Posted inColombia, News, Venture Capital

Mobility startups in Colombia are pushing for more electric vehicles

Contxto – Mobility is one of the biggest challenges within the Latin American region. Before the Covid-19 outbreak, in Bogotá alone, Colombians completed a total of 13.36 million trips per day. The majority moving about via public transport (36 percent) and then by car (16 percent) or motorcycle (5 percent). But with the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Posted inChile, News, Scaleups

To reduce plastic consumption, Solubag reels in Shark Tank investor

Contxto – Garbage litters the streets, oceans, and landfills. As a result, governments are steadily banning the consumption of single-use plastic. Though sometimes it cannot be avoided: Would you tell a doctor treating Covid patients not to wear an N95 mask because it’s bad for the environment? In light of this conundrum, Chilean Solubag and […]

Posted inAgrotech, Brazil, M&A, News

Tarpon acquires Agrivalle to grow more sustainability to agriculture

Contxto – Enterprises working with eco-friendly products continue to attract investors. Tarpon Investimentos recently acquired a majority stake in Brazilian Agrivalle through an initial investment for R$160 million (~US$30 million).  The agritech, which develops bio-based goods for growers, experienced some internal reshuffling as a result of the investment. A Board of Directors with reps from […]

Posted inArgentina, News

Arqlite may soon close its Series A for US$2.5 million

Contxto – The construction industry in the United States is in for some serious disruption. Arqlite, a startup founded by Argentine entrepreneurs, created a special gravel that’s lightweight, a great insulator, and made from recycled plastic.  What’s even better news is it’s almost fully-funded to launch in California. The startup’s CEO, Sebastián Sajoux, recently told […]

Posted inEvents, News, Peru

Vegan leather startup, Le Qara, among finalists at MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

Contxto – The end of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition for the “Launch” category took place yesterday (21). Eight participants from around the world presented their pre-recorded pitches. Afterwards, they answered judges’ questions about their projects. The winner could earn US$100,000 to help their startup go to market. Naturally, the event was celebrated at a […]

Posted inAgrotech, Brazil, Colombia, News

Coffee plantations threatened by funghi saved by eco-friendly solution: killer shrimp

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Here’s one ever-expanding Brazilian-Colombian startup. Biotech Portunus has offices in Curitiba, Bogotá, and Austin (United States). And last Wednesday (29), it announced it would open a pilot plant at a biopark in Toledo, a municipality in the state of Paraná. For what reason? To harness the power of funghi-killing shrimp […]

Posted inBrazil, News

BMW’s electric cars to benefit from startup Incharge’s app in Brazil

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Brazilian startup Incharge is teaming up with German luxury car company, BMW.  In an announcement made this week, the pair revealed that car owners with an electric BMWi will be able to book any car charging station via the startup’s app 30 minutes in advance. All thanks to their joint […]

Posted inBlockchain, Chile, Cryptocurrencies, News sets example reducing CO2 emissions. So, who’s next?

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Chilean cryptocurrency exchange platform is stepping up its game. Although this time around it’s not a matter of scaling or an additional feature. But rather it’s setting a good example in terms of caring for the environment. This week, the startup announced it’s modified its operations and received the […]