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FreshBooks acquires invoicing platform Facturama to grow in Mexico

7 months ago

Contxto – Toronto-based FreshBooks wants to consolidate its presence in one of Latin America’s biggest markets. Through its acquisition of Facturama, the accounting software company hopes to connect with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Mexico. The deal was announced on Tuesday (23) and the Facturama team—including its co-founders—will now work under the FreshBooks name. […]

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Uruguay has its first unicorn after US$200M investment in fintech dLocal

7 months ago

Contxto – A couple of months ago we published the 11 startups in Uruguay to keep an eye on in 2020. Well, did you? Because, now, the often overlooked but always overachieving Uruguayan ecosystem has done it. Fintech dLocal is now a unicorn. After a US$200 million investment led by General Atlantic and Addition, dLocal […]

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Uruguay’s Kona expands to Toronto after closing major banking client

8 months ago

Contxto – While Uruguay and Canada aren’t necessarily two countries you’d usually relate to one another, Kona, an Uruguayan startup is finding in Canada its newest home.  Born in Montevideo, and now based in Toronto, Kona is a customer experience company that offers machine learning-powered solutions for companies such as chatbots, cognitive solutions for call […]

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Peiky US$1.3M round to prove Latam is where to launch global tech solutions

9 months ago

Contxto – Peiky, a startup with its heart in Colombia (more on this later) has raised US$1.3 million in pre-series A bridge round financing. It proved to be a tricky feat to pull thanks to our old nemesis, Covid-19. The capital was raised in its entirety by angel investors. It will be used to advance […]

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How Latin American’s digital transformation can be a global model

10 months ago

Today’s Soapbox opinion comes from Andre Oentoro is the Founder of Breadnbeyond Contxto – Latin America’s digital landscape has been growing exponentially over the past few years. In the region, digital transformation is the crucial ingredient for poverty reduction and welfare systems—as well as other social indicators.  When global pandemic strikes, countries across the region […]

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Top 11 Mexican startups to watch in 2020

1 year ago

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Okay yes, there are some big startups in Mexico such as Clip, Konfío, and Grow, but honestly those are way too obvious. Everybody already knows them, so if you’re here to read more about the big guys, I’m afraid you won’t find what you’re looking for. Instead, we plan to […]

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Two Mexican Oscar-winning filmmakers’ approaches to technology

1 year ago

Contxto – The 92nd Academy Awards are over. And while no doubt the actors and actresses are the stars of the ceremony, technology also has a role to play in the creation of these films that make us laugh, cry, or yell senselessly at a movie screen. So today, I’d like to address two approaches […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Mexico [Updated 2020]

1 year ago

Contxto – There is another, less explored, facet of the startup equation. Indeed, no idea gets far without the money to do the walking. This is where venture capitalists (VCs) come in. And as one would expect, Venture Capital in Mexico and the rest of Latin America is no exception. Oft the mighty presences behind […]

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SoftBank leads US$140 million round in VTEX to fulfill global expansion goal

1 year ago

Contxto – “All your customer experiences. A unified commerce platform”. This is the claim headlining VTEX’s product description page. The bravado recently got some pretty solid backing, since the carioca company recently received a US$140 million investment. The round was led that Japanese conglomerate so beloved by us—SoftBank. Not shabby for a company that has […]

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Review: Cornershop, the delivery app simplifying grocery shopping

1 year ago

Contxto – Delivery Service apps are a booming business nowadays, and when it comes to grocery shopping, Cornershop is leading the revolution. With this app, you can order everything you need for your pantry. This incredibly successful startup currently operates in Mexico, Chile, Peru and Canada. From what I can tell, it’s definitely the go-to […]

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