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Social media trends that businesses should look out for in 2022
Social networks have become more than just channels for communicating with friends or family. They now allow users to know what is happening on the other side of the world in a matter of seconds and to consume content tailored to their needs and tastes. The success of these platforms has been such that there […]
The most promising fintech opportunities in LatAm
While placing an order through Mercado Libre, I was thinking that it is already very easy to pay on any e-commerce platform, no matter how big or small it is. This is because there are more fintech companies offering multiple payment solutions. This sector has been buzzing for more than 10 years, Rubén Galindo, CEO […]
Colombian proptech LaHaus keeps growing in Mexico
Esta plataforma funciona con base a tecnología y permite a las personas encontrar y adquirir una casa. Ahora, planea su expansión en México.
PideDirecto raises $5.25M seed round to support hyper-local deliveries
PideDirecto es una forma para cualquier negocio a poder ofrecer servicio de domicilio sin terceros. Conoce sus características y beneficios
Aprende Institute raises $22 million for Spanish-speaking market expansion
EdTech Aprende Institute raises $22 million to expand its presence in Spanish-speaking markets. Valor Capital Group led the investment round and raised $27 million in financing. Aprende Institute, a platform specialized in providing professional education online, closed a series A-II investment round for $22 million, reaching $27 million dollars in total financing. Valor Capital Group […]
Colombian startup Ayenda raises $10M to boost small hotels
Ayenda, one of the largest hotel chains in Colombia, announced last week that it received $10 million in a Series B round. This brings its total investment to $20 million, according to Crunchbase. The round was led by 500 Global, Dalus Capital, and BID Lab. The amount invested will be used to continue expanding in […]
Insurtech startup Súper wants to offer insurance against hurricanes
The insurance startup Súper was founded 2019 with one mission: to ensure properties against damages caused by earthquakes. However, this year it has expanded its offering to life insurance and is seeking to provide insurance against hurricanes in 2022. Súper is a Mexican insurtech that seeks to make insurance payments simpler and faster, without intermediaries, […]
Mozper brings home digital banking for parents & kids in Latin America, Raises $3.55M in Seed Round
Contxto, With the idea of introducing youth to digital banking and offering exposure to managing finances at a young age, Mozper launched a debit card and app designed especially for kids and parents in Latin America. With a $3.55M closure in seed round, this fund raise was led by Hetz Ventures along with the other […]
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, […]
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 […]