Start ups Latin America

Snapchat raises more than US$ 500 million at a US$ 15 billion Valuation

App SnapChat raises US$537.6 million, reaching a possible US$16 billion valuation which would make the app maker among the world’s most valuable startups.Messaging services are becoming some of the most highly valued startups in the industry. Snapchat still has to face competence from big players like Whatsapp and Facebook own chatting service , which have led the company to consider a possible IPO in the nearest future.


Xavier Mantilla to lead Gravity4’s LatAm Expansion

WHAT: Xavier Mantilla has been appointed as General Manager of Gravity4 in Latin America. He will lead the operation out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Until recently Mantilla worked as SVP at UM in New York.Gravity4  last week acquired display ad retargeter Triggit and is on an acquisition spree to fulfill its vision to become the World’s […]


Latin Interactive World: Video Ad Market: “In Brazil pre-roll is the king”, C. Masetti, DynAdmic.

DynAdmic is a Private marketplace for online video advertising that uses audio recognition technology to support the programmatic video buying. “With this technology we help marketers reach their exact audience based on what they are watching”, says Camila Masetti, international marketing director of DynAdmic. Currently, DynAdmic is expanding into Latin America with an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which handles opperations in Brazil and Mexico. They are also planning to expand into Chile, Peru and Colombia. In Brazil and Mexico their main clients are: L’Oréal, Red Bull, Pepsico, Chevrolet, Fox, Warner Bros, among others.


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During the seventh edition of the #PortadaMX summit, experts in Influencer Marketing took the stage to discuss best practices surrounding this elusive but undeniably effective tool to reach consumers. Vivian Baron, CEO and Creative Chairwoman at Band of Insiders, presented the panelists: Best Buy Mexico's E-commerce Subdirector José Camargo, Grupo Bimbo's Global Consumer Engagement Lead Giustina Trevisi, Band of Insiders' Influencer Marketing Manager Leonardo Vargas, and Pepsico/Drinkfinity's Director of Business Innovation & Marketing Yamile Elias.


Experts: Sears’ Future in Mexico Remains Bright, Implications for U.S. Hispanic Market

Experts: Sears’ Future in Mexico Remains Bright, Implications for U.S. Hispanic Market

Experts tell Portada the downfall of the storied retailer won’t affect the Sears franchise in Mexico where better merchandising and e-commerce under the management of Grupo Carso, owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, have built the franchise into a big hit with Mexican consumers. The implications for the U.S. Hispanic Market.