The tech startup scene in Latin America is in full gear—last year, various regional ventures achieved global acclaim while others underwent lucrative exits. Colombia is one LATAM country in particular with notable successes in this regard, and 2017 is shaping up to be another groundbreaking year for its capital’s startups.
Let’s take a look at 13 of the top startups from Bogotá that are making a name for themselves with their innovative products and services.
One of the leading e-commerce startups in LATAM, Ofi.com.co is focused on providing technology, stationery, toilet, and cafe supplies for small and large companies through its streamlined online platform.
MoviliXa’s transportation apps include TransmiSitp: a solution for accessing route information—stations, buses, schedules, and more—for each line of the Integrated Public Transport System. The app was a previous AppCircus winner, an international traveling showcase for mobile apps.
AZLogica is a developer of mobile and IoT solutions—its telematic platform enables connectivity to any type of device or sensor. Use cases include the improvement of shrimp farming safety, the monitoring of meteorological balloons, and tracking vehicle on transportation routes.
1doc3 is a free online service dedicated to providing medical questions through verified doctors and healthcare professionals. The offering is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ascendo is a platform that provides the efficient corporate management of human talent, all within one platform. The solution helps to manage and optimize the work environment, human talent/competencies and skills, and more.
Mensajeros Urbanos is on-demand courier/messenger/errand service platform for businesses—users can send documents, pick up keys or forgotten objects, expedite bank and financial documents, and more. Deliveries are made in 45 minutes or less.
Greencode is a development shop with three products in its suite: Giftcode, a mobile-based gift voucher service, Ticketcode, an event management service, and Paycode—a digital payment system that aims to eliminate plastic cards.
Civico aims to connect citizens with businesses, brands, and places by allowing them to find all of the city’s key resources and information on a single map. The app is available for Android and iOS devices, as well as on the desktop.
Vendty is a point of sale (PoS) solution provider that offers an all-in-one platform for accepting credit card and digital transactions. Notable features include advanced analytics, customer loyalty program enhancements, expense/commission reporting, and more.
Trulli is a platform for finding different types of activities and courses in Bogotá, from yoga and and crossfit to photography and jewelry workshops. Users can sign up for over 350 courses directly from the website.
Wayra-accelerated Fluvip has developed an influencer marketing solution for connecting brands with the most relevant influencers in the region. Top brands such as Microsoft, Visa, Sony, Samsung, Jeep, and Nintendo currently use the platform.
As you can see, Bogotá has no shortage of innovative tech startups—many of which are powered by support from accelerators like Innpulsa, Startup Next Bogota, Google Launchpad Colombia, and Wayra Accelerator. Be sure to keep them in your sights for 2017 and beyond.