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These are the innovative Latin American startups of the Y Combinator Summer 2020 Batch

Contxto – Y Combinator’s 15th anniversary has been unique, if not memorable. In the midst of the biggest health crisis of the century, this world-renowned accelerator is remotely preparing its summer 2020 batch. Among those chosen there are some startups from Latin America. Did the organizers worry about having to operate remotely? Of course not. An accelerator like YC can be as skilled as the startups it receives. But don’t believe me: “ If there was a constant during the last 15 years, it has been changed. YC is constantly experimenting and evolving to adapt to the needs of the founders, ” said Michael Seibel, CEO of YC. With 2020 demanding that companies be more agile than ever, it is exciting to imagine the number of projects that these Latin American startups (really the whole group) will undertake in the future.



For many employees, “business trip” is synonymous with waste because the company absorbs all expenses. But isibit wants to change that. Through its platform, companies can select their travel policy and control expenses. At the same time, employees are encouraged to be more responsible with money. Everyone wins … except hotels and their expensive products.

This proptech speeds up the process of buying or selling your home. Through the iBuying model, buys, renews and sells the property. It is a way to revolutionize the clumsy real estate process that continues to plague the market in Mexico.


Young people also need a financial education and that is possible with Mozper . Through fintech, parents can give their children a debit card to learn how to manage their money. Where was this product when I was young?

Parrot Software

Restaurant software for the digital age. Parrot helps restaurants migrate their systems to their own platform in order to bring those companies closer to cutting-edge technology, such as automating sales, reducing costs and cloud services.


Orchata is a grocery e-commerce aimed at local businesses; fresh produce, meat and seafood. Everything has to be fresh! That is why this Mexican startup automates and unifies much of what is often distributed across multiple channels.


We all eat

No one, regardless of where they live, should go hungry. This is the motto of We All Eat . When you order food through the startup, you choose the amount you want to donate to feed a family. Even better, Todos Comemos puts up an additional seven percent of the sale value. Enjoy your food and do a good deed in the process.



Entrepreneurs and influencers recognize the importance of connecting and interacting with potential clients, they just need the right place for it. Through ChatPay they can interact with others in exclusive groups on WhatsApp or Telegram to monetize in a more efficient way.

Simple Counts

Let’s be honest, traditional banks are not known for welcoming SMEs and freelancers with open arms. But these professionals and businesses also need financial services. That is why Conta Simples wants to provide you with corporate credit cards, digital banking solutions, to name a few.


If being a worthy startup means being agile, then Oico definitely is. Relatively recently, Brazilian entrepreneurs Pedro Dellagnelo and Pedro Rocha saw that the building materials market still had a physical focus on local points of sale. It was a model that needed to be updated. Then, in the middle of a pandemic, they launched a marketplace with four months of operation and in that time they already closed an investment of US $ 1.5 million. Participants in the round included MAYA Capital , FJ Labs , as well as some angels.


GitDuck is a video calling tool created for developers to easily talk, share their code, and code in pairs. An ideal tool for any programmer, as it is optimized for real-time code sharing, not a high-resolution video grid like Zoom.


Tango Builder

Builders cannot skimp on the structural design of a building. But they don’t want to overspend either. Thanks to Tango Builder’s algorithms , engineers and contractors are just a few clicks away from obtaining a structural design that conforms to the architectural design, the place where the building will be constructed, and the materials.


“We have an ambitious goal,” says Martin Borchardt, Henry’s founder and CEO . “We want to be the largest development hub in Latam , empowering people’s digital talent regardless of their socioeconomic status.” Henry selects participants for a bootcamp that turns them into full-stack developers. The startup only charges students when they graduate and get a job (preferably in software development) that must meet the startup’s basic income level.


Plunzo allows Latin American companies to connect all their bank accounts to a single user interface (UI) and automate their tasks. Simple as that!



With the Chilean Justo , restaurants build their own digital presence and delivery system without committing their profits to delivery platforms. With this startup, what matters is doing what is fair for restaurants. 


Blissway is a toll technology that replaces the current architecture of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), with little software but a lot of hardware, with the cell phone and miniaturized license plate reading cameras at the highway level. For highway operators. Blissway doesn’t reduce demand like conventional toll technology, it organizes it. This increases vehicle performance and reduces congestion during peak hours. For drivers; a shorter and more reliable trip.



Public data of Panama in one place. Panadata brings together the most important query sites in an accessible way on a single platform. Provides alternatives for finding and managing public information that traditional sites do not offer. If you are a lawyer, compliance agent or have investments in Panama, Panadata is the startup you are looking for.

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New OnePlus 9RT: Specs, launch date, colors revealed

OnePlus hasn’t said how much RAM the 9 RT will feature, however Geekbench has shown that it will sport 12GB of RAM. However, an 8GB variant will almost certainly be available.

Shenzhen [China]: The OnePlus 9 RT’s launch date and specifications have been revealed by OnePlus ahead of its official announcement.

According to GSM Arena, the OnePlus 9 RT will go on sale in China on October 13, or next week.
Although the new OnePlus smartphone will be unveiled in China first, it is expected to make its way to India as well. In India, the OnePlus 9 RT has yet to be announced.

The Snapdragon 888 SoC will power the OnePlus 9 RT, which will be paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It will have a 120Hz E4 screen and a 4,500mAh battery that will charge at 65W. The primary camera on the 9 RT will be 50 megapixels.

OnePlus hasn’t said how much RAM the 9 RT will feature, however Geekbench has shown that it will sport 12GB of RAM. However, an 8GB variant will almost certainly be available.

The phone maker also revealed that the 9 RT will be available in two colour options: black and grey, and that pre-orders will begin on October 13 in China, with the first sale on October 19.

We’re still four days away from the launch, so expect more information regarding the OnePlus 9 RT in the days leading up to it.

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Meaning of CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CTO and CMO: Calling each executive by name

The adoption of business terms and technicalities from English-speaking organizations is increasingly widespread, and acronyms that describe executive positions are often favorites when used by those responsible for the areas of the company. The use of acronyms such as CEO, COO, CIO, CTO and CMO has become widespread, both in more traditional organizations such as startups and other technology-based companies.

But what is the meaning of these acronyms?

If we pay careful attention to its definition, we will see that the meaning of CEO and the rest of the management figures of companies are much simpler than you thought.

What is the CEO of a company?

The CEO of a company is the acronym corresponding to the acronym for Chief Executive Officer, which in Spain we usually know as CEO or Executive Director. He is the head of administrative management and direction in the company.

Who is the COO?

It comes from the Chief Operating Officer and can be translated as Director of Operations or Chief of Operations, responsible for the daily operations of the company such as production, logistics, etc.

What does CFO stand for in English?

CFO is the abbreviation for Ch IEF Financial Officer. In our business culture it corresponds to the Chief Financial Officer and his responsibility is the economic and financial planning of the company based on the objectives established by the board of directors, generally made up of those responsible for each area that we are analyzing in this post.

What is the CIO of a company?

It comes from the acronym for Chief Information Officer. Their role is attributed to the person responsible for the company’s information technology systems and usually falls into different professional profiles depending on the organization’s structure. Thus, the position of CIO may be the counterpart of the systems manager, although there is ambiguity in its implementation and it is often confused with the CTO, which we explain below.

What does the acronym CTO stand for?

It is the abbreviation of Chief Technology Officer and it is usual to give it the same treatment as the system manager in an erroneous way by many companies. The main difference is that while the CIO is responsible for the company’s information services at the process level and from the planning point of view, the CTO is the technical person in charge of the development and correct operation of the information systems from the point of view of execution.

What is a CMO in a company?

It corresponds to the acronym of Chief Marketing Officer and its translation in our business language is that of Marketing Director as the head of sales and product development, among other functions.

Its application in practice is different according to the structure of each organization, and there may be various combinations in the hierarchy of these executive positions. In general, the meaning of CEO of the company falls on the highest part of the organization and has as subordinates the executives responsible for each area, who report directly to this CEO to make his decisions. However, in other organizational models, the position of CEO held by its president as the visible image in communication and public relations of the company, delegating the highest decision-making authority to the COO.

The meaning of CEO extends

This definition nomenclature of executive positions in companies does not end here. Many of these terms did not exist a few years ago, and the increasing specialization of departments in large organizations gives rise to new positions, which after the meaning of CEO and the other positions that we have seen evolve into new figures such as the CSO (Chief Science Officer), CCO (Chief Commercial Officer), CLO (Chief Legal Officer) among many other definitions of executive positions.

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Coworking: Need or Opportunity?

Many times when it comes to undertaking we see that there are a great multitude of impediments that stop our initiative.

One of the most obvious, especially in times of crisis, is financing. That is why a work modality called coworking has proliferated in Spain for a few years. But what is coworking?

The foundation of coworking is to bring together professionals from different fields in the same space where they can develop their activity, which means significant cost savings. In other words, it’s like having roommates with whom you share expenses.

Surely, you have heard a friend talk about a coworking space, collaborative work, cost savings, … So far great, but the philosophy that underlies this type of work is even broader. The work tends to be increasingly multidisciplinary and many times, as entrepreneurs , we cannot cover the requests of a potential client.

We are going to put an example. Let’s imagine that we are a freelance professional specialized in Online Marketing and we have several accounts as a Community Manager.

As you are self-employed, but you are not motivated either by being in your pajamas all day locked at home listening to music, or worse, some gossip program that they give in the morning on TV – not to mention going to work in a library where the WIFI is slower than on your first Smartphone – you decide to try a coworking space where you have all the comforts for a small price and from which you can always “run away” if things don’t go well for you.

One fine day comes the opportunity to create a Social Media plan for a company. Within this Plan the creation of a corporate blog, the creation of videos,… to which you obviously answer: “no problem!” Is contemplated, since it is an opportunity that you cannot miss.

Once you dismiss the client, you sit in your chair and a cold sweat starts to run down your forehead thinking “now how do I do all this?”

From its programming, database creation, corporate identity creation … to the creation of promotional videos and a long etcetera.

Suddenly you raise your head like a meerkat in the African savannah and you see Nika, that nice girl who is a web designer and a little further on you see Alfon, that “compi” with whom you go out for beer on Fridays when you finish ” currar ”and it turns out that in addition to working as an illustrator, he has a hobby which is making videos, especially for his friends, and on top of that, it’s really good!

Et voilá! You already have a fully qualified team to carry out your project… and who knows if a future company. This idea is what underlies the coworking philosophy : Being able to create flexible collaborative environments that adapt to the needs of projects or clients.

Obviously, cooperative work has its advantages and disadvantages. Creating a multidisciplinary team for a project can be complicated, since managing the team is not an easy task when the participants do not share a mutual philosophy or common goals. Therefore, it is important to create a team that complements each other both on a human and professional level, and above all that wants to move the project forward.

From my own experience, if you want to develop your own project and do not have funding , it is better to make it very clear to the participants the delivery times and what their role in the team is. Otherwise, you will end up spending more time trying to coordinate people than working directly on your project.
“Luck is what happens when preparation and opportunity meet and merge.” Voltaire

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