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Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion – TechCrunch

Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion – TechCrunch Instarem, a Singapore-based startup that helps banks transfer money overseas cheaply, has raised a Series C round of over $20 million for global expansion. The round is led by MDI Ventures — the VC arm of Indonesian telecom operator …

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Can Bitcoin find its practical use case as a currency in Latin America? – TechCrunch

Can Bitcoin find its practical use case as a currency in Latin America? – TechCrunch Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo Contributor Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo is a former Google and Twitter manager and current CEO of Céntrico Digital, a Latin American-based digital agency. More posts by this contributor Desperate for jobs, Venezuelan immigrants turn to …

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Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense – TechCrunch

Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market? Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group has acquired Asian mobile marketing company Bizense in …

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Mexican venture firm ALL VP has a $73 million first close on its latest fund – TechCrunch

Mexican venture firm ALL VP has a $73 million first close on its latest fund – TechCrunch Buoyed by international attention from U.S. and Chinese investors and technology companies, new financing keeps flowing into the coffers of Latin American venture capital firms. One day after the Brazilian-based pan-Latin American announced …

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Monashees raises $150 million for its eighth Brazilian fund – TechCrunch

Monashees raises $150 million for its eighth Brazilian fund – TechCrunch As technology investment and exits continue to rise across Brazil, early stage venture capital firm monashees today announced that it has closed on $150 million for its eighth investment fund. Commitments came from Temasek, the sovereign wealth fund affiliated …

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Startup accelerators helped spark Latin America’s tech boom – TechCrunch

Startup accelerators helped spark Latin America’s tech boom – TechCrunch Five years ago, no startups from Latin America were participating in prestigious U.S. accelerators like 500 Startups or Y Combinator. In fact, no Latin American startup reached the renowned Silicon Valley accelerator, Y Combinator, until 2015, when Colombia’s Platzi was …

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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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