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American has been building an team of airline partners to fill the gaps in its network, even if it means aligning with budget carriers and startups

American Airlines is expanding its international presence with new airline partners. Mike Blake / Reuters American Airlines is taking on new airline partners to rebuild its global route network. South America is of particular importance as American recently lost its larger partner in the region. In the US, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways help American expand its presence on both coasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is planning to get by with a lit...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, America, Trends, Spain, Chicago, Colombia, Flying, Canada

LATAM ramps up fights to EuropeLATAM ramps up fights to Europe

Carrier resumes more flights to Spain, Germany, Italy
Tags: Travel, Europe, Latam

The pure hell of managing your JPEGs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Alex and Grace and Chris were joined by none other than TechCrunch’s own Mary Ann Azevedo, in her first-ever appearance on the show. She’s pretty much the best person and we’re stoked to have her on the pod. And it was good that Mary Ann was on the show this week as she wrote about half the dang site. Which meant that we got to include all sorts of her ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Design, Boston, Tech, Chicago, Austin, Dropbox, Brazil, Playbook, Equity, Alex, Fintech, Latin America, Grace

Tuna raises $3M to address complexity of e-commerce payments in Latin America

Tuna is on a mission to “fine tune” the payments space in Latin America and has raised two seed rounds totaling $3 million, led by Canary and by Atlantico. Alex Tabor, Paul Ascher and Juan Pascual met each other on the engineering team of Peixe Urbano, a company Tabor co-founded and he referred to as a “Groupon for Brazil.” While there, they came up with a way to use A/B testing to create a way of dealing with payments in different markets. They eventually left Peixe Urbano and started Tuna in 2...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Software, SaaS, Brazil, Argentina, Payments, Tuna, Latin America, Canary

Delta and United Set Schedules Until the Holidays, Frontier Goes Capacity Crazy

On the surface, the Cirium data made it look like a relatively quiet week in Airlineville. Maybe they were all masked up, isolating in their homes just like I was. Or maybe they were quietly hatching plans for the future. It was most certainly the latter for both the Widget and the Globe. It may not have looked like much, but they both seem to have made their plans all the way until the holidays hit in December. That just seems so far away. Meanwhile, the Animal behaved like a fast-grow...
Tags: Travel, New York, La, Boston, Uncategorized, US, Toronto, Chicago, Canada, Santiago, Alaska, Delta, Portland, Miami, San Jose, Vancouver

As edtech evolves, LatAm reskilling platforms raise millions to bring outcomes into the mix

As Latin America attracts record-breaking venture capital totals, education technology startups in the region are given new opportunities to grow. In the past week, Coderhouse, a live cohort-based learning platform, and Crehana, an on-demand skills development service for the enterprise, both announced financing rounds. The back-to-back raises are a reminder that edtech’s relevance in LatAm isn’t just growing in classrooms, but also within organizations across LatAm. It’s a sign that both consum...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Education, San Francisco, Tech, Argentina, Edtech, Latin America, Nubank, David Velez, Udemy, Latam, Ta, Patino, Crehana

American’s Partnership with JetSMART Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Sorry for the delayed post this morning, but, well, there was an embargo in place, so I had to wait until now. American today is announcing a partnership with JetSMART. Your first question is probably… who the heck is JetSMART? And if you do happen to know who they are, then your question is mostly likely… why on earth is this happening? There is much we don’t know about this partnership just yet, but let’s see what we can decipher. American will be putting money into JetSMART. We don’t ...
Tags: Travel, US, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Delta, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, South America, Latin America, American, Chiloe, Gol, Latam, Manaus

Baileys: The Infallible Gift

49% of people in LATAM always think of giving “cliché” to women. Especially on special dates such as Mother's Day or Valentine's Day. Who better than Baileys to break this tradition and become the infallible gift, so that you never fail. baileys_rosesfiap_resized.jpg   baileys_teddyfiap_resized.jpg  
Tags: Advertising, Latam

Seedtag’s Computer Vision Capabilities Boost Olympics Brand Sponsorships Within Digital Environment

Madrid, Spain— Seedtag, the leader in Contextual advertising in EMEA and LATAM, has today announced that it has developed specific computer vision capabilities to detect sports and help advertisers harness the power of visual media throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Seedtag’s contextual artificial intelligence (AI) technology provides brands with the opportunity to extend their sport […] The post Seedtag’s Computer Vision Capabilities Boost Olympics Brand Sponsorships Within Digital Enviro...
Tags: Advertising, Tokyo, Madrid Spain, Latam, EMEA

MiQ Launches New Programmatic Solution to Aid U.S. Multicultural Advertising

Company targets Hispanic market in initial focus, expanding Florida operations and appointing LATAM expert Amanda Abrarpour to drive efforts MIAMI — MiQ – global programmatic media partner – today announced the launch of their U.S. Hispanic and multicultural practices that will help advertisers best reach and engage U.S. multicultural audiences through more sophisticated, diverse data sets. […] The post MiQ Launches New Programmatic Solution to Aid U.S. Multicultural Advertising appeared first o...
Tags: Florida, Advertising, Press Releases, Online Media, Media Buying, Latam, Ad & Media Strategies, Ad Networks and Platforms, Ad Products, Hispanic Advertising, Miq, Multicultural Advertising, Aid U S Multicultural Advertising, Amanda Abrarpour

Kushki, an Ecuador-based fintech, raises $86M to build financial infrastructure in Latam

Just about every week there’s a blockbuster round coming out of South America, but in certain countries such as Ecuador, things have been more hush hush. However, Kushki , a Quito-based fintech, is bringing attention to the region with today’s announcement of a $86 million Series B and a $600 million valuation. “We never thought that we would return home [from the U.S.] and build a company that was more valuable in Ecuador than we had built in the U.S.,” said Aron Schwarzkopf, CEO and co-f...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Mexico, Finance, Boston, India, Softbank, Funding, Africa, Tech, Colombia, United States, Chile, Brazil, Peru

The LatAm funding boom continues as Kaszek raises $1B across a duo of funds

Long before SoftBank launched its $2 billion Innovation Fund in Latin America, and before Andreessen Horowitz began actively investing in the region, Sao Paulo-based Kaszek has been putting money into promising startups since 2011, helping spawn nine unicorns along the way. And now, the early-stage VC firm is announcing its largest fund closures to date: Kaszek Ventures V, a $475 million early-stage fund, believed to be the largest vehicle of its kind ever raised in the region, and Kaszek Ven...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, China, Softbank, Funding, US, Startup, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Companies

Pomelo raises $9M to build a payments infrastructure for LatAm fintechs

Pomelo, a startup building a fintech-as-a-service platform for Latin America, has raised $9 million in a seed round of funding. The Buenos Aires-based startup’s new infrastructure aims to allow fintechs and embedded finance players to launch virtual accounts and issue prepaid and credit cards via “compliant” onboarding processes. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital payments all over the world, and Latin America is no exception. While the majority of transactions are sti...
Tags: Google, Tech, Mexico City, Brazil, Argentina, Tripadvisor, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Mastercard, Index Ventures, Latam, Sao Paulo Brazil, Fiorentino, Clocktower Technology Ventures, Angela Strange, Mark Fiorentino

American Airlines made a bet on South America for 2021. Civil unrest and spiking COVID-19 cases are now threatening its success in the region.

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. William Perugini/shutterstock American Airlines is facing numerous setbacks in South America. Rising COVID-19 cases in Chile, Brazil, and Peru forced the airline to cut flights in April. Civil unrest and protests in Colombia are now further threatening success in the region. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines' expansion strategy in South America is experiencing a seemingly never-ending stream of hurdles. Tourism-d...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, News, Greece, Planes, Israel, US, Trends, European Union, Analysis, Chicago, Colombia, Flying, Santiago

Brazil’s Positive Ventures closes on $10M fund for impact investing

Positive Ventures , a Sao Paulo-based venture firm, has secured $10 million for its latest fund. Positive Ventures has raised the capital from an impressive list of LPs including investor Luis Stuhlberger, founding partner of Verde Asset Management and Cândido Bracher, former chairman and CEO of Itaú-Unibanco, Brazil’s largest bank. The Brazilian venture firm’s self-described mission is to “invest in startups where every dollar of revenue is also delivering environmental or social impact...
Tags: Startups, Mexico, Funding, CIO, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, United Nations, B Corp, Venture Capital, Brazil, Bank, Impact Investing, Financial Services, Latin America, Social Impact, Sao Paulo

YA Drama #FBF Casts Ashley Judd In Leading Role

YA Drama #FBF casts Ashley Judd in leading role Variety exclusively reports, #FBF, Ashley Judd (The Divergent Series: Insurgent) will star as the head of a family whose smart devices get switched with their daughter’s. Cree Cicchino co-stars as Anne, who accidentally takes her mother’s laptop instead of hers when she visits her dad in New Jersey. The teen realizes that with her mom’s laptop, she can fix their lives by posing as her to save her parent’s marriage. A Cinderella Story director I...
Tags: New York, Movies, Disney, New Jersey, Julianna Margulies, Latam, Anne, Judd, ComingSoon, Ilyssa Goodman, Movie News, Marvista Entertainment, Ashley Judd, Cree Cicchino, Bazelevs, Fernando Szew

Soy, Sugar Traders Fight for Space in Latam's Largest Port; Costs Jump

By Ana Mano and Marcelo TeixeiraSAO PAULO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soy and sugar traders are fighting for room in Latin America's largest port, rushing...
Tags: Latin America, Latam, Ana Mano, Marcelo TeixeiraSAO PAULO, Reuters Soy

LatAm corporate spend-management startup Clara raises $3.5M, comes out of stealth

This morning Clara, a corporate spend-management startup focused on the Latin American market, announced its product launch and a $3.5 million pre-seed round led by General Catalyst. The company’s funding caught TechCrunch’s eye as there has been a flurry of funding for related companies serving the United States market. From Divvy to Brex to Ramp to Airbase to Teampay, investors have poured capital into startups working to help companies better track and manage their spend. Companies working in...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Mexico, Stanford, America, Tech, United States, Uva, General Catalyst, Latin America, Clara, Latam, Colyer, Fintech Startup, Picus Capital, Teampay

6 Miami-based investors share their views on the region’s startup scene

Miami is quickly becoming a symbol for the tech exodus from Silicon Valley. The area is home to a number of investors, successful tech founders and an eager local government. For this survey, TechCrunch spoke to a number of investors about the area’s potential, opportunities and key players. This is the second survey TechCrunch published on the area and the first can be found here. In this survey, these investors agree on several aspects of Miami. They see a huge opportunity for the region to be...
Tags: Startups, TC, Florida, New York, Boston, Softbank, America, San Francisco, Tech, United States, David Marcus, Venture Capital, Miami, Silicon Valley, South America, Latin America

8 Miami-area investors assess America’s southernmost tech ecosystem

The exodus out of San Francisco and New York is making a big impact on Miami, a city that’s been steadily growing into a tech hub over the last 15 years. We’re seeing a “moment” in Miami, but many are hoping — and working — to turn it into a movement. In late January, Softbank Group International announced a $100 fund directed at Miami’s exploding tech scene. As explained in this article, this is the latest validation that Miami is booming. Softbank Group Intl. told TechCrunch this ahead of his ...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, Florida, New York, California, Mexico, Softbank, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Rome, Austin, Shervin Pishevar

Colombia part company with Queiroz

Bogota (AFP) – Carlos Queiroz has lost his job as coach of Colombia, with the former Real Madrid boss paying the price for two expensive 2022 World Cup qualifying losses, the country’s football federation announced on Wednesday. Queiroz, 67, leaves the job in the wake of a 3-0 home loss to Uruguay and a 6-1 rout in Ecuador, Colombia’s worst defeat in four decades. The Portuguese manager, a former assistant coach at Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, arrived on the Colombia bench in February...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, South Africa, Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, Real Madrid, United Arab Emirates, South America, Uruguay, Sporting Lisbon, Bogota, Afp, Latam, Ecuador Colombia

Survey reveals that most business leaders think new kinds of business partnerships are driving innovation during the pandemic

An employee of the Chilean-Brazilian airline LATAM monitors the operation of an autonomous robot that uses type C ultraviolet light (UV-C) to clean the interior of the aircraft, amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, at Guarulhos International Airport, near Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 20, 2020. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images A survey of Business Insider's 2020 Transformers found that partnerships are the third-most important driver of transformation that compan...
Tags: New York, Trends, Innovation, Dubai, Survey, Partnerships, Latam, San Jose CA, Sao Paulo Brazil, Wise, Joshi, Fetch Robotics, Albuquerque Airport, Sam Schwartz, NELSON ALMEIDA AFP, Meera Joshi

Current and upcoming trends in Latin America’s mobile growth

Jen Laloup Contributor Jen Laloup is CEO of Mobile Growth Association. Latin America (LATAM) is home to one of the fastest-growing mobile markets in the world. In 2018, there were 326 million mobile internet users in the region, and that figure is anticipated to increase to over 422 million users by 2025. Part of the reason for such exponential growth is that mobile is the main tool for internet access in Latin America, providing a portable way for people living...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Column, Mexico, Digital, Tech, Banking, Argentina, Mobile Payments, Venezuela, Payments, Latin America, 5g, Latam, Maduro

Pringles: Gamer Day

This year, Pringles wanted to celebrate Gamer Day in Latam to prove that is the perfect snack for gaming, but we will not be doing it with a traditional gaming tournament. So we did a very peculiar one, so peculiar, that gamers didn’t play, their moms did. Yes, the ones who bought them their first consoles, and that probably regretted doing it, because their sons preferred to play than study. They faced each other in an epic duel to win the Pringles Mom Valuable Player 2020 ti...
Tags: Advertising, Latam

Delivery Hero picks up Glovo’s LatAm ops for $272M in latest food delivery consolidation

More consolidation in the thin-margin food delivery space: Delivery Hero has announced it’s buying the LatinAm operations of Glovo, a Spanish on-demand delivery app. The German company said today that it’s paying up to €230 million to take over eight markets, including a €60M performance-based earn-out. The transaction, which Berlin-based Delivery Hero said it expects to close within a few weeks, will cover all of the Latin American countries where Glovo operates — namely: Argentina, Peru, Ec...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Germany, Berlin, Softbank, Tech, Middle East, Dubai, Delivery Hero, Latin America, Dominican Republic, Exit, Latam, Ostberg, Food Delivery Apps, Glovo

LATAM rescue package blocked by US bankruptcy courtLATAM rescue package blocked by US bankruptcy court

USD2.4 billion rescue package must remove convertible loan
Tags: Travel, US, Latam

Adjust Announces Senior Appointments To Accelerate Growth In The Americas, Innovate Bot Fraud Detection

San Francisco — Adjust, the global app marketing platform, announced today the appointments of three senior leaders: Melissa Dickman, Regional VP of Sales, US East and LATAM; Doug Grounds, VP of Global Solutions Consulting; and Guy Sheffer, VP R&D – Unbotify. The hires follow strong H1 performance for the company as the mobile app economy […] The post Adjust Announces Senior Appointments To Accelerate Growth In The Americas, Innovate Bot Fraud Detection appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Advertising, San Francisco, Press Releases, Mobile Advertising, App Marketing, Online Media, Digital Marketing, Latam, Ad & Media Strategies, People in Ad Tech, Adform, Mobile App Economy, Guy Sheffer, Melissa Dickman, Doug Grounds VP of Global Solutions Consulting

Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

A possible Microsoft -TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 3, 2020. Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality This weekend, Microsoft confirmed reports that it’s in talks to acquire TikTok, the popular mobile video app currently owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It sounds like the outcome of those talks may ultimately have less to do with Microsoft and m...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Spacex, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Policy, Netflix, United States, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump

Raising $22.5 million, Liftit looks to expand its logistics services in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Ecuador

The Colombian trucking and logistics services startup Liftit has raised $22.5 million in a new round of funding to capitalize on its newfound traction in markets across Latin America as responses to the COVID-19 epidemic bring changes to the industry across the region. “We’re focusing on the five countries that we’re already in,” says Liftit chief executive Brian York. The company recently hired a head of operations for Mexico and a head of operations for Brazil as it looks to double down on its...
Tags: TC, Mexico, Tech, Walmart, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Latin America, York, Online Food Ordering, Latam, International Finance Corp, Chief Operating Officer, Monashees, Brazil Mexico Chile

Extra Crunch support expands into Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch is now available to readers in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. That adds to our existing support in the U.S., Canada, UK, and select European countries. You can sign for Extra Crunch here. Latin America has always caught the eye of big tech. For companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Uber, Latin America has represented a massive growth opportunity. But it’s not just big tech that’s investing in Latin America. The startup scene is booming. According to Crun...
Tags: Startups, Media, Mexico, Tech, Brazil, Argentina, Silicon Valley, Payments, Latin America, Latam, Sao Paulo Brazil, Argentina Brazil, Facebook Amazon, U S Canada UK, Startup Battlefield Latin America, Extra Crunch