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Gringo’s super app for Brazilian drivers adds insurance, financing with $30M Series C

The new funding will enable the company to expand its automotive credit and insurance products and introduce new features.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: New life for old B2B leads, LatAm VC survey, treasury management basics

It’s shaping up to be a very busy week, so we’ll be back on Friday, September 22 with a new TC+ Roundup.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: How to buy AI, ‘permissionless’ pilots, new VC disclosure rules

Founders want to know what new technology can do, but an investor is much more likely to ask about which specific problems it solves.

Leadsales targets LatAm businesses with conversational commerce tool for WhatsApp

The conversational commerce company developed a customer relationship management tool that provides customizable columns and sales funnel automation for sales made via WhatsApp and other social media.

Devolut leverages e-commerce growth in Latin America to develop reverse logistics tool

Devolut enables merchants a returns option that doesn’t require boxes or labels. It also provides a network of “city points” where consumers can go to return merchandise.

LatAm startups playing ‘on hard mode,’ fintech and AI with VC Mercedes Bent

This is our Wednesday show, in which we sit down with a guest, talk about their work and unpack the rest.

Wonder Brands’ pivot to acquiring e-commerce infrastructure pays off

Wonder Brands has since launched over 15 brands in the past 12 months and over 2,000 SKUs in the categories of home and garden, sports and fitness and beauty and personal care categories.

ConfiAbogado wants to put a tech touch on Latin America’s legal system

Since its launch two years ago, ConfiAbogado has grown its client base to over 250 new clients each month.

Q2 fintech funding: LatAm, Caribbean more than doubles while payments takes a big hit

CB Insights released its Q2 State of Fintech report last week, and unsurprisingly, global funding in the space was down — plunging by nearly half to $7.8 billion, its lowest level since 2017. Bu

Bootstrapped since 2009, IT management company InvGate raises $35M

InvGate works with enterprise and mid-size companies, offering a SaaS solution to streamline their IT operations.

TechCrunch+ roundup: J-1 visa details, how to close a Series B in 2023, moving for tax savings

Once an acquisition is in the works, it’s natural for founders to start safeguarding their newfound wealth.

Nubank’s CEO explains what the US could learn from LatAm fintech

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. All the cool kids are filling out the Equity listener survey

Diabetes management startup Clivi wants to be ‘Livongo of Latin America’

Clivi is making a balance between humans and technology by connecting patients with doctors and enabling them to access monitoring and treatment plans via their communication channel of choice.

Nocnoc opens door to quicker setup of cross-border e-commerce in Latin America

Online merchants upload their product catalog to nocnoc’s platform and can start selling instantly on some of Latin America's top marketplaces.

Positive Ventures’ new impact fund will be triple its flagship fund

With the new fund, Positive Ventures intends to invest in between 20 and 25 companies at the pre-seed and seed levels.

Kapital gets more of its own capital to help LatAm businesses monitor cash flow

Kapital's platform gives small and medium-sized businesses across Latin America a way to see their finances in one place.

EBANX: We will be operating in 11 African countries by the end of the year

For all the talk about emerging markets and their similarities, moves involving African startups expanding to Latin America are rare. Only two significant activities come to mind recently: Migo’s ex

Senzai taps into AI optimization to guide LatAm companies to the right customers

Senzai’s technology measures impact, experimentation and optimization to determine which sales campaigns will appeal to customers.

Lending startup Kala is helping Latin American banks more easily offer credit

Small businesses in Latin America got another boost in lending support with the investment of $4 million in Kala, a Colombia-based company building fintech infrastructure for lending. The company, co-

SoftBank LatAm sees past recent losses, remains bullish on region

When SoftBank announced in 2019 that it had allocated $5 billion to investing in Latin American startups, it felt like an inflection point for the region. And then when the Japanese investment conglom
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