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Apps Delivery Last Mile Transportation Latin America Real Estate Warehousing

Last-mile logistics platform Cargamos raises $11M seed round to expand same-day delivery

– Mexico City-based last-mile logistics platform Cargamos wants to own same-day delivery in Latin America.
– The company has announced a $7m raise in follow-on funding, bringing its total seed round to $11m.
– It will use the funding to build a large fulfilment facility in Mexico City.
– It also wants to expand its network of mini distribution centers which it calls points of delivery, AKA “pods”, where packages are sorted and sent out for final delivery.
– The company currently has about 50 pods, but wants to more than double that number in the next six months so that it can cover a service area around Mexico City of up to 75 additional cities.

Automotive E-Commerce Latin America Online Portals

Mexico’s Kavak drives away with $700M in new funding, doubling its valuation to $8.7B

– Kavak, a Mexico City-based startup that operates a pre-owned car marketplace in Latin America, announced that it has raised a massive $700 million in a Series E round that more than doubles the company’s valuation to $8.7 billion.
– Cambridge, Massachusetts-based General Catalyst led Kavak’s Series E, which brings the company’s total raised to over $1.5 billion since its 2016 inception.
Tiger Global, Spruce House, D1, SEA, Founders Fund, Ribbit Capital, SoftBank and others also participated in the latest financing.

Finance Financial Services FinTech Latin America

Addi Raises $140M in Series B Extension Funding

– Addi is a fintech and digital commerce startup based in Bogota, Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
– Company raised $75m in extension Series B funding.
– The round was led by Greycroft with participation from new investors GGV Capital, Citius Capital, and Intersection Growth Partners, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Citius VC, Endeavor Catalyst, Foundation Capital, Monashees, and Quona Capital. Union Square’s Opportunity Fund also participated in the round.
– The company will use the funds to continue to scale its current operations in Brazil and Colombia, expand into Mexico in early 2022, enhance its BNPL offering while allowing customers and merchants to pay in new ways through its platform and its app, which launches later this month.

Latin America Property Development Property Management Real Estate raises $20M from VCs, proptech unicorn founders to fix Mexico’s ‘broken’ real estate market

–, a real estate marketplace, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Anthemis and 500 Startups, and joined by ALLVP and Expa.
– Other investors include Opendoor CEO and co-founder Eric Wu, Flyhomes’ co-founder and CEO Tushar Garg, and Divvy Homes’ co-founder Brian Ma.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its operations in Mexico and Latin America.

Developer APIs Health Care IT Infrastructure Latin America

Osana Salud raises $20M to build API-connected infrastructure for the LatAm healthcare industry

– Osana Salud, a healthcare startup, raised $20m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by General Catalyst and joined by Quiet Capital, Preface Ventures, FJ Labs, AforeVC and K50 Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and build out its platform.

E-Commerce Internet Latin America Pet

Brazil’s Petlove raises $150M from Riverwood, SoftBank to sell pet products and services online

– Petlove&Co, a São Paulo-based digital platform for products and services for the pet market, announced that it has raised about $150 million (R$750 million) in a funding round led by Riverwood Capital.
– The round is nearly double that of what Petlove has raised in its history.
– The company started its life as PetSuperMarket when it was founded in 1999 in the early days of the internet.
– The company continues to operate an online store offering a wide range of pet products and services.

B2B Banking Financial Services FinTech Latin America Payments

Brazilian fintech Cora raises $116M Series B as Tiger Global, Tencent sign on as investors alongside Greenoaks

– Brazilian digital lender Cora raised $116m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Greenoaks Capital and joined by Tiger Global and Tencent.
– Existing backers Kaszek, QED and Ribbit Capital also participated.
– The company declined to comment on valuation.

Artificial Intelligence B2B Big Data Latin America Machine Learning Procurement SaaS

WherEX Raises $7M in Series A Funding

– WherEX is a Santiago, Chile-based e-sourcing company.
– The company raised $7M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Kayyak Ventures with participation from FJ Labs, Jaguar Ventures and Tuesday Capital.
– The new investment will be aimed at expanding to LatAm and the US market.

Internet Latin America Property Management Real Estate Rental Software

São Paulo’s QuintoAndar real estate platform raises $120M, now valued at $5.1B

– QuintoAndar, a Brazilian proptech, raised $120m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Greenoaks Capital and Tencent, and joined by Ribbit Capital, and others.
– It brings QuintoAndar to a valuation of $5.1 billion.
– The company plans to enter the Mexican market as its first expansion outside of its home country.

Automotive Big Data Car Sharing Information Technology Latin America Rental Transportation

Brazil’s Kovi closes $104M Series B to make car ownership ‘more inclusive’ in LatAm

– São Paulo-based Kovi raised $104m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Valor Capital Group and Prosus Ventures, and joined by Quona, Broadhaven Ventures, GFC, Monashees, UVC Investimentos, PIPO, Norte, Maya Capital and Globo Ventures.
– The company also recently closed on a $20m debt facility.
– It is not yet a unicorn, according to execs, who declined to reveal valuation.

E-Commerce E-Commerce Platforms Latin America Retail Technology SaaS

Latin America E-Commerce Leader, Nuvemshop Raises $500 Million from Insight Partners and Tiger Global Management

– Nuvemshop, Latin America’s leading e-commerce platform, today announced that it has raised a $500m Series E round of funding.
– The round was co-led by Insight Partners and Tiger Global Management, with significant participation from Alkeon and Owl Rock.
– Other investors that joined the round included Sunley House Capital and VMG Partners, as well as existing investors Accel, Kaszek, Kevin Efrusy, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, and ThornTree Capital.
– This new round of financing values the company at $3.1b and brings Nuvemshop’s total funding in the last 10 months to more than $620m.

Apps Banking Financial Services FinTech Latin America Personal Finance

Ualà Raises $350M in Series D, Valued at 2.45 Billion

– Ualá, a Buenos Aires, Argentine-based fintech company, raised $350M in Series D funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Latin America Fund and Tencent with participation from funds managed by Soros Fund Management LLC, funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, LP, Ribbit Capital, Greyhound Capital, Monashees, Endeavor Catalyst, D1 Capital Partners, 166 2nd, along with angel investors such as Jacqueline Reses and Isaac Lee.
– The company, which reached a valuation of $USD2.45b, intends to use the funds to expand operations, with plans to have a team of 1,500 employees by the end 2021, and its business reach, developing new business verticals, providing innovation and technological development in Latin America.

E-Commerce E-Commerce Platforms Information Technology Latin America

Orchata raises $4M, aims to build a ‘Gopuff for Latin America’

– Orchata, a mobile app enabling consumers to get groceries delivered in 15 minutes, with no substitutes and at supermarket prices, raised $4m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Y Combinator and joined by JAM Fund, FJ Labs, Venture Friends, Investo and Foundation Capital, and angel investors Ross Lipson, Mike Hennessey, Brian Requarth and Javier Mata.

Consumer Goods E-Commerce Latin America

Wonder Brands Closes $20M Seed Funding Round

– Wonder Brands is a Mexico City, Mexico-based company building a portfolio of digital brands.
– The company raised $20m in seed financing.
ALLVP, Mountain Nazca, CoVenture and Victory Park Capital joined to close the round inclusive of GFC, QED (Fontes), Korify Capital, and Endeavor Catalyst.
– The company intends to use the funds to hire talent in category management, data analytics, and technology, along with expand assortment, develop new products and categories, and invest in marketing to enhance positioning of the company’s brands in the Mexican market.

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