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The Slack Fund is an investment fund started by Slack, in partnership with Accel, Index Ventures, KPCB, Social Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Spark Capital. We created the fund to support teams building products on top of Slack that enable simpler, more pleasant, and more productive workplaces.

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Neon raises US$300 million to hone in on micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil

7 months ago

Contxto – Big growth plans means big funds are needed and Neon recently banked just that. Today (2) the fintech announced it closed US$300 million for its Series C. General Atlantic returned as the round ringleader. Newcomers BlackRock, PayPal Ventures, Vulcan Capital, and Endeavor Catalyst joined the table. Meanwhile previous investors Monashees, Flourish Ventures, and […]

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MURAL closes massive US$118 million to perfect its product and CX

7 months ago

Contxto – Well, Zoom isn’t the only digital tool that’s prospered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Argentine startup MURAL met its yearly goals by June of 2020. But that’s not all. Today (25), the enterprise startup announced it closed a US$118 million investment for its Series B via Insight Venture Partners.  Other […]

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Marketing startup RankMyAPP ranks well with KPTL, raises investment

1 year ago

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Large businesses and emerging startups alike are eager to attract users to their apps. But as the market floods with options, competition inevitably gets tougher. In that sense, RankMyAPP is a Brazilian startup that offers insights and marketing strategies to help its customers stand out in the app-filled crowd. And […]

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The future of remote work in Latin America

1 year ago

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – You don’t need a magic crystal ball or a fortune cookie to know. Make no mistake, remote work is here to stay. Coronavirus (Covid-19) was just the trigger. And now, there’s no going back.  The question is, what’s the current state of affairs when it comes to remote work in […]

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What COVID-19 will do to our startup ecosystem in Latin America

1 year ago

Contxto – Yes, we’ve all heard it: 2008 seems like child’s play compared to what’s coming ahead. So, what does that mean for Latin America, and what does that mean for founders? I was recently contacted by a friend of mine asking for my opinion on what she ought to do with her business. She’s […]

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Silicon Valley’s Twilio buys Brazilian startup, Teravoz

1 year ago

Contxto – This week, Brazilian startup Teravoz announced it’s been acquired by Silicon Valley-based Twilio. While it’s unknown how much was paid to complete the acquisition. Regardless, according to the startup’s announcement, it was agreed that Teravoz would change its name to Twilio Brazil. With the sale, previous investors such as Canary and Wayra can […]

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Argentina’s Taringa! partners with MakerDAO and Airtm to launch a new crypto initiative

1 year ago

Contxto – An interesting trend is rising up quickly. More and more social media networks around the globe are starting to venture into a new space: crypto. This time, the Latin American counterpart to Facebook and Twitter, Taringa! from Argentina, is launching its own crypto-community. In summary With over 27 million platform users, Taringa! is […]

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16 must-have Latin American tech products

1 year ago

Contxto – Inspired by TechCrunch’s post series about Web 2.0 companies that Michael Arrington couldn’t live without, now I’m happy to share my own list of essential apps and sites. Since we’re a blog covering Latin American entrepreneurship and startups, though, I’ll focus exclusively on regional apps. Some of them are for business, some for […]

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Latin America’s top 10 tech hubs ranking in 2019

1 year ago

Contxto – Based on the rankings of tech hubs published by StartupBlink in 2019, it appears as though 16 Latin American countries have landed in the global ranking. Upon careful analysis, there were some interesting developments. For example, Chile replaced Mexico as the regional leader in the tech world. At the same time, countries saw […]

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Argentine startup, Mural, fosters collaborative design thinking

2 years ago

Contxto – We can’t discuss startups without mentioning whiteboards and colorful sticky notes, can we? As more companies start normalizing remote work and home offices as feasible working schemes, highly visual tasks like product design may sometimes fall by the wayside. Or at least, it used to. Mural spotted that pain point. Scroll down to […]

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