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  • Top VCs Are Chasing Digital Companies In Latin America Crunch Network

    Top VCs Are Chasing Digital Companies In Latin America

    It has been difficult to attract investors to the digital startup space in Latin America. This is because of a variety of reasons, including the lack of a track record of established VC firms in Latin America, the immaturity of the new generation of entrepreneurs and the scarcity of exit strategies in the region. Read More

  • Why Ed Tech Is Taking Off In Latin America Crunch Network

    Why Ed Tech Is Taking Off In Latin America

    The past three months have redefined the education technology market among startup companies. Concerns about free content from YouTube and educational nonprofits, as well as user engagement and retention, were beginning to sour investors on the opportunity afforded by providing for-profit education to the lifelong learning sector. 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

  • Understanding Tech Penetration In Latin America Crunch Network

    Understanding Tech Penetration In Latin America

    It’s pretty telling that Mark Zuckerberg, didn’t choose Beijing, London or Dubai, to have the first Facebook overseas town-hall meeting. He chose a place that 10 years ago, few people in Silicon Valley knew much about, and much less regarded as a player in technology. He chose …you guessed it…Latin America. Read More

  • Chutzpah Lessons From The Israeli Startup Scene Crunch Network

    Chutzpah Lessons From The Israeli Startup Scene

    It’s no wonder that with over 4,000 startups in the Greater Tel Aviv area, Israel is ranked 1st in the world for innovative capacity in 2014 by the IMD Global Competitiveness Yearbook. Read More