For LatAm payment orchestration startups, market fragmentation is a blessing in disguise
To be successful in Latin America, payment orchestrators must provide a robust value proposition that meets the unique conditions of the region.
Andreessen, Atlantico, MAYA Capital add some dough to Fudo’s restaurant tech recipe
The independent restaurant customer, most likely adopting restaurant operation technology for the first time, is who Fudo is targeting.
Tiger Global, YC back Rebill’s subscription payment platform for Latin America
Rebill differs from legacy providers in that it is targeting medium to large companies, is cloud-based and sold on a subscription basis so customers just have to pay a license fee.
Argentinian fintech infrastructure startup Geopagos leaves the boot straps behind with $35M funding round
Geopagos, a payments infrastructure startup based in Buenos Aires, has raised $35 million in a round led by Riverwood Capital. The financing marks the company’s first ever institutional funding. Fou
Mobile users are now spending 4-5 hours per day in apps
Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new data released today by app intelligence firm data.ai (
Mudafy raises $10M in Founders Fund-led Series A to fix LatAm’s ‘broken’ real estate process
Mudafy, a tech-enabled real estate broker operating in Latin America, has raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding led by San Francisco-based Founders Fund. Founded in mid-2019, Mudafy operat
Latin America’s slowing VC market hides local strength
To really understand what’s going on with Latin American venture capital funding, we have to go deeper than the regional perspective can afford us.
Treggo, armed with new funds, takes on crowded Latin American last-mile delivery sector
Treggo works with thousands of last-mile providers to give merchants information on the best delivery provider in a certain zip code.
5 investors discuss Latin America’s symbiotic relationship with crypto
To understand how Latin American startups are preparing to weather the crypto winter, we talked to five investors who have bet on companies that are going a step further than traditional finance.
5 investors explain why Latin America is poised to weather the crypto winter
From high poverty rates to low financial inclusion, there are common threads throughout LatAm that explain why trends such as play-to-earn crypto gaming have seen widespread adoption.
VCs slow Latin American investments after blowout 2021
A report from the Latin America-focused Sling Hub platform indicates that June was a record-low result for the value of venture capital fundraising. What does that mean for the region moving forward?
Thousands of Mobike users’ passports and IDs exposed online
A massive trove of more than 120,000 passports, drivers licenses and identity documents uploaded by users of bike-sharing service Mobike have been found online. Security researcher Bob Diachenko foun
Agrotools farming for M&A with new $21M funding round
Brazil-based Agrotools analyzes over 1,300 layers of data from multiple sources to provide information on what is happening with agriculture suppliers and customers.
clicOH’s shipping technology provides Amazon-like logistics to e-commerce companies in LatAm
The company delivers a package every 20 seconds and services customers of all sizes, from AB inBev and Red Bull to small Shopify merchants.
Salty, subterranean water could relieve world’s lithium shortage
Today’s lithium mines can't hope to meet skyrocketing demand. Startups like Lilac Solutions and Vulcan Energy Resources have leaped into action with new, more efficient lithium extraction processes
As markets shift, Mercado Libre’s falling share price shows no company is safe
What then can we learn from Mercado Libre’s earnings report and ensuing valuation decline?
Bookaway books $35M to scale up its ground transportation booking platform
Travel and tourism are coming back online in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions getting relaxed, and today a startup tackling one part of the equation for getting from home to one’s destination i
Gradient Ventures backs Mentum’s goal to democratize investment services in LatAm
The company offers technology in the form of APIs and widgets that businesses can use to create investment products for their customers.
Founded by ex-dLocal and AstroPay execs, Datanomik is bringing open banking to LatAm
Cross-border payments platform dLocal is one of the most notable Latin American startups in recent history — the company became Uruguay’s first unicorn in 2020 and went public on the Nasda
NetWalker ransomware operator extradited to the US, over $28M in bitcoin seized
A former Canadian government employee accused of carrying out dozens of ransomware attacks has been extradited to the United States, with more than $28 million in bitcoin seized in connection with the