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AV is a leading early-stage venture capital firm, founded in August 2008 in México City, México. Its creation was derived from a clear lack of funding opportunities in the early-stage sector in México and a need for investors to look out for new ventures and small businesses with high potential that are in search of capital. The model was inspired by the traditional model of angel investing, which led to the development of some of the biggest companies in developed countries.
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Fintech startup Pomelo raises $35M Series A led by Tiger Global
Fintech company Pomelo had just raised a $9 million seed funding round a few months ago, but has already announced another investment round: a $ 35 million Series A led by Tiger Global Management. In addition to Tiger Global, a host of hedge fund firms also participated in the round, including Insight Partners, Index Ventures, […]
More financial services for Gen Z coming to LATAM
What would you have done with a debit card before you became an adult? I think I would have used it to buy concert tickets online. Growing up, I had just a couple of financial services: savings account at the bank and a card that pretended to be a debit card, but really wasn’t. For […]
Mexican EdTech Vinco partners with DiDi Food
Vinco ayuda a brindar un acceso más equitativo a la educación en Latinoamérica trabajando con empresas para conectar a sus equipos con diferentes oportunidades educativas y a la vez mejorar su lealtad y retención.
Aprende Institute raises $22 million for Spanish-speaking market expansion
EdTech Aprende Institute raises $22 million to expand its presence in Spanish-speaking markets. Valor Capital Group led the investment round and raised $27 million in financing. Aprende Institute, a platform specialized in providing professional education online, closed a series A-II investment round for $22 million, reaching $27 million dollars in total financing. Valor Capital Group […]
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 […]
Carabela, from Angel Ventures Guadalajara, announces two seed investments
Carabela, Angel Ventures Guadalajara’s seed fund, announced two investments in Mexican startups this week. The first is Creizer, a startup that offers money advances to small and medium online sellers in Latin America. The amount of this seed investment was not disclosed, but other angel investors, like George Gordon, Head of Latin America at Uber, […]
Angel Ventures seeks to strengthen corporate venturing in the region
Angel Ventures, the VC firm that specializes in early-stage investments, announced the acquisition of Coonector. This Mexican company links corporations with startups in LatAm to “accelerate innovation and establish relationships of collaboration and investment,” according to the press release. The amount of the transaction was not revealed. By adding Coonector’s expertise, Angel Ventures seeks to […]
Brazilian Big Data and AI expert, Cortex, closes US$30 million SoftBank-led round
Contxto – What started in June as a SoftBank-led investment round for Cortex has resulted in the Brazilian “growth intelligence company” acquiring the most Big Data and AI funding in Latin America’s history with R$170 million (over US$30 million), according to the company’s website. Also read: Cortex lands R$120 million in SoftBank-led round to boost […]
Vozy closes US$800K to scale voice AI services into Mexico and Peru
Contxto – Automated (dull) voice responses are becoming a thing of the past in customer service. With voice AI technology, companies such as Google and Amazon are competing to make their AI bots sound as human-like as possible. But there’s no need to head to Silicon Valley nor Seattle to see this tech evolve. Instead, […]
Pachama closes US$5M to build carbon neutral companies with AI
Contxto – Argentine sustainability startup Pachama is reeling in US$5 million to help more companies reduce their carbon footprint with its AI platform. It had already closed US$4.1 million in January of this year. Pachama seed extension amid pandemic Startups in telemedicine and e-commerce have been greatly boosted by the Covid-19 outbreak. They’ve even closed […]