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Fintech was about going digital, why are challenger banks addicted to plastic cards?
Contxto – Some might think that the story of fintech in Latin America is that of an underdog: A rebellious bunch of disruptors playing by their own rules and trying to conquer a game as old as time. However, the most recent strategy adopted by challenger banks doesn’t portray them as dissidents – in fact, […]
“Yes, you do have the time.” 10 tips on how to manage time like the best startup CEOs
Contxto – If you’re on your way to becoming a CEO or even if you’re already one, you probably already think you know how to manage time, but just wish for days with more than 24 hours. But I’ll tell you a hard truth: You do have enough time in your day for all your […]
Rappi to give restaurants a break (Terms and Conditions may apply)
Contxto – You know your week would be missing something if there wasn’t any Rappi-related news in it. And as usual, the Colombian startup is cooking up another project. This time around, it’s looking to get in good with restaurants in Mexico. Rappi reputation with restaurants It’s no secret that many food joints are at […]
Instacart in lawsuit against delivery startup Cornershop
Contxto – Grocery delivery drama coming your way. News recently broke that San Fran’s Instacart filed a lawsuit against Chilean-Mexican, Cornershop. The former argues that the latter stole and misused intellectual property from its e-grocery platform. Specifically, Instacart states that Cornershop allegedly ripped off its product catalog to use it as its own. “Cornershop is […]
Big data startup Zoox raises US$5 million through HDI Seguros
Contxto – What’s the one hot commodity airports, hotels, restaurants, and retailers all have in common? WiFi. Users are addicted to it and companies know it’s become a basic requirement. But one enterprise wants to make the benefits of offering WiFi a two-way street. To that end, Brazilian Big Data Zoox recently raised R$27 million […]
Data breach scam shows cryptoexchanges have a big hackable vulnerability
Contxto – It’s always an underlying question for crypto-currency watchers: Is user data safe in the hands of the decentralized web of cryptoexchanges? Well, this weekend we found that the fear of data leaks can be worse than the actual threat. Last Sunday (24) cybersecurity outlets began reporting that a hacker was advertising customer databases […]
Edtech Crehana boosted by #StayAtHome and ALCP led investment
Contxto – It’s been a good pandemic for some. Edtech Crehana was propelled to further prominence by worldwide #StayAtHome measures due to coronavirus (Covid-19) and now it has received an investment led by Acumen Latam Capital Partners (ALCP). International venture capitalists (VCs) Dila Capital, Mountain Nazca Mexico, and Edventures chipped in on the follow-on investment. […]
Business owners inherit disaster, Kichink owes them over US$16,000, they claim
Contxto – Small business owners are migrating to e-commerce platforms to continue operating despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. But what happens when the middleman in the marketplace doesn’t pay you what a customer bought? According to hundreds of small business owners that use Mexican e-commerce Kichink’s platform, this is the reality they’re facing. For months […]
Might your favorite restaurants not survive quarantine? Brazilian fintech, Cora, may help you save them
Contxto – Fintechs that offer credit-related products for individual consumers as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are all speaking up about how they’ll help their customers survive nowadays. And usually, the relief they bring takes the shape of changes to their credit terms. Helpful? Yes. A refreshing take on the problem? Nope. That […]
In-depth with Pierpaolo Barbieri, the CEO and Founder of Ualá
Contxto– If you haven’t heard about our podcast En Contxto, I have to be honest with you, I’m very disappointed. However, this is not about me, but about you and how you can’t miss the enlightening interview we had about a month ago with Pierpaolo Barbieri, the Founder of Argentine fintech, Ualá. With an empathetic […]