Colombia

  • Uber’s Colombian speed bumps Crunch Network

    Uber’s Colombian speed bumps

    The combination of three factors — aggression, legislation and government opposition — arguably makes Colombia one of Uber’s toughest battlegrounds. Read More

  • From Food To Flowers: The Push For Supply Chain Transparency Crunch Network

    From Food To Flowers: The Push For Supply Chain Transparency

    Try to figure out exactly where fresh products come from in a grocery store. The stickers may say “Mexico” or “Colombia,” but those are big places, and labels like this don’t give much insight. Research online; the information isn’t there. Try with a few other products, and you’re likely to find the same thing. Companies are not always forthcoming… Read More

  • Producing Unicorns In The Land Of Fútbol, Samba And El Dorado Crunch Network

    Producing Unicorns In The Land Of Fútbol, Samba And El Dorado

    There was a time, not very long ago when Latinos living in the U.S. could only point to two successful Internet/software startups in their countries of origin: Mercado Libre and Despegar/Decolar. While these companies were very successful, it was difficult for us to explain why no other startups in Latin America had flourished. Read More

  • Teen Can Play Guitar Thanks To A 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

    Teen Can Play Guitar Thanks To A 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand

    Diego Corredor wanted to play guitar but lost his right hand at birth. While he could use a prosthesis to grab a glass of water or pick up objects, he wasn’t able to hold a pick and strum the strings. Then a group of makers at 3D Gluck came along. The team worked with Corredor, who lives in Colombia, to build a custom prosthetic that he could use to play guitar. Because it didn’t… Read More

  • Founder Institute Expands to South America, Should Your Country Be Next?

    Adeo Ressi’s incubator the Founder Institute is expanding to its fourth continent, South America, with new local chapters opening in Bogata, Colombia in April and Santiago, Chile in September. Closer to home, the Founder Institute is also opening a new chapter in San Francisco, due to increasing Bay Area demand. This will allow the incubator to run four semesters a year in Silicon… Read More