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Mexican unicorn Kavak raises a $485M Series D at a $4B valuation.

Kavak, the Mexican startup that’s disrupted the used car market in Mexico and Argentina, today announced its Series D of $485 million, which now values the company at $4 billion. This round more than triples their previous valuation of $1.15 billion, which established them as a unicorn just a couple of months ago in October of 2020. Kavak is now one of the top five highest-valued startups in Latin America. The round was led by D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, and BOND, and brings K...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Apps, Mexico, Finance, Funding, Articles, Tech, Colombia, Automotive, Used Cars, Brazil, Argentina, Online Marketplace, Logistics


New Book Takes The Guesswork Out Of Colombian Motorcycle Adventuring

Jeff & Alan’s Guide To Motorcycle Travel In Colombia That’s right, folks. Jeff Cremer and Alan Churchill have put their combined decades of ADV riding experience and put it all into a handy guide to be used for tackling some of the world’s most amazing ADV riding spectacles titled, “Jeff & Alan’s Guide To Motorcycle Travel In Columbia”. Image From: https://www.colombiamotoadventures.com/gallery Jeff said it best himself; why bother sifting through hundreds of Facebook group posts, forums pa...
Tags: Facebook, Colombia, Motorcycles, Alan, Ecuador, Columbia, Jeff, Jeff Cremer, Peruvian Amazon, Motorcycle News, Darien Gap, Jeff Alan, Alan Churchill, Colombia Moto Adventures, Columbia ADV, Columbia Motorcycle Trip


How Moovit went from opportunity to a $900M exit in 8 years

Omar Téllez Contributor Share on Twitter Omar Téllez is a private investor in several tech companies based in LatAm and Silicon Valley. A member of Niantic’s executive team, he was previously president of Moovit. More posts by this contributor Top VCs Are Chasing Digital Companies In Latin America Why Ed Tech Is Taking Off In Latin America In May 2020, Intel announced its purchase of Moovit, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Apps, Column, Entrepreneurship, Israel, Tech, Intel, Colombia, Automotive, Chile, M&a, Brazil


Regulatory roadblocks are holding back Colombia’s tech and transportation industries

Daniel Rodriguez Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Rodriguez is CEO and co-founder of Picap, which has raised more than $7 million of venture capital for its mobility platform, which operates across eight Latin American countries. “You know we don’t drive down that road,” my father said. I had asked him why we never took the shortest path to the beach. Just eight years old, I was fascinated by maps and was questioning my fat...
Tags: Transportation, Column, South Korea, Opinion, Samsung, Tech, Renewable Energy, Policy, Colombia, Automotive, World Bank, Mobility, Lg, Financial Services, Latin America, Daniel Rodriguez


India-made Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 heading to Mexico and Colombia next

The India-made Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and Suzuki Gixxer 250 are going places....
Tags: Mexico, India, Colombia, Autos, Suzuki Gixxer


Super Duper Ténéré: A Yamaha XTZ 750 from Colombia

There was a subtle takeaway from this year’s EICMA show: adventure motorcycles are more popular than ever. As well as the regular slew of new model upgrades, we saw a hefty dose of nostalgia in concepts like the Husqvarna Norden 901 and Scrambler Ducati Desert X. While modern dual-sports have become angular and over-designed, those two designs hark back to icons like the original Honda Africa Twin, Cagiva Elefant and Yamaha Ténéré. Older bikes that we love, because they remind us of simpler a...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Colombia, Motorcycles, Yamaha, Marco, Dakar, KTM, Dakar Rally, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Restomod, Tenere, Brembos, Mastech, Husqvarna Norden


Hero Thriller 200T (XPulse 200T) with fuel injection at Feria 2 Ruedas - In 5 Live Images

The Hero XPulse 200T has reached Colombia as the Hero Thriller 200T....
Tags: Colombia, Autos, Feria


Hero Thriller 200S (Xtreme 200S) at Feria 2 Ruedas - In 6 Live Images

The Hero Xtreme 200S has reached Colombia as the Hero Thriller 200S. There, it...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, Feria


Hero Thriller 200X (XPulse 200) at Feria 2 Ruedas - In 7 Live Images

The made-in-India Hero XPulse 200 has reached Colombia. There, it's called...
Tags: India, Colombia, Autos, Feria


Hero Thriller 200X (XPulse 200) at Feria 2 Ruedas in Colombia - In 7 Live Images

The made-in-India Hero XPulse 200 has reached the Colombian market. There,...
Tags: India, Colombia, Autos, Feria


Cities that are banning cars

According to the US Census Bureau, about 80 percent of Americans now live in urban areas. Globally, that number is 54 percent and on the rise. City centers are more clogged than ever. Inrix, which releases an annual Global Traffic Scorecard, found that traffic congestion costs the average American more than $1,300 per year — along with 97 hours of their time. Many cities, including London, San Diego, and Brussels, have implemented congestion tolls of varying forms and with varying degrees of su...
Tags: Travel, Cars, Spain, Barcelona, Colombia, Paris, Mexico City, Belgium, Norway, Brussels, Madrid, BICI, Hamburg, Ghent, Inrix, Car-free


TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Launched In Colombia

TVS Motor Company has launched the Apache RTR 160 4V in Colombia. The...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, TVS Motor Company


ROUGH AND READY. Pasquale’s ‘111’ Honda CB500 Cafe Brat

Written by Andrew Jones “Gustavo from Pasquale and his dad are fucking legends. Just the absolute best.” That’s how our man Marlon Slack described the family powerhouse that is Colombia’s Pasquale Motors, and he’s harder to impress than a hangry Vladimir Putin. We don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the whole custom scene in Colombia looks to them for inspiration and guidance, and boy are they the right guys for the job. Asked to build a patinaed CB500 for Colombian KTM Dakar racer S...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Nike, Colombia, Santiago, Motorcycles, Honda, Gus, KTM, Santi, Esteban, Gustavo, Brat, Andrew Jones, Pasquale, Café Racer, Pipeburn


China’s BYD further drives into Chile with 100 electric buses

Over the past few years, Chinese automaker giant BYD has been on a partnership spree with cities across China to electrify their public transportation systems, and now it’s extending its footprint across the globe. On Thursday, BYD announced that it has shipped 100 electric buses to Santiago, the capital city of Chile. The step marks the Chinese firm’s further inroads into the Latin American country where a green car revolution is underway to battle smog. BYD’s first batch of vehicles arrived...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Asia, Government, China, Cars, Tech, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Transport, Brazil, Warren Buffett, Ecuador, GreenTech


India-bound MG SUV becomes the all-new Chevrolet Captiva for Colombia [Video]

The new MG SUV arriving in India next year debuted as the new generation...
Tags: India, Colombia, Autos, Chevrolet Captiva


New Bajaj Discover 125 ST-R launched in Colombia

The new and stylish Bajaj Discover 125 ST-R has been launched in Colombia. The...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, ST R


MOTO PHOTOS: 2018 Custom Built Show, Bogotá, Colombia

A tall and tough Honda XR400 by Ace Customs that took third place Written by Marlon Slack I’ve got so many stories about my time in Colombia. Some of it will have to wait until the statute of limitations passes. Some of it is a blur. I was crippled by soroche, struck down by the flu and found myself in the middle of Colombia’s national holiday. A holiday that had missile-launcher-toting soldiers on DR650’s patrolling the streets. A lot of it feels like a fevered dream. But I’m here to talk abo...
Tags: Americas, Colombia, Show, Motorcycles, Cbs, Venezuela, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bmw, Event, Honda, Customs, Duke, Latin America, Bsa, Bogota, Yamaha


BLISS ARMY KNIFE. Pasquale Motor’s ‘Gladius’ BMW R1150R

Written by Andrew Jones While the Roman Army had many technological tricks up their woollen tunic sleeves, when push came to shove it was their good, old-fashioned sword – or ‘gladius’ – that did most of their soldier’s dirty work. After the javelins had disrupted enemy formations and the shields had pushed them onto the back foot, it was this brutal double-edged hunk of steel that would deal the final blow. Of course, a Roman soldier’s sword was a lot more than just a killing tool. Whether i...
Tags: California, Colombia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Other, Bmw, Bridgeport, TIG, Esteban, Gustavo, Black Pearl, Andrew Jones, Nardo Grey, Ducati Multistrada, Gladius, Roadster


Toyota Rush heads into Colombia & Pakistan

Following Asian and African markets this year, the 2018 Toyota Rush has reached...
Tags: Colombia, Pakistan, Autos, Toyota, Toyota Rush


CCJon comes to visit, on his way to Alaska with his Nephew Nestor

Aug1-2Jon, aka CCJon of ridingthehorizon fame and published author of several motorcycling and travel books paid Martha and I a visit.I've known Jon for over 5 years at least, he successfully rode his Ural to Alaska from Key West and back to Texas shortly after my own ride to Alaska back in 2013.  His rig made the trip without major work or repairs!Yesterday evening, Jon and Nestor, his nephew from Colombia arrived at our home in Centennial, on their way to Alaska!  Nestor, had already ridden th...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, Colombia, Alaska, Motorcycles, Houston, Sunset, Misc, Key West, Jon, Martha, Ural, Pan American Highway, Fiona, Nestor, Centennial


Bugatti Chiron 0-400 km/h Run by Juan Pablo Montoya

Remember Montoya, the young Colombian talent of Formula One in the early 2000s who abandoned the challenging life of F1 for a cozier IndyCar career in America? Well, he’s back in Europe, but not for racing. He was tapped to do a 0-400 km/h sprint test in the Bugatti Chiron, because apparently an average Joe doing it would have been too dull.   To be honest though, Bugatti Chiron seems to easy to drive, my 90-year-old grandma probably could have done this without breaking a sweat. The ex-F1 h...
Tags: Europe, America, Colombia, Autos, Bugatti, Joe, Bugatti Chiron, Montoya, Juan Pablo Montoya, Pablo, Chiron, Monotoya


Crossing the uncrossable: A tally of those who’ve driven the Darien Gap

Image via Google Maps. Driving around the world ain’t easy. Visas, funding, language barriers, supply management, and keeping the vehicle running all require resourcefulness and resilience. But even the hardiest of round-the-world drivers tend to stay away from the Darien Gap, leaving just a handful of expeditions that have driven from Central America to South America. Take your pick of adventurers who’ve set out to drive every hemisphere and check their route. Some, like the Paris-to-New-York...
Tags: Google, New York, Chicago, Colombia, United States, Paris, British Army, Autos, South America, Farc, Land Rover, Honda, Chevrolet, Smith, Central America, Carlin


Crowdfunding campaign aims to restore round-the-world Jeep, send it to finish the trip

Photos courtesy Restore Jeep on Facebook. Just a mile or so. Despite driving 56,000 miles down two continents and up two others in the same Jeep, a single ferry trip negated Loren Upton’s dream of driving the entire route over land. Nearly 30 years later, Upton’s family has started raising funds to restore that Jeep and send him to Israel to achieve his goal. “Restoring this jeep would mean the world to a man who spent most of his life chasing his dream,” Laurence Upton, Loren’s nephew, wrote ...
Tags: Europe, Crowdfunding, California, Africa, Israel, Colombia, Egypt, South Africa, Chile, Alaska, Ford, Middle East, West Bank, Autos, Sudan, Central African Republic


Renault Duster got Zero Stars in latest Global NCAP Crash Tests

In the second round of crash tests by Global NCAP the base variant of the Renault Duster has received zero stars for adult occupant protection while it received 2 stars for rear child occupant protection. The base variant of the Renault Duster has received zero stars for adult occupant protection in the latest Global NCAP crash tests for Indian-made cars. The Duster also received 2 stars for rear child occupant protection. This is the second round of crash testing of cars that are made in India...
Tags: India, Colombia, Ford, Autos, Un, Renault, Maruti Suzuki, NCAP, David Ward, Vicky, Mahindra, Chevrolet Enjoy, Auto News, VW Toyota, Renault Duster, Renault India


Colombia expecting the entry of the 2017 Suzuki Dzire eventually

2017 Suzuki Dzire to compete with the Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan (Hyundai Xcent)...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Maruti Dzire, Suzuki Dzire


Staying Alive on the Longest Road with Arlington FryBarger

[Editor’s Note: Jim Van Orden of Richardson, Texas, had quite the uncle in Arlington FryBarger. He not only made one of the first postwar civilian treks up the Alaska Highway, he also traveled the Pan-American Highway around the same time. Jim wrote up the tale of that latter adventure for us.] Prologue Dallas Times Herald, January 1946: Down The Pan-American Highway: With approach of the first peace-time vacation period since 1941, many motorists who like to hit the long, open highways are th...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Mexico, Los Angeles, Earth, Chicago, Colombia, United States, Wyoming, Arkansas, Paris, Mexico City, Autos, Dallas, South America, Norway


Renault Kwid spotted camouflaged in Colombia, could it be a facelift? (Update)

Update (22/03/2017): Elcarrocolombiano has posted more up close spyshots of the...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, Renault, Renault Kwid, Spy pictures, Elcarrocolombiano


Renault Kwid spotted camouflaged in Colombia, could it be a facelift?

Renault to sell the Kwid in Colombia too, apparently. The Renault Kwid went on...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, Renault, Renault Kwid, Spy pictures, Kwid


‘80 Honda CB750 – Ace Custom Shop

Written by Marlon Slack. The lumbering, all-consuming beast that is cafe racer culture has stretched its tentacles all over the world. Nowhere is this more apparent than with today’s bike, a 1980 Honda CB750 produced by The post ‘80 Honda CB750 – Ace Custom Shop appeared first on Pipeburn.com.
Tags: Colombia, Motorcycles, Honda, Café Racer, CB750, Marlon Slack


Chevrolet Camaro showcased at 2016 Bogota Auto Show

Chevrolet showcases 50th Anniversary Edition of Camaro in Colombia. General...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro



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