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From the people, to the people: how a young and poor Brazilian entrepreneur created one of Brazil’s largest neobanks

Agibank has announced that after 20 years as a financial institution, it has evolved into Agi, a super app ecosystem that distributes Agibank products and services as well as products from other banks. This is the brainchild of Founder and CEO Marciano Testa who evolved the company into one of Brazil’s largest neobanks.

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Flat.mx raises $20M from VCs, proptech unicorn founders to fix Mexico’s ‘broken’ real estate market

September 9, 2021

Founded in July 2019, Mexico City-based Flat.mx started out with a model similar to that of Opendoor, buying properties, renovating them and then reselling them. Flat.mx is growing sales by 70% quarter-over-quarter and has increased its inventory by 10x over the last year, according to its founders. It has also nearly tripled its headcount from 30 at the middle of last year to over 85 today.

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Independent Grocer Is First to Deploy Amazon Just Walk Out Technology

December 7, 2022

Here’s a retail story that doesn’t involve a media network – but don’t worry, it does feature Amazon, AI, and Kansas City.  Independent retailer Community Groceries will be the first non-Amazon company to deploy the Amazon One entry gate and Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout technology.  Amazon One grants entry after reading your palm or credit card, while Just Walk Out tracks what customers put in their cart and charges for it.  O brave new world.

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