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The future of finance in LatAm & the Caribbean

December 05, 2021

Fintech investment: Konfío is the region’s latest unicorn and Merama closes largest B series in the region

Oct 2, 2021

By Antony Pinedo
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#FridayBriefing: Konfío is the region's new unicorn and Merama raised US$225 million in Series B round.

Konfío is the region’s latest unicorn 

Konfío, a Mexican fintech specializing in small business lending, became a unicorn after reaching a valuation of US$1.3 billion. The company raised US$110 million following the extension of a Series E round led by Tarsadia Capital and QED Investors. It’s the fourth Mexican firm to achieve unicorn status after Kavak, Bitso and Clip. 
The fintech will use the proceeds to expand its offering and for fresh acquisitions after buying point-of-sale terminal company Sr. Pago in August.

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Merama recaudó US$ 225 millones 

Merama, una aceleradora de empresas de comercio electrónico, levantó US$ 225 millones en la ronda serie B más grande de América Latina codirigida por los fondos Advent International y SoftBank Group y alcanza una valuación aproximada de US$ 850 millones. 

Merama tiene participación en más de 20 empresas de la región y espera generar más de US$ 250 millones en ingresos en 2021. El nuevo capital será utilizado para pagar deudas, asociarse con nuevas empresas, desarrollo tecnológico y proveer capital a marcas de su portafolio. 

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