SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment

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Spread the loveTweet SoftBank, known for investing in ridesharing apps that aren’t Uber, has added another startup to its list. This time it’s a $100 million bet on 99, the…


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Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors

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Spread the loveTweet Romero Rodrigues Contributor Romero Rodrigues is a managing partner at Redpoint eVentures, the Brazilian-focused arm of the Silicon Valley venture firm Redpoint. More posts by this contributor:…


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Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Spawns Alert: Stop Killing the Monkeys

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Spread the loveTweet Yellow fever, which can include symptoms like jaundice, high fevers and multiple organ failure, has killed at least 240 people in recent months, Brazil’s Health Ministry said.…


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Zika Twins: A Window Into Much More Than a Virus

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Spread the loveTweet I did not anticipate the situation of João Lucas and Ana Vitória da Silva Araújo, twins whose different fates had overwhelmed their mother and caused the brain-damaged…


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Former Brazilian Soccer Star Bruno Fernandes Has Been Ordered to Finish His Jail Sentence

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Spread the loveTweet Former Brazilian soccer star Bruno Fernandes has been ordered to return to jail to continue serving a 22-year sentence over the kidnapping and gruesome murder of his…


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