Maracaibo is the second-largest city in Venezuela and is often referred to as “La Primera Ciudad de Venezuela”— The Most Important Venezuelan City. It’s also home to a small but growing tech startup scene.
Here are 7 tech startups from Maracaibo that you need to know about in 2016 and beyond.
Interdatos is a web development and web hosting startup with an impressive portfolio of clients ranging from government to apparel and engineering companies.
Xtra is developing a social network for buying, selling, and swapping new and used products—with no commissions or additional charges to buyers. The service is currently in pre-launch/invite-only mode.
Agridir.com has developed a web development platform for the agriculture business—enabling users to create and manage a website easily and cost-effectively.
Sertecpc is one of the more well-known local tech startups in Maracaibo. The company’s website features a wide range of electronics at bargain prices.
Patico de Hule is a digital producer of animated educational videos for kids between 2-10 years old. Check out its expansive YouTube channel for a sampling of its offerings.
Nekso is a transportation app similar to Uber that lets users pick their taxi driver and company with one tap/click. The company partnered directly with every major taxi firm in Maracaibo to develop the offering.
Mood is a cross-media agency specializing in web and social media marketing, using outlets like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, among others. The firm counts Toyota, Microsoft, Emporio Group, and Panorama and some of its marquee customers.
In short, Maracaibo is a humble but fast-rising star when it comes to South American tech startups—be sure to keep these 7 firms on your radar as they expand their coverage to LATAM and beyond.