Are you sure you know your customers really well? To better understand your customers and sustain a profitable e-commerce business, one of the necessary metrics you should employ is customer lifetime value. Broadly defined, customer lifetime value or CLV is the projected revenue a customer will generate in their lifetime for your company. Continue reading
As Santiago’s entrepreneurial hub continues to grow, thanks in large part to the efforts of Start-up Chile, more and more young companies in Latin America are revolutionizing one of society’s most import needs — healthcare. Continue reading
Founded in November of 2011, Nubelo is now the leading freelance marketplace in Latin America with operations in 11 countries in the region. It has over 102,600 users, 85,000 active freelancers on their platform and nearly 13,000 freelance jobs published at a value of over 5,000,000 Euros.
After participating in the 5th generation of the StartUp Chile program, Nubelo has been profiled as one of the program’s most promising participants.
Today Nubelo announces the closing of a new investment round of $1.3M from local investors, lead by Nazca Ventures and supported by La Caixa Capital Risk, Finaves, and South Ventures. Continue reading
Vicente Gracia learned about the hardships of being an entrepreneur after having spent some time working in an entrepreneurial online business in South Africa.
Just before graduating of a master’s degree in a Swedish Entrepreneurship School he learned about U-Start and the work they do for helping entrepreneurs and start-ups connect with investors, which led him to contact U-Start’s CEO where he was presented with the opportunity to help Chilean businesses in getting investors for their projects. Continue reading
The musician partnered with Felipe Peña (founder of Mindscore) to develop EarWizard, a mobile game available in 8 languages that aims to improve your auditory memory skills (which seems to be a must install app not only for musicians, but for anyone).
Editors note: This guest post comes courtesy of Bowei Gai, founder of World Startup Report.
Bowei sold CardMunch to LinkedIn in 2011.
After releasing The China Startup Report and generating more than 125K views, he started a 9-month long trip in January 2013 to research the world’s startup ecosystems (across 29 countries and 36 cities).
He visited Chile between March 7th – 10th and I supported his work by setting up an agenda to connect the chilean community (founders and investors) with him.
A million thanks to the World Startup Report team, sponsors, and volunteers around the world for making this trip a reality. It’s been an amazing 6 months. Here’s a recap of what I’ve learned on the road. Continue reading
Health 2.0 refers to the digital health movement, in which healthcare professionals are using web technologies to more effectively communicate, share information, collaborate, and spread health education.
In the broad sense, Health2.0 is the intertwining of technology and healthcare with the purpose of bettering the world around us. Leaving a “dent in the universe” (-Steve Jobs) is no small task, and before any digital health startups can have a global impact, there needs to be a movement (especially in a generally conservative industry), and Health 2.0 is doing it right. “Health 2.0” in this sense refers to the biggest digital health organization in the world, with chapters in Asia, Africa, Brazil, and throughout Europe and the States. We are proud to announce that Health 2.0’s newest chapter is coming to Chile. Continue reading
Held annually at Haas School of Business since 2010, the Latin American Business Conference is a full-day event focused on Latin America, featuring highly-respected business and political leaders who share their experiences and insights. The Latin American and Hispanic Business Association (LAHBA) organizes this conference every year developing a platform to enhance discussions about opportunities in the region. (at left: Gonzalo Miranda, Austral Capital Partners, Chile)
This year the Conference will have a clear focus on investments and entrepreneurship. Continue reading
Yesterday Pinterest acquired Livestar (a company that launched at TC Disrupt SF 2012, where AndesBeat organized the first ever Chilean Pavilion at the conference); Google released Keep (as a way to get into Evernote space, seems so), expanded its Google+ Platform Team, improved it’s Sports-Related Search Results and made Digg.com links disappear from Google’s search results. Plus yesterday also was the International Color and Happiness Day! What a day, huh?
But you know what? At the end of the day, that news wasn’t relevant at all in Chile’s start up world, because everyone’s attention was on Start-Up Chile Demo Day VIP and what could happen inside of Av. Providencia #229, Santiago, where 21 companies had the chance to flirt with investors for a few minutes to bring some funds and hit their next milestones.
If you weren’t invited to the event, no worries because I wasn’t invited either! Continue reading
Last year AndesBeat was in charge of organizing a chilean pavilion (the demo area for newly launched Chilean startups) at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco and promoting the opportunity within our local networks.
It was the first time that the chilean startups had the chance to attend a three-day conference, single-track conference and startup competition to discover which technology trends and companies will lead each industry in the upcoming months.