Axon Partners Invests US$2m in Food Delivery Platform Mercadoni (en español)

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(Press Release) International investment group, Axon Partners Group, invested US$2m in Mercadoni consolidating its position as a regional investor with stakes in Mexico and Colombia. Read more

Alta Ventures Raises Fund for US$200m (en español)

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(El Economista) Venture capital fund Alta Ventures Mexico plans to raise a new fund for US$200m this year, through which it aims to invest in high-growth tech companies. Read more

Joy Street Receives Investment of R$25m for Expansion (em português)

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(BIT Blog) Joy Street, a Pernambuco, Brazil based edTech and video game company, received an investment of R$2.5m from Criatec II and plans to expand outside of the state. Read more

Beamonte Investments Launch a Venture Capital Fund for Mexico and Colombia

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(Press Release) Beamonte Investments announced the launch of Venture Academy Fund, a Venture Capital Fund (“VAF”) targeting opportunities in Mexico and Colombia. Read more

Brazil Hopes to Consolidate Latin America’s Venture Scene

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(Geektime) One of the biggest trends in Brazilian venture capital, perhaps a paradigm of global trends, is the entry of corporate interest in the country’s technology companies. In late October, international conference Corporate Venture in Brasil (CV in Brasil) brought more than 20 corporate venture arms to the country to talk up the local scene, including reps from the likes of IBM Venture Capital Group, Intel Capital, ABB Technology Ventures, and more. Read more

Soldiers Field Angels Invests in Mexican Artisanal Brewery (en español)

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(SFA) Venture capital firm Soldiers Field Angels closed a fifth round of investment by its 2016 fund. The business that joins its portfolio of investments is a Mexico based artisanal brewery. Read more

Google Inaugurates Accelerator Program and Seeks Brazil Startups (em português)

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(Exame) Google recently announced the creation of its new accelerator program, Launchpad Accelerator. The project was launched in Brazil, India and Indonesia. Last year, Google invested roughly US$2.5m in Brazilian startups. The program is currently accepting applications and seeks to choose a total of 15 Brazilian startup projects by 2016. Read more

LIV Capital Increases Investment in Leading Digital Animation Studio Ánima Studios (en español)

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(Sentido Común) LIV Capital’s Mexico Venture Capital Fund III, invested an additional undisclosed amount in Ánima Studios, Mexico based leading digital animation studios which distributes animation content throughout Mexico and Latin America. Read more

Entrepreneur Profile: Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder, Dating LATAM

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Entrepreneur Profile: Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder, Dating LATAM

LAVCA heard from Pedro Neira, CEO & Founder of Peru-based startup Dating LATAM about his experience as an entrepreneur and how his track record has helped to raise local and international capital. Read more

Copacabana House Ventures Makes First Investment in Education Tech Company Tyngu

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(Press Release) Copacabana House Ventures, a Brazilian-based VC firm, has made its first investment in education tech company Tyngu. Read more