Latin America

Latin America

Region of the americas where romance languages are primarily spoken

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2018
Didi enters Latin America via its $1 billion acquisition of Brazilian ridesharing company 99.

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April 15, 2021
WebWire
, , , , • ·The startups that form part of Telefónica's entrepreneurship support initiative have driven the creation of more than 10,000 skilled jobs in Europe and Latin America. , , • ·Wayra's investment is around €50M with a revaluation of more than 70%. , , • ·More than 250 startups have worked with Telefónica during this time , , , , , , Wayra, the initiative to support entrepreneurship launched by Telefónica in 2011, celebrates its tenth anniversary, a period in which it has helped to create a...
ESC Partners
April 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of our recent Latin American expansion, ESC Partners, a leader in fueling utility innovation and the execution of digital...
Xtreme Fighting Championships
April 13, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Registration is open for a behind-the-scenes look at Xtreme Fighting Championships (OTC: DKMR) at Emerging Growth Conference, presented by CEO...
By DAVID BILLER and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
April 12, 2021
AP NEWS
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Russia has been trying to get its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V into Brazilian arms for months, and been repeatedly frustrated by legal, regulatory and possibly even...
Joan E. Solsman
April 9, 2021
CNET
Paramount Plus replaced CBS All Access, relaunching with a new name and a wider catalog.
The Diesel Physique
April 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Thousands have changed their lives - losing weight, building muscle and finally achieving overall health and wellness with the My Diesel...
Peninsula Papagayo
April 8, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica's 1,400-acre premier resort and private club community, has announced the release of two new and exclusive...
Dan Avery
April 2, 2021
Mail Online
Farmers worldwide are growing 20% less food since 1961, but warmer areas like Africa and Latin America have slowed agricultural growth between 26 and 34 percent.
March 25, 2021
clinicaltrials.gov
Policy Responses Against the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America - Full Text View.
Mary Ann Azevedo
April 2, 2021
TechCrunch
Cross-border payments startup dLocal has raised $150 million at a $5 billion valuation, less than seven months after securing $200 million at a $1.2 billion valuation. This means that the five-year-old Uruguayan company has effectively quadrupled its valuation in a matter of months. Alkeon Capital led the latest round, which also included participation from BOND, [...]
Crunchbase News
March 31, 2021
Crunchbase News
Crunchbase News' top picks of the news to stay current in the VC and startup world.
Mary Ann Azevedo
March 31, 2021
TechCrunch
The fintech space and the Latin American venture scene are both booming. So it's no surprise that an increasing number of global investors are investing in fintech startups based in Latin America. The latest is Clocktower Technology Ventures (CTV), the investing affiliate of Santa Monica, California-based macro investment firm Clocktower Group. Since launching in 2015, [...]
Alex Wilhelm
March 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It's broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Well that was a crazy week I may be getting older, but it does seem that the pace of tech news has gotten stuck in [...]
Damian Carrington Environment editor
March 25, 2021
the Guardian
Preserving Latin America's forests is vital to fight the climate crisis and deforestation is lower in indigenous territories
Kim Lyons
March 25, 2021
The Verge
Motorola has added support for two new indigenous languages spoken in the Amazon -- Kaingang and Nheengatu -- as part of a larger effort to make technology more accessible. They'll both be available on all Motorola Android devices with Android 11.
Mary Ann Azevedo
March 25, 2021
TechCrunch
Digital House, a Buenos Aires-based edtech focused on developing tech talent through immersive remote courses, announced today it has raised more than $50 million in new funding. Notably, two of the main investors are not venture capital firms but instead are two large tech companies: Latin American e-commerce giant Mercado Libre and San Francisco-based software [...]
Mary Ann Azevedo
March 23, 2021
TechCrunch
Buying and selling residential real estate is a complex business, no matter where you live. A slew of startups in the United States are focused on streamlining that process for people. But in Brazil, where no MLS exists, the challenge of digitizing real estate is even greater. One startup that has set out to serve [...]
March 22, 2021
WebWire
Panama is a country where real estate investment expectations are met in a safe and risk-free manner as it has a consolidated democracy, which leads to legal certainty, creating an ideal framework to invest. It has a stable government and a strong economy based on the US dollar. Even after the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate investing in Panama is advantageous. Randall Castillo Ortega, the founder of RACO Investment, explains why. Despite the crisis, Panama continues to lead expectations...
Mary Ann Azevedo
March 22, 2021
TechCrunch
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to people everywhere shopping more online and Latin America is no exception. São Paulo-based Nuvemshop has developed an e-commerce platform that aims to allow SMBs and merchants to connect more directly with their consumers. With more people in Latin America getting used to making purchases digitally, the company has experienced [...]
Christine Hall
March 22, 2021
Crunchbase News
The conpany offers a suite of tools around payments, shipping, inventory management and marketing for online businesses.
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