Miferia wants to expand its wholesale inventory marketplace across Latin America
The Mexico-based company enables retailers to bring their inventory relationships online, expand their product selection and get more favorable credit terms.
Digital bank Umba raises $15M, plans to expand into three new African markets
There’s no shortage of digital banks in Nigeria and, in general, in Africa. As the region continues to experience rapid growth in mobile usage and the corresponding growing young population, these f
The co-founder of Brazil’s first unicorn bags $6M for new grocery startup
Mara, a São Paulo-based startup that aims to “reinvent” the grocery shopping experience for the underserved in Latin America, has raised $6 million in a funding round co-led by Canary and Caffein
Supplier, grocer connector Clubbi secures $4.5M to expand in Brazil
Clubbi launched in October 2020 with 24-hour delivery, no minimum order quantity and flexible payment terms. It is currently working with 1,000 grocery stores in Rio de Janeiro.
Digital restaurant startup Zak orders up new capital on mission to be ‘Toast of LatAm’
As food operators themselves, ZAK founders saw first-hand last year the toll it was taking on restaurants that needed to quickly reinvent themselves during the pandemic.
Brazil’s Canary sings with closing of biggest fund with $100M in commitments
Canary’s first two funds each invested in approximately 50 companies and the firm's expectation is to do around the same number of first checks with the third fund.
B2B marketplace ZAX targets Latin America’s wholesale sector with $6M in fresh capital
ZAX's platform unites freight, delivery and payments tools to connect sellers and buyers in Brazil.
Tuna raises $3M to address complexity of e-commerce payments in Latin America
Tuna is on a mission to "fine tune" the payments space in Latin America.
Yummy raises $4M, aims to be ‘super app of Venezuela’
Yummy, a Venezuela-based delivery app, raised $4 million in funding to expand its dark store delivery operations across Latin America.
Brazil’s idwall raises $38M for identity validation platform
Online fraud and identity theft is a global problem that has only been exacerbated with increased online transactions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it is estimated that Brazilian companie
Flourish, a startup that aims to help banks engage and retain customers, raises $1.5M
It’s not uncommon these days to hear of U.S.-based investors backing Latin American startups. But it’s not every day that we hear of Latin American VCs investing in U.S.-based startups. Berkeley-b
SouSmile raises $10M to grow its anti-braces aligner brand
Amid expectations that early-stage funding and valuations will decline due to an economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, young startups like the Brazilian dental company SouSmile,
IoT company Smartfrog takes controlling interest in Canary
Things have been pretty quiet on the Canary front. In January at CES, the New York-based smart security startup released a stripped-down version of it its flagship camera. Beyond the odd software upda
Canary’s cameras get person-detecting AI improvements
False positives are hands-down the worst part of my home security camera. At some point, the thing started sending me video snippets every time my rabbit eats a piece of arugula. Which is fine for, li
Canary’s $99 View camera cuts out the extra features
The connected security camera space has changed a lot since Canary launched its first camera back in 2013. In the meantime, the company’s come out with a sleeker, outdoor model and made some changes
Security camera Canary adds package detection and a new skill for Amazon Alexa
Canary has been steadily upgrading its line of security cameras with new features like two-way talk and person detection, among other things by way of software updates. Today, it’s preparing to
Canary brings person detection to its cameras to help avoid false positives
Canary’s finally bringing one of its most requested features to its full line of connected home security cameras. After spending some time in beta, person detection will be rolling out over the cour
Canary finally brings two-way talk to its security cameras
Security startup Canary is bringing a handful of new features to its camera products, the all-in-one and Flex. Most notable here is the addition of two-way audio, which has been conspicuously absent f
The Canary Flex is a cool little camera with some kinks to work out
The security camera space was different when Canary blew past $1.9 million in pledges on Indiegogo way back in 2013. These days, it’s a packed space with high-profile competition from Nest, Netgear,
Canary’s smart security camera now works with Apple TV
Security camera company Canary has today addressed one of the few complaints customers had with its product: there wasn’t an easy way to watch your camera’s feed on your TV’s big scr