Guadalajara-based Aerial Backup and Mexico City’s Monkier, which helps people find home repair professionals, are among the five technology start-ups selected by Manos Accelerator for incubating this year.
This 4th batch of startups includes two international companies from Latin America and three from the United States, but all of them are founded and run by Latinos. The other three start-ups are Abogadazo, Amitee and Silicon Valley-based People Spread.
“What we are seeing is a wave for impressive Latino technologists and innovators who are creating cutting edge, game changer and technology solutions,” said Sylvia Flores, Co-Founder of Manos Accelerator, adding that the accelerator reviewed over 200 applications of Latino-led early stage tech companies.
San Francisco, CA-based Amitee captures item-level purchase data from consumers, aggregates it into market insights, and then sells this data to organizations in need of market research. Aerial Backup is a mobile platform that helps drone owners analyze their visual data. The platform even helps analyze lengthy video footage and large-scale aerial pictures captured by drones.
Mexico City-based Monkier has all the potential and prospects to become a popular tool for Americans looking for home maintenance professionals. Thanks to its vast network of home maintenance professionals, the start-up helps homeowners avoid the need of searching professionals online, looking up yellow pages, asking for recommendations from friends. The start-up is yet to explore the American home repair market.
The accelerator will connect the chosen startup teams with seasoned mentors, corporate executives, angel investors, venture capitalists and a network of technology and business contacts in the Silicon Valley.
Supported by search engine giant Google, Manos says it is not only focused on accelerating the growth of the technology ecosystem but in filling a critical talent gap in the startup market – the development of Latino entrepreneurs.