September 2019


Lost in translation - A brief history of the struggles of Brazilian startups in Mexico Federico Antoni, Medium
The Fintech Handbook – ALLVP Research
Latin America Hundred Million Club  – ALLVP Research

                                                                               The economist cover  - November 14th 2009

"In Brazil, the scarce availability of resources and the cost of credit operations imply a reduced participation of debt in the capital structure of companies in which PE/VC funds invest."

(Paper) The Impact of PE and VC Funds on Post-IPO Performance in Brazilian Companies – SSRN, Brazilian Business Review
SoftBank mulls bringing 40 companies to Brazil – Aluisio Alves, Reuters
Venture Funding In Brazil Soars To $1.3B In 2018 – Crunchbase News
Goldman's Longshot Pick to Challenge Brazil's Banks Takes Off – Cristiane Lucchesi and Felipe Marques, Bloomberg


"Venture capital invested in the region is already on track to exceed last year’s amount. In the period started Jan. 1 through May 9, $1.74 billion had been invested in 95 deals, compared to $2.82 billion spread among 356 deals in all of 2018."

Latin American venture capital fuels tech startups – Vinod Sreeharsha, Latin Finance
Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America's startup market booms – Jonathan Shieber, Techcrunch
🤑SoftBank Upends Latin American Startups with Billion-Dollar Deal Binge – Felipe Marques & Vinicius Andrade, Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs is offering a credit line to another Latin American fintech – Mekebeb Tesfaye, Business Insider
Mexico Is Solidly Middle Class (No Matter What Trump Says) – Noah Smith, Bloomberg


"On the spectrum of shifts that the climate crisis will require, bankers and investors and insurers have it easy. A manageably small part of their business needs to disappear, to be replaced by what comes next. No one should actually be a master of the universe. But, for the moment, the financial giants are the masters of our planet."

Money is the oxygen on which the fire of global warming burns – Bill McKibben, The New Yorker
(Video)Greta Thunberg to world leaders: 'How dare you? – The Guardian, Youtube

The past, present and future of climate change – The Economist
Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates – Netflix


"Some studies estimate that 50% of U.S. IPOs are VC-backed and that these companies account for 20% of the U.S. market capitalization and 44% of R&D spending."

🤷‍♂️How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions? Antoine Buteau, Medium
The Hit RateAVC
How taking less capital & a lower valuation can make you rich!  Founder Collective, Medium
An Outsized Series A, A Call For Change, And Whales – Alex Wilhelm, Crunchbase News


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