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Creze announces US$12 million investment to boost lending platform
Contxto – Fintech Creze announced it recently closed MXN$265 million (~US$12 million) with unnamed Mexican investors. The funds will serve to update its lending platform as well as “whatever comes next.” I’m somewhat paraphrasing but they did say that: “We’re proud to announce this investment which will allow us to better face any eventuality that’s […]
Lending fintechs see surge in loan requests, but will they answer the call?
Contxto – Lending fintechs in Latin America have been raising equity capital and financing rounds throughout 2020. Likewise they all take up the mantra of “democratizing access to financial services”. Yet there is one significant problem that hasn’t been sufficiently addressed: How will fintechs procure loans to individuals and businesses who can’t prove a source […]
The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Mexico [Updated 2020]
Contxto – There is another, less explored, facet of the startup equation. Indeed, no idea gets far without the money to do the walking. This is where venture capitalists (VCs) come in. And as one would expect, Venture Capital in Mexico and the rest of Latin America is no exception. Oft the mighty presences behind […]
Market analysis platform Atlantia Search raises undisclosed bridge round led by Redwood Ventures
Contxto – International market research wonk Atlantia Search from Mexico City recently wrapped up an undisclosed bridge round led by tapatío fund, Redwood Ventures. “Of course, the bet in Atlantia Search is an attractive business model and scalable,” said Ian Paul Otero, a managing partner at Redwood Ventures, in recent correspondence. “It’s a robust and […]
Payment startup Parco from Mexico wraps up undisclosed investment round led by Redwood Ventures
Contxto – Payment startup Parco just parked it. Where? Well, where else other than Redwood Ventures’ portfolio, of course. For how much? For an undisclosed amount, according to a recent press release. Others joining Redwood on this occasion were Polígono Capital and past angel investors. Moreover, this startup from Guadalajara now accompanies Gurú de Viaje, […]
16 must-have Latin American tech products
Contxto – Inspired by TechCrunch’s post series about Web 2.0 companies that Michael Arrington couldn’t live without, now I’m happy to share my own list of essential apps and sites. Since we’re a blog covering Latin American entrepreneurship and startups, though, I’ll focus exclusively on regional apps. Some of them are for business, some for […]
Fashion startup, Troquer, lands US $600 thousand round from Redwood Ventures
Contxto – Seems like it’s Fashion Week in the Latin American startup ecosystem. Well, not quite, but we have enjoyed covering Karün and GoTrendier’s merger with Chicfy over the past few days. Latin America’s entrepreneurial community has never looked so stylish! Now let’s talk about Troquer. The newest addition to Redwood Ventures’ portfolio is Troquer, […]
Meet Jalisco’s pioneer venture capitalist – Redwood Ventures’ Ian Paul Otero
Contxto – A few weeks ago, I spoke with my former colleague at Redwood Ventures, Ian Paul Otero. We spoke about Redwood’s history, best fundraising practices and what mistakes to avoid as an aspiring founder. Our conversation reinforced the potential of venture capital in Mexico. Continue reading to learn more! I: Let me begin by […]
Mexican online lending startup, Yotepresto.com, Raises US$1.8 million bridge round
Contxto – The fintech startup, Yotepresto.com, just landed a US$1.8 million Bridge round led by VARIV Capital, alongside Redwood Ventures, Tonk Capital and former angel investors. The company – previously backed by Angel Ventures – needed to raise a subsequent round in order to scale operations, deploy new products and venture into balance sheet lending […]
Angel Ventures Starts the Year with Guadalajara’s Startup Acceleration Program
Contxto – The Venture Capital firm, Angel Ventures, and the high impact incubator, Archetype, kick 2019 off with the right foot! After carefully analyzing dozens of applications and interviewing entrepreneurs from Mexico and some other Latin American countries, the announcement was made: 16 companies will be part of the 4th Generation of the Acceleration Program […]