EC Latin America & Caribbean

Why Latin American SaaS startups are different from their US peers

Many of Latin America's SaaS businesses outperform others at efficiency metrics, but capital scarcity also puts a limit to innovation, although AI could change that.

Latin America’s Q3 2023 venture results show glimmers of light

While some Latin American data, sourced from Sling Hub and Distrito, illustrates certain positive trends, other data from the region points the other direction.

8 Latin American VCs share why they’re brimming with optimism about the region’s startups

We asked Latin American investors where they are placing their bets, when they think Brazil's IPO window might reopen, how to best pitch them, and more.

Deep tech in Latin America and the Caribbean is set to skyrocket

While the prospect of new factories and more jobs is good news for Mexico, the country and its Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) peers can harbor higher hopes when it comes to deep tech, a new report

Crypto adoption skyrockets in Middle East and North Africa due to favorable economic climate

Crypto markets grew the most in the Middle East and North Africa in 2022 due to economic incentives and regulation.

For Brazilian shareholders, Nubank’s IPO has a bitter aftertaste

Nubank's decision is now another data point that leaves us wondering how long it will be before another Latin American fintech dares to IPO.

Declining VC investment into LatAm startups could throttle digital growth

The decline in venture capital into Latin American startups may not prove lethal. However, it may slow the pace at which LatAm economies digitize.

YC batch shows founders remain optimistic about fintech

Taking another look at the recent cohort of startups that went through the American accelerator Y Combinator, you wouldn’t really be able to tell that fintech had lost much of its founder favor.

Latin America’s slowing VC market hides local strength

To really understand what’s going on with Latin American venture capital funding, we have to go deeper than the regional perspective can afford us.

Why Clocktower Technology Ventures is still bullish on Latin American fintechs

One year after Clocktower Technology Ventures (CTV) launched a fund to invest in Latin American fintechs, we discussed the fund's latest thoughts on the region with partner Ben Savage.

5 investors explain why Latin America is poised to weather the crypto winter

From high poverty rates to low financial inclusion, there are common threads throughout LatAm that explain why trends such as play-to-earn crypto gaming have seen widespread adoption.

VCs slow Latin American investments after blowout 2021

A report from the Latin America-focused Sling Hub platform indicates that June was a record-low result for the value of venture capital fundraising. What does that mean for the region moving forward?

Finger on your pulse: API-first startup Vivanta hopes to be Plaid for health

Mexico-based startup Vivanta lives at the intersection of healthcare and APIs. Its focus is health data, with an eye on the fact that wearables are becoming ubiquitous.

It’s correction time for Latin American VC activity

Let’s dig into the early Q2 data on venture capital investment into LatAm startups, and then discuss the halo effect — or lack thereof — of Latin American giants like Nubank.

For remittances, crypto is still a problem looking for a solution

Are remittance payments really ripe for crypto disruption? And can DeFi help what a16z's state of crypto report calls the "huge part of the world [ … ] underserved by existing financial institutions

Corporate venture investors pulled back in Q1 but less than you imagined

Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends and more.

As markets shift, Mercado Libre’s falling share price shows no company is safe

What then can we learn from Mercado Libre’s earnings report and ensuing valuation decline?

Why Latin America’s freight-forwarding opportunity is still attracting capital

Amid a pandemic and unrest over gasoline prices, investors are still pouring money into Latin America's logistics and shipping businesses.

Why LatAm’s fintech boom is more than hype and superlative venture investment

Let’s explore just how much more money fintech startups in Latin America are raising this year before turning to discuss the logic behind the influx. 

Mexico’s fintech success: How tech is driving the population to banking

Earlier this month, Citibanamex — Mexico's second-largest bank — announced that it is building new APIs to allow fintech companies real-time access to information like its services and ATM locatio
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