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Stori, a Mexican Fintech Known for Its Digital Credit Card, Is Latin America’s Newest Unicorn

Stori became the new Mexican unicorn after surpassing the US$1 billion valuation barrier in a Series C extension.
In 2020 they launched their main product in Mexico, a digital credit card for which no annuity is paid and is processed online “in minutes” from a mobile phone. It is aimed mainly at the unbanked population, representing a very high percentage in Mexico and LatAm.

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Indonesian social commerce startup KitaBeli raises US$20M

July 21, 2022

KitaBeli, an Indonesian social commerce platform focused on tier 2 and 3 cities, has raised a US$20 million funding round led by Glade Brook Capital Partners, a US-based growth equity investor. Launched in March 2020, KitaBeli offers fast-moving consumer goods on its gamified platform, allowing users and partners to get discounts and earn money by leveraging their social networks. It claims to be the largest direct-to-consumer social commerce platform in Indonesia.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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