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Mobile will capture more than half of retail ecommerce sales in Latin America next year

The forecast: Next year, more than half (51.1%) of retail ecommerce sales in Latin America will take place on mobile devices for the first time—a figure equal to $75.65 billion. From 2016 to 2019, mobile’s share of retail ecommerce sales in Latin America about doubled from 20.9% to 40.2%.

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Carsome bags US$200M in fresh funds, fuels expansion of B2C biz

September 9, 2021

Carsome Group has bagged US$170 million in Series D2 round of funding, bringing the company’s valuation to US$1.3 billion. This is complemented by new credit facilities of US$30 million, bringing total funds raised to US$200 million. The latest round aims to empower its strategic focus on the growth and expansion of its B2C business, as well as boost its capabilities in strategic investments and mergers and acquisitions.

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

September 9, 2021

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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CIAM Vendor Ping Identity Bought for $2.8 Billion by Private Investors

August 5, 2022

CIAM (Customer Identity and Access Management) was once largely about managing employee access to company systems, but it’s increasingly applied to consumer log-ins and identities as well.  This creates an overlap with the identity management systems more traditionally used for customer data.  The expanded market helps to explain why private investor Thoma Bravo just paid $2.8 billion for CIAM vendor Ping Identity, a 60% premium of its most recent stock price and just under 10x revenue.

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