Topic: Venture capital

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

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

Brazilian sportstech scores fantasy football funding from investors

Brazilian fantasy football company Rei do Pitaco has enlisted Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri e Potenza Advogados in São Paulo to raise US$32 million in an investment round led by American equity fund D1 Capital Partners.

27 January 2022

Chilean e-vehicle start-up gets first financing round

Carey has helped Chilean electromobility company E-Mov obtain its first equity financing round from Grupo Orange.

06 January 2022

Brazil's Omie buys fintech and gets Chinese investment

Several firms have advised on Brazilian software company Omie’s acquisition of digital bank Linker and capital increase from Chinese investor Tencent, which was an extension of an investment round in August.

30 November 2021

Carey opens office in Miami

Chilean Elite firm Carey has opened an office in Miami to target venture capital and start-up investment.

22 November 2021

Chilean real estate start-up Houm gets funding round

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Chile) has helped Silicon Valley-based venture capital group Goodwater Capital inject US$35 million in local property technology start-up Houm.

19 November 2021

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