GuiaBolso Receives Investment from Kaszek Ventures (em português)

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(Exame) Start-up GuiaBolso.com announced its second round of funding. This time, Kaszek Ventures led the investment with the participation of e.Bricks and Valor Capital. Read more

Project A Ventures Invests R$800k in Intelipost (em português)

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(Startupi) The Project A Ventures today announced its 5th investment in Brazil. The company that received the contribution of R$800k was Intelipost, a new startup that provides business e-commerce software. Read more

PSafe Receives a US$30m Investment (em português)

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(Baguete) Grupo Xango’s PSafe received an investment round of $30 million. The Chinese anti-virus company Qihoo 360 injected $25 million. According to website Tech Crunch, the rest of the capital was provided by venture capital funds and Redpoint e.Ventures and Pinaccle Ventures. Read more

H.I.G. Capital Invests in Brazil-Based LG Sistemas

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(peHUB) Global private investment firm H.I.G. Capital said Thursday that it has made a strategic investment in LG Sistemas. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Brazil, LG Sistemas is a provider of human resources software. Read more

Privalia receives EUR 25 million from Belgian fund (em português)

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(Exame) Privalia, an online shopping club, has received a new round of investment amounting to 25 million euros from the Belgian Fund Sofina. The investment will be used to expand the startup, with a focus on Latin America. Read more

Starline receives a second round of investment from Confrapar (em português)

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(Confrapar) Educational software development company Starline Tecnologia will receive R$3 million in a series B investment round from Fundo Horizonti, managed by Confrapar. Read more

Vox invests in school management system WPensar, previously accelerated by Pipa (em português)

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(Startupi) After some years customizing software for schools, WPensar has developed an online self-service product. In November the company received help from the Rio de Janeiro accelerator Pipa (part of Start-Up Brazil and campaigning to attract foreign entrepreneurs). Recently, the company attracted another partner: impact investment firm Vox Capital. Read more

Backup Solutions Provider b-datum Reveals US$1.4 Million Investment

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(Pulso Social) b-datum, a Brazil-based provider of backup solutions in the cloud, has received a million-dollar boost. The company announced an investment of US$1.4 million (R$2.8) from Haya Investimentos late last month. Read more

Open English Taps $65M for Language Instruction

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(DowJones) In one of the largest deals of its kind, online language instruction company Open English LLC has raised $65 million to continue its breakneck expansion, VentureWire has learned. Read more

Real Estate Platform Properati Closes Seed Round to Expand in Latin America (en español)

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(Pulso Social) Argentine company Properati closed a seed funding deal for its regional expansion. The amount of the investment hasn’t been officially revealed, but we’ve heard it’s around US$200,000 (AR$1 million). Interestingly, the funds are from angel investors who have already invested in Sumavisos.com as well as entities such as U.S.-based GroupArgent and NXTP Labs (where the startup is currently being accelerated). Read more