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The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch

The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the …

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Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch

Base10’s debut fund is the largest-ever for a Black-led VC firm – TechCrunch Adeyemi Ajao (above left), the co-founder and managing director of Base10 Partners, was surprised to hear his firm’s $137 million fund was the largest debut to date for a black-led venture capital firm. He and his co-founder …

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Tickets are now available for Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch

Tickets are now available for Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch We’re very excited to announce that tickets are now available for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America, which will be held at São Paulo’s Tomie Ohtake Institute on November 8, 2018. Tickets are free and available through a simple application …

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Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch

Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Groupon Mafia A new era …

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Is China’s digital silk road going to pave over Silicon Valley? – TechCrunch

Is China’s digital silk road going to pave over Silicon Valley? – TechCrunch Over the past 20 years, China has now grown into one of the largest consumer technology markets, with thousands of startups and funding rivaling Silicon Valley. In 2018, Chinese entrepreneurs are seeking to expand their businesses beyond …

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Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Powered Loans Across Latin America

Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Powered Loans Across Latin America Here’s something you don’t see every day: an ICO that has actually led to a shipped, working financial product. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Argentinian startup Ripio is making peer-to-peer microloans available today to all its 200,000 bitcoin wallet users in Argentina, Mexico, …

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Lending startup Portal Finance nabs $200 million for small business loans in Latin America – TechCrunch

Lending startup Portal Finance nabs $200 million for small business loans in Latin America – TechCrunch Latin American small businesses just got a big boost with a new commitment for a $200 million lending joint venture between the Bogota-based startup Portal Finance and Latin America’s largest financial services institution, BTG …

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The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S’18 Day 2 – TechCrunch

The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S’18 Day 2 – TechCrunch 59 startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2  and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create animojis from real photos; and a surplus …

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