Globant Ventures

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Globant Ventures was born as the investment arm of Globant, investing in tech startups predominantly in Latin America, focused in high impact emerging technologies with sustainable value propositions and sound management teams. The acceleration program offers mentoring, training, coaching, a co-working space, and works intensively with each management team through periodic meetings, providing access to networks, opportunities, and potential new investors. Globant Ventures typically invests in the range up of US$25k to US$75k in equity or convertible debt in exchange for a minority participation. Globant Ventures was selected by Argentina Federal Government (FONDCE) in order to co-invest in startups up to US$100k each with a minimum of 3 investments per year and a maximum of 10.

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Brazilian Big Data and AI expert, Cortex, closes US$30 million SoftBank-led round

1 year ago

Contxto – What started in June as a SoftBank-led investment round for Cortex has resulted in the Brazilian “growth intelligence company” acquiring the most Big Data and AI funding in Latin America’s history with R$170 million (over US$30 million), according to the company’s website. Also read: Cortex lands R$120 million in SoftBank-led round to boost […]

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Accident prevention startups, Woocar and Drixit, raise funding with Globant Ventures

1 year ago

Contxto – Software company Globant, through its corporate venture arm, recently added two startups from Argentina to its portfolio. WooCar and Drixit closed funding through Globant Ventures. Just how much they raised, is undisclosed. Either way, it’s good news as far as personal safety is concerned, as both startups developed products that use data to […]

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Globant plans Peruvian expansion following Belatrix Software acquisition

2 years ago

Contxto – Argentine unicorn Globant recently acquired the Peruvian company, Belatrix Software. No, I’m not talking about Harry Potter here. To increase its presence in the country, Belatrix will merge over 10,000 employees into Globant’s workforce. Allegedly valued over US$3.7 billion, Globant concluded the purchase of Belatrix with a US$70 million price tag. Following this, […]

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RD Station from Brazil raises US$50 million Series D from Riverwood Capital

2 years ago

Contxto – Brazilian SaaS developer RD Station (Resultados Digitais) recently wrapped up a Series D round worth US$50 million led by U.S. private equity fund Riverwood Capital. According to Touchpoint Marketing Mexico, this is presumably the largest investment that a Latin American SaaS startup has ever raised. “RD Station has enormous growth potential, both in […]

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Argentine funds come together to discover new unicorn

2 years ago

Contxto – What happens when directors from eight major Argentine funds gather in the same room? In-depth discussions about co-investing in the country’s next unicorn, of course. A few weeks ago, Wayra (the corporate VC arm of Telefónica) organized a Co-Investment Day with seven other partners. Together, they are seeking to invest up to US$4 […]

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SoftBank to open Argentina headquarters, Andy Freire joins as managing partner

2 years ago

Contxto – Although speculations about SoftBank making São Paulo its Latin American headquarters haven’t been confirmed, we do know that the conglomerate is opening an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Knock, knock. Who’s this? SoftBank Argentina Andy Freire, the Argentine self-proclaimed “soul entrepreneur,” will join the Buenos Aires branch as Managing Partner and Director. He […]

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Globant Ventures adds three Argentine startups to its portfolio

2 years ago

Contxto – The investment branch of Globant, Global Ventures, recently incorporated three tech startups into its expanding portfolio: CamOnApp, AvanCargo, and TheEye. The total investment totaled US$500 thousand. In Summary Each of the chosen startups received between US$50,000 and US$250,000. Winners also received co-investments from the Argentine Ministry of Production and Labor and its Trust […]

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Argentine Auth0 raises US$103 million, joins the unicorn club

2 years ago

Contxto – Last Monday, the Argentine authentication startup, Auth0, announced its latest Series E round totaling a whopping US$103 million. Sapphire Ventures led the round while collaborating with other investors including, K9 Ventures, Telstra Ventures, among others. With this, Auth0 can now sit at the unicorn table. In Summary Founded in 2013, Auth0 has raised […]

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