Argentina’s government is wooing entrepreneurs with a new law

Despite years of economic uncertainties and the lack of a proper legal framework to help promising startups obtain capital, Argentine entrepreneurs are building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Th

Trocafone unlocks Latin America’s smartphone market selling certified, pre-owned phones

Sometimes it's a startup business, and not political power, that grows out of the barrel of a gun. At least, that's the story behind Trocafone, a Brazilian startup that just raised $7 million for its

Argentinian E-Commerce Leader Avenida Gets $30M Series C Round From Naspers And Tiger Global

Avenida is set on cementing its leadership position Argentina's e-commerce market after a $30 million Series C led by Naspers with participation from Tiger Global (both firms are returning investors).

A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Party

One of the stranger things that Y Combinator has supported — among the many more interesting things they’ve started to back like prosthetic legs, macrobiotic research and Uber-for-marijuan

South America Can Now Crowdfund With Bitcoins

While the rest of us are messing around with our PayPals and Amazon Payments, some folks in Argentina have created the first crowd funding platform in America to take Bitcoin. The platform, called

Bitcoin Transactions Rise As Economic Unrest Hits Argentina

Bitcoin has created an interesting solution for problematic economies. Because it allows seamless extraction of wealth out of a bank account and into the cloud, Argentinians have been ramping up usage

TechCrunch Disrupt Hearts Argentinian, Brazilian & Israeli Startups – Pavilions FTW!

Our hair-brained idea to pilot a Brazilian Pavilion at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt has taken a life of its own! We expected 10 startups to show interest. Boy did we underestimate... There are n

The Good and the Bad of the IPO Market

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-228886" title="rorschach" src="" alt="" width="300" height="213" /></a>The third quarter I

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

<img src="" width="215" height="142" />Back before Brazil was the darling economy of Latin America, all eyes w

Air and noise monitors to be placed throughout Buenos Aires

Smart. These poles have gear mounted on them to detect pollutants and humidity, and they detect noise as well. They’ll be scattered throughout Buenos Aires as part of an ongoing push towards bei