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Latin America

Zacua Ventures nets $56m for first fund from 19 corporates

Volvo, Cemex and Procore are among the limited partners backing Zacua’s investments into next-generation construction

Feb 27, 2024

Grupo Marista launches CVC fund

The Brazilian education and health provider is expanding its startup investments following a strategic update last year.

Jan 17, 2024

Ruiz joins Randon Ventures

The truck maker’s corporate venturing unit expands its ranks with the Deloitte alumnus.

Jan 15, 2024

Medford-Gonzalez departs Femsa Ventures

Ian Medford-Gonzalez will join Mexico-based startup Kuona as chief of staff and head of finance.

Jan 15, 2024

Grupo Boticario brings Maggi on to look at startups

Henrique Maggi leaves Irani Ventures to join the beauty company’s venture unit.

Jan 11, 2024

Guatemala's CMI launches corporate venture fund

The food maker and asset manager is one of the few Central American companies to step into venture capital.

Dec 21, 2023

Chilean pulp and paper company CMPC launches $100m innovation fund

The unnamed fund will invest in startups promoting sustainability and tackling issues around single use plastics, textiles and wood construction.

Dec 5, 2023

Truist Ventures invests in fund for startups with diverse teams

The corporate venture capital unit will invest in a fund run by Mendoza Ventures, a VC firm focused on fintech, AI and cybersecurity.

Nov 10, 2023

Other News

Grupo Bimbo joins Kamay Ventures

Kamay Ventures already handles startup investments for Coca-Cola and Arcor in Latin America and has added the Mexican bakery group to its LPs.

Nov 1, 2023

Steep rise: The state of Brazilian corporate venture in 9 charts

Brazil's corporate venturing units are mostly less than 3 years old but have been set up in a way that maximises chances of success.

Oct 24, 2023

CVC Unplugged: How to combine multiple investment strategies in one fund

MSW Capital's Richard Zeiger joins the pod to talk about its multi-corporate LP approach and why it rejects the CVC-as-a-service label.

Oct 17, 2023

Telefónica-anchored Leadwind hits $250m close

The Spanish telecoms firm is leading a list of corporate backers for the fund, which is looking to fill the gap for technology scale-ups in Southern Europe and Latin America.

Oct 12, 2023

Corporate-backed rounds take lion's share of startup investments in Brazil

The CVC sector's reputation is improving after a rocky start in Latin America’s largest economy.

Oct 4, 2023

Chile evolves into a regional corporate venture powerhouse

The Latin American nation ranks above neighbouring countries in the strength of its startup ecosystem.

Sep 8, 2023

Editor's Picks

Braskem chooses an independent venture path with Oxygea

The Brazilian petrochemical company’s new CVC is late to the game, but doesn’t want to sit idle.

Dec 7, 2022
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