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General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Established in 1980, General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to build exceptional businesses worldwide. General Atlantic has more than 150 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Greenwich, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore.

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Cornershop’s latest partnership just sweetened the deal for Uber

19 hours ago

Contxto – Retailers cannot deny that home deliveries are of the utmost need with self-isolation. And in Mexico, one major company is ever-jumping on this bandwagon, Cornershop. Soriana—a major supermarket chain—announced its products will be available for delivery via the Cornershop app today (2). This service will only apply for the Soriana stores found in […]

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Healthtech Alice offers something telemedicine platforms don’t

1 day ago

Contxto – Let’s face it: When it comes to healthcare, people tend to take a more reactive approach. We might not prioritize an annual checkup, embrace healthy eating habits or exercise… until we get sick. But there’s a startup that wants to change that and it’s taken the first big step. Last Tuesday (30), healthtech […]

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How to promote your startup: 8 marketing tips to get you on your way

1 day ago

Today’s Soapbox was written by Daleska Pedriquez, a Growth Marketer at Venngage. Contxto – Creating a company from scratch is a challenge, but promoting it doesn’t fall behind. In the beginning, it’s normal that you find yourself falling short, both in economic and human terms. You’ll find things that hinder your promotion or the launch of […]

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Government’s payment platform CoDi has yet to take off in Mexico

2 days ago

Contxto – Even the best-intentioned public policy can fall a little flat. Case and point is Mexico’s mobile payment platform, CoDi. The government launched this system in September of last year and an initial survey showed many users didn’t even know what CoDi was. I’m sure you know, but just in case: It is the […]

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Mango Life and Graviti each earn US$98,000 through the Catalyst Fund

4 days ago

Contxto – The Catalyst Fund has chosen two applicants from Mexico as part of its seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups.  As the chosen beneficiaries, insurtech Mango Life and fintech Graviti both received £80,000 (~US$98,000) in grant capital as well as access to experts and investors to scale their projects. These startups were chosen because […]

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MIT is crowdsourcing coughs to fight Covid-19 in Mexico

1 week ago

Contxto – What if I told you you could help stop Covid-19 by coughing… a lot? Bear with me here, there’s a tech-related explanation to this question, and not a sign of cabin fever (hopefully).  Researchers from MIT and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico are training an algorithm to “learn” to identify the sound […]

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Healthtech Conexa Saúde raises US$7.5 million with General Atlantic, eBricks and angels

1 week ago

Contxto – Telemedicine platforms aren’t just winning users. They’re also earning investments. Today (25), Brazilian healthtech Conexa Saúde announced its Series B for R$40 million (~US$7.5 million) through General Atlantic, e.Bricks Ventures, as well as angel investors Luiz Fraga and his son, Guilherme Fraga. On the startup’s social media, CEO Guilherme Weigert shared Conexa Saúde’s […]

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Is micromobility dead? Latin America and the future of scooters

1 week ago

Contxto – It doesn’t take more than a day in Mexico City, Bogota or Lima to realize that Latin America has a serious chronic traffic illness. It is for that reason that micro-mobility offered the region a new opportunity; a new way for Latin Americans to move around. Most cities in the region aren’t well […]

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Colombia experiments with blockchain to curtail corruption

1 week ago

Contxto – “Gimme your lunch money!” While that’s usually the type of phrase that comes from your playground bullies, it’s also used by other punks: government officials in Colombia who tamper with public funds tagged for school meals. So to cut back corruption, the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the […]

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WhatsApp payments in Brazil may not be as disruptive as you think

1 week ago

Contxto – Just over a week ago, news broke that users in Brazil would be able to complete payments via WhatsApp. Of course, the true mastermind behind this arrangement was Facebook, the owner of the messaging app. But now that the initial excitement has died down, it’s easier to see that not everything that glitters is […]

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