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Lone Pine Capital was started in 1997 by Steven Mandel, formerly a managing director and analyst at Tiger Management for a period of 7 years. According to the December 4, 2006 issue of Barron's, Mandel now manages $8 Billion and has returned over 25% annually since his fundâ€™s inception.
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Rose Hill Acquisition Corp. launches $125 million SPAC to invest in Latam
Rose Hill Acquisition Corp. made its public debut on Nasdaq after raising $124 million in a deal that seeks to invest in Latin America. The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is already trading under the ticker symbol “ROSEU”. For its U.S. initial public offering (IPO), this SPAC sold 12,5 million units at $10 each. So […]
Insurtech startup Súper wants to offer insurance against hurricanes
The insurance startup Súper was founded 2019 with one mission: to ensure properties against damages caused by earthquakes. However, this year it has expanded its offering to life insurance and is seeking to provide insurance against hurricanes in 2022. Súper is a Mexican insurtech that seeks to make insurance payments simpler and faster, without intermediaries, […]
Q&A | “We want to double the size of our business”: Phillippe Cahuzac, GAIA
GAIA Design raised $50 million earlier this month in a Series C round, the largest investment it has had so far, according to Crunchbase. The Mexican e-commerce company now has a total $80.9 million in funding, according to the same platform. The latest round was led by SoftBank Latin America Fund I, the Japanese investment […]
Mozper brings home digital banking for parents & kids in Latin America, Raises $3.55M in Seed Round
Contxto, With the idea of introducing youth to digital banking and offering exposure to managing finances at a young age, Mozper launched a debit card and app designed especially for kids and parents in Latin America. With a $3.55M closure in seed round, this fund raise was led by Hetz Ventures along with the other […]
Puerto Rican project chosen for Google News Lab Boot Camp
Contxto- In an age of “Fake News,” journalism has become more controversial, but at the same time, more fact-driven. Many outlets are looking for that extra support to become mainstream media and be able to reach more people. However, this wouldn’t be possible without a platform, and that is what the Google News Initiative Startup […]
Can spacetech truly take off in Latin America?
Contxto – On October 9, 2020, the Mexican government took a break from its regularly scheduled Earth-bound matters to make an announcement that took many by surprise. Latin America was launching a unified regional Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE, as it is known in Spanish). The landmark agreement was signed alongside Argentina, making […]
Nuvemshop raises US$30 million in bid to become Latin America’s Shopify
Contxto– Argentine e-commerce platform Nuvemshop raised US$30 million in funding to expand their operations as a website builder for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Nuvemshop (known as Tiendanube in Spanish) started nearly ten years ago in Buenos Aires, and has since expanded to Brazil and Mexico, with plans to move to Colombia and Peru in […]
YVY: The Brazilian Nespresso of cleaning products
Contxto– YVY is a startup from Brazil specialized in cleaning products that provide maximum efficiency with a minimum ecological footprint. The idea is simple, yet futuristic: A package containing YVY capsules is delivered to your door. You insert the capsules into a sprayer and start cleaning. After finishing the product, you return the empty capsules […]
Urban mobility app 99 to debut WhatsApp ride-hailing feature
Contxto – Booking a private ride over the 99 app in Brazil will now be as simple as sending a WhatsApp message. This is following an iconic partnership between the two companies. The new 99 feature won’t even require the transportation app to be downloaded on a device. This will allow patrons to save storage […]
3 science-based startups from Argentina each raise US$1.75 million
Contxto – Many of the investment rounds we cover here at Contxto involve a lot of the same stuff: consumer fintechs, proptech platforms, B2B lending startups… But every once in a while, a fund will pop up announcing funding for more out-of-the-box startups as is the case with the Center for Technological, Entrepreneurial, and Social […]