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A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech

Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and a recent $124 million financing for the mobil

Using tech and $100M, Dr Consulta transforms healthcare for the poorest

Healthcare delivery is an incredibly complex topic, but one that has a simple truth: health security is key to living a good life, and, ultimately, for developing a strong economy. Unfortunately, bill

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes

Brazil’s tech startups begin to expand globally

Startups in Brazil, Latin America’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem, are no longer solely focused on Brazil as their only frontier to conquer.

Another chapter on Facebook’s privacy woes is being written in Latin America

Felicitas Carrique Contributor Share on Twitter Felicitas Carrique is an Argentinian reporter focused on media, technology, and innovation. The abuse of Facebook’s platform for political purpose

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Report: China’s Didi to buy Brazil’s 99 in $1B deal to take on Latin America

A year ago, Didi made a big move into Brazil when it laid down over $100 million to take a stake in 99, a local competitor to Uber in the app-based ride hailing market. Now, on the heels of getting a

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market

After 12 years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business aroun

Smart trucking startup CargoX raises $20M

CargoX announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs. The startup is currently focused on the Brazilian market, where it connects businesses that need to ship

Amid Brazil’s persistent economic crisis, fintech startup GuiaBolso raises $39 million

Despite a continuing economic crisis, Brazil's technology startups are continuing to attract cash and financing, with the mobile personal financial service GuiaBolso raising $39 million in fresh fundi

Chilean startup ComparaOnline raises $14 million for its financial education tools for Latin America

Venture investing in Latin America continues to pick up the pace, with new deals in financial technology services leading the way. One example of investors’ renewed interest in regional financia

bxblue wants to move payroll-secured loans online in Brazil

Payroll-secured loans are a $40 billion a year business in Brazil, but that business largely happens offline. A startup in Y Combinator called bxblue wants to change that by creating a marketplace f

The new wave of Brazilian SaaS innovators

The SaaS market in Brazil is booming. It mirrors the rapid adoption of SaaS as the dominant cloud computing type in a global public cloud services market that’s forecast to reach more than $122B in

SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment

SoftBank, known for investing in ridesharing apps that aren’t Uber, has added another startup to its list. This time it's a $100 million bet on 99, the largest ridesharing company in Brazil.

Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors

Fintech is booming around the world. Global investments in fintech companies have continued to rise during the last two years. According to ABFintechs, the Brazilian fintech association, the fintech s

Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem

Brazil is the most populous country in South America, as well as its largest market. Internet penetration and use are high -- Brazil trails only the US in total Facebook, Twitter and YouTube users --

China’s Didi looks to Latin America with $100M investment in Brazil-based Uber rival 99

There's much talk of Didi Chuxing's desire to expand overseas now that it has agreed to gobble up Uber's China business, and it just took a big step to extending its international reach via a maiden d

Lets meet in São Paulo, Brazil tomorrow

Hello, São Paulo. I’ve spoken with some folks and we’ll be meeting at Cubo tomorrow at 7pm until 10pm. There will be free booze and some finger food and I’d love to see you there. T

Why have some of Silicon Valley’s top investors started investing in Latin America?

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

SpoonRocket is coming back from the dead

You can scratch what you heard just a few months ago about the end of SpoonRocket because its new owner, Brazil-based iFood, is bringing it back. Well, sort of. SpoonRocket, the on-demand meal delive
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