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Investors still have big checks for Latin America

Although the report from specialist company Atlantico points out that 2022 funding in Latin America has been cut in...

Mergers and acquisitions: alternatives for Brazilian startups in search of unicorns

With more challenges in raising funds, Brazilian startups have started to find in the...

Vamos Latam Summit: meeting of startups, CEOs, and investors in Latin America

On Wednesday 21st, the Vamos Latam Summit will take place, an innovation event that brings together entrepreneurs and some of the prominent leaders of...

Brazil’s QuintoAndar launches ‘Rent Without Administration’ contract

On Wednesday, August 31, QuintoAndar, a platform for renting, buying, and selling properties, announced the contracting modality 'rent without...

Uruguayan startups aim at Brazil to scale up their...

In early August, a group of 14 Uruguayan startups traveled to São Paulo, Brazil, to talk with entrepreneurs, investors,...

Bolivia is putting its still nascent startup ecosystem on the map

Bolivian startups have already gained access to international programs and competitions such as Start-up...

Latin American megacities as strategic hub of Greek electric car cab app ‘Beat’

Ordering a cab via an app is now standard practice. But the DS3 Crossback E-Tense electric SUV is a novelty when it picks you up. It is already the experience of users of "Beat" in Santiago...

Latin American startups raise 17% less investments in the 1st semester

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a Sling Hub survey, the volume of investment raised by Latin American startups dropped 17% in the first half of the year, totaling US$6.8 billion. The fall in the...

MercadoLibre launches second insurtech product in Brazil and targets the unbanked

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine e-commerce and fintech giant is starting to offer the possibility of taking out life insurance through MercadoPago....

Brazil: Multilaser offers electric motorcycle by subscription

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, June 10, Multilaser announced it would offer electric motorcycles by subscription from R$699 (US$140) per month. The service results from a partnership between the Watts subsidiary, a manufacturer of...

Mexican unicorn Kavak lays off 150 people in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Founded in 2016 and backed by Japan's SoftBank, Kavak became the first Mexican tech "unicorn" in October, when it reported a valuation of more than US$1 billion, making it the second...