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

Naspers, Innova Capital invest $82 million more for Movile’s iFood delivery business

Naspers, a South African-based global investor and media conglomerate, has joined the private equity firm Innova Capital to funnel another $82 million into Movile -- primarily to increase Movile's s

Corporate venture in Brazil gains steam as giants amp up startup investments

What a difference one year makes. Since showing noteworthy signs of a maturing tech ecosystem last summer, corporate venture in Latin America has begun to crescendo in just 12 months, led by Brazil.

Thailand’s Event Pop raises $2M to expand its ticketing service in Southeast Asia

Event Pop, a two-year-old digital ticketing startup from Thailand, has raised a Series A round of over $2 million to expand its product and move into new markets. The round was led by Thai investors I

With $53 million in new funding, Movile looks to become the Tencent of Latin America

With its Rappido subsidiary looking to become a marketplace for all sorts of online and delivery services, Movile is moving further along in its mission to become the Tencent of Latin America. Given i

Silicon Valley is a state of mind

“Silicon Valley is a state of mind,” said Ambassador Pedro Borio, Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco, during a recent address at the annual BayBrazil Conference. Borio spoke of the major

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

While many on-demand food startups fail to deliver, iFood picks up $30 million to expand in Latin America

The Brazilian on-demand food delivery company, iFood has picked up $30 million in new financing to expand regionally and solidify its grip over the online food delivery market outside of the US.

Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem

Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has endured a profound financial crisis for several

Movile’s Latin American delivery business, Rappido, is now picking up in Mexico

Brazil's biggest app developer, Movile, is taking its on-demand delivery service into the Mexican market through a joint venture with Grupo ampm. The deal will cement Rappido's position as the largest

Kid Video And Entertainment Service Playkids Nabs $15M From Parent Firm Movile

You might think that YouTube has the kid video demographic locked down, particularly since it launched a dedicated video app for kids, but a company out of Brazil would challenge that. And it's puttin

IFood Raises $50 Million From Movile And Just Eat For Food Delivery

Latin American mobile commerce powerhouse Movile and Just Eat, the global online take-out service, have announced a $50M investment in Brazil’s leading food delivery service, iFood. The raise brings

Naspers Drops Off $40 Million For Brazilian Mobile Conglomerate Movile

The on-demand delivery market has now raised more money in the first four months of 2015 than it did in all of 2014, and the latest beneficiary is the Brazilian mobile application and content develope

Mobile App Developer Movile Doubles Down On Kids Content

Movile, the Brazilian mobile shopping and entertainment company is doubling down on its investment in kids programming and entertainment with a new $5 million investment. The move, which occurred earl

Movile Helps Users Get Connected With Apps To Find And Share Access To Free Mobile Hotspots

Mobile content company Movile has over the last several years distributed content and applications for a primarily Latin American audience. But what happens when a mobile user isn't connected to a wir

Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil

In the U.S., when we're hungry and feeling lazy and don't want to cook, we've got GrubHub and Seamless to order food from online and on mobile apps, and to have that food delivered to us. In Brazil, t