WIND Ventures

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The strategic venture capital arm for COPEC, a leading energy and retail corporation throughout Latin America (LatAm) and the US and one of the most valued brands in Chile. WIND Ventures leverages COPEC's significant resources to accelerate startups and scaleups in realizing new growth.

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Brokerage platform Ideal raises US$18.4 million with Kaszek Ventures

1 week ago

Contxto – Brazil continues to be a hotbed of investments in investment startups. Today (21), Ideal, a brokerage platform announced it closed R$100 million (~US$18.4 million) in a Series A led by Kaszek Ventures.  It will use the funds to scale and connect its products with retailers. Ideal tailwinds Ideal isn’t a platform for individuals […]

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PedidosYa is scaling its delivery-only grocery stores

3 weeks ago

Contxto – Uruguayan-founded, German-owned PedidosYa is upping its ante in the Dominican Republic. The startup recently announced the launch of its dark grocery store in the Caribbean country.  The startup had enabled this service in Montevideo in May of this year and it aims to open seven more locations before year’s end. Well, well, somebody’s […]

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Last-mile revolution: The restaurants taking on the delivery establishment

3 weeks 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 – Covid-19 made restaurants real sick—of established last-mile delivery options. Now, in a bid to cut out the middle-app, restaurants and tech are […]

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Covid endangers our ecosystem’s lifeblood: Latam’s middle class

1 month 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. Contxto – Here at Contxto we often focus on the supply side: What are startups, investors, and Founders doing to keep operations afloat? It is time now, […]

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Supervising body for fintechs in Mexico to undergo restructuring

1 month ago

Contxto – Not too long ago, I was complaining writing about how bureaucracy and Covid-19 slowed down the license-granting process for fintechs in Mexico. And there are new developments in that regard. Whether it’s good or bad news for fintechs is yet to be seen.  The National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) announced it’s doing […]

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Meet the disruptive Latin American startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2020 Batch

1 month ago

Contxto – Y Combinator’s 15-year anniversary has been unusual, if not a very memorable one. Amidst the biggest health crisis of the twenty-first century, this world-renowned accelerator is remotely preparing its latest batch, among which, are startups from Latin America. Were organizers worried about this shift to operate at a distance? Certainly not. An accelerator […]

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Edtech Netzun sees 750 percent surge in users, plans to scale in Latam

2 months ago

Contxto – Users’ attraction to online classes has been almost as contagious as Covid-19 in recent months. Correspondingly, edtechs that offer content to hone your hard and soft skills have experienced unprecedented growth. Peruvian startup Netzun is a prime example. It grew 750 percent during the first half of 2020, compared to this same period […]

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Nubank buys US-company, launches products, and… raises Series G?

2 months ago

Contxto – Nubank is the world’s biggest challenger bank in the world. So, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the company is doing big things all over the place. However, I don’t believe in coincidences, so let’s have a look at what Nu’s been doing over the past week. A first international M&A for Nubank […]

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Meet the 12 startups that will participate in Finance Forward Latin America 2020 Accelerator

2 months ago

Contxto – Today (23), Village Capital, alongside PayPal and the MetLife Foundation, announced the next group of fintech startups that will participate in the Finance Forward Latin America 2020 Accelerator. Consequently, these 12 companies will have a busy five weeks of work alongside mentors, potential customers, and partners, as they evaluate their solutions to scale.  […]

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How has a law in Argentina shaken up last-mile delivery in Latam?

2 months ago

Contxto – Last Thursday the local parliament of Buenos Aires passed a law regulating certain aspects of last-mile delivery services. In a nutshell, the delivery companies—like Rappi, UberEats, Glovo, and PedidosYa—broadly liked it and the delivery workers broadly hated it. How they both deal with the fallout will have implications for last-mile delivery in the […]

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