Brian Requarth, Founder of Latitud

In 2003, Brian Requarth got in his car and drove from his hometown in California to Costa Rica, crisscrossing through Mexico and Central America, eventually making his way to Colombia. It was a life-changing 6-month experience that made him fall in love with LatAm and identify unique opportunities for businesses in the region. After starting…

April 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in April: April 29 Some new Brazilian names have joined the global superrich, and their ascent to fortune amid bleak times is a tale of a nation in transition. New faces at the top are part of an emerging economy built on digital technology and…

BayBrazil Impacto Social

Jurados do Brasil e do Vale do Silício selecionam 4 startups para Programa de Impacto Um total de vinte e duas startups se cadastraram através das redes parceiras para concorrer a três vagas no programa de Impacto Social do BayBrazil. O time de jurados selecionou as finalistas e sete startups participaram da sessão de Pitch no dia 25…

March 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in March:   March 30 Startup Hotmart, an online courses platform, announced round of R$ 735 million raised last year, and it’s now in Brazil’s unicorn list. March 25 Seven startups participated in the BayBrazil Impact program March 25th pitch session. The program aims to support…

February 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in February:   Feb 28: Delivery startup Loggi raises $205 million. The company’s largest round to date was led by CapSur Capital and included renowned Brazilian hedge fund manager Luis Stuhlberger’s Verde Asset Management among the backers for the first time, the firm said. Feb 24…

January 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in January:   Jan 28 Nubank raised US$400M Series G at US$25 billion valuation, becoming the fourth most valuable financial institution in Latin America. The round was led by both private and public investors including current investors Singapore’s GIC, Whale Rock, and Invesco. Other current…

December 2020 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in December:   Dec 29 Fintech Nomad, which allows Brazilians to open a checking account with banks in the United States, raised an investment of R$ 30 million, in a round led by Monashees. Dec 21 Linker received R$ 12 million round investment and warms…