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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests $2M in optics and imaging startup Spectralics

15 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

The venture arm of Volvo Cars, an automaker long synonymous with safety, has invested in an optics and imaging startup developing technology that can be integrated into a car's windshield or windows to deliver images to drivers and passengers.
Volvo Cars Tech Fund invested $2 million into optics and imaging developer Spectralics , funds it will use to accelerate the development of its optical film that the company says could make cars safer and provide a better user experience. While the investment might not seem significant, the relationship with Volvo could prove fruitful, particularly...
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Lee Fixel's Addition leads $32M investment into TruePay, a Brazilian B2B ‘buy now, pay later' startup

Lee Fixel's Addition leads $32M investment into TruePay, a Brazilian B2B ‘buy now, pay later' startup

15 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Global investors continue to be drawn to LatAm.
TruePay , a one-year-old São Paulo-based “buy now, pay later” startup, announced today that it has raised $32 million in a Series A funding round led by Lee Fixel's Addition.
The investment marks Addition's first time leading a Series A in Latin America. It comes just three months after Kaszek and Monashees co-led an $8.5 million seed round that also included participation from ONEVC and Global Founders Capital.
TruePay's mission is to build a B2B “buy now, pay later” network where sellers can grant credit without being exposed to default...
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Seaya Ventures, Cathay Innovation launch $125M fund for LatAm startups

15 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Venture capital firms Seaya Ventures and Cathay Innovation have created a joint fund aimed at startups across Latin America that are redefining their industries and society.
The two firms - Seaya is based in Spain, and Cathay in France - formally came together in April and have since opened an office in Mexico City, where they will manage the $125 million Seaya Cathay Latam Fund that will focus on Series A and B investments, with reserves for follow-on rounds.
Beatriz Gonzalez, founder and managing partner of Seaya Ventures, said the connection between Spain and Latin America remains...
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