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Platzi is an effective online education platform that offers classes on marketing, learn coding, business, and design. It teaches courses on design, marketing and programming with a 70% completion rate, to over 80,000 students worldwide. All of their classes are live-streamed and recorded, with real-time collaboration among students and industry leaders as teachers. It aims to be the professional home for lifelong learning of advanced skills.
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Want a career in tech? Let chatbot Nipu be your guide
Contxto – The Master Chief has Cortana. Tony Stark had Jarvis/Edith. Pop culture is filled with examples of AI guides that help the protagonist along their journey. But this isn’t just fiction. It’s an ever-growing fact. Case and point is Colombian startup Nipu. It’s developed a chatbot that helps users navigate their way into a […]
Google for Startups Accelerator Latam announces summer 2020 batch
Contxto – Google for Startups has reviewed the candidates and Google for Startups has spoken! Last Tuesday (23), it announced the startups from Latam that will participate in its three-month accelerator. A total of 12 enterprises from Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina will begin the program next Monday (29). What’s new: It’s the first time the […]
Facebook launches Startup Circles program in Colombia. Are you in?
Contxto – Often a startup’s success depends on the circles its leaders run in. For which there are initiatives that can help them network. Facebook “Startup Circles” is one such example. The program was launched in Mexico earlier this year and now it’s open in Colombia. Considering quarantines, this may not be the best time […]
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 […]
Ubits, a B2B platform looking to help employees learn the skills that may save their jobs
Contxto – Edtechs are all the rage right now, including those that tender to businesses’ employees as is the case with Colombian Ubits. This startup’s number of active users has tripled during quarantine and the amount of companies requesting a demo has increased tenfold. The edtech also expects the momentum to continue and its growth […]
Edtechs Platzi and Crehana experience a user bonanza in Mexico with 40 percent growth
Contxto – Edtechs Colombian Platzi and Peruvian Crehana report a surge in users due to coronavirus (Covid-19) in Mexico. Platzi states to have grown 40 percent in its user base. Similarly, Crehana also saw a 40 percent increase during February and March. It may have maintained this level or even increased during April. Great news […]
Platzi Demo Day 2020 to take budding founders to the Disneyland of entrepreneurs
Contxto – Great news for the students of Platzi’s Demo Day. The Colombian edtech will reward the winning startup with a trip to “Entrepreneur Disneyland”, Silicon Valley. It doesn’t matter if you want to apply in Spanish, English or Portuguese. As long as you have a minimum viable product (MVP) and, of course, are a […]
Mountain Nazca has left the building, sells stake in Kavak to SoftBank
Contxto – Mexico-based venture capital (VC) firm, Mountain Nazca, announced its exit from used car marketplace, Kavak. Yesterday (28), the VC stated in a press release that its stake in the startup was bought by SoftBank. Moreover, sources report that General Atlantic also bought some of the Mexican VC’s shares. Back in 2016, Mountain Nazca […]
Vocational skills platform raises funding to teach you what other edtechs don’t
Contxto – Edtechs are quite in vogue lately. And literally investing in education looks like a promising enterprise as Mexican edtech Aprende Institute recently showed. This startup announced its seed round for US$1.6 million today. Angel Ventures through its AV Alliance Fund II LP, 500 Startups, Artisan Venture Capital, Claure Group, and angel investors from […]
Latin American startups versus Covid-19
Contxto – It’s official: as of last week we implemented home office at Contxto. Fortunately, we’ve worked from home every Thursday since we launched last year, so we already know how to operate seamlessly without having to be physically near each other. Not everyone will have the same luck though. For this reason, many Latin […]