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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 […]
Latin America launches united regional space agency, ALCE
Contxto – Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s Secretary of External Relations, has just announced that his country signed a landmark agreement with Argentina to create the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE, the abbreviation of its name in Spanish). This is one large step for Latin America… and perhaps an even larger step for Latin American […]
Used car platform Kavak hits US$1.15B valuation. First-ever unicorn from Mexico
Contxto – Used car platform Kavak announced it reached unicorn status yesterday (30). In an interview, the startup said it reached a US$1.15 billion valuation following an investment round it closed in September. The startup didn’t share how much the invested totaled for, only that Greenoaks Capital led it. In terms of external funding the […]
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) startups from Mexico (beta)
Our ecosystem is on the move and so are our Market Maps. Don’t get caught off guard and sign up for this, and even more, content moving to our upcoming premium platform, New Money: powered by Typeform Contxto – The concept behind what logistics startups in Mexico do may seem easy to glean at first. […]
Brazilian startups in Silicon Valley close US$2 million plus in funding over 2 years
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 […]
“Yes, you do have the time.” 10 tips on how to manage time like the best startup CEOs
Contxto – If you’re on your way to becoming a CEO or even if you’re already one, you probably already think you know how to manage time, but just wish for days with more than 24 hours. But I’ll tell you a hard truth: You do have enough time in your day for all your […]
Kestraa wants to move import-export processes onto the cloud with US$2.7 million round
Contxto – Behind every imported product you own, multiple stakeholders were involved as were dozens of emails and at least one person pulling their hair out. To save everyone some stress, Brazilian Kestraa recently raised R$15 million (US$2.7 million). Round participants included Canary and angel investors. The logistics startup will use the funds to snag […]
11 startups from Argentina to watch in 2020
Contxto – “Hay que pasar el invierno”. Argentina’s politics and the economy are marked by past decisions that make its current situation even more challenging to overcome. This is also the case for startups in Argentina in an already rough 2020. One could trace the string of poor decisions to the “Standard Model —Modelo estandar […]
Cybersecurity startup Kryptus closes US$3.7M with Aerospace Investment Fund
Contxto – You can’t put a price on data security… but you can place an investment on it. Cybersecurity startup Kryptus recently closed R$20 million (~US$3.7 million) through the Aerospace Investment Fund (AIF). The funds will serve for the startup to scale outside of its native Brazil. Interestingly, Kryptus has a forte that is unusual […]
World Bank Group’s IFC invests US$10 million in Mountain Nazca II Fund
Contxto – Early-stage tech startups in Latin America have caught the eye of a member of the World Bank Group. Yesterday (9), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced it invested US$10 million in Mountain Nazca II. Venture capital (VC) firm, Mountain Nazca, will be in charge of this fund. Related article: Top 10 Venture Capital […]