Mexico: Innovation and Technology

Venture capital investors say it has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in Mexico. International funds are increasingly active in the country, while government agencies are also financing start-ups

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The country is Latin America’s leader for the number of VC deals

Start-ups are providing financial services for the previously unbanked

Technology leaders join an FT panel discussion

Students tackle practical problems from virus detection to water-saving washing machines

The closest Mexican city to Silicon Valley wants to innovate, not emulate

Self-driving cars have been tested on the roads and the number of robots is rising rapidly

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