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Fintech Quanto scores US$15M with Brazil’s largest banks

2 months ago

Contxto – The Brazilian Fintech Quanto just raised US $15 million with Itaú Unibanco and Bradesco: The two largest banks in Brazil. Not satisfied with bagging these major financial institutions when it comes to banking, Kaszek Ventures and Coatue—both VCs—also pitched some funds for this investment round.  While Itaú Unibanco’s contribution happened as a direct […]

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Watch out Nubank? Ank marks Itaú’s foray into fintech

3 months ago

Contxto – Itaú, Brazil’s second-largest bank, has ventured into the world of fintech with its launch of an app called Ank. The goal of the app is simple: trying to help consumers keep track of their various bank accounts in one central location. The idea is that Ank is a consumer’s first port of call […]

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Take Blip piggybacks on Whatsapp to US$100M investment

3 months ago

Contxto – Take Blip has taken the Latin American communications sector by storm. The startup just closed its Series A funding round with US$100 million, led by US private equity firm Warbug Pincus. The company connects corporate customer service tools like CRM (customer relationship management) software with communications platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. […]

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AI startup Fligoo closes US$7.1 million to launch into Brazil

3 months ago

Contxto – Argentine-founded, San Fran-based, Fligoo is headed to Brazil to scale operations. The AI and big data startup recently raised R$40 million (~US$7.1 million) for its Series A round. Family offices 4P Investments from Brazil and Suquet Capital Partners from the US led the round. Fligoo pinpoints insights with AI Some say data is […]

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Fintech Quanto closes US$15 million to give open banking power to the people

3 months ago

Contxto – Brazil will begin rolling out its open banking regulations as of next November. And as the date rolls closer, more funding rounds for startups in open banking are being announced. Case in point is São Paulo-based fintech Quanto who this week disclosed it raised US$15 million. Itaú Bank and Bradesco led the investment […]

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Companies in Brazil are brewing a bidding war for Linx

4 months ago

Contxto – A bidding war may be brewing in Brazil. Almost a week ago, fintech Stone announced it would acquire retail management platform Linx for R$6.04 billion (~US$1.11 billion). But the plot is thickening.  Last Friday (14), TOTVS—a São Paulo-based software company—stated it would offer R$6.1 billion  (~US$1.13 billion) for Linx.  Investors, sniffing at the […]

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Google for Startups announces latest accelerator cohort in Brazil

5 months ago

Contxto – Google for Startups in Brazil recently announced the latest group of companies accepted into its triannual accelerator program. Among the 10 selected enterprises, the majority are B2B companies. And something they all share in common is that they’re in a more advanced stage. Likewise they need extra help as they’re facing technical obstacles in […]

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Loft to raise US$68 million investment vehicle to shop for properties in Brazil

5 months ago

Contxto – Loft wants to buy more real estate in Brazil but needs the money to do so. As a result, it’s been quietly amassing a real estate fund with investors. Now it’s made sufficient headway and is ready to share its progress with the world. Last Saturday (25), Loft announced it’s raised R$300 million […]

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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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Kaszek leads US$21 million investment in fintech Remessa Online

7 months ago

Contxto – The coronavirus pandemic may have slowed investments down. But some significant rounds are still trickling through and giving us something to talk about. Today, Brazilian fintech Remessa Online closed an investment for R$110 million (around US$21 million) through Kaszek Ventures. Other contributors include Bewater Ventures and Kevin Efrusy—who’s well-known for having led an […]

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