$234.1M in 17 Deals and 4 acquisitions (Minu, Loggi, Demetria, Colektia,

Mar 08, 2021 3:38 am

FUNDING ROUNDS

minu | Series A | $11,500,000.00

Mexico. minu revolutionizes the financial health of Mexican employees, offering them access to their already worked salary when they need it.

Investors: FinTech Collective


Loggi | Series F | $205,000,000.00

São Paulo, Brazil

Loggi is a delivery company that uses technology to link its customers to a network of couriers.

Investors: CapSur Capital


Demetria | Seed | $3,000,000.00

Bogotá, Colombia

Demetria is an AI-powered taste and quality intelligence SaaS startup for the coffee supply chain.

Investors: Celeritas


Colektia | Series A | $4,200,000.00

Santiago, Chile

Colektia is a digital platform that helps financial institutions create new digital collections models, based on artificial intelligence.

Investors: Angel Ventures


Twenix | Seed | $1,204,870.00

Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Europe

Twenix is an e-learning SaaS that helps teams in the business with their English knowledge acquisition.

Investors: JME Ventures


MCH Investment Strategies | Private Equity

Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Europe

MCH Investment Strategies is an independent investment products firm specializing in the selection of international asset class managers.

Investors: Alantra


Agrisolus | Venture

São Paulo, Brazil

Agrisolus is a company that applies artificial intelligence to poultry.

Investors: KPTL


Twenix | Debt Financing

Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Europe

Twenix is an e-learning SaaS that helps teams in business with their English knowledge acquisition.

Investors: ENISA


Cora | Seed

São Paulo, Brazil

Cora is a fin-tech startup that provides financial services to help entrepreneurs and businesses achieve their goals.


PlayJoy Games | Seed | $397,607.00

Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, Europe

PlayJoy Games specialized in traditional video games and social casino.


Elenas | Series A | $6,000,000.00

Bogotá, Colombia

Elenas is a Latin American social commerce platform, empowering micro-entrepreneurs to start their online store.


Balio | Seed

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Personal Finance Manager and Investing


Tpaga | Seed

Bogotá, Colombia

Tpaga enables consumers to receive and spend money through their cellphone.


Videsk | Seed | $40,000.00

Santiago, Chile

The first plug&play video contact center to provide face-to-face communication experiences between companies and customers.

Investors: Start-Up Chile


EventPlay | Pre-Seed | $200,000.00

São Lourenço, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Event Network | All-in-one Marketplace Platform | OTT Streaming


Pawiis | Seed | $33,333.00

Santiago, Chile

Pawiis is a pet care platform that improves animal welfare.


M&As

Fit Sistemas acquired by Sovos

Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States, 2021-03-03

Sovos is a global leader in tax compliance and business-to-government reporting software.. Fit Sistemas is a provider of cloud-based regulatory reporting and electronic invoicing solutions..

Visit Sovos or Fit Sistemas


Vicom acquired by HEXPOL

Malmö, Skane Lan, Sweden, 2021-03-02

HEXPOL is a polymer group that provides advanced polymer compounds. Vicom is a polymer compounder active in the interesting and growing product segment "wire and cable".

Visit HEXPOL or Vicom


VipCommerce acquired by Magazine Luiza

Louveira, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2021-03-03

Magazine Luiza retails home appliances, personal electronics, and furniture products through physical and virtual stores. VipCommerce enables existing grocery retailers to move online fast and efficiently with a low initial investment..

Visit Magazine Luiza or VipCommerce


Pollux Automation acquired by Accenture

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2021-03-02

Accenture is a professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Pollux is an industrial automation company in Brazil that provides solutions to increase the competitiveness of the industry.

Visit Accenture or Pollux Automation


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JOBS


ENGINEERS

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Frontend Engineer, All Teams, Mexico City, Lyft. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Software Engineer – All Teams, Lyft. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Data Engineer, Luuna. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Cloud Native Developer, IBM. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Data Scientist, . Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, México


Data Scientist, IBM. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Principal Software Engineer (office or remote work), Loft. Brazil, São Paulo


Full Stack – Java, Redbee. Brazil, São Paulo


Engineering Manager, Redbee. Argentina, Buenos Aires


Manager Data Scientist, Wildlife Studios. Argentina, Buenos Aires, Brazil, São Paulo



FINANCE

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Analista Contábil Sênior, Contabilizei. Brazil, Remote


Finance Manager, La Mudi. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Analista Financeiro Jr, PepsiCo. Brazil, São Paulo


Accounting Analyst, Rappi. Colombia, Bogotá


Analista de Nómina, Rappi. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Financing Partnerships Manager, Kavak. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México, Remote


Senior Finance Manager, Amazon. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México



DESIGN

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UX/UI Designer, Cliengo. Argentina, Buenos Aires


Head of UX/UI, Contabilizei. Brazil


UX Designer, IBM. Colombia, Bogotá


Designer UX, IBM. Brazil, Brasilia


Creative Director, Wildlife Studios. Brazil, São Paulo


SR UX Designer, Wildlife Studios. Brazil, São Paulo


Art Manager, Wildlife Studios. Brazil, São Paulo


Technical Animator (All levels), Wildlife Studios. Brazil, São Paulo


Designer UX, IBM. Monterrey, Nuevo Léon, México


Designer UX, IBM. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México



MANAGEMENT

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Global Learning, Employee Experience and Talent Development Lead, Rappi. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Senior People (Human Resources) Lead – Technology & Engineering, Rappi. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Head of Agencies – Amazon Advertising Mexico, Amazon. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Legal Analyst, Cabify. Colombia, Bogotá


Rider Growth Analyst – CL, Cabify. Chile, Santiago


City Intelligence Analyst, Beat. Colombia


Manager Data Scientist, Wildlife Studios. Argentina, Buenos Aires, Brazil, São Paulo


Project Manager, Wizeline. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Project Manager, Wizeline. Guadalajara, Jalisco


Financing Partnerships Manager, Kavak. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México, Remote



MARKETING

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Global Marketing Creative Lead, HP. Brazil, São Paulo


Email Marketing Technical Manager, HP. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México


Manager, Publicity – Brazil, Netflix. Brazil


Rider Growth Analyst – CL, Cabify. Chile, Santiago


Growth Operations Specialist, Loft. Brazil, São Paulo


BI Specialist, Loft. Brazil, São Paulo


Marketing Specialist, BEAT. Argentina, Buenos Aires


Growth Intern, Around. México


Strategy Manager, Kavak. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México



OPERATIONS

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Customer Experience Manager – LatAm, Netflix. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Title Operations Project Manager – Brazil, Netflix. Brazil


Administrative Analyst, Rappi. Argentina, Buenos Aires


Operations Analyst, Rappi. Colombia, Bogotá


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Project Analyst – Onboarding of Restaurants, Rappi. Brazil


Process Specialist, Rappi. México, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Remote, Chile, Peru


Analista de Performance Growth, Rappi. Brazil


Operations Manager, BEAT. Argentina, Buenos Aires


Customer Experience Process Analyst, Beat. Peru, Lima



PRODUCT

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Product Manager, Cliengo. Argentina, Buenos Aires


Customer Support Lead, Runa. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Product Manager, Loft. Brazil, São Paulo


Product Designer | Rappi, Rappi. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Product Manager, Crehana. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México, Colombia, Bogotá, Remote, Peru, Lima



SALES

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LATAM Supplies Sales Lead, HP. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México, Colombia, Bogotá, Peru, Lima


Innovation Leader, IBM. Brazil, São Paulo


Customer Success Manager, IBM. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Client Technical Leader, IBM. Ciudad de México (CDMX), México


Sales Development Representative, Cabify. Colombia, Bogotá


SALES EXECUTIVE, Teads. Colombia, Bogotá


SALES MANAGER, Teads. Brazil, São Paulo


SALES DIRECTOR, Teads. Brazil, São Paulo


Manager, Sales, Vice Media. México


Manager, Sales, VICE Media. Argentina


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