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Seed capital for entrepreneurs with big dreams. Maya Capital is a seed-stage venture firm that supports businesses generating accessibility, transformation and efficiency in Brazil and Latin America. We back bold entrepreneurs leading disruptive ventures with smart capital and best-in-class advisory.

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Alude offers a free real estate platform and it just raised US$3.3M with big-name VCs

6 months ago

Contxto – Get this: proptech Alude was launched in Brazil in 2019 and its team currently consists of nine people (three of which are the co-Founders). Nonetheless, it’s attracted big names in venture capital for its seed round. Today (30) the real estate startup announced it closed US$3.3 million. And interestingly, Allude had multiple round […]

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E-commerce empowering community: Indigenous artisans hit the global digital market

8 months ago

Today’s Soapbox opinion was written by Nadine Heir is a writer, creator, and marketer. Contxto – While indigenous traditions are centuries old, there’s nothing outdated about how they reach audiences today. Tourists are primary consumers of indigenous communities’ artwork in Latin America, but to date, the distribution of their products has been largely informal. Mass-produced, […]

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Meet the disruptive Latin American startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2020 Batch

8 months ago

Contxto – Y Combinator’s 15-year anniversary has been unusual, if not a very memorable one. Amidst the biggest health crisis of the twenty-first century, this world-renowned accelerator is remotely preparing its latest batch, among which, are startups from Latin America. Were organizers worried about this shift to operate at a distance? Certainly not. An accelerator […]

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WeXchange wants startups founded by Women STEMpreneurs to accelerate via their innovation lab

8 months ago

Contxto – According to an infographic published by WomenWhoTech, “86 percent of venture-funded businesses have zero women in management positions.” If this stat doesn’t make you cringe, I don’t know what will.  One way to have more female leadership is not necessarily to wait for other companies to get their act together, but to give […]

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Oico raises US$1.5 million to rebuild construction materials market, enters Y Combinator

8 months ago

Contxto – Where there’s a disjointed industry, there’s a business opportunity. And for Brazilian entrepreneurs, Pedro Dellagnelo and Pedro Rocha, the construction materials market still had a big brick and mortar approach in need of updating. And amidst the pandemic, they launched their marketplace Oico and with four months of operating, it’s already closed an […]

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

9 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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Healthtech Alice offers something telemedicine platforms don’t

9 months ago

Contxto – Let’s face it: When it comes to healthcare, people tend to take a more reactive approach. We might not prioritize an annual checkup, embrace healthy eating habits or exercise… until we get sick. But there’s a startup that wants to change that and it’s taken the first big step. Last Tuesday (30), healthtech […]

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HR startup Worky raises US$3 million with QED and LEAP Global

9 months ago

Contxto – Startup Worky has been working hard so HR departments work less. But it wants to take its all-in-one platform to the next level. That’s why it recently raised equity capital for US$3 million through QED Investors and LEAP Global Partners. “We’ll be using the funds to expand our tech and product team so […]

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Gupy raises US$6.8 million to make its AI platform HR’s best friend

11 months ago

Contxto – Brazilian HR startup Gupy raised R$40 million (around US$6.8 million) and made the announcement this week. Oria Capital dished out the funds which the startup will use to improve its artificial intelligence (AI) platform as well as launch new features for it. To that end, Gupy will be hiring an additional 30 team […]

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Opportunities await logistics startup Nuvocargo following its recent investment

11 months ago

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – One acquisition and one month later, and logistics startup Nuvocargo is on the move again. The Ecuadorian-founded business recently announced its closing of a US$5.3 million seed round in which NFX and ALLVP co-led. Other participating funds included MAYA Capital, Magma Partners, and One Way Ventures. Angel investors also contributed […]

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