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What would it mean to eradicate the mosquito?

What would it mean to eradicate the mosquito?

Paul Orlando Contributor Share on Twitter Paul Orlando has operated startup accelerators on three continents and teaches entrepreneurship and runs...

SoftBank makes a huge bet on Latin America

SoftBank makes a huge bet on Latin America

Rappi represents a new era for Latin American technology startups. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, the on-demand delivery startup has taken...

Naspers-owned PayU doubles down on India with $70M deal to buy Wibmo

Naspers-owned PayU doubles down on India with $70M deal to buy Wibmo

PayU, the Naspers-owned payments company that competes with the likes of PayPal but focuses mainly on emerging markets, has made...

Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its...

Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017-founded...

Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million

Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million

The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a...

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital makes $406M first close of new fund

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital makes $406M first close of new fund

B Capital, the VC firm from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, has made the first close of its second fund. The...

WhatsApp adds a tip-line for gathering fakes ahead of India’s elections

WhatsApp adds a tip-line for gathering fakes ahead of India’s elections

Update: Proto, the startup working with WhatsApp on this election disinformation initiative (aka Project Checkpoint) has released an FAQ which...

Bringing affiliate marketing and outsourced customer acquisition to Brazil nets Escale $22.6 million

Bringing affiliate marketing and outsourced customer acquisition to Brazil nets Escale $22.6 million

Despite not being Brazilian and having their first exposure to the country only a few years ago, the two co-founders...

America Movil acquires Nextel in Brazil for $905M

America Movil acquires Nextel in Brazil for $905M

Latin America continues to remain a focus for investors that are eyeing up its large population and growth potential. In...