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Monashees is a Brazilian venture capital firm active globally that invests in entrepreneurs committed to creating innovative solutions for a new world. They invest in the beginning stages and follow alongside the companies that are revolutionizing markets, creating value, and improving people’s lives through technology, such as ContaAzul, EduK, Elo7, Enjoei, Jusbrasil, Loggi, MadeiraMadeira, Neoway, Petlove, Pipedrive, Rappi and Grupo Zap.

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SoftBank’s Latin America fund will decide the future of fintech

1 week ago

Welcome to our new The Exclusive deep dive content about our Latin American ecosystem. We’re giving our registered newsletter users a sneak-peek of these soon-to-be paid for articles. Contxto—Politics, football, and Tesla’s current stock price all have one thing in common with SoftBank—Latin America’s largest foreign investor—; you should never mention them in conversation unless […]

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EmCasa closes US$3.5 million to consolidate real estate platform in São Paulo and Rio

4 weeks ago

Contxto – Real estate startup EmCasa closed R$20 million (~US$3.5 million) with Monashees, Caravela Capital, Pear Ventures, NBV, and the Mercado Livre (MELI) fund. The investment will serve two objectives. The first is to scale within São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Secondly, it will improve its algorithm for recommending real estate properties. When it […]

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Oyster snags historic seed round to bring financial services to SMEs and freelancers

1 month ago

Contxto – Mother of pearl! Fintech Oyster is raising one of Latin America’s biggest seed rounds yet. Today (10) the startup announced it snagged US$14 million in a round co-led by SV Latam Capital and Monashees. Fintech Collective, Kevin Efrusy, Redpoint eventures, S7 Ventures, and Ulu Ventures also pitched funds. Fintech Oyster adds speed for […]

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Neon raises US$300 million to hone in on micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil

1 month ago

Contxto – Big growth plans means big funds are needed and Neon recently banked just that. Today (2) the fintech announced it closed US$300 million for its Series C. General Atlantic returned as the round ringleader. Newcomers BlackRock, PayPal Ventures, Vulcan Capital, and Endeavor Catalyst joined the table. Meanwhile previous investors Monashees, Flourish Ventures, and […]

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Fazenda Futuro secures US$21 million to launch into US

1 month ago

Contxto – The world is hungry for more foodtechs and their animal-free edibles. Today (1), Brazilian startup Fazenda Futuro announced it raised R$115 million (~US$21 million). The round’s ringleaders were BTG Pactual and ENFINI Investments. They were joined by returning investors Monashees and Go4it Capital. Money in hand, the startup plans to make a splash […]

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Startup inspiration: Lessons from the struggles of 3 Brazilian Founders

2 months ago

Contxto – When we see in other people our same passion to thrive, we watch them grow and it gives us that feeling of pride. They inspire us and they move us towards innovation.  You can learn something from every story. They are the shortcuts to success. Some stories we read leave us feeling insignificant. […]

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

3 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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Lending fintech BizCapital raises US$12 million through DEG

4 months ago

Contxto – Brazilian BizCapital raised some equity capital of its own. Yesterday (17) the lending startup for businesses announced it closed a Series B round for US$12 million courtesy of DEG, a development finance institution from Germany and a subsidiary of KfW Group. Another newcomer to join the table was MELI Fund, the corporate venture […]

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Pipo Saúde raises US$4.6 million through Kaszek Ventures and Monashees

4 months ago

Contxto – Startups in the insurance sector continue to take the spotlight. Last week, Kaszek Ventures and Monashees co-led a seed investment for US$4.6 million in insurtech Pipo Saúde. Other participants included ONEVC and angel investors including Nubank CEO, David Vélez. Thanks to the investment, Pipo Saúde will expand throughout its native Brazil. Hopefully through […]

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Fintech ADDI raises US$15 million through Quona Capital

5 months ago

Contxto – Funding may be tight within the current Covid-19 context, but some startups are still closing equity deals. This is fintech ADDI’s case. Yesterday (21), the loaning startup announced it received a capital injection for US$15 million in an investment round led by Quona Capital. Other contributors include Foundation Capital, S7 Ventures, as well […]

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