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Tarpon acquires Agrivalle to grow more sustainability to agriculture
Contxto – Enterprises working with eco-friendly products continue to attract investors. Tarpon Investimentos recently acquired a majority stake in Brazilian Agrivalle through an initial investment for R$160 million (~US$30 million). The agritech, which develops bio-based goods for growers, experienced some internal reshuffling as a result of the investment. A Board of Directors with reps from […]
Karün raises US$4M for its sustainable eyewear
Contxto – Sustainability doesn’t have to be left to NGOs and governments to sort out. There are plenty of Latam startups that through entrepreneurship, are creating a better future and providing jobs along the way. And it’s not a matter of charity either, it’s a legitimate and potentially profitable business. Proof of that is the […]
Doble Impacto and Quest Capital launch US$10 million fund for high-social impact projects
Contxto – In the wake of Chilean protesters’ dream of a more egalitarian society, perhaps Doble Impacto can contribute to easing ongoing tensions. Alongside Quest Capital, the Chilean crowdfunding platform Doble Impacto intends to invest in high social impact projects as part of its new US$10 million crowdsourcing fund. In a symbiotic partnership, Doble Impacto […]
9 Chilean startups developing eco-friendly products
Contxto – The environment comes to mind whenever I think about Chile. From the San Pedro de Atacama Desert, Patagonia, Easter Island, even to the rainy temperate rainforests of Valdivia; everything about this country exudes natural beauty. This is why I am so pleased to discuss these nine Chilean startups developing technology to conserve natural […]
Fashion startup, Troquer, lands US $600 thousand round from Redwood Ventures
Contxto – Seems like it’s Fashion Week in the Latin American startup ecosystem. Well, not quite, but we have enjoyed covering Karün and GoTrendier’s merger with Chicfy over the past few days. Latin America’s entrepreneurial community has never looked so stylish! Now let’s talk about Troquer. The newest addition to Redwood Ventures’ portfolio is Troquer, […]
Chilean startup Karun raises US$2.82 million for sustainable eyewear
Contxto – Karün, a Chilean startup producing sunglasses from recycled materials, recently accumulated US$2.8 million in an impressive funding round. At the forefront of investments was Swedish Blue AB in addition to Ashurst and Luna. Officials at Karun now want to expand business to the United States and Europe following the investments. Other plans involve […]