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Latin America Roundup: Uber acquires Cornershop, Softbank invests in Buser and Olist

Latin America Roundup: Uber acquires Cornershop, Softbank invests in Buser and Olist Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a principal at Magma Partners, a Latin America-focused seed-stage VC firm with offices in Latin America, Asia and the U.S. Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin […]

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The emergence of super apps in Latin America

The emergence of super apps in Latin America Thiago Paiva Contributor Share on Twitter Thiago Paiva is a fintech entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the co-founder of Liquia Digital Assets, an investment platform for international investments using blockchain technology. The super apps WeChat and Alipay became an integral part of the […]

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Y Combinator-backed Trella brings transparency to Egypt’s trucking and shipping industry

Y Combinator-backed Trella brings transparency to Egypt’s trucking and shipping industry Y Combinator has become one of the key ways that startups from emerging markets get the attention of American investors. And arguably no clutch of companies has benefitted more from Y Combinator’s attention than startups from emerging markets tackling the the […]

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Visa pitches a program offering fintechs faster market access through an ecosystem of partners

Visa pitches a program offering fintechs faster market access through an ecosystem of partners Visa is pitching a new way for startups in the fintech space to get to market faster by using its rails and a group of pre-approved partners. The Fast Track program, a variant of an investment commitment and […]

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From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today

From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire Latin America’s Groupon Mafia It’s […]

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Bringing affiliate marketing and outsourced customer acquisition to Brazil nets Escale $22.6 million

Bringing affiliate marketing and outsourced customer acquisition to Brazil nets Escale .6 million Despite not being Brazilian and having their first exposure to the country only a few years ago, the two co-founders of Escale have managed to raise $22.6 million for their company, which provides customer acquisition services to companies in […]

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Brazilian startup Yellow raises $63M — the largest Series A ever for a Latin American startup

Brazilian startup Yellow raises M — the largest Series A ever for a Latin American startup After selling their ridesharing startup, 99, to Didi Chuxing for $1 billion last year, Ariel Lambrecht and Renato Freitas didn’t waste any time throwing their hats back in the ring. Months after their big exit, the pair joined […]

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