- Working capital...The startup disburses funds directly to its partner companies to cover shop owners’ inventory.
- Expansion capital...The Series A financing will help Tienda Pago expand to other Latin American countries.
- The problem… Less than 10% of small businesses in Mexico have access to traditional bank loans.
- Mexico City-based IGNIA... led Visor’s financing round, with participation from AMEX Ventures and ALLVP.
- The medical training gap… The startup is trying to bridge a major health services gap in Brazil.
- Sanar’s solution… The firm identifies content needs via specialized Facebook forums and then develops online courses and materials.
- Vox Capital manages... about $120 million between two funds.
- Mexico and India... are among the top 10 green bond issuers, but activity in other emerging markets is low.
- The fund...now called Amundi Planet–Emerging Green One fund, has raised $1.4 billion from 16 institutional investors, including pension funds and insurance companies...
Yogome has a platform of 2,000 educational games, videos and books and says it reaches six million monthly users in 50 countries, mostly in the US, Mexico, Chile and the Philippines. “The teacher will never disappear. But we can have tools that [help] the teacher make smarter decisions,” founder Manolo Diaz said (translated from Spanish).
The MetLife Foundation is backing Accion’s fintech incubator with $5.4 million in funding. Most of the funding will focus on Latin America; Eastern Europe and Asia are also included in the three-year initiative. “We’ve found that customers in Latin American cities aren’t getting access to the tools they need,” Accion’s María Camila Gómez tells ImpactAlpha. “A
- Global reach: The firm reaches six million monthly users in 50 countries, mostly in the US, Mexico, Chile and the Philippines...