Lending startup Portal Finance nabs $200 million for small business loans in Latin America

Latin American small businesses just got a big boost with a new commitment for a $200 million lending joint venture between the Bogota-based startup Portal Finance and Latin America’s largest financial services institution, BTG Pactual. For Portal Finance, the deal with BTG caps a meteoric rise, which has seen the…

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A new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the US startup ecosystem

Bobby Franklin President Trump’s time in office has been punctuated by rising tension with China on a host of economic issues. He’s received bipartisan criticism for the impact of tariffs on Chinese goods and the resulting retaliation against American exports. These concerns led to passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review…

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Credit Karma acquires mortgage platform Approved

Credit Karma, the service best known for providing free credit score monitoring and other financial advice (mostly to millennials), is getting into the mortgage business. The company today announced that it has acquired Approved, a mortgage platform that brings modern technology to a process that even today often still involves faxing…

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Gusto raises $140 million to go after small business payroll and benefits with more gusto

Gusto, which sells payroll, benefits and human resources management and monitoring services to small businesses, has raised $140 million in its latest round of funding. The company said it will use the money to add new services to increase payment flexibility for employees. The company launched a new service called…

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Download a #free Done For You, Automated List Building & Affiliate Marketing System

Download a #free Done For You, Automated List Building & Affiliate Marketing System! If you like binge watching Netfix as much as I do… And… want something for FREE that will actually help build your business … then keep reading… You have to admit that Netflix is awesome. I love…

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Toys ‘R’ Us Said To Be Preparing To Liquidate All Its U.S. Stores After Bankruptcy

For millions of Americans who made countless visits to Toys “R” Us as kids, they’ll likely be saying goodbye to the beloved toy store in the near future. Back in September, the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to deal with its $5 billion dollar debt load,…

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