May 2024 Deals & Investments

May 23 Tokenization pioneer Dynasty Global to become BrickMark Group’s payment token. In return, Dynasty will acquire a strategic stake in BrickMark. The investment of CHF 10 million will be part of BrickMark’s Series A financing and will be settled mainly with Dynasty’s payment token and cash. This collaboration aims to facilitate real estate transactions using D¥N,…

April 2024 Deals & Investments

April 26 QI Tech, a Brazilian fintech specialized in infrastructure for financial services, achieved unicorn status, reaching a market valuation above US$1 billion (R$5.1 billion) in its latest investment round. This milestone was reached after QI Tech received an additional contribution of US$50 million (R$256.3 million). This investment is an extension of the US$200 million (R$1…

BayBrazil AI Series

The rise of Artificial Intelligence In the wake of the stunning ChatGPT success in 2023, investments in generative AI have soared with some companies raking in billions. According to Crunchbase data, AI-related startups raised nearly $50 billion in 2023. Tech giants are spending unprecedented sums After the groundbreaking $10 billion to OpenAI last year, Microsoft has just…

March 2024 Deals & Investments

March 27 Techome, a smart home startup, raised R$35 million in a series A led by venture capital manager Astella, who was already an investor. The round was also joined by Endeavor Scale-Up Ventures and Endeavor Catalyst. The amount will be used mainly to execute the project for its own factory. March 27 Frete.com, an…

February 2024 Deals & Investments

Feb 27 Agtech Cromai received an additional investment and reached R$30 million in its series A funding. The new investment, of R$12 million, was led by iDEXO, a corporate venture of TOTVS managed by Citrino Ventures, and was accompanied by a follow-on from Baraúna Venture Capital and the family office Citrino Gestão. Feb 27 Neowrk,…

January 2024 Deals & Investments

Jan 31 Palo Alto-based Incognia, founded in Recife, raised a US$31 million Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The startup offers geolocation identity solutions aimed at fraud prevention, it operates in over 25 countries. Jan 29 The Economist on Brazil’s tax reform overhaul: “Reform of the world’s most complicated tax system will cut…