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Venture Capital is the industry that creates the future. We help missionary entrepreneurs and investors build that future by leveraging the possibilities around consumer internet transactions, software-as-a-service, and marketplaces. Brazil is a hotbed of entrepreneurial talent and our investing track record over the past 7 years demonstrate that the market has ample liquidity for early stage investing. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Resultados Digitais, LojasKD, Omie, Bom Pra Crédito, Clicksign, among others.

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

1 year 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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Grão raises investment, wants users to make their own investments

1 year ago

Contxto – Brazilian fintech Diin changed its name to Grão following the wrap up of its first investment for an undisclosed amount. Venture capital (VC) firm Astella led the round and was joined by Vox Capital, and Domo Investimentos. For the moment, it has around 10,000 users. But the fintech wants to fuel its growth, […]

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Brazilian Kenoby raises US$4.9 million to give HR some AI tech

1 year ago

Contxto – Kenoby, the Brazilian HR startup can kick its recruitment technology into high gear as it’s recently closed an investment for R$20 million (about US$4.9 million) through Astella Investimentos. Prior to this event, it had already raised R$4 million (over US$977,000) in seed investments. Kenoby reports that these recent funds shall be used to […]

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Exact Sales lands over US$3.6 million to scale its pre-sales platform

2 years ago

Contxto – To enhance its “pre-sales” platform for effective lead generation, the Brazilian SaaS Exact Sales recently received a cash injection of R$15 million (over US$3.6 million) from investors. Led by Astella Investimentos, this is the third Brazilian SaaS to enter its portfolio, others being Resultados Digitais and Omie. The company revealed the big news […]

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Bom Pra Crédito raises over US$8.4 million from Grupo Globo via media for equity

2 years ago

Contxto – Meaning “good for credit” in Portuguese, Bom Pra Crédito has recently raised R$35 million (approximately US$8.4 million) in its fourth funding round. Leading this substantial investment was Grupo Globo that purchased minority stakes in the company.  “We chose Bom Pra Crédito for the quality of its services and due to its already consolidated […]

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Grin scooters return to Mexico City following short setback

2 years ago

Contxto – Talk about a fast comeback. Despite a spree of issues ranging from legal matters to theft, Grin scooters have formally returned to Mexico City. News broke out this morning over Twitter about the company’s second debut. As of August 21, Grin will resume operations in the posh northern neighborhood of Polanco in Mexico’s […]

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RD Station from Brazil raises US$50 million Series D from Riverwood Capital

2 years ago

Contxto – Brazilian SaaS developer RD Station (Resultados Digitais) recently wrapped up a Series D round worth US$50 million led by U.S. private equity fund Riverwood Capital. According to Touchpoint Marketing Mexico, this is presumably the largest investment that a Latin American SaaS startup has ever raised. “RD Station has enormous growth potential, both in […]

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Brazilian media startup JOTA lands US$1.7 million from Astella Investimentos

2 years ago

Contxto – As the industry landscape becomes financially harsher on media outlets, a new spark of hope has suddenly risen. JOTA, a media-tech startup from Brazil, recently closed a R$6 million (approximately US$1.7 million) investment round led by Astella Investimentos. In summary JOTA is a subscription-based digital publication focusing on Brazilian politics. Born in 2014, […]

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Meet Peiskos, the Mexican bio-oven startup combating climate change

2 years ago

Contxto – In Norwegian, the word “peiskos” signifies the warmth by a fire. Well, for a group of motivated entrepreneurs in Guadalajara, Mexico, it’s the name of an emerging startup that has developed an ecological oven. Snapshot Description: Peiskos is a high-impact social enterprise solving environmental and social problems with its bio-oven that doesn’t use […]

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Brazil’s Omie lands US$20 million Series B from Riverwood Capital

2 years ago

Contxto – A Brazilian ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) startup aiding small businesses, Omie, just raised US$20 million from Riverwood Capital for a successful Series B. “We were impressed with Omie’s leadership and execution,” said Riverwood Capital Vice President Joe de Pinho, who will join the board of directors. “Plus, we simply felt they had the […]

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