Topic: Start-up companies

Rappi obtains financing for Mexican fintech venture

Mexico’s González Calvillo, SC has helped the local branch of Colombian on-demand delivery start-up Rappi get a loan of 1 billion Mexican pesos (US$49 million).

14 September 2021

Brazil’s Zenvia acquires communications start-up

Brazilian communications company Zenvia has relied on Pinheiro Neto Advogados to buy D1, a start-up that connects several communication platforms.

13 September 2021

Food tech company NotCo becomes Chile's latest unicorn

Chilean vegan food tech company NotCo has relied on three offices of US firm Gunderson Dettmer to raise US$235 million in a funding round, making it Chile’s latest unicorn.

03 September 2021

Pérez Correa González helps in Mexican earthquake app funding

Mexican investment fund GC Capital has enlisted local firm Pérez Correa González to renegotiate its investment in SkyAlert, an app designed to alert and warn its users about earthquakes.

26 August 2021

Argentine fintech becomes unicorn with US$350 million injection

US firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has helped Argentine fintech Ualá raise US$350 million in a funding round co-led by SoftBank’s Latin America fund and Chinese investor Tencent, making it a unicorn company.

25 August 2021

E-commerce platform Nuvemshop becomes Brazil’s latest unicorn

US venture capital fund Insight Partners has enlisted Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York and Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires and Mexico’s González Calvillo, SC to inject US$500 million into Brazilian e-commerce platform Nuvemshop.

24 August 2021

SoftBank investment gives Brazilian start-up unicorn status

Brazilian facial recognition start-up Unico has hired local firm Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados to get a 629 million reais (US$121 million) investment, making it one of the country’s newest unicorns with a market value exceeding US$1 billion.

19 August 2021

General Atlantic invests in Latin American education platform

US investor General Atlantic has turned to Mexican firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza & Enríquez, SC and Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría in Bogotá and Lima to inject US$70 million into regional education technology platform Crehana.

19 August 2021

Brazilian financial services platform Omie gets funding round

Brazilian financial management platform Omiexperience (Omie) has relied on Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto, Foley & Lardner LLP in San Francisco, Brazilian law firm Machado Meyer Advogados and Conyers Dill & Pearman LLP in the Cayman Islands to raise 580 million reais (US$112 million) in an investment round.

18 August 2021

Colombian delivery start-up gets third funding round

A group of investors, led by the Inter-American Investment Corporation, Colony Latam partners and IDC Ventures, have enlisted Gómez-Pinzón in Bogotá to inject US$50 million in Colombian grocery delivery company Merqueo.

13 August 2021

Get unlimited access to all Latin Lawyer content