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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How corporations and startups can more effectively work with one another

Maria Palma The option set for corporations to collaborate with startups used to be simpler. If integrating your product has negative consequences for them, it will likely affect millions of customers, billions of dollars of revenue and have major brand and shareholder consequences, so have some empathy on why they…

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