500 Startups gets its first international accelerator. Dave McClure’s investment group joins with a Mexican accelerator called Mexican VC. Mexico has a growing population of new Internet and mobile hungry consumers, and the country has less of an investing bubble compared to Brazil.
With its booming economy, growing middle class and investments in city infrastructure, Brazil is looking to be the next hot market for smart grid development.
Behind the doors of Catmandu studios, on a quiet street in Buenos Aires, Argentina, dozens of young animators stare intently at their computer screens in low lit rooms, obsessing over the way a grass of blade bends or a character’s hair swishes as he moves.
Not aggressively creating a social strategy years ago with a site like Facebook was one of the biggest mistakes of my career, says Daniel Rabinovich, CTO of Latin American e-commerce pioneer MercadoLibre, in a talk with the Geeks on a Plane group, in Buenos Aires last week.
About an hour drive outside of the packed streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and into the sprawling Sorocaba region, GE has quietly been leading the way on clean water technology.
Compared to Mexico, the web and mobile startup ecosystem in Brazil is hot — probably too hot. Here’s 10 things you should know if you want to build, buy, invest in or work at a tech startup in Brazil.
Get a peek behind the scenes of the hacker space Casa da Cultura Digital, or the House of Digital Culture in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
What’s a Mormon white guy from Southern California doing running a tech fund in Mexico? Paul Ahlstrom, the founding partner of one of Mexico’s rare venture capital firms, Alta Ventures, says he gets that question all the time.
Niklas Zennstrom, the founder of Skype and Kazaa and the founding partner of investment firm Atomico, tells me that he’s been spending a significant amount of time in Brazil looking for and meeting with Brazilian entrepreneurs.
What Billy Beane is to baseball, Dave McClure wants to be technology startups. And like Beane, he is willing to go anywhere in the world to find a slight edge to beat his richer, bigger and fancier rivals on Sand Hill Road.