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

Technology Investor Riverwood Capital Launches US$35m Venture Fund

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(Alt Assets) Technology-focused investment firm Riverwood Capital has launched a venture capital fund with a US$35m target, AltAssets has learned. Read more at Alt Assets.