Posted inBrazil, News, Venture Capital

Canary, Norte Ventures, and angels invest US$1 million in Rapicare

Contxto – Coronavirus has exposed not just our physical wellbeing. It’s also revealed the weaknesses within healthcare systems and supply chain. Case and point are small-sized clinics who are scrambling to stay provisioned. To add some efficiency and transparency to the process, Brazilian logistics startup Rapicare recently closed a seed investment for R$5 million (~US$1 […]

Posted inArgentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Technology

Telemedicine before and beyond the coronavirus in Latin America

Contxto – The coronavirus pandemic has taken underestimated forms of tech and made them the greatest thing since sliced bread. A prime example are telemedicine platforms. Unwilling to leave home and risk exposing themselves to Covid-19, countless people in Latin America and throughout the world have realized the practicality of talking to a doctor without […]

Posted inArtificial Intelligence, Mexico, News, Technology

UV-wielding robots may be the answer to ridding hospitals of Covid-19

Contxto – The world continues to scramble and find ways to detect and disinfect itself of coronavirus. Many of these approaches mix pre-established principles with novel tech. In Mexico, Juan Sossa Azuela, a researcher from the National Polytechnic Institute is working to create robots to sanitize hospitals where Covid-19 patients can be found using ultraviolet […]

Posted inArtificial Intelligence, Mexico, News

Mexican robots will help medical personnel face Covid-19

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – As someone with one too many friends who work in healthcare, I’m concerned about their exposure to coronavirus (Covid-19)—so it’s robots to the rescue? Entrepreneurs at Roomie IT have developed a robot prototype to be the first point of contact with potentially infected patients. So rather than expose medical personnel, […]

Posted inChile, Colombia, Government, News, Peru, Startups, Technology

Chilean healthtech marketplace, QuePlan, announces expansion to Peru and Colombia

Contxto  – The fit young things—or struggling founders—reading this site might not even have health insurance, but I think it is rather well-known that getting your hands on it can be a pain in the neck at the best of times. Therefore, the recent announcement by one of the founders of QuePlan.cl—a Chilean healthtech insurance […]

Posted inMexico, News, Scaleups, Technology

Healthtech Kudis going straight to the source of innovation by recruiting at universities

Contxto – Kuidis is a Mexican health marketplace that has thrived by branching out into educational, supply, insurance, and—obviously—health services sectors. Through the clever and integrated use of technology, almost four-year-old startup has sought to digitize, facilitate entry into the health ecosystem in terms of physical and financial accessibility.  For patients, the system is designed […]