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IGNIA is a leading Mexico-based venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs who are reinventing the way to do business with the emerging middle class. IGNIA invests in businesses in all stages, led by experienced entrepreneurs who are building capital-efficient B2C companies focused on serving the Mexican market. Founded in 2007, IGNIA has two funds with US$200 million assets under management. IGNIA invests in sectors such as healthcare, fintech, financial services, education and basic services.
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Fondeadora closes US$14 million Series A to keep at the top of user ratings
Contxto – As someone who recently dealt with a traditional bank’s BS, it’s way too easy to understand why startups are proving to be an interesting alternative for handling financial or banking affairs. And investors know it as well. Today (27), news broke that Gradient Ventures led a Series A for US$14 million in Mexican […]
“Don’t go to university,” Collective Academy wants Mexico’s brightest young leaders
Contxto – Universities and schools have been some of the most contentious issues of the pandemic. Beyond the desperation of many parents to get their kids out of the house, the institutions themselves have had to revolutionize the way they operate. Not so with Collective Academy. In fact, they want to convince pre-university students to […]
Ecosystem Pledge: What crisis VC done right looks like
Contxto – Yes, venture capital can be a profitable endeavor. But, let me tell you something, if you’re in it solely for the money you might as well become a hedge fund trader or late-stage private equity partner. VC is for the daring, for the crazy, those that want to help fund game-changers and world-builders […]
Mexico’s challenger and neo-banks. Do you know the difference?
[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – I’ll confess I didn’t until quite recently. And I don’t blame you if you’re not exactly clear as to the difference between a neo- and a challenger bank is. Often the terms are used interchangeably. We thought we’d help to clarify a bit by rounding up these cream of Mexico […]
Top 11 Mexican startups to watch in 2020
[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Okay yes, there are some big startups in Mexico such as Clip, Konfío, and Grow, but honestly those are way too obvious. Everybody already knows them, so if you’re here to read more about the big guys, I’m afraid you won’t find what you’re looking for. Instead, we plan to […]
The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Mexico [Updated 2020]
Contxto – There is another, less explored, facet of the startup equation. Indeed, no idea gets far without the money to do the walking. This is where venture capitalists (VCs) come in. And as one would expect, Venture Capital in Mexico and the rest of Latin America is no exception. Oft the mighty presences behind […]
Mexican challenger bank Fondeadora wraps up US$2.5 million investment
Contxto – IGNIA Partners, LW Investment Management, and angel investors are placing their bets on Mexican challenger bank, Fondeadora, through a recent investment of US$2.5 million. This is the challenger bank’s second investment this year; having already received US$1.5 million for a neat total of around US$4 million in 2019. Fueled with these funds, Fondeadora […]
Finnovista announces new Startupbootcamp Fintech cohort
Contxto – Our friend Finnovista is at it again! This past week, the fintech mastermind announced its newest cohort for the upcoming Startupbootcamp Fintech event. Yet another batch of 10 promising Latin American fintechs will meander their way to Mexico City to participate in this world-class acceleration program. “We have opened a great path for […]
Mototaxi startup Picap launches pilot in Mexico and Brazil
Contxto – I’m fascinated by controversial apps. It’s such an intellectual challenge to write about them. Having to think from all perspectives and potential outcomes is quite mentally stimulating. In this episode, Picap, the Colombian mototaxi app. A source told me Picap started a pilot program in both Mexico and Brazil, and is also testing […]
Picap raises US$2.5 million despite legal uncertainty
Contxto – Despite recent legal troubles, it appears as though Latin America’s largest mototaxi mobility app, Picap, will finally expand its fleet throughout the region. In Summary Picap is a Colombian mobility platform that just raised US$2.5 million worth of seed capital from Signia Venture Partners. Fellow contributors included Peter Livington from Unpopular Ventures, Another […]