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Some big names are partnering with lending fintechs in Latin America

21 hours ago

Contxto – Latin America is filled with fintechs who have eyes on the ground and tech to identify users and businesses that are eligible for a loan. That helps explain why some of the world’s biggest companies have been forging partnerships with these startups recently. Last Monday (21), Uber Eats announced that it will be […]

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The Complete List of Latin American Unicorns [Updated 2020]

1 day ago

Contxto – With Latin America growing as an important axis for the entrepreneurship ecosystem, hardly a day goes by without a breaking news story about a regional startup funding round. And even more frequently, new unicorns in Latam. At Contxto, we’re always trying to showcase what’s going well in Latin America. With the same purpose, […]

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LinkedIn’s 2020 top 10 startups to work for in Brazil

1 day ago

Contxto – We already talked about the hottest startups among LinkedIn users in Mexico this week. Now, it’s Brazil’s turn. Remember that, when it comes to its top startup rankings, the social network for professionals factors in variables like employee growth, jobseeker interest rates, as well as engagement levels between startups and their employees. And […]

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Rappi raises over US$300 million

1 day ago

Contxto – It’s official: Rappi is raising big funds. We’d previously reported that the Colombian unicorn had rallied US$155.8 million as per a recent SEC filing. But the startup, via press release confirmed today (24) that it raised more than US$300 million. It’s worth pointing out that within the aforementioned SEC document, the startup is […]

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Colombia uncovers black market of Rappi couriers

1 day ago

Contxto – The bigger the company, the bigger the risks to which it can be exposed. This is something one of Latam’s largest food delivery startups recently learned. Yesterday (22), an investigation by Reuters surfaced showing that some Rappi couriers or rappitenderos, in Colombia, acquired their spot on the platform through illicit means. That’s right, […]

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SoftBank, General Atlantic bet US$107M on facial biometrics startup, Acesso Digital

3 days ago

Contxto – Humanity’s biggest nemesis in 2020, Covid-19, has highlighted the importance of facial recognition technology. As a result, startups working with these types of solutions have been drawing funding as of late. Though none more so than Brazilian Acesso Digital. Yesterday (21), news broke that SoftBank and General Atlantic co-led an investment in Acesso […]

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What a pet startup bonanza says about the state of Latin America

5 days ago

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 – You may think a deep-dive into pet startups—pettech—in Latin America might be a bit on the niche side. But, consider this: What […]

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SoftBank to invest US$2 billion in Latin America in 2020

2 weeks ago

Contxto – Luis Moreno, the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently sat down with Marcelo Claure, CEO at SoftBank Group International, to talk about the future of innovation in Latin America in a post-pandemic world. And during their conversation broadcasted as part of the Council of the Americas event, Claure offered a status […]

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Petlove acquires Vetus to launch pet product marketplace

2 weeks ago

Contxto – The cat’s out of the bag, people. Today (4) news broke that Petlove bought fellow Brazilian startup Vetus for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is part of Petlove’s plan to remain competitive with the likes of other Brazilian e-commerce platforms specializing in pet products like Petz and Cobasi. This acquisition is quite strategic […]

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SoftBank and Oyo launch joint venture in Latin America

2 weeks ago

Contxto – SoftBank is raising its stake in the tourism and hospitality industry of Latin America.  Last Friday (4), news broke that the Japanese investor and Oyo Rooms launched a joint company: Oyo Latam. This new venture will oversee Oyo’s ops in over 1,000 hotels, mainly from Brazil and Mexico. Moreover, both partners shall be […]

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