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Pear is an early-stage venture fund founded by Pejman Nozad and Mar Hershenson. Their co-founding managers have historically seeded very early stage tech start-ups such as Dropbox, Lending Club, Zoosk, Addepar, Path and many others.
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Four startups founded by Mexican women will be accelerated by Google
Women entrepreneurs will receive help and growth to overcome the main challenges of their companies and continue to scale
Bitso adds a million users in 5 months
The crypto exchange shared that it has reached 3 million users in Latam. It took 6 years for Bitso to reach its first million customers, 10 months for the 2-million milestone, and just 5 months to get to 3 million. The increased popularity of the platform in the last few months comes after Bitcoin was […]
Angel Ventures seeks to strengthen corporate venturing in the region
Angel Ventures, the VC firm that specializes in early-stage investments, announced the acquisition of Coonector. This Mexican company links corporations with startups in LatAm to “accelerate innovation and establish relationships of collaboration and investment,” according to the press release. The amount of the transaction was not revealed. By adding Coonector’s expertise, Angel Ventures seeks to […]
MAT: The newest competitor in the Colombian ride-hailing app saga
Contxto – Amidst a troubling year for ride-hailing apps in Colombia, MAT makes its appearance with an innovative, employee-owned business model. Back in January, Uber was banned in Colombia after being accused of unfair competition practices by the Colombian Superintendency for Industry and Commerce. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the ride-hailing app returned […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bossa Nova tags US$885,000 for new sports tech fund
Contxto – “I truly believe in the molding, values, and lessons you learn through sports regardless of whether you’re a high performance athlete or not.” This is the vision former Olympic swimmer Thiago Pereira is bringing as a team member for Bossa Nova’s newest investment project. This past Thursday (1), the Brazilian venture capital fund […]
Mobility startups in Colombia are pushing for more electric vehicles
Contxto – Mobility is one of the biggest challenges within the Latin American region. Before the Covid-19 outbreak, in Bogotá alone, Colombians completed a total of 13.36 million trips per day. The majority moving about via public transport (36 percent) and then by car (16 percent) or motorcycle (5 percent). But with the coronavirus pandemic, […]
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 […]
EmCasa closes US$3.5 million to consolidate real estate platform in São Paulo and Rio
Contxto – Real estate startup EmCasa closed R$20 million (~US$3.5 million) with Monashees, Caravela Capital, Pear Ventures, NBV, and the Mercado Livre (MELI) fund. The investment will serve two objectives. The first is to scale within São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Secondly, it will improve its algorithm for recommending real estate properties. When it […]