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Latin American freelance marketplace Workana bags $500k in round led by Evenbase

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Latin American freelancing marketplace Workana has raised a $500k round of investment led by DMGT‘s employment division, Evenbase, which announced the deal on its blog today. Latin American angel investors also participated in the deal. Workana is based in Buenos Aires, where it graduated from NXTP Labs‘ acceleration program last June. While it is similar to  Freelancer and oDesk,...
Latin American freelance marketplace Workana bags $500k in round led by Evenbase

Interview: Redpoint e.ventures' Yann de Vries on its new $130 million fund for Brazil

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No later had Redpoint e.ventures won the Best investor accolade at TNW Brazil Startup Awards last Friday, that it made a huge announcement for the Latin American startup scene. As a matter of fact, Redpoint and e.Ventures have joined forces to close a $130 million fund for Brazil. It is also important to...
Interview: Redpoint e.ventures' Yann de Vries on its new $130 million fund for Brazil
VC network aims new $377M fund at Latin America

First earnings from messaging service Line show revenue of $58m in Q1 2013; $17m from stickers alone

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Mobile messaging applications might be available for free, but an increase in in-app purchases and other business models has turned the industry into a multi-million dollar one. Proof of that comes as popular Asian message service Line revealed revenue of 5.82 billion yen ($58 million) for the first quarter of 2013. The figures are...
First earnings from messaging service Line show revenue of $58m in Q1 2013; $17m from stickers alone

Heating Up: Latin American Apps Revealing a Change in the Mobile Tech Tides

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Brazil has long been recognized as the first initial of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the four emerging economies on track to become the next major world players. But Brazil’s — and Latin America’s — explosively hot startup scene may already be gaining more speed than the rest...
Heating Up: Latin American Apps Revealing a Change in the Mobile Tech Tides

What Do We Need? Cheap Smartphones. When Do We Need Them? Now, Says Movile's Bloisi. (Video)

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Movile founder and CEO Fabricio Bloisi Rocha has some insights into the Latin American mobile market for y’all. “We can’t have the same approach that we have developed in services in California and sending them to the whole world — because the realities in countries like Brazil or Argentina are...
What Do We Need? Cheap Smartphones. When Do We Need Them? Now, Says Movile's Bloisi. (Video)

Bango To Power Payments In Mozilla's Firefox OS App Store, Offering Carrier Billing By Default

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Earlier this week, Mozilla made a splash at the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the official launch of the first phones to be made on its new Firefox OS smartphone platform, and the names of 18 carriers and several handset makers that were getting behind the...
Bango To Power Payments In Mozilla's Firefox OS App Store, Offering Carrier Billing By Default

An Ecuadorian Silicon Valley: Pipeline to the future or pipe dream?

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In the conclusion of his report from the middle of the Earth, Crave's Eric Mack does a reality check on an ambitious plan to build a Latin American Silicon Valley. [Read more]...
An Ecuadorian Silicon Valley: Pipeline to the future or pipe dream?

Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, yet another project crossed the $1m milestone in funding crowdsourced via Kickstarter. Yet, the platform only accepts projects from US residents, which means the rest of the world is left out. However, Latin American creators now have a solid alternative: the Argentine platform Ideame, launched in August...
Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter

Movile invests $2.6 million in food delivery startup iFood to back its international expansion

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Movile is investing $2.6 million in the Brazilian food delivery platform iFood and becoming its strategic partner, the Latin American mobile publisher announced today. This series B round will help the startup expand its mobile presence and reach the 5,000-restaurant milestone by 2014. iFood is similar to US food ordering services such...
Movile invests $2.6 million in food delivery startup iFood to back its international expansion

Workana hopes to introduce Latin America to online freelancing

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Workana is an online marketplace for remote work based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As we reported, the startup participated in the accelerator NXTP Labs, which gave it the opportunity to pitch its project to investors as part of its latest Demo Day. Workana’s approach has a lot in common with Freelancer,...
Workana hopes to introduce Latin America to online freelancing

Facebook to set up office in Buenos Aires, poaches yet another Google exec to run it

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Facebook has hired Google’s former sector head of brand solutions in Buenos Aires, Alejandro Zuzenberg, to run its newly-launched sales operations in Argentina, Latin American websites report. The announcement was made today by Facebook’s VP for Latin America, Alexandre Hohagen - yet another executive the company poached from Google. As we reported, Hohagen left...
Facebook to set up office in Buenos Aires, poaches yet another Google exec to run it

Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

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Think Chilean VCs and companies don’t invest in digital startups? Think again: Start-Up Chile‘s alumnus Taggify has just raised $1m from a Chilean fund, Aurus Capital, and an important media group, Copesa. Gustavo Bessone is the co-founder of this ad tech startup, which focuses on adding contextual ads to images and videos...
Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

Announcing: The Next Web Latin America Conference 2012

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Having unofficially spread the rumour on our plans at this year’s TNW2012 flagship conference in Amsterdam, we’re now ready to officially share the news: we’re hosting our first ever international TNW Conference in São Paulo, Brazil! Our plan to set foot upon Latin American soil fits in line with the...
Announcing: The Next Web Latin America Conference 2012

DealBook: America Movil Increases Stake in Telekom Austria

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America Movil, the Latin American phone carrier owned by billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, has reached a deal to increase its stake in Telekom Austria, advancing the Mexican investor's push into the European telecommunications market....
DealBook: America Movil Increases Stake in Telekom Austria

Quepasa, MyYearbook Complete Rebranding As MeetMe, Will Start Trading Today As MEET

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Quepasa, the Latin American social networking company that merged with myYearbook, announced in April that it was rebranding as MeetMe. Now the company says the rebranding is complete, capped off with the fact that Quepasa (which is publicly traded on NYSE Amex), will now trade under the MEET ticker symbol,...
Quepasa, MyYearbook Complete Rebranding As MeetMe, Will Start Trading Today As MEET

TransportarOnline raises angel investment from former DHL executive to grow in Brazil

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Latin American logistics and shipping marketplace TransportarOnline has received an undisclosed amount of angel investment from former DHL’s CEO for Global Customer Solutions, Hans Hickler, the company announced today. Previously known as MercadoTransporte, the online freight broker was one of the finalists at TNW Latin America Conference’s Startup Battle (see a...
TransportarOnline raises angel investment from former DHL executive to grow in Brazil

Verizon's Erwin, Movile's Bloisi and Do Something's Lublin Join D:Dive Into Mobile

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The second edition of our blockbuster D:Dive Into Mobile conference hits on Oct. 29 and 30 in New York City this fall. It’s shaping up to be a great event thanks to a panel of strong and diverse speakers each bringing their own perspective to the global phenomenon of “mobile...
Verizon's Erwin, Movile's Bloisi and Do Something's Lublin Join D:Dive Into Mobile
Netflix for Android updated with Facebook sharing features for international users

Penguin and Random House merger edges closer as Australian authorities give the green light

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We’ve known for a while that publishing behemoths Penguin and Random House were to merge, thus creating a colossal book publisher. Well, that deal has been given yet another seal of approval, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission stating that it doesn’t plan to intervene in the proposed merger....
Penguin and Random House merger edges closer as Australian authorities give the green light

New-wave economies going for growth

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As even Brics plateau, other countries, from Bangladesh to Mexico, are coming up fast - and could overtake the west soonThey are big. They have young and growing populations. They have invested in infrastructure and education. And they are growing at the sort of rates that make them the envy...
New-wave economies going for growth

Dafiti, The Latin American Zappos, Raises Further $65M Led By Quadrant Capital Advisors

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Following a $45m investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management as recently as August, Dafiti, a Brazilian/Latin American Zappos, has added a further $65m to its coffers, bringing the total raised in less than two years since launch to a whopping $180m. Today’s round is led by New York-based Quadrant Capital...
Dafiti, The Latin American Zappos, Raises Further $65M Led By Quadrant Capital Advisors

Coming to America: Brazil's Predicta arrives in San Francisco to roll out SiteApps Platform

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The story of international entrepreneurs making a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley to test their company-building mettle is well told. One such chapter being written today, however, has a different narrative. The founders behind Predicta, which is setting up shop in the SOMA district of San Francisco, aren’t from the predictable...
Coming to America: Brazil's Predicta arrives in San Francisco to roll out SiteApps Platform

Twitter to recruit staff across Europe, open an office in Brazil amid Latin American push

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Twitter is planning to recruit its first staff in Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands, the Financial Times reports. In addition to its Tokyo and Dublin operations, the company is also planning to open an office in Brazil later this year, ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup....
Twitter to recruit staff across Europe, open an office in Brazil amid Latin American push

9 Latin American education startups you should know

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The ed-tech space is heating up all around the world, and this is also true in Latin America, where online startups have the much-needed potential to disrupt education and democratize it. This isn’t only about replicating successful US business models, as many of these would be useless in the region, Educabilia‘s...
9 Latin American education startups you should know

Netflix beefs up its catalogue, ‘The Hunger Games’ coming to Latin America as part of new deal

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Netflix has signed a multi-year content deal with regional indie distributor Telefilms to boost its catalogue in Latin America, the film & TV rental and streaming service announced today. This agreement includes movies such as “The Artist, “To Rome with Love,” “Shame” and “The Hunger Games.” This announcement will likely...
Netflix beefs up its catalogue, ‘The Hunger Games’ coming to Latin America as part of new deal
Firefox OS Hits The Ground Running With Phones From Telefonica, T-Mobile, Firefox Marketplace For Apps; 18 Carriers In All Signed Up For Mozilla's Open Web Effort

Chilean mobile plan comparison startup LookUP eyes Colombia, Mexico and Peru

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Mobile plan comparison platform LookUP is set to expand across Latin America, the Chilean startup announced today. Already present in Chile, it will soon launch operations in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. LookUP’s purpose is simple: it helps users find the best mobile plan for their needs, thanks to a custom...
Chilean mobile plan comparison startup LookUP eyes Colombia, Mexico and Peru

Five ways to bootstrap yourself into TNW's Latin America Conference

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TNW’s Latin America Conference is around the corner. In six days the Latin American tech industry comes together in Sao Paulo. We get a huge number of requests for free tickets. Apparently in Brazil people are used to free lunches although the chef still has to cook, pay rent and...
Five ways to bootstrap yourself into TNW's Latin America Conference

Food delivery heats up in Latin America as Uruguay’s PedidosYa expands into Colombia

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The Uruguay-based food delivery service PedidosYa has expanded into Colombia, the entrepreneurship organization Endeavor reports on its blog. By doing so, the Endeavor company confirms its position among the growing number of Latin American startups with regional ambitions. In total, the portal is now operating in six territories across the region – its...
Food delivery heats up in Latin America as Uruguay’s PedidosYa expands into Colombia
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