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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 […]
The Complete List of Latin American Unicorns [Updated 2020]
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, […]
Ualá experiences massive growth—but even that has its drawbacks
Contxto – Argentine fintech Ualá has had a lot on its plate as of late, courtesy of Covid-19. Ten months ago it hit a major milestone by dishing out one million of its pre-paid cards in Argentina. But this month, it announced it’s distributed over two million of these cards, mostly among users outside the […]
In-depth with Pierpaolo Barbieri, the CEO and Founder of Ualá
[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto– If you haven’t heard about our podcast En Contxto, I have to be honest with you, I’m very disappointed. However, this is not about me, but about you and how you can’t miss the enlightening interview we had about a month ago with Pierpaolo Barbieri, the Founder of Argentine fintech, Ualá. […]
Satellogic is finalist in global competition for its satellite technology
Contxto – From its offices in Buenos Aires, Satellogic continues to shoot for the moon. The Argentine startup has been nominated for Via Satellite’s 2019 Satellite Technology of the Year Award. It is the only Latin American startup in the competition. Specifically, the startup is being considered for its Dedicated Satellite Constellation (DSC). This long […]
Latam’s startup ecosystem. How we got here and what’s to come, according to Polymath Ventures
Contxto – Last year, 11 startups from Latin America hit the US$1 billion valuation mark. And steadily, international venture capital (VC) firms are turning to this region. Examples include Tencent, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, and of course, Softbank. Many Latam startups are scaling up at a local level and even at an international scale, reaching Silicon […]
Latam has two more satellites in space, courtesy of Argentina’s Satellogic
Contxto – Today two additional twinkles were added to the night sky thanks to Argentinian spacetech startup, Satellogic. Their names are Sophie (after mathematician and physicist, Sophie Germain) and Marie (Marie Curie, the only double Nobel prize winner so far). They took to the skies on January 15. The successful launch means that the Argentinian […]
Argentina’s Satellogic announces US$50 million in funding to shoot for the stars
Contxto – Ahoy! Good news has arrived from one of Argentina’s most sophisticated companies, Satellogic. According to recent correspondence with Contxto, the company nabbed a US$50 million round from new, as well as existing, investors. Not even Buzz Lightyear managed to reach these heights. Satellogic, let’s remember, is the first vertically integrated geospatial analytics company. […]
Argentine fintech Ualá raises US$150 million in Series C led by Tencent and SoftBank
Contxto – Proceeding its recent mobile app launch, earlier today the Argentine fintech Ualá announced that it has raised US$150 million in a press release. The Series C round was led by Asian financial powerhouses, Tencent and SoftBank. Executives from both companies will now join Ualá‘s board. Supplemental contributions also came from Endeavor Catalyst, Goldman […]
Argentine fintech Ualá allows users to make investments in mutual fund with new feature
Contxto – Troubling times and uncertainty in the Argentine economy continue to provide opportunities for startups to make a difference. With a reported 50 percent annual inflation rate, the people of this soccer-savvy country are in big need of keeping the value of their buck. What is Ualá’s fintech solution to this problem? Invest, people. […]