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Latin America’s entrepreneurs are solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges, yet there is only minimal English language coverage of the region’s booming startup ecosystem. As a result, we’ve brought together all the news from Latin America in an even more accessible format.

LatamList Espresso is your weekly shot of news on the latest startup, venture capital, and tech news in Latin America. Hosted by Josefina Dominguez Iino, Editor at LatamList, this podcast summarizes the biggest headlines of the week with additional insights from founders, investors, and other key players in Latin America.

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Latin America’s entrepreneurs are solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges, yet there is only minimal English language coverage of the region’s booming startup ecosystem. As a result, we’ve brought together all the news from Latin America in an even more accessible format.

LatamList Espresso is your weekly shot of news on the latest startup, venture capital, and tech news in Latin America. Hosted by Josefina Dominguez Iino, Editor at LatamList, this podcast summarizes the biggest headlines of the week with additional insights from founders, investors, and other key players in Latin America.

    Flourish Fi secures $2.3M in a seed round. El Salvador proposes law to facilitate the issuance of cryptobonds, Ep 122

    Flourish Fi secures $2.3M in a seed round. El Salvador proposes law to facilitate the issuance of cryptobonds, Ep 122

    This week’s Espresso covers updates from GoodMeal, clicOH, Tul, and more!

    Outline of this episode:

    [00:28] - GoodMeal receives funding from angel investors and crowdfunding campaign
    [00:52] - Netzun closes a $1.4M Pre-Series A round
    [01:19] - Tul obtains credit line from Bancolombia for $7.7M
    [01:41] - Flourish Fi secures $2.3M in a seed round
    [02:09] - El Salvador presents law proposal to facilitate the issuance of cryptobonds
    [02:31] - Lemon Cash lays off 38% of its workforce
    [02:49] - clicOH invests $5M to reach Peru
    [03:06] - Latamlist’s featured articles
    [03:35] - New episode of Crossing Borders with Maricel Sáenz

    Resources & people mentioned:

    Companies & Startups: GoodMeal, Betterfly, SimpliRoute, Examedi, Netzun, Tul, Flourish Fi, Lemon Cash, clicOH, Compound Foods.
    VCs, Accelerators, Institutions: Bancolombia, Magma Partners, Impacta VC.
    People: Alexey Solovyov, Nathan Lustig, Maricel Saenz.

    • 4 min
    Finkargo closes $75M funding round. Mackenzie Scott donates $4M to Laboratoria, Ep 121

    Finkargo closes $75M funding round. Mackenzie Scott donates $4M to Laboratoria, Ep 121

    This week’s Espresso covers updates from Billpocket, Laboratoria, Tienda Pago, and more!

    Outline of this episode:

    [00:28] - Ping raises $15M in seed round
    [00:54] - Tribal Credit acquires Paykii
    [01:22] - Billpocket signs agreement with Mastercard and the Ministry of Economy of Nuevo Leon
    [01:53] - MacKenzie Scott donates $4M to Laboratoria
    [02:17] - Trully closes $4.1M seed round
    [02:43] - Tienda Pago announces $12M Series B round
    [03:13] - Finkargo announces new round for $75M
    [03:37] - Brazil’s Central Bank to release Pix’ protocols
    [04:03] - 20 startups (co) founded by Latin American Women
    [04:21] - New Crossing Borders Episode
    [04:51] - New How to be the difference Episode



    Resources & people mentioned:

    Companies & Startups: Laboratoria, Talanta, Ping, Tribal Credit, Paykii, Billpocket, Mastercard, Tienda Pago, Trully, Finkargo, Pix.
    VCs, Accelerators, Institutions: Y Combinator, Costanoa Ventures, Women’s World Banking Asset Management, IDC Ventures, FEMSA Ventures.
    People: MacKenzie Scott, Roberto Campos Neto, Javier García, Johanna Molina, Paul Lynskey, José Caparroso, Nathan Lustig.

    • 6 min
    Mendel closes investment round for $60M. Beat shuts down operations in Latin America, Ep 120

    Mendel closes investment round for $60M. Beat shuts down operations in Latin America, Ep 120

    This week’s Espresso covers updates from Beat, Netpay, Yave, and more!

    Outline of this episode:

    [00:28] - Oxio integrates with Telcel in Mexico
    [00:56] - Mendel closes equity and debt financing round for $60M
    [01:30] - Beat ceases operations in Latin America
    [01:51] - Muncher secures a $27M Series B round
    [02:21] - Liti announces a $4M seed round
    [02:52] - FEMSA acquires Netpay
    [03:23] - Yave raises $7.5M in a funding round
    [03:45] - Agrolend closes $28M Series B round
    [04:11] - New Crossing Borders episode
    [04:31] - Event on The Future of Work


    Resources & people mentioned:

    Companies & Startups: Oxio, Telcel, Mendel, Beat, Muncher, Liti, FEMSA, Netpay, Yave, Agrolend, Laboratoria, Talanta.
    VCs, Accelerators, Institutions: Industry Ventures, Infinity Ventures, Victory Park Capital, Glisco Partners, Monashees, Canary, Grão, Norte, Eclipseon, Newtopia, The Fund, Latitud, Better Tomorrow Ventures, Metaprop, Lightrock.
    People: Mariana Costa.

    • 5 min
    Quinio raises $40M in equity and debt. Nubank launches Nucoin, its digital currency, Ep 119

    Quinio raises $40M in equity and debt. Nubank launches Nucoin, its digital currency, Ep 119

    This week’s Espresso covers updates from Nubank, Franq, Selina and more!

    Outline of this episode:

    [00:28] - Selina goes public and continues expansion in LatAm
    [00:53] - Wareclouds closes $1.2M round
    [01:21] - Ubanku closes $1M pre-seed round
    [01:51] - Kapital arrives in Colombia
    [02:15] - Nubank introduces its digital currency Nucoin
    [02:37] - Franq raises $12M in Series A round
    [03:00] - Quinio raises $40M in equity and debt
    [03:31] - New episode of How to be the Difference
    [03:45] - New episode of Crossing Borders

    Resources & people mentioned:

    Companies & Startups: Selina, BOA Acquisition, Wareclouds, Ubanku, Kapital, Sivo, Nubank, Franq, Quinio, Ontop.
    VCs, Accelerators, Institutions: ChileGlobal Ventures, Newtopia VC, Irie VC, EF Venture Capital, Quona Capital, Globo Ventures, Broadhaven Capital, Valor Capital Group, Northgate Capital, Cometa, Dila Capital, AlleyCorp, Western Technology Investment, Alchimia Investments.
    People: Rafael Museri, Mike Hennessy, Johanna Molina, Paul Lynskey, David Mead, Santiago Aparicio, Nathan Lustig.

    • 4 min
    Yaydoo acquires Oyster Financial. Kukun closes $4.5M seed round, Ep 118

    Yaydoo acquires Oyster Financial. Kukun closes $4.5M seed round, Ep 118

    This week’s Espresso covers updates from Kushki, Vixtra, Lara AI, and more!

    Outline of this episode:

    [00:28] - Yaydoo acquires Oyster Financial
    [00:48] - Vixtra raises $3M in a pre-Series A round
    [01:15] - BBVA Mexico launches “Digital Economy Fund”
    [01:38] - Kukun closes $4.5M seed round
    [02:08] - Kushki launches Kushki Mundial
    [02:33] - Lara AI closes $1.1M funding round
    [02:55] - Mattilda raises $10 million seed round
    [03:15] - New episode of Crossing Borders


    Resources & people mentioned:

    Companies & Startups: Yaydoo, Oyster Financial, Vixtra, Kukun, Kushki, Lara AI.
    VCs, Accelerators, Institutions: 99 Startups, Valor Capital, BBVA Mexico, Antelo Capital, View Capital, FJ Labs, Bridge Partners, Newtopia VC, 500 LatAm.
    People: Nathan Lustig, Sergio Almaguer, Alejandro Gálvez.

    • 4 min
    Nelo secures a $100M credit facility. Aplazo acquires Sensai Metrics, Ep 117

    Nelo secures a $100M credit facility. Aplazo acquires Sensai Metrics, Ep 117

    This week’s Espresso covers updates from Covalto, Menta, Pulpo, and more!

    Outline of this episode:

    [00:28] - Aplazo acquires Sensai Metrics
    [00:52] - Pulpo closes an $8M funding round
    [01:24] - Nelo secures a $100M credit facility
    [01:36] - Interview with Kyle Miller, cofounder and CEO of Nelo
    [03:18] - Skandia and Accial Capital Management launch Impacto
    [03:44] - Fidu announces a $5M round
    [04:12] - Covalto secures a $10M line from the International Development Finance Corporation
    [04:39] - Menta closes a $6M seed round
    [05:13] - New episode of Crossing Borders
    [05:40] - New episode of How to be the Difference

    Resources & people mentioned:

    Companies & Startups: Aplazo, Pulpo, Nelo, Skandia, Accial Capital Management, Fidu, Covalto, Menta, Sensai Metrics.
    VCs, Accelerators, Institutions: Impacto, International Development Finance Corporation, Nazca Ventures, Victory Park Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, NFX, Imaginable Futures, Broom Ventures, Base10 Partners, Wollef.
    People: Nathan Lustig, Kyle Miller, David Poritz, Cristobal Perdomo, Johanna Molina, Paul Lynskey, Hector de Jesus Cortes.

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