide, meditated […]
Argentina fines Rappi, Glovo, and PedidosYa for cheating users in the small print
Contxto – If you’re one of those (weird) people that do not read terms and conditions for fun turn away now! There’s something you might want to know about your last-mile delivery choices. According to recent reports, Argentina’s Undersecretariat of Actions for Customer Defense called out Rappi, Glovo and PedidosYa for supposedly abusive and unconstitutional […]
Ordering food on an app will be tough today: Delivery workers in Latin America striking
Contxto – It is often said that crises bring out the best and the worst in people. I prefer to think that they bring out the strengths and weaknesses within our societies. So, to solve collective problems, people tend to react in unison, as delivery workers across Latin America are doing today by striking. This […]
PedidosYa launches dark grocery store in Uruguay
Contxto – Many grocery delivery platforms boast getting goods delivered to your doorstep in one to two hours. But Uruguayan PedidosYa wants to do so in 20 minutes. With its service, “Market,” it recently set up a dark grocery store in the Tres Cruces neighborhood in Montevideo. No cashiers, just PedidosYa’s shoppers shifting through the […]