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At Grupo Bimbo, we are constantly looking for projects that support continuous improvement, through innovation, managing to be increasingly productive and always under an ethical approach.
Bimbo Ventures was born in April 2017 as a new area of Grupo Bimbo that aims to:
1. STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP WITH JOINT VENTURES. (associated companies that Grupo Bimbo currently has)
2. IDENTIFY AND PROMOTE STARTUPS WITH DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY OR IDEAS. These companies are focused on areas such as: ingredients, manufacturing, commercial, distribution and new products.
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Jüsto snags extra US$5M to scale grocery deliveries in Latin America
Contxto – Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, many households in Mexico bought their groceries online for the first time. An odd experience for some, a neat one for others, and if you’re Mexican Justo, it’s primetime for raising funds and scaling. Last Thursday (1) news broke that the online grocery delivery startup closed an additional […]
Mexican bakery—the world’s biggest—wanted more Chile in its Latam ops, so its accelerating Bork
Contxto – The Chilean data startup, Bork, has been accepted into the Bakelab acceleration program. Now, the startup will implement, and therefore expand, their data processing efficiency tools all the way to Paraguay and Colombia. It will do so hand in hand with the biggest bakery in the world, Mexico’s—unfortunately named—Bimbo. Bork is a startup […]
Corporate Venturing in Latam: more theater than actual stake
This week we had our Morning Coffee with Claudio Barahona, the Open Innovation Manager of Movistar Chile and leader in Wayra. Contxto – While practically everybody around the world is currently at home, working remotely as a precaution due to the coronavirus, we are amazed to realize how globalized everything actually is. A virus expands […]
SoftBank executive eyes out FMCG partners in Mexico
Contxto – The newest prospect coming from SoftBank and its US$5 billion Innovation Fund entails potential partnerships with FMCG (fast-moving consumer good) companies in Mexico. This means that the Japanese megafund may be collaborating with retailers like Femsa and Bimbo, as well as startups, in the near future. In Summary Companies like Femsa and Bimbo […]
Colombian logistics startup, Liftit, raises US$14.3 million from monashees and the IFC
We show results, not projections. Ángel Celis, Liftit Co-founder Contxto – The Colombian delivery platform, Liftit, raised a US$14.3 million Series A round led by monashees and the IFC. Jaguar Ventures, Mercado Libre fund, NXTP Labs and some other investors also joined the investment through the virtual venture fund, ArkAngeles. Liftit is a B2B last-mile […]