Global Investor Confidence in US Soars for Third Straight Year, According to 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey

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(Press Release) Research validates that venture capital fundraising and IPOs are on the rise, with favorable investment outlooks continuing in cloud computing and mobile technology. Read more

CRP Fund Buys 25% of Aquiris (em português)

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(Baguete) Aquiris, Porto Alegre’s digital game developer, announced the sale of 25% of its business to CRP Companhia de Participações, a venture capital firm from the South of Brazil, for an undisclosed amount. Read more

Magma Partners Launches in Chile with US$5m to Invest

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(Pulso Social) A new private investment fund is launching today to disrupt the startup ecosystem in Chile and throughout Latin America. The new entity, Magma Partners, promises a transparent approach that leaves the reigns in the hands of entrepreneurs. Read more

BNDES Looks to PE Funds, Direct Investment Amid Growth-Company Rush

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(LatinFinance) Brazil’s development bank will invest in up to 12 private equity companies and support Bovespa Mas trading, in a drive to facilitate capital markets access for the country’s smaller firms. Read more

Saeed Amidi’s Global Accelerator Network Plug And Play Expands To Brazil

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(TechCrunch) The warp and weft of Saeed Amidi’s family story – transitioning from Iranian immigrants fleeing revolution in the 1970s to running a multi-million-dollar global family office and a vast technology accelerator network – is one that could only have been woven in Silicon Valley. Read more

Carrot Receives US$2m Investment from Venture Partners Mexico

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(Press Release) Venture Partners Mexico led successfully the Series B capital round in Carrot of MXN$26m (US$2m). Along with Venture Partners Mexico, Auria Capital and its founders, Mexico Ventures, a government-backed fund, made its first investment in the car-sharing company recognizing the opportunity it presents within the Mexican market. Read more

A5 Internet Invests R$3.5m in Brazilian Online Network Colab.re (em português)

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(Startupi) Colab.re, a social network that aims to encourage improvements to Brazilian cities, received an investment of R$3.5m from capital fund A5 Internet Investments. Read more

Atomico Adds to Investment in Brazilian Retail Store BebeStore

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(Dealbook) Atomico, the venture capital firm led by Niklas Zennstrom, the co-founder of Skype, is investing in Brazil again, a sign that entrepreneurship continues to grow here even amid a lagging economy. Read more

Show Me the Money: Hotel Urbano Picks Up Another US$50m

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(Pulso Social) Capital-wise, Hotel Urbano has got it down. The Brazilian online travel agency has picked up a R$120m (US$50m) investment round from Tiger Global Management and Insight Venture Partners. Read more

Colombia Reports Raises Funding From GITP Ventures

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(Press Release) Colombia Reports has raised funding from GITP Ventures, a venture capital firm headquartered in Medellin, that will help our website realize a number of plans that are in the pipeline. Read more