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PagSeguro provides financial technology solutions and services for micro-merchants and small and medium-sized businesses in Brazil and internationally. Its products and services include PagSeguro Ecosystem, an end-to-end digital ecosystem that operates as a closed loop where its clients are able to address their primary day to day financial needs that include receiving and spending funds and managing and growing their businesses; and Free PagSeguro digital account, which centralizes various cash-in options, functionalities, services, and cash-out options in a single ecosystem.
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The Complete List of Latin American Unicorns [Updated 2020]
Contxto – With Latin America growing as an important axis for the entrepreneurship ecosystem, hardly a day goes by without a breaking news story about a regional startup funding round. And even more frequently, new unicorns in Latam. At Contxto, we’re always trying to showcase what’s going well in Latin America. With the same purpose, […]
Following accounting scandal, Wirecard sells ops in Brazil to PagSeguro
Contxto – Following a scandal of tampered accounting books, the dismantling of German Wirecard’s global operations has begun. Today (21) fintech company PagSeguro announced it acquired Wirecard’s operations in Brazil for an undisclosed amount. The parties now await approval from the Central Bank and antitrust authorities. Wirecard’s woes For the sake of adding some background, […]
The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Brazil [Updated 2020]
Contxto — The private equity sector has been progressing rapidly in Brazil. With economic stability firmly established, dropping interest rates, and low country risk, the local market is already an attractive option for venture capital in Brazil. However, storm clouds gather ahead. Brazil was going through rough economic waters even before the Covid-crisis. We shan’t […]
Latin America’s startup ecosystem is taking off, but it is not for the faint of heart
Guest author: Nima Pourshasb, CEO and co-founder of minu Contxto – It certainly does feel that, finally, the Latin America moment has arrived. Just this year, Latin American startups have raised US$1.6 billion, Brazilian Nubank became the most valuable digital bank in the world, and top global funds such as Softbank, QED, Sequoia and Andreessen […]
Brazilian audio startup Ubook prepares for IPO in Toronto
Contxto – Brazilian audiobooks company, Ubook, is preparing an IPO in the Toronto Stock Exchange. They hope to raise between US$8 and US$15 million from the transaction. What is Ubook? Ubook is the ultimate audio streaming service in Latin America. Users can listen to different content formats on the platform, including audiobooks, podcasts, magazines, newspapers, courses, […]
Agibank considers IPO in NYC, once again
Contxto – Brazilian tech companies continue to push the envelope as Agibank probes an initial public offering (IPO) in New York City. The corporation’s CEO Marciano Testa announced the possibility on January 29 without an official launch date. What does Agibank do? The online lending platform is the latest Brazilian enterprise contemplating major international ventures […]
Brazilian Gympass to receive US$190 million investment from SoftBank
Contxto – Good things are in store for Gympass, Brazil’s potentially newest unicorn. Following the recent news of SoftBank expansion in Latin America, sources also say that the Japanese firm (along with other unnamed investors) will fund the Brazilian fitness app. The B2B network of over 30,000 workout facilities will receive a total of US$500 […]
Latam Startup Ecosystem 2018: The good, the bad and the ugly!
Contxto – So, 2018 was quite interesting. This year we saw Dr. Dre lose a lawsuit against an actual doctor named Drai. We also saw a Robot run for mayor in a Japanese city. But above all, a lot of great things happened in the Latin American startup ecosystem. It was a year of big […]