Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Uber’s Colombian speed bumps

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

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 insig

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.

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 st

Colombia Is One Of Latin America’s Most Promising New Tech Hubs

Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers as far-fetched. As recently as the turn of

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

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