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Andreessen, Atlántico, MAYA Capital add some dough to Fudo’s restaurant tech recipe

The independent restaurant customer, most likely adopting restaurant operation technology for the first time, is who Fudo is targeting.

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Just Eat Takeaway sells stake in Brazil’s iFood for up to $1.8B

European food ordering and delivery giant Just Eat Takeaway has revealed that it’s selling its stake in Brazil’s iFood for up to €1.8...

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Facebook will turn off new political ads a week before US midterm elections

Meta loosely outlined how it plans to brace its platforms for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections Tuesday, starting with political ads. In November,...

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Miferia wants to expand its wholesale inventory marketplace across Latin America

The Mexico-based company enables retailers to bring their inventory relationships online, expand their product selection and get more favorable...

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TikTok Music’s trademarks spotted in multiple countries, hinting toward global launch plans

ByteDance may be preparing for a global launch of TikTok Music service, according to trademarks filed in several countries found by TechCrunch. The...

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Mobile users now spend 4-5 hours per day in apps, report says

Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new...

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German semiconductor giant Semikron says hackers encrypted its network

The German manufacturer produces semiconductors for electric vehicles and industrial automation systems.

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Latin America’s slowing VC market hides local strength

To really understand what’s going on with Latin American venture capital funding, we have to go deeper than the regional perspective can afford us.

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Google Cloud announces its first region in Mexico

Google Cloud today announced plans for its first cloud region in Mexico, its third in Latin America after Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil. The...

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Treggo, armed with new funds, takes on crowded Latin American last-mile delivery sector

Treggo works with thousands of last-mile providers to give merchants information on the best delivery provider in a certain zip code.

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Casavo, an Opendoor-style proptech from Italy, raises $410M to expand its instant buyer platform across Europe

Opendoor opened the door, so to speak, to the idea of applying technology to the concept of house flipping to both scale the opportunity and make it...

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VCs slow Latin American investments after blowout 2021

A report from the Latin America-focused Sling Hub platform indicates that June was a record-low result for the value of venture capital fundraising....

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DEUNA enters Latin America’s crowded one-click checkout sector flush with $37M

The company is targeting the region's challenges of customer acceptance, conversion and fraud with its "Commerce 3.0" payment...

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Brazilian proptech startup Loft, which was valued at $2.9B last year, lays off 380 employees

Loft, a Brazilian proptech unicorn, has let go of 380 employees in its second round of layoffs this year.

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This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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MAYA Capital closes second fund with $100M for early-stage Latin American startups

This new fund triples the firm’s assets under management and will enable the pair to invest in another 25 to 30 companies.

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Brazilian motorcycle rental startup Mottu revs up with $40M to help more Latin Americans become couriers

Mottu has evolved its model and does much more than just rent motorcycles. It also provides credit, insurance, maintenance and 24-hour support for...

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app...

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​​Forests are a multitrillion-dollar asset. Vibrant Planet bets SaaS can save them

Vibrant Planet is definitely a software play — from its cloud focus to its per-seat licenses, it’s SaaS through and through — but its end goal...

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Apple is finally getting serious about removing junk messages

Apple has just rolled out the second developer beta for iOS 16, and the first thing that’s caught our eye is revamped message filtering. With...

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Mono aims to be ‘first bankingless bank’ for Latin America’s small businesses

Mono is building a fully digital bank with accounts that can be opened in around 15 minutes versus an average of two weeks at an incumbent bank.

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Thousands of Mobike users’ passports and IDs exposed online

An exposed cloud storage bucket was left online without a password for at least three months.

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It’s correction time for Latin American VC activity

Let’s dig into the early Q2 data on venture capital investment into LatAm startups, and then discuss the halo effect — or lack thereof — of...

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Agrotools farming for M&A with new $21M funding round

Agrotools analyzes over 1,300 layers of data to provide information on what is happening with agriculture suppliers and customers across Brazil.

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Meta and Google’s Gradient back LatAm startup OlaClick

Over 80% of food delivery orders in Latin America are still made over phone calls and settled with cash. OlaClick, a young startup that is helping...

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South Africa’s edtech FoondaMate eyes speedy takeoff after $2M funding

Educators also use FoondaMate to share learning materials with students, and to set and post homework.

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WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App

WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today’s news it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses...

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Neon triples revenue in quest to become the biggest bank for Brazil’s working class

Brazilian digital bank Neon hopes to achieve its goals by helping its customers build their credit history.

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