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Brokerage platform Ideal raises US$18.4 million with Kaszek Ventures

6 months ago

Contxto – Brazil continues to be a hotbed of investments in investment startups. Today (21), Ideal, a brokerage platform announced it closed R$100 million (~US$18.4 million) in a Series A led by Kaszek Ventures.  It will use the funds to scale and connect its products with retailers. [wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Ideal tailwinds Ideal isn’t a […]

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Nubank acquires Easynvest to launch into investment market

7 months ago

Contxto – Freshly funded with an alleged US$300 million, Brazilian Nubank is reaching into new fintech verticals. Today (11), the unicorn announced its acquisition of São Paulo-based Easynvest, a brokerage platform with 1.5 million customers and a reported R$20 billion (~US$ 3.8 billion) in assets under management. The deal consisted in a part cash, part shares […]

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Fintech Magnetis closes US$11 million with Redpoint and Vostock Emerging

8 months ago

Contxto – Brazilian’s interest in investing is growing, and venture capital (VC) funds have taken notice. Yesterday (29), investment fintech Magnetis announced it raised US$11 million for its Series B. Redpoint eventures and Vostok Emerging Finance were the round’s ringleaders. As a result, plenty of growth, tech development, and new projects—including a brokerage service—are coming […]

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Warren snags Series B for US$22.5 million with QED Investors

9 months ago

Contxto – Investing shouldn’t just be for the Gordon Geckos of the world. A number of startups are emerging to make asset management simpler, transparent, and more accessible. But for that, they do need other investors’ help. A prime example is Brazilian brokerage platform Warren. Today (10), the fintech announced it closed R$120 million (~US$22.5 […]

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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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Escale buys Cobmax, proving CX is more important than ever

10 months ago

Contxto – Customer acquisitions startup, Escale, acquired customer-acquiring Cobmax (say that three times fast) and made the announcement last Monday (25). While the parties did not disclose the value of the transaction, Escale’s co-Founder, Matthew Kligerman said it cost “a couple tens of millions of reais.” Related article: Escale lands a US$22.6 million deal co-led […]

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Meet Platanus Ventures, Chile’s newest incubator. It is picky as f…

1 year ago

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – It is about time for the masters to pass on knowledge to the students. Despite the current market conditions, some’s mission to keep improving remains unchanged. Chilean software agency, Platanus, partnered with fintechs Buda and Fintual, along with digital media, Vaso Medio Lleno to launch a new initiative for those […]

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Brazilian proptech Loft raises US$175 million investment, becoming a unicorn

1 year ago

Contxto – Brazilian proptech Loft kicked 2020 off with a big investment and is the first unicorn of the year. Today the startup announced its Series C for US$175 million in a round co-led by Andresseen Horowitz (“a16z”) and Vulcan Capital. Other investors who participated were Fifth Wall Ventures, QED Investors, Thrive Capital, Valor Capital, […]

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Mexican fintech Konfío closes US$100 million Series D led by SoftBank to boost support for SMEs

1 year ago

Contxto – Good things come in pairs, or so they say. Most likely, the Mexican fintech Konfío can concur. If US$100 million from Goldman Sachs wasn’t enough, things just got even better for the alternative finance provider with another US$100 million investment round, this time led by East Asian powerhouse, SoftBank. QED Investors, Kaszek Ventures, […]

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Rappi 101: A quick review of how the last-minute delivery app got to where it is

1 year ago

Contxto – Pay no heed to what seems to be Rappi’s trudge through the murky waters of controversy. On a grander scale, this last-mile delivery company’s growth strategy is going full-throttle. When it comes to rapid regional expansion and collaboration, this scaleup is queen. Not only does it continue to integrate itself with various other […]

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