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Blockchain.com Acquires Crypto Firm SeSocio, and Expands In Latin America
Just a few days ago I wrote in Contxto about how DeFi, or decentralized finance, is having its big moment in the world. And without a doubt, the trend will continue: London-based Blockchain.com has announced their acquisition of the Argentinian crypto company SeSocio. Blockchain.com called the move “the largest Latin American crypto company acquisition to […]
Web3 & DeFi, Enterprise SaaS, and Gaming Were The Most Attractive Industries For VCs in Q3: Report
At Contxto, almost every day we learn about companies that are raising capital in Latin America. Many are in their initial stages or are closing their Series A or B. But what industries have attracted the most VC money globally this year? As 2021 ends, we have enough data to know the trends that VCs […]
Swvl Acquires Argentinian Startup ViaPool and Plans IPO via SPAC
ViaPool was created 10 years ago in Argentina as an alternative solution to public transport. It was launched in Chile last October, and a few days ago it announced its acquisition by Swvl, a Dubai–based shared travel company. The cost of the acquisition is not known for sure, but a source close to the matter […]
Melonn, an e-commerce partner for SMEs, raises a $4.5M seed round
Melonn helps through its wineries and its own technology to grow e-commerce in Latin America with the mission of growing online sales
Q&A | LATAM e-commerce market could hit $250 billion by 2025: Merama
E-commerce has been growing over the years, but the pandemic accelerated its adoption, declares Felipe Delgado, co-founder and CFO of Merama. According to a Euromonitor report, Latin America was the fastest growing region in 2020 with 24 percent annual growth. He went on to say that as more users shift to e-commerce, more innovations in […]
Wareclouds, the Chilean collaborative logistics startup, to begin operations in Mexico
Since last year, Nicolas Aramayo and Arturo Quiroz had among their objectives that Wareclouds would reach the Mexican market. Now, their new investment round of $1.4 million will make it possible for the Chilean collaborative logistics startup to arrive in the country. “In Wareclouds we store and assemble your orders close to your customers so […]
Konfío is the new Mexican unicorn, valued at $1.3 billion
Mexican fintech Konfío, which offers loans to small and medium-sized companies, is now valued at $1.3 billion after announcing a $110 million Series E equity round. The round was led by Tarsadia Capital and QED Investors and was accompanied by shareholders Softbank, VEF, Kaszek Ventures, IFC, and Lightrock, Konfío said in a statement. Konfío will […]
Mozper brings home digital banking for parents & kids in Latin America, Raises $3.55M in Seed Round
Contxto, With the idea of introducing youth to digital banking and offering exposure to managing finances at a young age, Mozper launched a debit card and app designed especially for kids and parents in Latin America. With a $3.55M closure in seed round, this fund raise was led by Hetz Ventures along with the other […]
SME financial platform Xepelin raises US$2.5 million seed round led by Ideas Impact VC
Contxto – On October 1, Xepelin, a Chilean financial platform created for SMEs to grow, raised a US$2.5 million seed round led by Ideas Impact VC. This is Xepelin’s third funding round, bringing its total funding amount to US$3.5 million. Other investors in this recent round include Oskar Hejertonsson, Manutara Ventures, Ignacio Canals, Gonzalo Rojas, […]
What are the ground rules for competing after Covid?
Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by María José Contreras de Velasco, who is charged with promoting a culture of competition from COFECE. Contxto – The health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced us to reinvent our habits. We now buy our groceries, exercise, take classes, and work, all without leaving home. As we adapt, companies […]