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Latin America Roundup: XP’s chart-topping IPO, Wildlife becomes a unicorn, SoftBank...

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Sophia Wood is a principal at Magma Partners, a Latin America-focused seed-stage VC firm with offices in Latin America, Asia and the U.S. Sophia...

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...