Valor Capital Group

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Valor Capital Group, LLC is an investment firm focused on Brazil and US-Brazil cross-border opportunities with a presence in New York, Silicon Valley, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The firm operates across two investment strategies: Growth Equity and Venture Capital.

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Chile recognized as solar energy powerhouse as Sunai wins Platzi Demo Day

9 months ago

Contxto – A new solar energy startup has joined the major leagues in Chile’s increasingly influential renewable energy sector. In the ranks of great companies like Inti Tech and Belinus, Sunai—a new solar power generating company—has just won big in Demo Day Platzi. Sunai is a platform that manages solar energy by collecting real time […]

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

9 months 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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Lending fintech Quasar Flash raises US$4.5M to accelerate credit analysis for Brazilian SMEs

10 months ago

Contxto – In an ideal world, accounts receivable departments always have a steady cash flow because customers pay for everything immediately. But most businesses know all too well that that’s rarely the case (if ever). In general, large companies are bulky enough to withstand these irregularities, while small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can struggle. Startup […]

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Insurtech from Colombia (beta)

10 months ago

Contxto – Insurtech in Colombia has been growing continuously and steadily over the past few years. However, these insurance startups have not grown as fast as other financial services. But why do you think that is?  The reason may well be because of the naturally more conservative nature of the industry. This makes giant insurance […]

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Latin America’s startups are beating old and new Covid bureaucracy with legaltech

10 months ago

Contxto – If citizens in Latin America have a government-related issue to address, they have to jump through plenty of bureaucracy. To make matters worse, Covid-19 has put administrative offices in a fix. Social distancing means people can’t be cramped into waiting rooms as per their usual annoying protocol. In that sense, officials are sprinting […]

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Goldman Sachs leads US$22.5 million investment in fintech iugu

10 months ago

Contxto – Collections departments have their work cut out for them: endless accounts and invoices to keep track of and bill… It can become very manual and time-consuming. Brazilian iugu is well-aware of this problem and developed a platform to automate many of these processes. For its customer-driven merits, it’s attracted one very interesting investor. […]

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Caju closes US$2.5 million to disrupt employee benefits programs in Brazil

11 months ago

Contxto – Flexibility is a flavor investors always crave and they just sunk their teeth into a piece of cajú (that’s Portuguese for “cashew”). Yesterday (5) news broke that fintech Caju raised R$13 million (~US$2.5 million) in a seed round co-led by Canary and Valor Capital. Other participants include angel investors like Ariel Lambrecht (co-Founder […]

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Start-Up Chile’s new Growth accelerator will offer US$100,000 in funding

11 months ago

Contxto – If you’re a startup, funding opportunities exist… if you know where to look. Have you tried the southern cone of Latam recently? Start-Up Chile (SUP) announced it’s launching “Growth,” a new program for more consolidated startups. Through it, select companies are eligible to receive up to CLP$75 million (~US$100,000) in equity-free funding as […]

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Solfacil raises US$4 million to save Brazilians’ money on electricity bills

1 year ago

Contxto – The future is green for one Brazilian startup. Both in terms of the problems it addresses and in recent funding-related events. Today (22) fintech Solfacil announced it closed its Series A for US$4 million in a round led by Valor Capital Group. The venture capital (VC) firm was joined by angel investors who’ve […]

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J.P. Morgan invests in white-label fintech FitBank

1 year ago

Contxto – Fintechs are surging across Latin America, which in turn leads to opportunities for even more fintechs. Consequently, startups working with open banking APIs have drawn investments in recent weeks. Although now a white-label startup raised funding with one of the biggest names in finance. J.P. Morgan invested an undisclosed amount in FitBank from […]

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