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Brazilian proptech Housi wraps up US$11 million investment from Redpoint eventures

Contxto – São Paulo-based startup Housi is making a very cozy home for itself in Redpoint eventures’ portfolio, following a recent investment round of R$50 million (around US$11 million). Housi receives, manages, and leases real estate through its platform, without actually owning any. Properties displayed through Housi can be rented to live in for longer […]

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Brazilian construtech and proptech accelerator MITHUB announces Talk and Mentoring programs

Contxto – Brazilian startups developing disruptive solutions for both the construction and real estate markets can look forward to a boost of support with MITHUB’s new Talk and Mentoring programs. Set to begin this December according to StartSe, this effort coincides with predictions that the “construtech” market may grow to be worth $1.5 billion in […]

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Inter-American Development Bank will use US$600,000 to help small Mexican farmers through blockchain

Contxto – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that US$600,000 are tagged to finance small agriculture farmers in Chiapas using blockchain technology. The project will be handled by Spaniard startup, EthicHub. This southern Mexican state is one of the country’s poorest, so the over 45,000 farmers that this initiative is designed to help will hopefully […]

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Mendelics debuts at-home DNA test in Brazil, meuDNA, potentially opening a Pandora’s genome

Contxto – From Portuguese to Japanese to Amerindian to African ancestry, Brazil is known, alongside South Africa, as a rainbow nation. It is a multicultural country with a smorgasbord of genetic diversity.  For those Brazilians curious about their cultural heritage, now they can take an at-home DNA test thanks to Mendelics. The Brazilian laboratory recently […]

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Nubank debit payments for Spotify and Netflix from December 9

Contxto – Just yesterday, Brazilian fintech Nubank revealed that NuConta cardholders can look forward to making monthly debit payments for streaming services beginning December 9. Meaning, if it’s time to cough up for your Netflix and Spotify Premium subscriptions, you’re in luck. Originally, this service was only available for credit cardholders. Not anymore! Though still […]