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Contxto - Last week, the payment startup from São Paulo, Celcoin, closed a BR$6 million (approximately US$1.5 million) round from Vox Capital....

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Contxto - The investment branch of Globant, Global Ventures, recently incorporated three tech startups into its expanding portfolio: CamOnApp, AvanCargo, and TheEye. The total investment totaled US$500 thousand.In SummaryEach of the chosen startups...

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Brazilian PlataformaVerde wins Latam Edge Award in London

Contxto - Last Monday, the 2019 edition of Latam Edge Award took place at the London Science Museum in London, England. Upon...

Protests erupt in Uruguay over national 5G network

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Rio de Janeiro officials approve e-scooter regulations

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Carnes Validadas from Argentina prepares to launch “LinkedIn for cattle” via blockchain

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ITBA and MIT launch 100k LATAM contest to boost regional startups

Contxto - Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) and the MIT’s Sloan Latin American Office partnered to up to launch the second...

Meet Peiskos, the Mexican bio-oven startup combating climate change

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ADDI, the Colombian fintech startup, raises US$12.6 million Series A

Written by: Guadalupe JuárezContxto - ADDI, the Colombian fintech offering financial solutions to consumers and businesses, recently announced...

Zee.Dog from Brazil launches last-mile delivery for pets, Zee.Now

Contxto - Last-mile delivery is great. It has allowed humans to satisfy their instant cravings of burritos and pizza.
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