Latin America has become an important cradle of incubation for several startups, from companies focused on improving the environment to others geared at boosting the quality of life for individuals. Crises and hardships have been the catalyst for innovation in many of these cases—the following are 13 Latin American startups to watch out for in 2016.
Beetrack is a Chilean startup that creates software for helping clients improve their delivery management. The company will be featured at the prominent retail and logistics conference Home Delivery World 2016.
Datil from Ecuador aims to help small businesses grow through the automation of their operations. The startup provides tools in the cloud for sending digital invoices and creating sales and expenses registries, among others.
CityWallet from Venezuela offers a secure solution for paying for parking, subways, tolls and other transactions using a smartphone or smart sticker. Account balances can be conveniently refilled online.
Trade Media from Chile delivers a cloud-based digital signage solution that enables management and content distribution from multiple devices.
Brazilian startup Netshow delivers live streaming experiences on custom channels with powerful tools for social sharing and interaction, allowing firms to capture business leads and develop relationship with their audiences.
Trakto from Brazil helps you to create commercial proposals, presentations, and ebooks easily with the help of a powerful online editor.
Like American company Square, Clip from Mexico creates a smartphone/device attachment that allows you to process credit card payments.
A joint venture between Venezuela, Chile and the United States, Pleiq is an educational toy based on augmented reality to accelerate learning in preschoolers.
Urbaner is a Peruvian logistics platform that utilizes a special assignment algorithm for optimizing transportation and secure messaging speed. The offering consists of both a website and a mobile app.
Panamanian Maptasking is field operations management evolved. Using the slogan “Locate what matters,” the platform effectively manages and controls your field operations while bringing you closer to the point where value is being delivered. It consists of a lean mobile app and a web interface for complete systems management.
Flimper from Argentina is a certified Twitter app that enables brands to offer solutions for creating successful campaigns, converting hash tags to sales, leads, and further behavioral analysis.
Mexico’s Pig.gi publishes sponsored content together with advertisements from specific users in exchange for free minutes, data use, and SMS credits. In March 2016 Pig.gi was selected by SeedStars as the #1 startup in Mexico and will be representing their home country in Switzerland.
For poor populations living in rural areas or where medical resources are scarce, quality healthcare is a luxury available only to a select few. Diagnochip is a Chilean startup developing innovative solutions to improve and broaden access to health services. They are representing Chile in the event “Chivas the Venture” in July 2016.