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Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the...

SoftBank mints QuintoAndar a new unicorn in Latin American real estate...

QuintoAndar, the Brazilian real estate technology developer, has secured a massive $250 million Series D led by SoftBank, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to...

Flat, a Mexican property tech startup, raises $4.6M pre-seed led by...

Flat has raised one of Mexico’s largest pre-seed rounds to take the Opendoor real estate marketplace model across the Rio Grande.  The company snagged a $4.5...

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund

Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership,...

Urbvan raises $9 million for its private shuttle service in Mexico

As cities in emerging markets grapple with increasingly traffic-clogged and dangerous streets, Urbvan, a startup providing private, high-end transportation shuttles in Mexico, has raised...

Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s...

Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing and growth in Latin...

Y Combinator-backed Trella brings transparency to Egypt’s trucking and shipping industry

Y Combinator has become one of the key ways that startups from emerging markets get the attention of American investors. And arguably no clutch...

PayU, Naspers’ global fintech firm, enters Southeast Asia with acquisition of...

PayU, the Naspers owned fintech firm that specializes in emerging markets, is broadening its global reach into Southeast Asia after it announced a deal...

From seed to Series A: Scaling a startup in Latin America...

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 ...

Nowports raises $5.3 million to become Latin America’s digital shipping answer...

Nowports, a developer of software and services to track freight shipments from ports to destinations across Latin America, has aims to become the regional...