World renowned for its culture, adventure, and gastronomy, the bustling Peruvian capital’s tech startup scene has also been gaining prominence on the global stage as of late.
The city’s thriving ecosystem is fast becoming one of South America’s most promising outlets for tech innovation. Here are the top 13 tech startups from Lima you need to know about in 2016.
Turismoi has developed an app for all things tour-related in Peru. Travelers can search for different tours and activities, access maps, view photos/videos of attractions, and contact tour providers directly to book online.
Busportal is a website and mobile app designed for both local Peruvians and tourists to compare and purchase bus tickets for transiting around Peru.
Targeting cinema lovers in emerging markets, Cinepapaya is an online/mobile platform for movie showtimes and tickets. The platform features an active community of move fans—as well as frequent contests, prizes, free showings, premiere invitations, and more.
Arrivedo enables travelers to make the most out of their destination arrivals. Users simply select their hotel from the mobile app to receive personalized recommendations and tips regarding local features and attractions. A free iPad app is also available for download/use by hotels, allowing them to easily modernize their lobbies with a personal kiosk experience.
As mentioned earlier, Lima is a foodie’s paradise: a myriad of mixed cultures translated into an astonishing variety of dishes and gastronomic experiences. Bocadio taps into the region’s culinary prowess with its food delivery service, featuring meals designed and produced by top local chefs.
Microbreweries have become a global phenomenon, with each region of the world producing its own unique range of craft beers. Artesanal.pe offers Peruvian craft beer from small, independent, traditional breweries delivered to your doorstep.
Compadre is a synergy of premium Peruvian coffee, renewable energy, and ideas that contribute to a better quality of life for local coffee bean farmers—all delivered directly from the source.
Bederr’s platform allows users to discover the best that their respective cities have to offer. The solution is available via the web or as an iOS/Android app and features information and recommendations regarding local venues, restaurants, and establishments.
Tullpi’s iPad solution transforms your tablet into an interactive entertainment/elearning kiosk that merges the virtual experience with real-life objects. The innovative app uses items like bottle caps or pencil and paper for a more immersive, impactful experience.
Qempo enables Lima shoppers to order products from U.S.-based online stores for shipping to their homes—without having to deal with customs, shipping restrictions, or currency/credit cards issues.
StartupRanking.com uses a variety of social and online metrics to accurately and comprehensively rank the world’s startups.
X-shirt.club specializes in creating unique collections of high quality, specially-designed t-shirts 100% responsibly made in Peru. The company mitigates many of the issues associated with the global garment industry (e.g., human rights violations, pollution) by fully controlling and supervising the complete supply chain—from the cotton plant to the finished t-shirt.
qAira develops drones for helping control and remediate air contamination levels through continuous aerial monitoring. The company’s goal is to digitize and democratize air quality information, enabling everyone to be agents of positive environmental change.
Fueled by a growing number of accelerators, seed investors, and support initiatives for entrepreneurs, Lima has become an active hub for tech startups delivering products and services nothing short of amazing. From personal drones to monitor air quality to artisanal beer on-demand, the preceding 13 upstarts and others are poised to take on the best and brightest from Silicon Valley.