Latin America’s Digital Revolution

Covid-19 battered Latin America. It killed more people and caused deeper recessions than in any other region. But the massive disruption forced people to solve centuries-old regional challenges, accelerating a nascent digital revolution that will eventually save more lives and drive more economic growth than was lost in the pandemic. The region’s tech boom will also create a lot of wealth for investors. Latin America only saw its first unicorn – the name given to private tech start-ups worth more than $1billion…

Latin America’s Tech Boom

Since colonial times Latin America’s role in the world economy has been as a supplier of commodities. It was a late adopter of technology, receiving it second hand, first from Europe then from the US. But now the region is starting to develop its own world-class tech firms. It’s rare that high-tech Latin American companies break out from their home markets to compete on the global or regional stage, but the launch of $5 billion SoftBank-backed tech fund poised to invest in tech in Mexico and Argentina could…
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