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The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Brazil [Updated 2020]

3 months ago

Contxto — The private equity sector has been progressing rapidly in Brazil. With economic stability firmly established, dropping interest rates, and low country risk, the local market is already an attractive option for venture capital in Brazil. However, storm clouds gather ahead. Brazil was going through rough economic waters even before the Covid-crisis. We shan’t […]

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Mexico’s challenger and neo-banks. Do you know the difference?

7 months ago

Contxto – I’ll confess I didn’t until quite recently. And I don’t blame you if you’re not exactly clear as to the difference between a neo- and a challenger bank is. Often the terms are used interchangeably.  We thought we’d help to clarify a bit by rounding up these cream of Mexico fintech in a […]

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Top 5 Venture Capital funds in Argentina

8 months ago

Contxto – If Chile’s venture capital (VC) scene is crowded for such a small country, all while keeping swift and nimble—as we saw in last week’s VC ranking—, then this week’s featured country packs a punch with a just handful of players.  Related articles: Top 7 Venture Capital funds in Chile The financial and economic […]

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Top 7 Venture Capital funds in Chile

8 months ago

Contxto – You loved our Mexico venture capital (VC) ranking so now we’re back with more. Behold! Our list of top funds of Venture Capital in Chile, the perennial startup overachiever! Related article: Top 10 Venture Capital funds in Mexico You got my whole schpeel on what makes a VC tick in that past article […]

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10 startups giving Brazilians peace of mind

8 months ago

Contxto – Not to go all Dr. Phil on you, but mental health is a big deal and shouldn’t be viewed as taboo. More so in our fast-paced, stress-filled world where more is demanded of us but, in the process, we overlook our mental wellbeing. And don’t let appearances fool you.  While Brazil is known […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Mexico [Updated 2020]

8 months ago

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 […]

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Beek.io Review—Victor’s solution of the week

2 months ago

Contxto – I’ve tried Blinkist, iVoox, and even Audible, mostly unsatisfactorily, and yet I couldn’t help but feel compelled to try out Beek.io. I’ve downloaded it to try their two-week free trial. My experience so far Their retention strategy, which includes asking users for their credit card to be able to enjoy a 14-day trial […]

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Agibank considers IPO in NYC, once again

1 year ago

Contxto – Brazilian tech companies continue to push the envelope as Agibank probes an initial public offering (IPO) in New York City. The corporation’s CEO Marciano Testa announced the possibility on January 29 without an official launch date. What does Agibank do? The online lending platform is the latest Brazilian enterprise contemplating major international ventures […]

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Latam Startup Ecosystem 2018: The good, the bad and the ugly!

1 year ago

Contxto – So, 2018 was quite interesting. This year we saw Dr. Dre lose a lawsuit against an actual doctor named Drai. We also saw a Robot run for mayor in a Japanese city. But above all, a lot of great things happened in the Latin American startup ecosystem. It was a year of big […]

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) startups from Mexico (beta)

3 weeks ago

Our ecosystem is on the move and so are our Market Maps. Don’t get caught off guard and sign up for this, and even more, content moving to our upcoming premium platform, New Money: powered by Typeform Contxto – The concept behind what logistics startups in Mexico do may seem easy to glean at first. […]

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Colombian ride-hailing Digi+ leapfrogs regulation by working with cab drivers

10 months ago

Contxto – Colombian ride-hailing startup Digi+ is expanding its merry way through Bogotá and has ambitions for 2020 and beyond.  Digi+ isn’t quite Uber though. Rather, through its app, it connects users with taxi companies to carry out transportation services. It was founded in 2014 and has been growing with a quiet ruthlessness. At the […]

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Ayenda Rooms arrives in Lima, Peru to increase occupancy rates for independent hotels

11 months ago

Contxto – While Airbnb has certainly revolutionized the travel industry, there’s a Colombian hospitality startup offering alternatives, particularly for business travelers. Known as Ayenda Rooms, the company partnering with independent hotels to increase occupancy rates recently premiered in Peru. According to Ayenda Room’s co-founder and CEO Andrés Sarrazola, Peruvian hotels will need to adapt to […]

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Fitness and wellness startups from Brazil (beta)

1 month ago

Contxto – Are you part of an HR team and want to make your employees feel more comfortable—and if anything more productive? Has quarantine made you feel unproductive? Have you gained weight? Do you want to change your eating habits and your routine? If you said yes to any of the above, this Market Map […]

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MOL acquires Robobiz to improve consumer complaint processing—with Artificial Intelligence

1 month ago

Contxto – Lawsuits are expensive, long, and tedious processes within the legal system. To make matters worse, Covid-19 has further complicated things in court. The need for social-distancing coupled with the increase of complaints from online shoppers has led to a surge of potential cases. Correspondingly, mediation can be a more accessible alternative. And legaltech, […]

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10 Latin American startups serving people with disabilities

1 year ago

Contxto – If innovation is about solving problems or inefficiencies, then developers ought to always keep people with disabilities in mind. Fortunately, a handful of Latin American startups are launching products and services to benefit this often marginalized community. Whether helping those with physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual or mental impairments or chronic disease to travel, […]

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RobinFood all-in with data-driven food services after US$18M investment

1 week ago

Contxto – RobinFood, parent company of Colombian foodtech brand MUY, has landed US$18 million of debt financing from Miami-based MGM Innova Group. This brings RobinFood’s total funding up to US$36 million thus far. The name of the game for RobinFood is to disrupt how food is delivered across Latin America. The company’s model is centered […]

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LinkedIn’s 2020 top 10 startups to work for in Brazil

4 weeks ago

Contxto – We already talked about the hottest startups among LinkedIn users in Mexico this week. Now, it’s Brazil’s turn. Remember that, when it comes to its top startup rankings, the social network for professionals factors in variables like employee growth, jobseeker interest rates, as well as engagement levels between startups and their employees. And […]

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She Loves Tech wraps up its first edition in Chile

1 month ago

Contxto – She Loves Tech—a global competition to encourage female entrepreneurship—wrapped up its first-ever edition in Chile. 10 startups were called on to pitch their tech projects on August 19, among which Santiago-based Rentivo emerged victorious. Consequently, it will move onto the international competition for a chance to win equity-free funding. While we still don’t […]

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How to create your MVP: A 5-step quick and easy guide

2 months ago

Contxto – “Most Valuable Player” is not far off. For your startup to have a chance at success you will have to create a Minimum Viable Product that will act as the star player in your market’s playing field. We’ve partnered with the professional MVP consultants and developers at Rionic to create this quick and […]

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0% human interaction; MUY opens its first contactless restaurant in Colombia

2 months ago

Contxto – Colombian MUY is taking the next step in bringing technology to the food and beverage industry. Last Wednesday, the startup announced the launch of its first contactless restaurant in Bogotá.  This store is under pilot-testing in Colombia, however, MUY reports that thus far, users’ response has exceeded expectations. And if results prove favorable […]

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Open a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic? Why Not, says NotCo

3 months ago

Contxto – “Why not?” is Chilean foodtech, NotCo’s motto. So it’s not really surprising that the startup plans to open a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic. As of today (15), NotCo’s restaurant appropriately named “Why Not” will prepare meals for delivery through iFood in the São Paulo neighborhood of Perdizes.  Lucky consumers in […]

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Entu, the digital waiter serving restaurants in Colombia

4 months ago

Contxto – Governments in Latin America are easing lockdowns as slowly and carefully as possible. Within that setting, there too are opportunities for startups. Colombian foodtech Entu is one such example. Its platform works as a digital waiter that lets restaurant goers place their orders and pay their meals via WhatsApp. Because it can help […]

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Foody to launch healthy meal deliveries in Mexico

4 months ago

Contxto – Healthy food has a bad rep. Often perceived as “expensive” or “boring,” it’s hard to compare a salad with a hot slice of pizza. Moreover, unhealthy options tend to be in abundance. To tackle this problem, Colombian startup Foody lets users choose from a menu of healthy meals then request them through its […]

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What makes a delivery app like Rappi successful in Latin America?

4 months ago

Contxto – The Colombian delivery app, Rappi, is making headlines for many reasons. Whether because it raised US$1 billion in funding from SoftBank or because of their booming footprint, this on-demand delivery platform is setting an example for a new generation of entrepreneurs. Undoubtedly, Rappi has taken Latin America by storm. It is a very common sight […]

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Let’s team up! Contxto needs you on its side

6 months ago

Contxto – It is official, you can now be part of Contxto. And yes, by that I mean you can own a slice of the company. Because we know how important it is for you to stay updated on what matters to you, we launched this opportunity hand in hand with ArkAngeles. Our 2020 Game […]

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