EC Latin America & Caribbean
Crypto adoption skyrockets in Middle East and North Africa due to favorable economic climate
Crypto markets grew the most in the Middle East and North Africa in 2022 due to economic incentives and regulation.
For Brazilian shareholders, Nubank’s IPO has a bitter aftertaste
Nubank's decision is now another data point that leaves us wondering how long it will be before another Latin American fintech dares to IPO.
Declining VC investment into LatAm startups could throttle digital growth
The decline in venture capital into Latin American startups may not prove lethal. However, it may slow the pace at which LatAm economies digitize.
YC batch shows founders remain optimistic about fintech
Taking another look at the recent cohort of startups that went through the American accelerator Y Combinator, you wouldn’t really be able to tell that fintech had lost much of its founder favor.
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.
Why Clocktower Technology Ventures is still bullish on Latin American fintechs
One year after Clocktower Technology Ventures (CTV) launched a fund to invest in Latin American fintechs, we discussed the fund's latest thoughts on the region with partner Ben Savage.
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?
Finger on your pulse: API-first startup Vivanta hopes to be Plaid for health
Mexico-based startup Vivanta lives at the intersection of healthcare and APIs. Its focus is health data, with an eye on the fact that wearables are becoming ubiquitous.
It’s correction time for Latin American VC activity
Let’s dig into the early Q2 data on venture capital investment into LatAm startups, and then discuss the halo effect — or lack thereof — of Latin American giants like Nubank.
For remittances, crypto is still a problem looking for a solution
Are remittance payments really ripe for crypto disruption? And can DeFi help what a16z's state of crypto report calls the "huge part of the world [ … ] underserved by existing financial institutions
Corporate venture investors pulled back in Q1 but less than you imagined
Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends and more.
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?
Why Latin America’s freight-forwarding opportunity is still attracting capital
Amid a pandemic and unrest over gasoline prices, investors are still pouring money into Latin America's logistics and shipping businesses.
Why LatAm’s fintech boom is more than hype and superlative venture investment
Let’s explore just how much more money fintech startups in Latin America are raising this year before turning to discuss the logic behind the influx.
Mexico’s fintech success: How tech is driving the population to banking
Earlier this month, Citibanamex — Mexico's second-largest bank — announced that it is building new APIs to allow fintech companies real-time access to information like its services and ATM locatio
Latin America’s second wave of digital transformation
Over the past year, Latin America has been covered heavily in the international news as the COVID-19 pandemic led many to question our endurance in the face of a crisis.
Like the US, a two-tier venture capital market is emerging in Latin America
Mega-rounds are no longer an exception in Latin America; in fact, they have become a trend, with ever-larger rounds being announced over the last few months.