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Kueski Raises US$202 million To Increase BNPL’s Presence in Mexico
For some time now, you have probably noticed that you have more payment options when shopping online. That’s easy to explain: the pandemic not only boosted e-commerce, but also brought more payment options such as the famous “by now, pay later (BNPL)” model, which is booming in Latin America. Kueski has an advantage in this […]
Homely Acquires Aliada and Consolidates as a Cleaning Services Marketplace
Homely, a cleaning services platform, announced it has recently acquired Aliada, a startup in the same sector. The details of the operation have not been disclosed, except that Homely – which lists Toushka Capital among its investors – will absorb Aliada’s staff, whose technological strength brings a great competitive advantage. It will also include in […]
Q&A | There is a Great Opportunity to Improve Delivery UX in Mexico: Tavo Zambrano, CEO, Skydropx
Once you click on the “Buy” button and your transaction is approved, you’ll most likely immediately start refreshing the page to see if your order is on the way. But while online shoppers normally expected it, offering this minute-by-minute tracking visibility is not as straightforward as it sounds. This is precisely what Skydropx, a logistics […]
Fintual raises $39M in a round led by Sequoia Capital
Chilean fintech company Fintual announced a $39 million investment in a round led by Sequoia Capital. This is the first investment that the Menlo Park-based VC firm has made in Chile. However, Sequoia has invested in other Latin American companies from different industries, including Despegar.com (travel), Rappi (delivery) and Nubank (fintech/neobanking). Other funds that have […]
Conversational commerce startup AtomChat secures new funding
The infusion of new capital will be used in technology development, as the company will increase its sales by 15% month-on-month.
Social media trends that businesses should look out for in 2022
Social networks have become more than just channels for communicating with friends or family. They now allow users to know what is happening on the other side of the world in a matter of seconds and to consume content tailored to their needs and tastes. The success of these platforms has been such that there […]
The most promising fintech opportunities in LatAm
While placing an order through Mercado Libre, I was thinking that it is already very easy to pay on any e-commerce platform, no matter how big or small it is. This is because there are more fintech companies offering multiple payment solutions. This sector has been buzzing for more than 10 years, Rubén Galindo, CEO […]
Rose Hill Acquisition Corp. launches $125 million SPAC to invest in Latam
Rose Hill Acquisition Corp. made its public debut on Nasdaq after raising $124 million in a deal that seeks to invest in Latin America. The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is already trading under the ticker symbol “ROSEU”. For its U.S. initial public offering (IPO), this SPAC sold 12,5 million units at $10 each. So […]
Edtech startups break investment record in Latam in 2021
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic accelerated the transformation of businesses, but also of entire sectors. Education is one of them, as it became a severe difficulty for some and, at the same time, an opportunity for edtech startups. Around 100 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean were forced study at home, UNESCO noted. But in […]
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 […]