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  • Is Globant South America's Next IPO?

    Is Globant South America's Next IPO?

    There tend to be two types of emerging market tech success stories that get ink, venture capital and revenues from the U.S. The first is the so-called “copycat,” most prevalent amid Chinese Internet companies. The other type are the IT outsourcing firms that multinationals hire to handle anything from annoyingly menial to overly-complex techy projects. These companies built much of India’s… Read More

  • MercadoLibre and Why South America Shouldn’t Settle for Quick and Easy

    MercadoLibre and Why South America Shouldn’t Settle for Quick and Easy

    Back before Brazil was the darling economy of Latin America, all eyes were on Argentina—or at least the dot com “eyeballs” were. In the late 1990s, when VCs, private equity houses and wealthy individuals where throwing Internet money around the globe, Argentina got more than its fair share. The relatively small country was home to the fifth-largest number of registered Internet domain names… Read More