Category: America

Latin America Roundup: big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank
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Latin America Roundup: big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank

Sophia Wood is a Venture Partner at Magma Partners . Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor Despite the global panic caused by the current pandemic, startups in Latin America have continued to attract international capital. In April, Mexico’s Alphacredit, Colombia’s Frubana…

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Producers Warn America Is Facing Protein Shortage in Coronavirus Era
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Producers Warn America Is Facing Protein Shortage in Coronavirus Era

Toilet paper was the first product to disappear from retailers’ shelves at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, but the nation’s meat and poultry producers warn the strain on the supply chain could result in shortages and cost increases. “The food supply chain is breaking,” John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods…

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America Is Heading into the Coronavirus Crisis Blind. These GDP Estimates Prove It
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America Is Heading into the Coronavirus Crisis Blind. These GDP Estimates Prove It

GDP estimates show the U.S. economy will be harder hit than China’s by coronavirus. China’s stricter government controls and differing industries make it easier for the country to weather the coronavirus storm. The latest projections show U.S. politicians are heading into the crisis without a road map. At the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic is…

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Latin America roundup: Softbank adds $1B, Stori raises $10M and Grow Mobility puts on the brakes
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Latin America roundup: Softbank adds $1B, Stori raises $10M and Grow Mobility puts on the brakes

Sophia Wood is a Venture Partner at Magma Partners. Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor After investing nearly $2 billion of its Innovation Fund in Latin America in 2019, SoftBank announced this month that it would add an additional $1 billion…

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Latin America Roundup: Loft raises $175M, Softbank invests in Mexico’s Alphacredit and Rappi pulls back
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Latin America Roundup: Loft raises $175M, Softbank invests in Mexico’s Alphacredit and Rappi pulls back

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 is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor Brazil’s famously tricky real estate market has long drawn international investors to…

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‘Red Pilled America’ Revisits the Hilarious Weinergate Saga | Breitbart
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‘Red Pilled America’ Revisits the Hilarious Weinergate Saga | Breitbart

The latest episode of Red Pilled America continues a two-part series on Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow — and revisits his role in the infamous Weinergate saga, which remains just as astonishing as ever, eight years later. Hosts Patrick Courrielche and Adryana Cortez speaking with many of the Breitbart News editors and reporters who broke the most infamous…

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Latin America Roundup: XP’s chart-topping IPO, Wildlife becomes a unicorn, Softbank backs Konfio
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Latin America Roundup: XP’s chart-topping IPO, Wildlife becomes a unicorn, Softbank backs Konfio

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 is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor December has been a strong month for Brazilian startups, bringing a big…

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Latin America roundup: Neobanks raise $205M+; Softbank backs VTEX
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Latin America roundup: Neobanks raise $205M+; Softbank backs VTEX

Argentina’s Ualá became the most recent Latin American fintech to receive a growth-stage funding ($150 million) from Asian investors, Tencent and Softbank.  This marks Tencent’s second round of investment in Ualá, the first coming in April 2019. Tencent also invested $180M in Brazil’s leading neobank, Nubank in 2018. With Ualá, Tencent and Softbank will join a…

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