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Q&A “Our main competition is the world of the past”: Germán Peralta, JOKR

1 month ago

In the increasingly crowded world of deliveries, JOKR is leading the pack when it comes to hyper-fast delivery. Based in New York but mostly operating in Latin America and Europe, its strategy depends on well-located dark stores and delivery workers on electric motorbikes, two factors that allow deliveries in under 15 minutes. With this combination, […]

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Mozper brings home digital banking for parents & kids in Latin America, Raises $3.55M in Seed Round

11 months ago

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 […]

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Strap Technologies wants to replace cane with handsfree device for blind people

1 year ago

Contxto – Strap Technologies wants to change the way its users explore the world. Through a wearable device, the Mexican startup wants to help blind people gain more independence. Its product isn’t available for shipping yet—users will have to wait until the summer of next year. Strap Technologies’s device Unlike the thin cane commonly used […]

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Fazenda Futuro secures US$21 million to launch into US

1 year ago

Contxto – The world is hungry for more foodtechs and their animal-free edibles. Today (1), Brazilian startup Fazenda Futuro announced it raised R$115 million (~US$21 million). The round’s ringleaders were BTG Pactual and ENFINI Investments. They were joined by returning investors Monashees and Go4it Capital. Money in hand, the startup plans to make a splash […]

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Rever shows how a startup optimizing startup should pivot after Covid

1 year ago

Contxto – How do the pivoters pivot? That’s what we asked Errette Dunn, co-Founder and CEO of Rever, after he revealed to us that this Mexican startup had raised US$3 million this past June. New times call for new terminology, so the folks at Rever are calling this their “Seed II” round. That is the […]

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E-commerce empowering community: Indigenous artisans hit the global digital market

1 year ago

Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Nadine Heir is a writer, creator, and marketer. Contxto – While indigenous traditions are centuries old, there’s nothing outdated about how they reach audiences today. Tourists are primary consumers of indigenous communities’ artwork in Latin America, but to date, the distribution of their products has been largely informal. Mass-produced, […]

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ComunidadFeliz raises US$2 million investment to keep people from killing their condo admins

1 year ago

Contxto – ComunidadFeliz, a Chilean startup, just raised US$2 million in order to help condominium administrators keep their tenants’ and landlords’ financial peace of mind. As the old Mexican adage says “Cuentas claras, amistades largas”. Not to say that those loud neighbors of yours are your friends, but perhaps not your enemies, I guess? The […]

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Karün raises US$4M for its sustainable eyewear

1 year ago

Contxto – Sustainability doesn’t have to be left to NGOs and governments to sort out. There are plenty of Latam startups that through entrepreneurship, are creating a better future and providing jobs along the way. And it’s not a matter of charity either, it’s a legitimate and potentially profitable business. Proof of that is the […]

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Blue Horizon leads US$2 million investment in foodtech Heartbest

1 year ago

Contxto – Blue Horizon Ventures is all about investing in startups that are disrupting the food market for a more sustainable future. And it has found such a contender in Latin America.  Through the Zurich-based venture capital (VC) firm, Mexican Heartbest Foods recently raised its Series A for US$2 million. The foodtech has been working […]

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Soapbox: Contxto’s opening a Latam ecosystem guest column with your name on it

1 year ago

Contxto – In London’s Hyde Park there’s a place called the Speakers’ Corner. There’s nothing physically too distinctive about it, but it has become hallowed ground, a place where people from all walks of life can express their opinions freely. The world has grown and the internet has become a sort of Speakers’ Corner for […]

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