Posts by elis

A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech

A new $124 million for Brazil’s Movile proves that investors still see promise in Latin American tech

Brazil’s macroeconomic picture may be gloomy, but technology investors still see hope in the nation’s burgeoning technology sector — and...

China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has...

Korean hotel firm Yanolja moves into Southeast Asia with $15M investment in Zen Rooms

Korean hotel firm Yanolja moves into Southeast Asia with $15M investment in Zen Rooms

Zen Rooms, the budget hotel network startup founded by Rocket Internet, had faced the deadpool earlier this year after a prospective...

Brazil’s tech startups begin to expand globally

Brazil’s tech startups begin to expand globally

Startups in Brazil, Latin America’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem, are no longer solely focused on Brazil as their only frontier to...

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with...

Using tech and $100M, Dr Consulta transforms healthcare for the poorest

Using tech and $100M, Dr Consulta transforms healthcare for the poorest

Healthcare delivery is an incredibly complex topic, but one that has a simple truth: health security is key to living...

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Latin America is emerging as the new battleground for the global tech giants, and some of Silicon Valley and Asia’s...

Another chapter on Facebook’s privacy woes is being written in Latin America

Another chapter on Facebook’s privacy woes is being written in Latin America

The abuse of Facebook’s platform for political purposes is a problem that doesn’t stop at the U.S border. Governments around...

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market

After 12 years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio...

Report: China’s Didi to buy Brazil’s 99 in $1B deal to take on Latin America

Report: China’s Didi to buy Brazil’s 99 in $1B deal to take on Latin America

A year ago, Didi made a big move into Brazil when it laid down over $100 million to take a...