Mexico’s tech startups are showing no signs of slowing down in 2017—in fact, the country tops all other LATAM nations when it comes to number of VC deals, deploying over $260 million over the last 5 years. And though Guadalajara in recent years has become known as the Mexican center of digital entrepreneurship, much of the country’s significant venture activity is still centered in Mexico City.
And with government entities like Fondo de Fondos and the National Institute of the Entrepreneur (INADEM) actively providing capital and other startup resources, Mexico City’s tech startup ecosystem is set to break new ground in 2017—here are 15 of this year’s best and brightest companies that call D.F. home.
Byeo is an app for getting everything organized for your loved ones, making sure that they’re taken care of after you’re gone. Notable features include physical/digital asset management tools, a social profile biography, a memories timeline, living wills, time capsule messages, and more.
Urbvan’s transportion app allows users to reserve a comfortable, economical, and safe space on an executive van. The solution is available for both iOS and Android devices.
Carmatch streamlines the buying and selling process for second-hand vehicles. Users simply quote their price, receive inspection appointment requests, and get an offer on the same day.
Zaveapp’s fintech solution was created to help users improve their money management processes and reach their financial goals. The company is backed by prominent names such as Google, Facebook, and Telefónica Movistar.
Aliada helps users find certified domestic helpers for tasks such as cleaning, cooking, and ironing, among others. Users can compare profiles, view comments, and find the perfect candidate based on budget and needs.
Mexico City is known for its heavy traffic—this company is addressing the issue with shared motorcycles as a quicker way to move between places. Users simply download the app, locate a nearby station, pick up/return the motorcycle, and pay only for their use.
Giving flowers is a timeless tradition; Enviaflores’ app offers this basic but much-needed service—along with flowers, the company will also deliver chocolates, candies, and balloons. The company offers delivery services throughout Mexico.
Doopla is a peer-to-peer lending website that offers yields superior to those offered by traditional banks and lending institutions. The company has been featured in publications like Reforma, El Economista, and Bloomberg’s El Financiero, to name a few.
As its name implies, 99 Minutos is a package delivery service that promises to fulfill orders for customers in 99 minutes. Using the solution, etailers and digital storefront owners can offer customers same-day delivery and real-time GPS tracking.
Everbots designs industrial drones for supervising difficult and dangerous scenarios in industries like oil and gas, construction, and mining, to name a few. The company is backed by Mexico’s pre-eminent startup accelerator Startup Mexico.
WePow’s online recruiting platform features video interviews and special evaluation tools for finding qualified talent and managing employees. The solution is being used by prominent brands like Fox, Lenovo, Box, and Heineken, to name a few.
In short, Mexico City’s tech startups are not only achieving regional successes, but are also gaining prominence on the global stage. From industrial drones to personal fintech apps, these 13 tech startups are paving the way for LATAM’s digital entrepreneurs—be sure to keep them on your radar in 2017 and beyond.