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Brazil’s BizCapital raises $12 million for its online lending service

Brazil’s BizCapital raises $12 million for its online lending service

BizCapital, an online lender based in Brazil, has raised $12 million from a clutch of investors, including the German development...

Brazil suspends WhatsApp’s payments service

Brazil suspends WhatsApp’s payments service

Brazil, the second largest market for WhatsApp, has suspended the instant messaging app’s mobile payments service in the country a...

Remessa Online raises $20 million to become the TransferWise of Latin America

Remessa Online raises $20 million to become the TransferWise of Latin America

Remessa Online, the Brazilian money transfer service, said it has closed on $20 million in financing from one of the...

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp launches payments

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp launches payments

WhatsApp is adding support for in-app payments, Apple is upgrading the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro desktop and we argue...

Pipo Saude raises $4.6 million to bring healthcare benefits management services to Brazil

Pipo Saude raises $4.6 million to bring healthcare benefits management services to Brazil

Pipo Saude, a Brazilian provider of healthcare services for businesses and their employees, has raised $4.6 million in a new...

WhatsApp finally launches payments, starting in Brazil

WhatsApp finally launches payments, starting in Brazil

After months of talks and trials, WhatsApp has finally pulled the trigger on payments in its app. Today the Facebook-owned...

Belvo scores $10M from Founders Fund and Kaszek to scale its API for financial services

Belvo scores $10M from Founders Fund and Kaszek to scale its API for financial services

Belvo, a Latin American fintech startup that launched just 12 months ago, has already snagged funding from two of the...

Instagram Lite shuts down in advance of a relaunch

Instagram Lite shuts down in advance of a relaunch

Instagram Lite, the two-year-old version of the Instagram app aimed at emerging markets, has quietly disappeared. The previously highly ranked...

Omidyar-backed Spero Ventures invests in Mexico City’s Mati, a startup pitching ID-verification

Omidyar-backed Spero Ventures invests in Mexico City’s Mati, a startup pitching ID-verification

Spero Ventures, the venture capital firm backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has gone to Mexico City for its latest...

Latin America Roundup: Big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank

Latin America Roundup: Big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank

Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a Venture Partner at Magma Partners . Sophia is also the...