• Startup accelerators helped spark Latin America's tech boom

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

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    Five years ago, no startups from Latin America were participating in prestigious U.S. accelerators like 500 Startups or Y Combinator. In fact, no Latin American startup reached the renowned Silicon Valley accelerator, Y Combinator, until 2015, when Colombia's Platzi was invited to join.
    It seemed that Latin America was not yet on anyone's radar at the big global accelerators. At the time, 500 Startups in Silicon Valley was one of the only global accelerators that was paying...
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  • Nubank's David Vélez and Cristina Junquiera to speak at Startup Battlefield Latin America

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    TechCrunch is pleased to announce that Nubank co-founder Cristina Junqueira and co-founder/CEO David Vélez will join us in a fireside chat at Startup Battlefield Latin America on November 8 at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo, Brazil.
    Nubank's product is a no-fee credit card managed through a mobile app. Investors like Sequoia, Kaszek, Tiger Global and Goldman Sachs bet on the company's potential to challenge Brazil's big banks. The São Paulo-based company raised a total of $527.6M in funding over 8 rounds, making it the most recent business to reach unicorn status in the region...
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