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Fintech a55 snags US$2M to scale lending solutions to SaaS businesses

3 months ago

Contxto – Five months later and once again fintech a55 raised funding. This week, the lending startup announced it closed US$2 million through E3 Negócios. It will use the investment to expand its team from 60 people to an eventual 100 by next year.  Last May, a55 announced it closed US$5 million through Santander InnoVentures […]

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) startups from Mexico (beta)

3 months ago

Our ecosystem is on the move and so are our Market Maps. Don’t get caught off guard and sign up for this, and even more, content moving to our upcoming premium platform, New Money: powered by Typeform Contxto – The concept behind what logistics startups in Mexico do may seem easy to glean at first. […]

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Uber Jump ditched Mexico City, wanted to dump its bikes. One charity had other plans

3 months ago

Contxto – From the ashes of Uber Jump Mexico City bikes, emerges an unexpected micro-mobility phoenix. Bicitekas—a Mexican bike-centric charity—announced yesterday that they had saved 1,500 electric bikes previously destined for destruction. It was World Car Free Day. It is rare to see the pandemic give us a happy twist ending, but even we hadn’t […]

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Santander InnoVentures re-brands as Mouro Capital and gains US$400M for startups

4 months ago

Contxto – Santander InnoVentures, the investment arm of Spanish bank Santander, is undergoing some serious innovations of its own.  On Friday (11), it announced that it’s re-branded into Mouro Capital. Furthermore, it’s not just a matter of name-changing. It’s also shaking up the way it will approach entrepreneurs and funding in general. And to kick […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Brazil [Updated 2020]

6 months ago

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 […]

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Is micro-mobility dead? Latin America and the future of scooters

6 months ago

Contxto – It doesn’t take more than a day in Mexico City, Bogota, or Lima to realize that Latin America has a serious chronic traffic illness. It is for that reason that micro-mobility offered the region a new opportunity; a new way for Latin Americans to move around. Most cities in the region aren’t well […]

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Santander InnoVentures leads US$5 million investment in a55

7 months ago

Contxto – Santander Bank’s corporate venture capital (VC) arm, Santander InnoVentures led a US$5 million investment in Brazilian fintech a55. Yes, yet again there’s a loaning startup that’s raised capital. But a55 has a very specific market and a different approach when it comes time to charge borrowers. A55’s got its eye on SaaS streams   […]

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Latin American startups versus Covid-19

9 months ago

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – It’s official: as of last week we implemented home office at Contxto. Fortunately, we’ve worked from home every Thursday since we launched last year, so we already know how to operate seamlessly without having to be physically near each other. Not everyone will have the same luck though. For this […]

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New VC investment giant is born; say hello to Brazilian KPTL

1 year ago

Contxto – A venture capital (VC) giant emerges this week in Brazil. It’s name: KPTL. How it came to be was the result of São Paulo-based A5 Capital Partners buying 75 percent of Inseed Investimentos. Through this merger, KPTL now has around R$1 billion (approximately US$246 million) under management and 46 companies in its portfolio.  […]

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Mexican fraud prevention startup, Bayonet, raises US$500,000

1 year ago

Contxto – Mexican fraud-prevention startup, Bayonet raised an investment for nearly US$500,000 from various investors, according to an announcement made last week. Funds stemmed from Avalancha Ventures, Soldiers Field Angels, and 0BS. Payment solutions provider, Mercadotencia, Ideas y Tecnología (MIT) as well as Rappi’s co-founders also invested. Bayonet will use 90 percent of these investment […]

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