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McDonald’s starts selling its Beyond Meat-based “P.L.T.” sandwich in Canada

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McDonald’s first foray into the plant-based protein patty market in North America is launching today in Canada. The company’s “P.L.T.” (plant, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich,...

Airbus-owned Voom brings its on-demand helicopter service to the U.S. with...

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Voom, the helicopter service with ride-sharing and one-hour advance booking that Airbus developed and launch first in Latin America, is getting its U.S. debut...

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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