Posts filtered by tags: Brazil[x]


Lilium in talks with Brazilian airline for $1B order

German electric aircraft startup Lilium is negotiating the terms for a 220-aircraft, $1 billion order with one of Brazil’s largest domestic airlines, the companies said Monday. Should the deal with Azul move forward, it would mark the largest order in Lilium’s history and its first foray into South American markets. “A term sheet has been signed and we will move towards a final agreement in the coming months,” a Lilium spokesperson told TechCrunch. The 220 aircraft would fly as part of a new, co...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Europe, Tech, United States, Brazil, Aerospace, United Airlines, SPAC, Azul, Lilium, Electric aviation, Evtol, Urban Air Mobility, Archer Aviation, Qell Acquisition Corp

Announcing the 2021 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

I’m pleased to announce the 2021 edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. If I counted editions, this would be the 12th edition. The book is available as a PDF at Gumroad for $10, as a Kindle ebook for $9.99, and in hard copy at Amazon for $20. [The hard copy comes with a free PDF on request; and shipping should be free on Amazon Prime.] For my thoughts about self-publishing an ebook casebook, see this article. If you’re an academic and would like a free evaluation ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, General, Law, California, Ebay, US, Icann, Aclu, Aol, Vimeo, Brazil, Gumroad, CSC, Ticketmaster

Colombia’s Merqueo bags $50M to expand its online grocery delivery service across Latin America

Merqueo , which operates a full-stack, on-demand delivery service in Latin America, has landed $50 million in a Series C round of funding. IDC Ventures, Digital Bridge and IDB Invest co-led the round, which also included participation from MGM Innova Group, Celtic House Venture Partners, Palm Drive Capital and previous shareholders. The financing brings the Bogota, Colombia-based startup’s total raised to $85 million since its 2017 inception. Merqueo CEO and co-founder Miguel McAllister ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Mexico, China, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Eu, Spain, European Union, Turkey, Companies, Colombia

Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital leads $20M investment in Brazilian healthcare startup Pipo Saude

Pipo Saude, a startup that developed a platform that sells and manages healthcare benefits for Brazilian companies, has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding. Joshua Kushner’s Thrive Capital led the round, marking the first time the New York-based venture firm has led an investment in a Brazilian startup. (Although, notably, Thrive has also put money in Nubank and Loft.) Atlantico participated in the financing as a new investor in addition to all existing backers including Monashees,...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Funding, Groupon, Tech, Healthcare, SaaS, Venture Capital, Brazil, Thrive Capital, Latin America, Nubank, David Velez

Helping digital news outlets serve local communities

Journalism has always been about bringing communities together, and delivering information that is valuable to them. But traditionally, the most influential outlets have focused on serving the majority, often inadvertently leaving people behind. The result is entire communities who are unable to find quality journalism which reflects their lives and values.Today, it’s possible for digital publishers to reach local and niche audiences online with journalism readers care about and can see themselv...
Tags: Google, Brazil, GNI, Google News Initiative, GNI Startups Lab, Lina Timm, Media Lab Bayern, GNI Startups Lab Europe

YouTube Punishes Brazil's President For Spreading Lies About COVID

YouTube has removed videos posted by Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for violating its content policies, in the strongest measure yet that tech giants in the social media-loving country have taken toward censoring the president. VICE News reports: YouTube has said that if Bolsonaro breaks the video-sharing service's rules again, his channel may be suspended for a week and, in case of recurrence, he should be permanently banned. The video platform told the far-right leader last week that 15 of his videos...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro

'Disinformation for Hire' is Becoming a Booming Industry

Sunday the BBC reported YouTube influencers were offered money to spread vaccine misinformation. But according to the New York Times, that's just the tip of the iceberg. "The scheme appears to be part of a secretive industry that security analysts and American officials say is exploding in scale: disinformation for hire: Private firms, straddling traditional marketing and the shadow world of geopolitical influence operations, are selling services once conducted principally by intelligence age...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, Iraq, India, Israel, Tech, Bbc, New York Times, Brazil, Venezuela, Central African Republic, Oxford University, Bolivia, Platforms, Serra, Brookie

Last-mile delivery in Latin America is ready to take off

Bob Ma Contributor Bob Ma is an investor at WIND Ventures, where he invests in energy, retail and mobility startups. Prior to joining WIND, he was an investor at Soma Capital, where he invested venture capital globally across the consumer and enterprise sectors. In the United States, same-day and next-day Amazon Prime deliveries have become the de facto standard in e-commerce. People want convenience and instant gratification, evidenced by the fact that an aston...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Lyft, Uber, Column, Mexico, Tech, Walmart, Amazon Prime, E-commerce, Colombia, United States, Chile, Brazil

Valoreo raises $30M more to acquire e-commerce brands across LatAm

Just over five months after securing $50 million in debt & equity , Valoreo has closed on a $30 million Series A funding round. Mexico City-based Valoreo aims to invest in, operate and scale e-commerce brands as part of its self-described mission “to bring better products at more affordable prices” to the Latin American consumer. Valoreo (which the company says is an extension of the Spanish word “valor,” meaning to add value), acquires merchants that operate their own brands and pri...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Asia, California, Mexico, Funding, US, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Colombia, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Venture Capital

Yapily raises $51 million for its open banking API by focusing on infrastructure

Fintech startup Yapily has raised a $51 million Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. The company has been working on a single, unified open banking API for several European markets. Developers can leverage that programming interface to interact with third-party bank accounts directly from their own products. “The core difference between us and most of the players in the space is our focus on the infrastructure,” founder and CEO Stefano Vaccino told me. Unlike Tink or TrueLayer, Yapil...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, France, Tech, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Api, Fintech, Latin America, Sapphire Ventures, Baltics, Northern Europe, U K Germany, Open Banking

How to watch soccer at the Tokyo Olympics - women's group matches begin on July 21

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. US women's national soccer team members Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe celebrate. Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images Olympic soccer will begin before the opening ceremonies with women's group matches starting July 21. Games will air on USA, NBC Sports, and the Olympic Channel via cable and live streaming services. The women's gold medal match is August 5, while the men's gold medal will be decided o...
Tags: Reviews, South Korea, Japan, Usa, Sweden, Nbc, Entertainment, Saudi Arabia, Football, US, Sports, Trends, Tech, Spain, Soccer, United States

Cloud Covered: What was new in June on Google Cloud

June was full of news about new products, technologies and information from Google Cloud to help people connect, build and explore. Here’s a recap of June’s most popular posts on the Google Cloud blog.  New subsea cable will connect the US and South America Last month we announced that Google is building a new, open subsea cable that will run from the East Coast of the United States to points in South America that include Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Named after Maria Firmina dos Reis, Brazil’...
Tags: Google, US, United States, Brazil, South America, Uruguay, Argentina Brazil, East Coast of the United States, Google Cloud, Maria Firmina, Google Cloud Content Team, Firmina, Snap and Twitter, BigQuery Google Cloud

Powered by local stores, JOKR joins the 15 min grocery race with a $170M Series A

“We are true believers in the fact that the world needs a new Amazon, a better one, a more sustainable one, one that appreciates local areas and products.” It’s quite one thing to claim you are out to replace Amazon (just as its founder goes into space), but Ralf Wenzel, Founder and CEO of JOKR, certainly believes his company might have a shot. And he’s raising plenty of money to aim at that goal. Today the fast-growing grocery and retail delivery platform has closed a whopping $170 million Seri...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, New York, Mexico, Gorillas, Tech, Ceo, Online Shopping, Colombia, Austria, United States, Poland, Brazil

A Progress Report on Licensing Copyright Against Itself

In my coverage of intellectual property issues in scholarly publishing, I have made passing reference in this column to my work with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). It represents my more practical and applied efforts to address the intellectual property issues that trouble scholarly publishing. From this perspective, what PKP has been doing for more than two decades now is to test various ways in which copyright can better serve research and scholarship. This turns out to be largely about re...
Tags: Google, Law, Indonesia, United States, Brazil, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Janeway, Legal Publishing, PKP, IBM Tesla, Michael Mabe, Ambra, Public Knowledge Project PKP, GNU General Public License, Saurabh Khanna

Sweetch raises $20M for a personalized engagement system designed to boost health outcomes

You’ve just sat down to dinner, and your wearable device reminds you to get up and get in your steps for the day. Maybe the app has a point, but odds are, you’ll push the notification to the side. The founders of Sweetch, an Israeli company creating its own AI-driven behavior change app, are betting that if you got that notification in a different way, you’ll be more likely to take its advice.  Yossi Bahagon, the founder of Sweetch, describes the company’s approach to digital reminders as a m...
Tags: TC, Breast Cancer, Obesity, Cdc, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Diabetes, Hypertension, United States, Healthcare, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Philips, Nih, Science and Technology

News Brief: June updates from the Google News Initiative

Last month, we expanded journalist training in India to combat misinformation, invested in startups growth in Latin America, learned about innovative news projects around the world and more. Read on for June updates.Combating misinformation in IndiaIn India, , our Google News Initiative training network partner, completed a 35-day virtual roadshow to provide digital verification skills to over 4,000 people. More than 700 organizations took part in workshops focused on tackling misinformation re...
Tags: Google, Europe, India, Poland, Brazil, Accenture, North America, Latin America, London School of Economics and Political Science, Asia Pacific Europe, Google News Initiative, Digital News Innovation Fund, Kai Ridenoure, IndiaIn India, Google News Initiative Startups Lab, Startups Labs

Play2Pay raises $13M to convert mobile user engagement into bill payment

The gamification of payments is not a new concept. A number of companies are attempting to combine gamification and payments in creative ways. And today, one such company, Play2Pay , has raised $13 million in a Series A round of funding. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based startup has a straightforward mission. It wants to give consumers a way to reduce their bills — it claims by an average of 30%! — by playing games, watching videos and completing daily challenges, offers and surveys. ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gaming, Florida, Money, Indonesia, Mexico, Finance, Funding, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Brazil, Payments, Online Payments, Gamification

Over 10,000 Amazon Rainforest Species Risk Extinction, Landmark Report Warns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from More than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest -- 35 percent of which has already been deforested or degraded, according to the draft of a landmark scientific report published on Wednesday. Produced by the Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA), the report brings together research on the world's largest rainforest from 200 scientists from across the globe. It is the most de...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Brazil, Cbc, Amazonia, INPE, Science Panel, Amazon SPA, Luciana Gatti

Everything New in the iOS 15 Messages App: Shared With You, Photo Collages, Memoji Updates and More

Apple's FaceTime app was the main focus for many of the iOS 15 updates that were introduced, but the Messages app wasn't entirely forgotten. Apple introduced a new Shared with You feature and streamlined several interface elements to make the Messages experience more pleasant. This guide outlines all of the new features that Apple added to the Messages app in ‌iOS 15‌ and iPadOS 15. Shared with You The main new feature in the ‌iOS 15‌ Messages app is Shared with You, which aggregates cont...
Tags: Apple, Featured, China, India, Safari, Brazil, Focus, Facetime, Apple News, CarPlay Siri, Memoji, iOS 15, International Updates Apple, New Memoji

Brazilian HR startup Flash raises $22M in a Tiger Global-led Series B round of funding

Flash, a startup that has developed a flexible benefits platform for Brazilian companies and employees, has raised $22 million in a Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. Monashees (which led Flash’s Series A), Global Founders Capital (who backed Flash’s seed round), Citius and Kauffman Fellows also participated in the financing. Founded in 2019 by childhood friends Ricardo Salem, Guilherme Lane and Pedro Lane, Flash is out to revamp what it views as an antiquated way of offer...
Tags: TC, Tech, Employee Benefits, Computing, Flash, Brazil, Salem, Electricity, South America, Tiger Global, Latin America, Global Founders Capital, Mastercard, Sao Paulo, Lane, Ricardo Salem Guilherme Lane

Homebrew leads Z1’s effort to bring digital banking to Latin America’s teens

Z1 , a Sao Paulo-based digital bank aimed at Latin American GenZers, has raised $2.5 million in a round led by U.S.-based Homebrew. A number of other investors also participated in the financing including Clocktower Ventures, Mantis – the VC firm owned by The Chainsmokers, Goodwater, Gaingels, Soma Capital and Rebel Fund. Notably, Mantis has also backed Step , a teen-focused fintech based in the U.S., and Goodwater has also invested in Greenlight , which too has a similar offering as Z...
Tags: Iphone, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Finance, Funding, US, Tech, Software, United States, Computing, Venture Capital, Brazil, Bank

Apple to Open Apple Developer Academy in Saudi Arabia, First in the MENA Region

Apple plans to open its first Apple Developer Academy headquarters for the Middle East and North African region (MENA) in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, reports Saudi Gazette. The Apple Developer Academy is Apple's strategic program to ensure that students interested in technology receive proper training for programming across all of its platforms. Students are taught how to write and manage iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS apps, and are all taught under a curriculum created by Apple...
Tags: Apple, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Brazil, Mena, Riyadh, Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity Programming, Apple Developer Academy, Saudi Arabia First, Saudi Arabia Apple, Tuwaiq Academy, Nourah Bint Abdulrahaman, Unversity Saudi Arabia, Hamad Al Sheikh, Faisal Al Khamisi

SwoonMe uses avatars and audio for its ‘less superficial’ dating app

A new startup called SwoonMe aims to fix the problem with superficial dating apps, where users primarily make decisions based on how someone looks in their photos. Instead of swiping through profiles, SwoonMe’s idea is to use a combination of avatars and audio to encourage users to connect based on someone’s personality, not their appearance. To use the app, you take a selfie which SwoonMe converts into an avatar. This is what others will see when they come to your profile. You then record a voi...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, San Francisco, Tech, Brazil, Seoul, Match Group, Clubhouse, Gupta, Hyperconnect, Tanvi Gupta, Bumble Gupta

iPadOS 14 Apple Pencil Features Expand to French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish Languages

Apple has expanded several iPadOS 14 Apple Pencil features to additional languages, improving ‌Apple Pencil‌ functionality for those who write in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. According to Apple's iOS and iPadOS Feature Availability page, these languages can now be used when copying handwriting as text and there's also data detector support. That means if you write something in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, you can now copy the handwritten text and pas...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, France, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Switzerland, Brazil, Rumors, Latin America, Mexico Apple

International TV producers say budgets are surging as the streaming wars heat up - in some cases doubling season over season

"Sacred Games." Tejinder Singh Khamkh/Netflix US media firms are buying more shows internationally, borrowing a page from Netflix's playbook. The competition is boosting production budgets for local-language shows, TV producers told Insider. An executive said the budget for "Sacred Games" nearly doubled from its first to second season. See more stories on Insider's business page. US media giants like Disney and WarnerMedia are starting to commission more shows internationally, as t...
Tags: Apple, TV, Media, Entertainment, Germany, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Brazil, Streaming, Tehran, Streaming Video, Netflix Amazon, Reliance Entertainment

Mercado Bitcoin, Brazil’s first crypto exchange, raises $200M from SoftBank

Mercado Bitcoin, a Latin American digital assets exchange, has raised $200 million in Series B funding from the SoftBank Latin America Fund. The round values 2TM Group , Mercado Bitcoin’s non-operating parent company, at $2.1 billion, ranking it among the top 10 unicorns in Latin America .  The funding comes just months after São Paulo-based Mercado Bitcoin’s Series A round (of an undisclosed amount) in January of 2021, which was co-led by G2D/GP Investments and Parallax Ventures,...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Finance, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Chile, Mexico City, Fifa, Venture Capital, Brazil, Crypto, Latin America, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Sao Paulo

Daily Crunch: After quarters of explosive growth, a profitable Robinhood files to go public

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 1, 2021. It’s Robinood IPO day! That’s the headline, really. This afternoon the American consumer fintech company filed to go public in what will prove to be an early contender for the third-quarter’s most important IPO. We also have a metric ton of other startup news for you. And don’t forget that the next TechCrunch even...
Tags: Apple, TC, Pinterest, India, Tech, Paris, Brazil, Airbnb, States, Robinhood, Fintech, Foundation Capital, Pittsburgh, Amy, Mercado, CMU

Daylight raises millions to build a digital banking platform ‘designed for and by’ the LGBTQ+ community

Over the past year, there has been a surge of newly formed digital banks aimed at specific demographics. The banks in nearly all cases are trying to meet the needs of certain populations that they believe are feeling left out or underserved by traditional financial institutions. The latest such neobank to emerge is New York-based Daylight , which describes itself as the first LGBTQ+ digital banking platform in the United States. (There is a digital bank in Brazil with a similar mission cal...
Tags: New York, Tech, United States, Brazil, Lgbtq, Coo, Kapor Capital, Fair, Curtis, Dixon, Brian Dixon, Rob Curtis, Kapor Capital Partner, Greenwood First Boulevard, Billie Simmons, Paul Barnes Hoggett

Gympass, the corporate wellness unicorn, raises a $220M series E

Gympass, the exercise and corporate wellness unicorn that originated in Brazil, today announced a $220 million Series E. The company has seen tremendous growth in the last few months, as more and more people are vaccinated and flocking back to the gym. Gympass is like ClassPass, but on steroids. However, unlike ClassPass’ BTC model, Gympass partners with employers who then pay a flat fee for the platform (an app) which then allows their employees to choose from several wellbeing plans that gi...
Tags: TC, Mexico, Germany, Softbank, Tech, Spain, United States, Ireland, Chile, United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Atlantic, Btc

Etsy acquires Elo7, known as the ‘Etsy of Brazil’, for $217M

On the heels of Etsy’s huge deal to acquire Depop to open the door to more social selling, targeting younger users, and deeply expand in Europe, the crafty marketplace has announced another significant deal to build out its reach, this time in Latin America. Etsy has announced that it will acquire Elo7 — commonly referred to as the “Etsy of Brazil” for its popular marketplace for crafty creators — for $217 million. Etsy was already active in Brazil, but Elo7, one of the 10 biggest e-commerce sit...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Marketplace, Etsy, Ebay, US, Tech, Creators, M&a, Brazil, Latin America, Silverman, Sao Paulo Brazil

show more filters
June - 2021
July - 2021
August - 2021