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Latin America roundup: SoftBank bets on Brazilian unicorns and Konfio raises $250M for lending plans

Latin America roundup: SoftBank bets on Brazilian unicorns and Konfio raises $250M for lending plans

Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a Principal at Magma Partners, a Latin America-focused seed-stage VC firm...

The emergence of super apps in Latin America

The emergence of super apps in Latin America

Thiago Paiva Contributor Share on Twitter Thiago Paiva is a fintech entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the co-founder of...

Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of...

SoftBank mints QuintoAndar a new unicorn in Latin American real estate tech

SoftBank mints QuintoAndar a new unicorn in Latin American real estate tech

QuintoAndar, the Brazilian real estate technology developer, has secured a massive $250 million Series D led by SoftBank, as the...

Fintech in Latin America continues to draw big dollars as SoftBank invests $231 million in Creditas

Fintech in Latin America continues to draw big dollars as SoftBank invests $231 million in Creditas

As investors continue to move more aggressively into Latin America’s startup scene, there’s one industry that seems to be drawing...

Fintech decacorn Nubank raises $400M led by TCV

Fintech decacorn Nubank raises $400M led by TCV

Another day, another mega round for a fintech startup. And this one is mega-mega. Brazil-based Nubank, which offers a suite...

Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms

Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms

Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing...

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for US customers

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for US customers

Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is...

Uber CTO says competing with Didi is ‘very healthy’ despite their complicated relationship

Uber CTO says competing with Didi is ‘very healthy’ despite their complicated relationship

Competing with a company that counts you as an investor is hardly conventional — some might call it strange —...

From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today

From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America today

Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago,...