Clouli’s new network leads Latin America into the ‘Age of Knowledge’

Clouli‘s (Cloud + Liberty) new e-learning platform, created under the direction of Sergio Ionele Povea Sáez, former CEO of the award winning Goin Entertainment, is designed with the intention to help Latin Americans ‘free their mind’ through knowledge co-creation and shared experiences.

Based out of Temuco, the capital of the Araucania Region IX (in the south of Chile), also further reaffirms the breadth of startup talent emerging from outside of Chile’s capital city.

Intended to be a mashup that blends the creativity, depth,  infiniteness and design side of TED with the crowdsourced insightful responses of Quora, it appears that Clouli is setting the foundation to support its home country of Chile, in increasing and scaling its human capital knowledge base and talent pool. Continue reading

New social co-shopping experience aims to allow you to buy products with anyone, anywhere

A popular saying in the U.S. says that people don’t like to be sold but they love to buy. I am not sure if Groupon smashed or proved this theory, but they certainly popularized the concept of group buying and further validated the different paths to further potential social commerce.

Expected to grow by 93% per year, the social commerce market is on track to become a $14B industry by 2015 in the US, and $16B in the rest of the world — says Forrester Research (see more by checking out this report by ‘Booz & Co’ firm or a summary here).

Williing, is the first social commerce site launched out of Chile. They have recently raised a round of funding ($75,000 USD) from InnovoCORFO, Chile’s leading economic development agency and 2 weeks ago they opened their site up for public beta (for the US market). And in the next 2 weeks, they will launch in Chile. Continue reading