Brazil is the largest fintech hub in Latin America with over 188 new startups in the past 18 months. The industry has grown to capture the attention of giants such as Goldman Sachs, Sequoia Capital, and Visa. Learn what’s driving this fintech boom here.
For better or for worse, social media is impacting every single country in the world. Businesses of all sizes have capitalized on social media as platforms for targeted advertising and almost every brand is active on at least one channel.
As a startup, you know you should be using social media to reach your audience and interact with customers. But are you using the available platforms to their full potential? Here are 20 statistics to show you the power of social media for your brand in 2018.
A conversation about Latin America’s startup ecosystem would not be complete without mentioning Mexico. As the second largest country in Latin America, Mexico is at the center of the region’s tech revolution, receiving almost a quarter of all of the venture capital funds in Latin America in 2017. Mexico has also been an entry point and significant market for global tech companies like Uber, Google, and Facebook in Latin America.
Here are ten facts you need to know about Mexico’s burgeoning tech ecosystem.
Launching in any new market can be cause for uncertainty. From building a new network to acquiring customers, you may feel like you are starting your business from square one. The US market is particularly intimidating and competitive, and if you’re coming from the Latin American market, you may feel like a small fish in a big pond.
These Latin American founders have already made the leap into the US market and flourished. Here is their advice to entrepreneurs who are ready to move beyond Latin America and launch in the US.
Fintech startups are revolutionizing the financial industry across Latin America. These startups are some of the first providers of financial technology in the region and through their cross-border efforts, they are helping both consumers and companies monitor their finances, make payments, and receive loans.
Have you ever read a website that was poorly translated into your language? How long did it capture your attention? At best, these sites are quickly forgotten. At worst, they become the subject of Internet ridicule for using antiquated or inappropriate language. Google may not dock your site for bad grammar, but a poorly translated site may come across as untrustworthy to users.
When translating your content to English, here are some common traps you need to avoid.
For an entrepreneur operating outside the world’s biggest tech hub, a trip to Silicon Valley can be life-changing. Whether you are traveling to build your network, raise capital, or just to get inspired, you can learn a lot on a visit to Silicon Valley. However, if you are used to working with a small community in Santiago, Lima, Buenos Aires, Medellin, or Guadalajara, Silicon Valley might be overwhelming.
With dozens of new companies launching every week, startups often have to get creative to get noticed. Some of the most successful companies used clever strategies to get started. In the U.S., businesses like Stripe and Tinder used unconventional tactics to onboard new customers. For example, Tinder texted the app to 500 random people.
Have you ever come across an article that preaches “the next big growth hacking tactic” that will forever change the way your startup does marketing? These hacks, tips, and shortcuts are often short-lived or myopic strategies that will not help you build the loyal following that your startup needs to grow.
Marketing is equal parts art and science, requiring constant experimentation and testing to assure it is achieving the desired results. A quick and unprofessional marketing strategy might be worse than not having one at all. Still, your startup needs to get the word out.
Here are tactics that destroy any startup looking to brand itself online.
There is a reason why so many countries are modeling their entrepreneurial ecosystems after Chile’s. With serious investments in technology and innovation, the Chilean government has spurred some amazing opportunities for technology startups to launch and grow in the country.
Here are ten facts you need to know about Chile’s technology scene, also known as “Chilecon Valley.”
Ten years ago, PR efforts were necessary but somewhat unmeasurable. Today, PR is a key tool for driving engagement and creating a community around a brand, and thankfully, efforts can be measured. Measuring tactics such as dissecting content analysis of articles is good, but it’s somewhat arbitrary, and clients now want more numerical results.
Medellin, a cosmopolitan city in the Andes, has recently become a hub for entrepreneurs and digital nomads seeking sunshine and a lower cost of living. With a fast-growing economy, a highly supportive government, and a burgeoning community of local and international entrepreneurs, Medellin may be the perfect city for your next launch.