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“Don’t go to university,” Collective Academy wants Mexico’s brightest young leaders
Contxto – Universities and schools have been some of the most contentious issues of the pandemic. Beyond the desperation of many parents to get their kids out of the house, the institutions themselves have had to revolutionize the way they operate. Not so with Collective Academy. In fact, they want to convince pre-university students to […]
David and Goliath, how this YC startup is taking on Rappi
Contxto – “Don’t do it,” acquaintances told Justo founders, Rodrigo Segal and Nicolás López, when they said they wanted to launch a startup for food delivery in Chile. Some even laughed at the entrepreneurs’ idea. Little did these haters advisors imagine that Justo would go on to grow 500 percent within a single year, prepare […]
Edtech Classpert closes US$965,000 looking to boost content before Covid bonanza ends
Contxto – Even prior to the coronavirus outbreak, Iporanga Ventures had seen potential in edtech Classpert and its online content. “Our meeting with Classpert started just before the pandemic, when the scenario was still different. We already liked the company in a regular market context, and the pandemic accelerated sales even more,” says Leonardo Teixeira, […]
dataPlor closes US$4 million to index more small businesses in Latam
Contxto – Data is insightful. Data is necessary. But, not all data is accurate. So it’s best to have reliable sources. Big Data startup dataPlor is aware of this reality and wants to scale its database solutions to more parts of Latin America. To that end, it recently raised funds. Two days ago (28), dataPlor […]
Insurtech ARCA closes US$1.2M seed round with Magma, LEAP, and Peña Verde
Contxto – In Mexico, insurance is viewed as costly and filled with confusing jargon. So the natural thing people do is not have insurance at all. Fortunately, there are startups who are working to disrupt this market and raising the funds for it. Mexico-based insurtech ARCA recently closed a seed round for US$1.2 million through […]
Fintech Magnetis closes US$11 million with Redpoint and Vostock Emerging
Contxto – Brazilian’s interest in investing is growing, and venture capital (VC) funds have taken notice. Yesterday (29), investment fintech Magnetis announced it raised US$11 million for its Series B. Redpoint eventures and Vostok Emerging Finance were the round’s ringleaders. As a result, plenty of growth, tech development, and new projects—including a brokerage service—are coming […]
Could technology create a more sustainable and inclusive society?
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Bryan Bejarano, a consultant in communication, social impact, and creativity. Contxto – The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation and the adoption of new technologies by companies and individuals. The limits between the digital and the physical realm are increasingly blurred and, often, we are not aware of […]
Y Combinator startup ChatPay breaks even with tool to monetize via WhatsApp & Telegram
Contxto – In Brazil, the ChatPay team is likely on cloud nine right now. Entrepreneurs Arthur Alvarenga, Breno Oliveira, Bernardo Reis, and Raphael Capelão officially founded their startup just this year. Nonetheless, Y Combinator accepted ChatPay into its Summer 2020 batch and the startup broke even last month. ChatPay and monetizing exclusivity The future of […]
Proptech Flat.mx accepted into Y Combinator, raises US$25 million in financing
Contxto – Any startup that works with the real estate process of iBuying will burn through money quickly. As a result, they’re highly reliant on equity capital or financing to get their projects off the ground. To that end, proptech Flat.mx recently raised US$25 million in debt financing through Arc Labs. The money will serve […]
Awake raises US$500K, travel industry isn’t dead for investors
Contxto – Who says travel startups are taboo for venture capitalists (VC) right now? Not Colombian Awake Travel, who recently raised a seed investment for US$500,000. The Bancolombia Foundation and Fondo Acción led the round. Consequently, the startup will develop its platform for booking eco-friendly trips and experiences in Colombia. Awake Travel shall also use […]