latin america

  • Latin America’s chronic inefficiency could drive more O2O commerce growth Crunch Network

    Latin America’s chronic inefficiency could drive more O2O commerce growth

    There are numerous daily tasks that can be solved with ease in the U.S. In comparison, the lack of training, standardization and process in Brazil creates chronic inefficiencies in the service sector that push consumers to prefer and use mobile applications that provide everyday services in a standardized manner Read More

  • What startups are saying about raising cash in Latin America Crunch Network

    What startups are saying about raising cash in Latin America

    You don’t have to look hard to see why the startup community in Latin America has long faced a lack of capital and resources to fuel significant growth. Many Latin American entrepreneurs have endured decades of political and economic hardships that left the investment landscape in a less than desirable state — especially for emerging startups. Read More

  • Why Latin American economies are turning to bitcoin Crunch Network

    Why Latin American economies are turning to bitcoin

    The economic prospects for Latin America in 2016 are grim. With political instability in some of the region’s largest economies, as well as a general slump in prices in oil and other commodities, businesses and consumers are facing a depression and, in the case of Venezuela, economic collapse. Many Latin Americans are turning to bitcoin as a solution, and the recent crises seem only to… Read More

  • The Miami Tech Scene Is Heating Up Crunch Network

    The Miami Tech Scene Is Heating Up

    Miami is a city of many traits. Historically recognized for the sun, beach and tourists of South Beach, it has now become much more than that. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, Miami is the strategic capital of the Americas, binding Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America to the U.S. market. Read More

  • Jompeame Wants To Reduce Poverty In South America Through Crowdfunding

    Jompeame Wants To Reduce Poverty In South America Through Crowdfunding

    Jompeame (Jumpstartme in Spanish) is a new crowdfunding site aimed at helping the impoverished in Latin America. “Our mission initially is to change the lives of at least 5 people in this condition every week, in every country we expand to,” said co-founder and CEO Katherine Motyka. The site is currently raising money to launch formally but they’ve already raised $25,000… Read More

  • Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico Crunch Network

    Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico

    Imagine a country with 100 million mobile phones, but just 15 percent of residents have a credit card. A country where more than half of the population is under age 27, but less than half has Internet access. That, in a nutshell, underscores the opportunities and challenges for innovators and investors evaluating Mexico’s emerging innovation economy. 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

  • Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube

    Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube

    Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com.  Sao Paulo-based startup Samba Ads is announcing a R$3 million ($1 million) investment from a coalition of international investors that are betting on the online video opportunity in Brazil. Brazil’s e.bricks, Brazilian-Israeli firm Initial Capital, Israeli firm Rhodium and Dave… Read More