Mexico’s Fondo de Fondos Raises US$250m for a New CKD Vehicle (en español)

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(Press Release) Mexico’s Fondo de Fondos has just raised US$250m for a new CKD vehicle, which will make both fund investments and co-investments in private equity, infrastructure and real estate. Read more

ALL Venture Partners Invests in Farmacias Personalizadas

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(Press Release) ALL Ventures Partners announced a Series A investment of US$3.33m in Mexican speciality pharmacy, Farmacias Personalizados. Read more

Healthcare Start-up Makes Investment of US$5m (em português)

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(Valor Econômico) SaúdeControle, a platform for archiving and managing medical information for patients, received a US$5m investment from a US Fund. Read more

Another LatAm Bet For Seaya Ventures With US$4M Investment In Price Comparison Site ComparaGuru

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(TechCrunch) Chalk this up as Seaya Ventures’ third investment in Latin America. After backing online takeout delivery service SinDelantal.Mx, and Uber competitor Cabify, the Spanish VC is placing a US$4m bet on Mexican price comparison site ComparaGuru. Read more

Rocket Internet-backed Ridesharing Platform Tripda Raises $11M for U.S. Push

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(TechCrunch) Tripda, a ridesharing platform that connects people looking for a ride with people who have room in their car for another rider, just raised $11 million, with the majority of the money coming from Rocket. Read more

Beamonte Investments to Acquire Venture Academy

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(Global Newswire) Beamonte Investments, along with is affiliate, Beamonte Mexico Holdings SAPI de CV (“Beamonte”), announced it has invested in Venture Academy, an educational platform for training entrepreneurs how to raise money through a four day intensive boot camp designed to provide attendees with the information, guidance, and advice to run their businesses. After the closing, Venture Academy will be a wholly owned by Beamonte. Read more

Start-Up Chile Launches Follow-On Fund To Boost Local Growth

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(TechCrunch) Five years after the launch of Start-Up Chile, the government-backed accelerator has generated a new fund, Chile SCALE, to fund start-ups and itself while retaining graduating talent within Chile. Read more

South Ventures Invests In Brazil’s Trocafone.com

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(South Ventures) South Ventures invested part of SV Global Fund II into Brazil’s Trocafone, a e-commerce site for mobile telephones. Read more

Chile’s City Global Aims to Raise a US$10m Fund to Invest in LatAm Businesses

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(Pulso Social) Chilean CEO’s Raul Ciudad and Marco Rivas aim to raise a fund of US$10m by 2015 that will allow Latin American businesses to expand operations within the region and to the US. Read more

VivaReal Captures a Series C Greater than R$100m, Bringing New Investors to Brazil

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(Startupi) VivaReal has received a third round of funding, this time from venture capital firm Spark Capital (which has invested in start-ups like Twitter, Tumblr and Oculus VR) and from private equity firm LeadEdge Capital, both based in New York with operations in Brazil. The total invested was $US41.7m, equivalent to $R100m according Crunchbase. Read more