E-Commerce: Ways On How To Compute Your Customer’s Lifetime Value

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

Santiago's Health 2.0 events

Establishing Health 2.0 in Chile – Tech, Innovation, and the Doctors that Provide the Care

Editors Note: This guest post comes courtesy of Michael Granados, one of the co-founders and Head of Product Design at MedkoFeel free to send your guest posts to tips@andesbeat.com.

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

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Nubelo closes seed investment round for $1.3M and acquires Prolancer, a Brazilian competitor

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

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Vicente Gracia connects with U-Start CEO and now leads U-Start in Chile

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

Jordan Rudess (EarWizard launch event at Wayra Chile)

Dream Theater keyboardist unveils EarWizard and a chilean startup partnership

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).

 

The game has different levels and is a free download available for both the iPhone and the iPad. Continue reading

Bowei Gai

World Startup Report: 16 Countries and Counting

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.

If you’re planning a trip to explore Chile’s market and networks, make sure to:
1) download our new ‘Making it happen in Chile‘ market entry handbook series 
and
2) check in with AndesBeat.

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

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Health 2.0 has arrived to Chile

Editors’ Note: This guest post comes courtesy of Aljosha Novakovic, Co-Founder of Medko.
Feel free to send your guest posts to tips@andesbeat.com

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

Gonzalo Miranda

UC Berkeley hosts IV Latin American Business Conference

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

Start-Up Chile Demo Day, March 2013

AndesBeat ‘remote’ picks for Start-Up Chile Demo Day

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

Alejandro Russo (Klooff) and Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2012

Let’s get this party started: Be part of the Chilean Pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2013

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.

Amongst the speakers were Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff, Ron Conway, Mark Suster, Kevin Rose and more. Continue reading