A perennial favorite among world travelers, Buenos Aires may soon be known for much more than beautiful sunsets and amazing architecture. The rise of the local technology sector in particular is fueling the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, giving rise to a highly active tech startup community.
The following are the top 9 tech startups in Buenos Aires to watch out for in 2016.
Founded in Buenos Aires by 4 college friends, Tiendanube aims to provide a complete e-commerce platform for small retailers and entrepreneurs in Latin American markets.
Cuepoint is a daily deal aggregator and recommendation engine, offering users a one-stop website for the most up-to-date promotions and discounts.
Recarga is a platform that provides mobile bill payments for easily topping-up (refilling) your smartphone with a variety of banks and payment providers.
A website for job seekers designed for and by college students, Bualá Jobs allows users to upload their CVs and search for open positions through its streamlined, easy-to-use interface.
Intiza’s platform helps businesses manage their receivables more efficiently for faster customer payments. The solution integrates with popular accounting and billing apps like Intuit Quickbooks and Xero.
Workana is a marketplace for remote and freelance employment opportunities targeting Latin America. The platform is free to join and post with open bidding.
Akin to Expedia or Travelocity in the U.S., Despegar.com is a travel website for searching/reserving flights, hotel rooms, rental cars, and more. The service is the biggest online travel player in the region and has operations in 21 countries.
This startup offers a Craigslist-like online classifieds platform that primarily targeting users in emerging markets. As it stands, OLX is available in over 30 languages and serves over 100 countries.
These are just a few of many innovative startups founded and headquartered in Buenos Aires. Their respective successes are evidence that a culture of tech innovation is emerging and spreading quickly across the country.