Business

Miami

Brazil’s Movile Invests $2M in Mobile Ticketing Startup CinePapaya

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Brazil’s answer to Rocket Internet, Movile, announced that is has invested US $2M Peruvian-based startup, CinePapaya.  The Wayra graduate is a mobile movie ticketing company that has expanded to Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador and Miami. They offer users searching and buying…

Business

Sao Paolo

Brazil’s Yelp, Apontador, Gets $15M Investment From Movile

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Apontador, Brazil’s leading maps route and local search website,  has raised US $15M from mobile commerce platform Movile. Much like Yelp, Apontador provides Latin Americans with review and information about local businesses and restaurants. The investment will help Apontador develop its mobile-first platform to…

Business

Buenos Aires

6 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Buenos Aires

By | Aug 29, 2014 at 9:25 am

Che, it’s true, Buenos Aires is a great place to startup! Given the city’s low cost of living, high quality of technology talent, as well as being an excellent location choice for foreigners to live, Buenos Aires (also known as BA) is attracting more startups than…

Regional

Miami

Miami-Based Movéo Launches Transportation Service in Colombia

By | Aug 25, 2014 at 10:30 am

Miami-based ground transportation company Movéo announced its expansion into Colombia, Latin America’s third largest economy. The company will provide travelers access to 300+ executive vehicles with top-flight service. Offering everything from airport transfers and daily charters to event transportation logistics and security details, Movéo provides…

Accelerator

Jamaica Launches Startup Accelerator to Attract Investors

By | Jul 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Jamaica in’ it easier for entrepreneurs to launch successful startups Start-Up Jamaica (SUJ) launched this week in an effort to jump-start Jamaica’s startup ecosystem. The government-led program aims to help entrepreneurs transform business ideas into effective business plans capable of attracting investors. The program is based…

Business

Miami

Google Execs Visit Cuba to Promote Open Internet Access

By | Jun 30, 2014 at 1:21 pm

A team of top Google executives led by Eric Schmidt is visiting Cuba to promote open Internet access. According to Reuters, the Google team met with Cuban officials as well as independent people in the technology and digital fields. Google is on an official two-day…

Ecosystems

Sao Paolo

5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Brazil

By | Jun 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Brazil is on fire. The country is currently hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will also be hosting the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But aside from football and beaches, Brazil has a lot to offer companies looking to grow and expand their business….