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Fintech in Ecuador (beta)

Contxto – Money goes the world go round, but often inefficient and expensive financial services trip up that movement. This is why Latin America has become a hub for fintech startups with massive agglomerations in Mexico City and São Paulo. But, smaller markets have much to offer. Just look at fintechs from Ecuador.  Startup missing? […]

Posted inArgentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru

Hoy será difícil pedir comida en una app: Huelga de repartidores de América Latina

Contxto – A menudo se dice que las crisis sacan lo mejor y lo peor de las personas. Yo prefiero pensar que más bien resaltan las fortalezas y debilidades de nuestras sociedades. Y para resolver problemas colectivos, la gente tiende a reaccionar al unísono, como lo están haciendo hoy durante una huelga los trabajadores en […]

Posted inEcuador

Opportunities await logistics startup Nuvocargo following its recent investment

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – One acquisition and one month later, and logistics startup Nuvocargo is on the move again. The Ecuadorian-founded business recently announced its closing of a US$5.3 million seed round in which NFX and ALLVP co-led. Other participating funds included MAYA Capital, Magma Partners, and One Way Ventures. Angel investors also contributed […]

Posted inEcuador

It’s time to hack domestic violence caused by Covid-19 confinement

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – The effects of coronavirus (Covid-19) go far beyond ventilator and face mask shortages. It’s also leading to a rise in domestic violence as families are forced to share a roof and coexist for an extended period of time. As a result, Ecuadorian social enterprise IMPAQTO launched its “Women 2020 Hack […]

Posted inEcuador

Kushki snags Series A investment to reach more SMEs in the region

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedd] Contxto – Ecuadorian/Colombian Kushki closed its Series A for an undisclosed amount and made the official announcement last Thursday (26).  Mexico City-based DILA Capital led the round and was joined by Kaszek Ventures, Clocktower Ventures, Magma Partners, and Conexo. The startup will use the funding to expand throughout the region. At the […]

Posted inChile

There will be more Chilean startups in the fintech world thanks to Endeavor

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Last Friday the 13th was a lucky day for five startups that were chosen for the “Endeavor Scale Fintech,” an acceleration program in Chile. It’s the first time that Endeavor, a global network for helping entrepreneurs, launches such an initiative in this Andean country. Organizers received nearly 40 submissions among […]

Posted inEcuador

El problema del teletrabajo que te urge resolver

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptincopy” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – A medida que todos se acostumbran a sus rutinas trabajando desde casa, existe un peligro en torno a nuestras computadoras que hemos pasado por alto. Mientras nos mantenemos alertas a las infecciones virales que vienen de fuera, ¿has considerado recientemente como un bug, virus u otro malware pueden afectar a […]