Fast Track News this Wednesday: Healz, Bipa, Turbi Raise Funds; NuPay Launch; Mineral Forecast in Mexico

Healz, Bipa, Turbi secure funding; NuPay launches for Nubank, EBANX clients; Mineral Forecast enters Mexico’s mining sector.

Spanish Healthtech Healz raises US$560 thousand to reach Latin America this year. Healz has a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for health and lifestyle, aiming to anticipate metabolic chronic diseases. The round was led by The Lab Ventures, a Spanish fund specialized in creating and financing disruptive tech companies, as reported by PlantaDoce. This fund had previously invested 850,000 euros in Healz. (Tekios)

Bipa raises $1.4M Seed round. Brazilian paytech Bipa raised a $1.4M Seed round led by New Form Capital and Hivemind Ventures. With these funds, the company will focus on customer acquisition and developing B2C products. With Bipa, users can send and receive Bitcoin instantly through a user-friendly digital account connected to Brazil Central Bank’s payment processor Pix. (LatamList)

Brazilian startup Turbi raises a $16.4M round. Brazilian startup Turbi raised a $16.4M round led by EXT Capital, with participation from Solis Investimentos, Jive Asset Management, Banco Daycoval, TMF, and Oliveira Trust. The company will use the funds to add 1,000 new vehicles to its fleet. (LatamList)

EBANX and Nubank partner to launch NuPay. NuPay is now available to over 7 million Nubank clients in Brazil and over 1,600 EBANX clients worldwide. The platform offers additional spending limits based on the users’ profile and credit score, enabling consumers to shop at NuPay-enabled stores without affecting their Nubank credit card limit. (LatamList)

Mineral Forecast enters the Mexican market. Mineral Forecast landed in Mexico to help mining companies improve the accuracy of their mineral exploration. The company provides AI-powered software that analyzes data obtained from ground exploration to help mining companies make informed decisions on where to dig, improving their chances of finding more minerals and saving time and money in the process. (LatamList)

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Foodology-Colombia- Funding
Foodology-Colombia- Funding

Foodology, the cloud kitchen startup, announces US$17 million in funding. Foodology, the Colombian cloud-based cooking and virtual restaurant group, announced a US$17 million financing. This round included pre-existing investors such as Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Chimera, and new investors such as 30N Ventures, a Chile-based VC focused on exceptional founders in emerging markets. (Conxto)


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