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Can spacetech truly take off in Latin America?
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 […]
What are the ground rules for competing after Covid?
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by María José Contreras de Velasco, who is charged with promoting a culture of competition from COFECE. Contxto – The health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced us to reinvent our habits. We now buy our groceries, exercise, take classes, and work, all without leaving home. As we adapt, companies […]
Tourism is dead, long live travel! How wanderlust just got a whole lot better
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. powered by Typeform Contxto – Covid-19 crippled an entire industry in a way no Trump tweet or Kylie Jenner Insta-story could’ve ever done. There are now two […]
Covid revealed Latin America’s structural weakness—Good news for blockchain
Welcome to our new The Exclusive deep dive content about our Latin American ecosystem. Registered newsletter users can get a sneak-peek of these soon-to-be paid for articles. powered by Typeform Contxto – “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” It’s a cliché as old as time, but it tends to be best used by […]
Latam 2050: The fastest growing global region in three decades?
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Gonzalo Simons, Chief Strategy Officer at uSound, Contxto – To reach this strategic target, it is essential to contextualize ourselves within the four industrial revolutions: 1st Industrial Revolution (1786-1850) Lever for growth: Steam Engine. Impacted industry: Transportation/manufacture Impact: It was possible to increase human productivity 8X 2nd Industrial Revolution (1850-1920) […]
Fintech from Central America (beta)
Contxto – At almost a dozen startups, Central America is an overlooked fintech powerhouse. The reason is probably because people often think of this Latin American region in terms of its smaller constituent countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Yet, with a market of over 44 million people (greater than Argentina’s population), […]
Conquering the US: Atexto’s plan to take over machine learning in the American market
Contxto – Atexto—an AI-powered voice-text analysis company—is mustering its army of bot trainers. Atexto is the machine learning data and training services platform that looks to improve the accuracy of automatic speech recognition systems. They make it possible for companies to automatically understand customers’ and users’ voices (no matter their accent) over the phone or […]
Startup inspiration: Lessons from the struggles of 3 Brazilian Founders
Contxto – When we see in other people our same passion to thrive, we watch them grow and it gives us that feeling of pride. They inspire us and they move us towards innovation. You can learn something from every story. They are the shortcuts to success. Some stories we read leave us feeling insignificant. […]
Rise of the challenger apps. OMNi to take on super-app Rappi
Contxto – OMNi is a Costa Rican startup that operates in Central America and the Caribbean. It claims to have developed the first super-app in the region, offering e-bike sharing services, a neobank, and soon ride-hailing and digital payment solutions. In correspondence with Contxto, David Luza Echeverría, Executive Assistant at OMNi, said he believes that […]
Insurtech ARCA closes US$1.2M seed round with Magma and LEAP
Contxto – In Mexico, insurance is viewed as costly and filled with confusing jargon. So the natural thing people do is not have insurance at all. Fortunately, there are startups who are working to disrupt this market and raising the funds for it. Mexico-based insurtech ARCA recently closed a seed round for US$1.2 million through […]