The Argentinian tech industry has been experiencing accelerated growth as of late, due in large part to the successes of local tech giants like MercadoLibre and Globant. And with “Gauchas Startups’’ fostering a new wave of strong investments, there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in LATAM’s second biggest country.
From motion-tracking devices for skateboarders to social fintech offerings, Argentinian tech startups are constantly bringing innovative products and services to market. The following are 15 such ventures you need to be aware of in 2017.
Postcron has developed a easy-to-use solution for scheduling social media posts—users can easily post up to 1,000 messages from a excel spreadsheet. The platform supports Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Radiocut offers an innovative approach to listening and enjoying radio—the solution enables users to specify the exact date/time segment they want to listen to, as well as make audio cuts for archiving and sharing with friends.
Wideo is an online platform for creating, editing, and sharing marketing animation videos. The solution features an easy-to-use interface, drag-and-drop elements, and a plethora of ready-made templates for creating compelling videos in a few clicks.
Mozio’s unified transportation app allows users to book public transit, shuttles, limos, taxis, express trains, and express buses—all through a single interface. The company offers ground transportation services at over 2000 airports around the world.
Avenida is an Argentinian online shopping portal featuring a myriad of items, from electronics and personal accessories to home improvement solutions and kitchen items.
Restorando’s app gives users a new way to book a table in a restaurant: directly from their mobile devices. The offering is available for Android and iOS devices.
Plataforma 10’s platform allows users to purchase bus tickets and other services online. The service currently offers 190 major carriers traveling to over 5000 destinations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
Pickmebus aims to improve the experience of bus riders by making the experience social: the fun, collaborative app provides crowdsourced traffic information, updated maps, and optimized destination routes.
Pixpol’s platform enables users to access a wide variety of unlimited classes and activities with one monthly pass: yoga, pilates, meditation, cycling, dance, gym, crossfit, running, martial arts, soccer games, and more.
Social Tools is a marketing platform for enhancing Facebook fan pages. Using the solution, Facebook fan page owners can easily create sweepstakes, promotions, and contests for generating more fans and likes.
Gitcolony was designed to help developers build better software by enabling rapid and efficient code review processes. The platform currently supports both GitHub and BitBucket.
Syrmo’s solution features a motion tracker and accompanying app that enables skateboarders to track their sessions trick-by-trick and record/upload videos to Facebook and YouTube automatically.
Enye is a digital agency founded by developers, engineers, designers, and IT professionals specializing in the latest agile and lean principles. Some of its marquee clients include MercadoLibre, Coca-Cola, Tenaris, Clarin, Montage Ventures, among others.
InvertirOnline.com is a platform for online stock trading and financial community networking. The website also offers trading courses, financial research and analysis, reporting, an investment simulator, and more.
Descuentocity is a daily deals aggregator website where users can find special, limited-time discounts on a smorgasbord of items, from movie tickets and restaurants to cheap flights and electronics
Argentinian tech startups such as the aforementioned 15 are making their way to the global stage and attracting users and audiences worldwide; be sure to keep them on your radar in 2017 and beyond.