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Education group Afya purchases iClinic for US$32.9 million
Contxto – Afya, a group that focuses on health education, announced on October 13 the purchase of iClinic, a healthtech company, for R$182.7 million (US$32.9 million), which was bought with 61.5 percent cash and 38.5 percent in Afya shares. Helping the medical community With this new acquisition, the group will offer different services to doctors, […]
Fintech Quanto scores US$15M with Brazil’s largest banks
Contxto – The Brazilian Fintech Quanto just raised US $15 million with Itaú Unibanco and Bradesco: The two largest banks in Brazil. Not satisfied with bagging these major financial institutions when it comes to banking, Kaszek Ventures and Coatue—both VCs—also pitched some funds for this investment round. While Itaú Unibanco’s contribution happened as a direct […]
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 […]
Here’s the strategy founders are using to boost customer trust (and sales)
Contxto – As the founder of a startup in practically any sector, you may never have heard of licensed content. Yet, licensed content for startups could well be your secret weapon to closing sales, optimizing ROI (return on investment), and building your brand’s credibility. Although the concept of licensing written, audio, video, and photographic material […]
Chile recognized as solar energy powerhouse as Sunai wins Platzi Demo Day
Contxto – A new solar energy startup has joined the major leagues in Chile’s increasingly influential renewable energy sector. In the ranks of great companies like Inti Tech and Belinus, Sunai—a new solar power generating company—has just won big in Demo Day Platzi. Sunai is a platform that manages solar energy by collecting real time […]
Zaaz Bicimensajería is Cuba’s solution for a greener way to deliver
Contxto – We all heard how important it is to limit our carbon footprint and for us to care about climate change. That and how doing more exercise and being healthier is a must in life. Luckily, all of these are some of the perks provided by the new Cuban startup Zaaz Bicimensajería, an eco-friendly […]
Brex adapts to tough times, but is it only skin deep?
Contxto – It has been an interesting year for Brex. The fintech who had such a troubled year that they have decided to change things but only superficially. Back in May, the company had received a US$150 million investment, and planned on hiring 400 employees—but this year has turned differently—by June it had laid off […]
Emptor, leading Latin American identity verifier, expands to Costa Rica
Contxto– Emptor, an automated identity verification and background check provider, has announced its expansion into Costa Rica. The future is here! Well, actually, it may have been here for quite some years now. Though now based in New York, Emptor was founded in 2016 and has Peruvian roots. It offers its services to several countries across […]
Reversso to get over US$160,000 after successful Demo Day
Contxto – Chilean startup Reversso had a good Demo Day, has so far raised US$160,000 in a round led by Platanus Ventures. After being founded in 2019, the solution created by brothers Benjamin and Clemente Santa Maria, alongside Benjamin Regonesi, has become a new way to optimize the e-commerce process by being simpler, cheaper, and […]
eHealth Care: Chilean AI might dramatically improve Covid contact tracing tech
Contxto– Sabrina Sepúlveda, a Chilean scientist, has created a mobile kit for detecting Covid-19 by means of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The kit uses an algorithm that, in combination with the patient’s symptoms, helps identify if there is a risk of infection prior to a PCR testing, the standard procedure. As of October 2020, two […]