Topic: Start-up companies

Brazil’s Neon becomes unicorn after US$300 million Series D round

Brazilian fintech start-up Neon has hired Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo to raise US$300 million in a Series D funding round, which was led by BBVA.

24 February 2022

Brazilian digital retail platform Inventa gets Series A funding

Four offices of US firm Cooley LLP have helped Inventa, a Brazilian digital platform for small and mid-sized retailers, raise 115 million reais (US$21 million) in a Series A investment round.

17 February 2022

Brazilian human resources start-up gets landmark investment

Start-up Gupy has enlisted Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados in São Paulo to raise 500 million reais (US$93 million) in the largest funding round in the Brazilian digital human resources sector.

14 February 2022

SoftBank feeds US$48 million to Colombian pet e-commerce group

Cuatrecasas (Colombia) has helped local pet supplies e-commerce platform Laika raise US$48 million in a Series B funding round led by SoftBank’s Latin America fund.

14 February 2022

Creditas hits US$4.8 billion valuation with more SoftBank funds

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Palo Alto, São Paulo and New York has helped Creditas raise US$260 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, taking the Brazilian fintech start-up's valuation to US$4.8 billion.

10 February 2022

Chile’s Betterfly becomes first insurtech unicorn

Chilean insurance technology start-up Betterfly has hired Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in Silicon Valley and San Francisco to raise US$125 million in a Series C funding round, making it Latin America’s first insurtech unicorn with a market value over $1 billion.

09 February 2022

Chilean fintech obtains additional US$80 million investment

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in Silicon Valley and San Francisco has helped Chilean financial technology start-up Xepelin raise US$80 million in a financing round led by US investor Community Investment Management (CIM), less than a year after its previous investment.

04 February 2022

Brazil’s Zenvia buys customer service software developer

Brazilian customer experience communications platform Zenvia has enlisted Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados to acquire customer service and service desk software Movidesk for 400 million reais (US$70 million).

20 January 2022

SoftBank invests US$127 million in Brazilian healthtech Alice

Holland & Knight LLP in Miami and Philadelphia has helped Japanese investor SoftBank inject US$127 million into Brazilian healthcare start-up Alice.

19 January 2022

Argentine firms help Blockchain become LatAm’s largest crypto trader

Global digital finance business Blockchain.com is on track to become Latin America’s largest cryptocurrency platform after the buyer enlisted Marval O'Farrell Mairal in Buenos Aires and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima for its acquisition of Argentine counterpart SeSocio.

14 January 2022

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