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Booksy raises $70M war chest to acquire salon appointment apps, expand internationally

Booksy raises $70M war chest to acquire salon appointment apps, expand internationally

Beauty and wellness appointment booking apps have proliferated of the last few years, but it appears the race is still...

Fintech darling Nubank raises blockbuster $400M Series G at $25B valuation

Fintech darling Nubank raises blockbuster $400M Series G at $25B valuation

While the pandemic has left some startups strapped for cash, the aptly-named Brazilian neobank Nubank is swimming in it. This morning, the...

App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion

App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion

Mobile adoption continued to grow in 2020, in part due to the market forces of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to...

MadeiraMadeira, Brazil’s answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion

MadeiraMadeira, Brazil’s answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion

MadeiraMadeira, the Brazilian answer to Wayfair or Ikea, is now worth $1 billion after raising $190 million in late stage...

Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a major upswing in virtual learning — where some schools have gone (and stayed)...

Brazilian lending company Creditas raises $255 million as Latin America’s fintech explosion continues

Brazilian lending company Creditas raises $255 million as Latin America’s fintech explosion continues

Creditas, the Brazilian lending business, has raised $255 million in new financing as financial services startups across Latin America continue...

Mexican challenger bank albo raises $45 million to expand

Mexican challenger bank albo raises $45 million to expand

With nearly half a million customers across Mexico and a network of 30,000 retail locations where representatives can take deposits,...

With investors expecting a Latin American cryptocurrency boom, Mexico’s Bitso raises $62 million

With investors expecting a Latin American cryptocurrency boom, Mexico’s Bitso raises $62 million

Six years after the launch of the Mexico-based cryptocurrency exchange and financial services platform Bitso, the company revealed it has...

Gartner: Q3 smartphone sales down 5.7% to 366M, slicing COVID-19 declines in Q1, Q2

Gartner: Q3 smartphone sales down 5.7% to 366M, slicing COVID-19 declines in Q1, Q2

We are now into the all-important holiday sales period, and new numbers from Gartner point to some recovery underway for...

Following its acquisition by BuzzFeed, HuffPost shuts down its Brazil and India editions

Following its acquisition by BuzzFeed, HuffPost shuts down its Brazil and India editions

HuffPost is becoming part of BuzzFeed, but HuffPost India and HuffPost Brasil will not be making the transition — both...