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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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Samba Tech (Brazil) approaches 1 billion videos delivered online

Brazil’s Samba Tech, a division of the Samba Group is quickly approaching 1 billion videos delivered online. Samba Tech’s platform focuses on 3 primary solutions: Live Streaming, Distance Learning and Web TV.

Originally founded in 2004 as a mobile games reseller, Samba Tech decided to shift their company focus to ‘digital communication’. Today they are Latin America’s largest online video platform in content management and distribution. They serve clients and major brands worldwide including MGM, Samsung, Playboy and eBay. Continue reading

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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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uShip has landed in LatAm…Have skills? Will Pay!

As most of our AndesBeat readership are international and looking for ways to get explore all types of opportunities in Latin America, we wanted to share this announcement with you today.

Austin, TX based uShip is aggressively expanding into Latin America and they are in search of bilingual business and/or technology savvy folks to join their team. Currently they have management and associate positions available in Brazil and Mexico among others. Continue reading

Nixter team from Chile when they first arrived to U.S.A.

South by South America: Chile, Brazil lead LatAm presence at SXSW 2013

 Editor’s Note: An uber special thanks to our friends at uShip who inspired this ‘South by South America’ themed post. However, they did not create nor endorse this post.

Hearing the lineup of countries attending SXSW this year, it is starting to sound more like South by South America! As all the local and international press begins to surface about Chile and their big showdown going on at South by Southwest 2013, some folks have asked us why are we “late” on releasing a news story regarding Chile’s involvement this year.

(In photo, Nixter team from Chile when they first arrived to U.S.A.)

At AndesBeat, we work to provide exposure in many different ways to early-stage startups and major foreign technology firms ideally before they enter the Chilean market. So our interest is more targeted towards promoting:

  • The start-ups and foreign tech companies at the SXSW conference who are newly launching in Chile
  • The start-ups and foreign tech companies preparing to launch a product or service in the Chilean market
  • An individual who can share an experience with Chilean startups who are not able to attend SXSW but can learn or benefit from the experience

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Brazil’s Spotwish Go! ready to show DevCup why they are the people’s choice!

DevCup’ is an annual competition hosted by Evernote, a U.S. founded company, which allows users to capture, organize, and find information across multiple platforms.

Recently their 2nd annual competition was launched, aimed at discovering developers and inspiring new apps based on Evernote software and supporting new features within the Evernote platform.

One of the winners in this competition was Spotwish Go! from Brazil. Unlike the other 5 winners, this team was actually voted for by the public, meaning the public already loves Spotwish Go!

And they hope, so will you!

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After raising US$600,000 500startups ‘Welcu’ is opening offices in Argentina, Colombia and Brazil

It’s August 2011 and Nicolás Orellana (Welcu CEO) is pitching ‘the best way to manage high-end, unique events‘ at 500 Startups Demo Day (check the pitch at the end of this post).

He ends the presentation saying they are looking for a US $600,000 seed round.

Now, 7 months later, they have successfully raised those funds and just announced their expansion in Latin America. Continue reading