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Can spacetech truly take off in Latin America?

4 days ago

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 […]

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Here’s the strategy founders are using to boost customer trust (and sales)

4 days ago

Contxto – As the founder of a startup in practically any sector, you may never have heard of licensed content. Yet, licensed content for startups could well be your secret weapon to closing sales, optimizing ROI (return on investment), and building your brand’s credibility. Although the concept of licensing written, audio, video, and photographic material […]

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Startups from Paraguay (beta)

1 week ago

Contxto – Startups in Paraguay are as interesting as this often ignored corner of the Latin American ecosystem is. Yet, there is a common trend to be seen as in the rest of the region. It was one we detected almost exactly a year ago when we wrote a market map of fintech startups in […]

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SoftBank’s Latin America fund will decide the future of fintech

1 week ago

Welcome to our new The Exclusive deep dive content about our Latin American ecosystem. We’re giving our registered newsletter users a sneak-peek of these soon-to-be paid for articles. Contxto—Politics, football, and Tesla’s current stock price all have one thing in common with SoftBank—Latin America’s largest foreign investor—; you should never mention them in conversation unless […]

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Koibanx raises seed round with an eye set on Mexico

2 weeks ago

Contxto – Last Thursday (1), Koibanx announced it had closed a seed round for an undisclosed amount. For those of you who haven’t heard about Koibanx, they are a fintech offering back-end platform for banks or other financial institutions to connect APIs.  The only investor revealed to have participated in this round has been Innogen […]

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Jüsto snags extra US$5M to scale grocery deliveries in Latin America

3 weeks ago

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 […]

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Three factors to understand the success (and failure) of a startup

3 weeks ago

Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Daniela Arias, co-Founder of Naranja Media Podcast and Empréndete Contxto – While many of us would like to be the next Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg, the behind the scenes story of how a startup became a great company cannot be further from those first impressions of […]

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Alude offers a free real estate platform and it just raised US$3.3M with big-name VCs

3 weeks ago

Contxto – Get this: proptech Alude was launched in Brazil in 2019 and its team currently consists of nine people (three of which are the co-Founders). Nonetheless, it’s attracted big names in venture capital for its seed round. Today (30) the real estate startup announced it closed US$3.3 million. And interestingly, Allude had multiple round […]

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Cerby closes US$3.5 million to get cybersecurity onto shady Shadow IT

3 weeks ago

Contxto – As amazing as working from home and digital accounts are, together, they represent a major risk for businesses. To help companies cope Cerby, a cybersecurity startup, recently raised US$3.5 million for its seed round. Bowery Capital led the investment and was joined by AV8 Ventures, Global Founders Capital, and the Incubate Fund US. […]

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Brazilian startups in Silicon Valley close US$2 million plus in funding over 2 years

3 weeks ago

Contxto – Brazil’s ecosystem is growing—and that’s not necessarily within its borders. Brazilian entrepreneurs and venture capital (VC) firms in Silicon Valley are looking to play an important role in strengthening the startup scene. Non-profit BayBrazil has been tracking this quite carefully. This organization recently arranged a survey that found that 11 startups with Brazilian […]

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