Latin America Looks To Spur Later-Stage Venture Investments

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(TechCrunch) The seeds of a venture investment scene are beginning to sprout at the early stage in Latin America, and now countries like Colombia and Chile are taking steps to make sure young companies can take root. Read more

BelezaNaWeb Raises $30M To Bring Brazil’s Beauty Market Online

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(TechCrunch) Brazil’s leading beauty ecommerce company, BelezaNaWeb (“Beauty on the web”), has raised a $30M Series C round from an undisclosed New York City private equity firm. Read more

Asaas Receives R$2m from Cventures (em português)

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(Baguete) The Asaas, a Joinville company that provides banking and financial management services, received an investment of R$2m from Brazilian venture capital fund Cventures Primus. Until now, the startup has received R$1.6m in angel investments. Read more

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

Brazil’s Pitanga Invests in Argentinian Startup Stallogic (em português)

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Venture Capital fund Pitcanga invested in Stallogic, an Argentinian startup aiming to revolutionize the Satellite industry with low-cost satellite production. 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 Personalizadas. 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