Mexican tech professionals aren’t letting socio-economic challenges and a slowdown in the local job market keep them down. A wave of new entrepreneurs and pioneering millennials have taken the reins to steer the nation towards a brighter future, create job opportunities for themselves and others.
From influence marketing platforms to eco-friendly scooter rentals, here are 15 Mexican startups that you should know about 2017 and beyond.
Mexico City is notorious for its gruesome traffic—it can take hours to get to downtown during rush hour. This startup’s eco-friendly scooter rental service brings joy back to the streets again, while at the same time reducing pollution levels.
Don’t have the time for cleaning? Aliada’s online booking platform for cleaning services allows users to find the right cleaning professional with just a few clicks/swipes. The offering is accessible via mobile as well as on the desktop.
Like Aliada, Lavadero aims to make troublesome chores history—in this case, by offering door-to-door laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services. After orders are placed online, a service professional is sent to collect users’ clothes; they are returned cleaned and fresh within 24 hours.
Influencer marketing should be an integral part of any campaign that strives to go viral. Voxfeed’s platform allows marketers to connect with influencers to create original content; participants earn money for each campaign successfully completed, in turn helping brands achieve their marketing goals.
Good at taking pictures and need to earn some extra income? Capptu’s online photography community and platform allow buddy photographers to upload their photographs and get paid for their work.
Carmatch is an auto buying/selling platform that streamlines vehicle sales—sellers simple take their car to an inspection centers where an expert will submit an appraisal; payments are then processed in just one hour.
Referred to by many as the “The Amazon of Latin America,” Linio has become one of the most successful ecommerce platforms in LATAM. The website offers a myriad of products—electronics, apparel, home, watches , and more.
If you struggle managing your paychecks and are not sure where all your money is being spent, Zaveapp might be able to help. The app enables users to save money by helping them setting reachable goals and tracking their expenses for smarter money management.
Kueski is an online lending company that offers micro-loan decisions in less than 30 minutes, without the traditional paperwork. The company offers loans in the amount of $1,000 to $2,000, directly wired to user’s account upon approval.
Kubo financiero’s goal is to provide new companies with the funding needed to grow and be more competitive. The platform connects lenders with borrowers, providing loans between $400 and $4,100 to boost the initial stage of business operations.
Cuponzote is an online events platform that provides users with the best exclusive deals on a variety of items: restaurants, movie tickets, clothing, and more. The startup has been featured in El Universal, CNN, El Norte, Reforma, to name a few.
99 Minutos provides online businesses and e-commerce stores with shipping/logistics to deliver to customers in 99 minutes or less. Online store owners can easily sign up with the service online—once registered, both clients and business owners can track packages in real-time.
Petsy is an ecommerce store that features unique products for animal lovers and their furry friends. The website offers food, accessories, medicine, and shampoos for dogs, cats, rodents, birds and more—delivered directly to the customer’s doorstep.
Forget about dealing with traffic and wasting valuable time trying to get a table at a restaurant—this startup offers a convenient app for ordering food from a myriad of restaurants, for delivery to the home or office. The service covers all major cities across Mexico.
Rappi is an e-commerce platform that partners with a variety of restaurants and stores to deliver anything and everything to the customer’s doorstep: medicine, a bite to eat, alcoholic beverages, and more. The company also maintains a presence in Chile, Argentina, and Perú.
These are just a few of the promising startups that are transforming Mexico into a land of opportunity for digital entrepreneurs. Be sure to keep them on you radar in 2017 and beyond.