The pandemic has accelerated Latin America’s startup boom

The region is catching up from a low base, and quickly: investment since 2015 has grown over ten-fold, speedier than in Asia, Europe or the United States. Latin America’s banking sector is the most profitable in the world, with an estimated return on equity of 13-15%, much higher than in most developed regions.

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Singapore-based Carousell Media Group creates programmatic platform as alternative to walled gardens

January 20, 2022

Carousell Media Group has rolled out Connect, a recommerce programmatic buying platform that deploys DSP adtech, and is powered by the buying, selling and search data signals generated from the Carousell Media Group’s monthly users across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Carousell Media Group is the advertising arm of Carousell Group that comprises Carousell,, ChoTot, OneKyat and Ox Street.

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Fintech and insurtech innovation in Brazil set to take off on regulatory tailwinds

January 20, 2022

Brazilian instant payment system Pix ended 2021 having powered more than 8 billion transactions, according to statistics from the country’s Central Bank. This is quite an impressive figure for an offering only launched in November 2020 and goes to show how ubiquitous Pix has become in the country. Additionally, Brazil’s Superintendence of Private Insurance (Susep) is working on open insurance plans, which means that insurtech could be the next sector to benefit from regulatory tailwinds.

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