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Egyptian startup Convertedin raises $3M, caters to e-commerce brands in MENA and Latin America

Egyptian startup Convertedin operates a marketing operating system for e-commerce brands; it raised $3 million in a seed round led by Merak Capital.

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Empathy is essential for building a loyal team, says Kolors co-founder Anca Gardea

Kolors is following a model that it describes as “if Uber and Southwest Airlines had a baby," providing a technology layer to bus operators to...

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Crisis! On the blockchain

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines....

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Investors show LatAm fintechs the money

Fintech startups in Latin America continue to receive impressive amounts of venture capital.

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Colombian proptech Habi reaches unicorn status with $200M raise co-led by SoftBank and Homebrew

Habi, a Bogota-based proptech, has closed on $200 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Homebrew and SoftBank Latin America Fund. The startup...

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Fintech NovoPayment raises first venture round in 15 years to expand its full-stack banking API platform

Miami-based, female-founded fintech NovoPayment raises $19 million to court new customers

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Top SoftBank LatAm partners leave firm to start their own

SoftBank Latin America is certainly having massive exits, but not the lucrative kind. Paulo Passoni and Shu Nyatta, two managing investment partners...

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‘The Ultimatum’ and social fintech have more in common than you’d think

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week...

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SoftBank reverses LatAm plan with new early-stage spinout, Upload Ventures

SoftBank's Latin American investment arm is now Upload Ventures, a firm that backs early-stage companies in the region at a page of about $100...

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Founded by ex-dLocal and AstroPay execs, Datanomik is bringing open banking to LatAm

a16z makes first Uruguay investment in open banking fintech Datanomik, co-founded by dLocal, AstroPay execs

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Colombian payment infra startup Simetrik lands $20M Series A at a $100M+ valuation

Colombia-based Simetrik automates reconciliation with its no-code offering

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Fintech Roundup: Due diligence makes a comeback and a former Better.com employee speaks out

Better.com employee speaks out after layoffs

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Tiger’s stamp of approval is coming for the early stage

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox early, subscribe here. On...

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The co-founder of Brazil’s first unicorn bags $6M for new grocery startup

Mara, a São Paulo-based startup that aims to “reinvent” the grocery shopping experience for the underserved in Latin America, has raised $6...

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Mundi raises $16M to grow its ‘modern financial platform’ for cross-border trade

Mundi, a financial services platform for cross-border trade, announced today it has raised $16 million in a Series A funding round led by Union...

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Nigerian ethical credit-recovery fintech Bfree secures $1.7M, expands to Asia, Europe, South America and across Africa

Bfree, a Nigerian credit management fintech, has embarked on global expansion after raising $1.7 million in a pre-Series A round, to tap the...

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FanDuel founder and Sequoia bet on Spanish-language fantasy sports app Draftea

Founder Alán Jaime Misrahi grew up devoted to soccer, eventually playing in Mexico’s third division. While he didn’t necessarily make it to...

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Delivery Hero calls last orders on Foodpanda in Germany, Japan as it tightens focus on Q-commerce and logistics-as-a-service

German on-demand delivery giant Delivery Hero is pulling its food delivery service out of Germany again. At the same time it has announced it will...

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Seaya Ventures, Cathay Innovation launch $125M fund for LatAm startups

The Seaya Cathay Latam Fund will invest in between 12 to 15 companies and will write check sizes of between $5 and $10 million.

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Tiger Global leads $25M investment into Swap, which aims to be ‘LatAm’s fintech factory’

Swap, a São Paulo-based BaaS startup, announced today it has raised $25 million in a Series A led by Tiger Global Management. The financing was...

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Nubank files to go public

This morning Brazilian neobank Nu, better known as Nubank, announced that it has filed to go public. Today its F-1 filing remains private, but the...

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SoftBank, Amazon, Accel and others put $108M in Brazilian banking and payments infra provider Pismo

There is no question that fintech has exploded in recent years. But along with that, we have also seen a related surge in funding into companies that...

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Tiger Global backs Favo, which is building an easier way for Latin Americans to order groceries online

Favo enables under-employed entrepreneurs to create new income streams through steady sales commissions from their own local grocery network.

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Accel, Tiger and Stripe’s COO back Mexico City-based Higo as it raises $23M for its B2B payments platform

Just six months after raising $3.3 million in seed funding, Mexico City-based Higo announced today it has raised $23 million in a Series A round led...

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Mexico’s Kavak drives away with $700M in new funding, doubling its valuation to $8.7B

Kavak, a Mexico City-based startup that operates a pre-owned car marketplace in Latin America, announced today that it has raised a massive $700...

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Flat.mx raises $20M from VCs, proptech unicorn founders to fix Mexico’s ‘broken’ real estate market

Flat.mx, which wants to build a real estate “super app” for Latin America, has closed on a $20 million Series A round of funding. Anthemis and...

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LatAm corporate spend-management startup Clara raises $3.5M, comes out of stealth

This morning Clara, a corporate spend-management startup focused on the Latin American market, announced its product launch and a $3.5 million...

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The pure hell of managing your JPEGs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....

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