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Tourism is dead, long live travel! How wanderlust just got a whole lot better

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. (function() { var qs,js,q,s,d=document, gi=d.getElementById, ce=d.createElement, gt=d.getElementsByTagName, id=”typef_orm”, b=”https://embed.typeform.com/”; if(!gi.call(d,id)) { js=ce.call(d,”script”); js.id=id; js.src=b+”embed.js”; q=gt.call(d,”script”)[0]; q.parentNode.insertBefore(js,q) } })() powered by Typeform Contxto – Covid-19 crippled an entire […]

Posted inArgentina

Despegar wants to take flight with US$200M investment and fintech acquisition

Contxto – Has the time come for travel platform Despegar to take off again? Today (21), the publicly-traded company presented its second-quarter financial results.  Consequently, it disclosed the acquisition of Brazilian fintech Koin as well the fact that it raised US$200 million. The company will use the funds—procured via separate private-equity dealings with Waha Capital […]

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

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 […]

Posted inColombia

Awake raises US$500K, travel industry isn’t dead for investors

Contxto – Who says travel startups are taboo for venture capitalists (VC) right now? Not Colombian Awake Travel, who recently raised a seed investment for US$500,000. The Bancolombia Foundation and Fondo Acción led the round. Consequently, the startup will develop its platform for booking eco-friendly trips and experiences in Colombia. Awake Travel shall also use […]