Dalus invest in Sirena, the App that Transforms Salespeople into Sharks

image (1).pngI’m happy to share our new investment in Sirena, the SaaS app that connects sales agents with clients instantly. We led a $3 million dollars Series A round in the company with participation of our friends at NXTP Labs and other regional funds as co-investors.

Sirena integrates businesses most-used communication channels such as MercadoLibre, phone calls, Facebook or Whatsapp into one intuitive app that allows business to capture, distribute and follow up with leads automatically. The company is a pioneer in the industry, offering its clients an automatic solution for contacting leads, facilitating communication and ensuring follow-up. Sirena is available with native apps for iOS, Android and desktop that are extremely user-friendly. Appropriately, their slogan is “Transform your Salespeople into SharksContinue reading

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Apply for first TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America

360px-TechCrunch_logo.svg.pngIn case you haven’t heard, TechCrunch is staging its first ever Startup Battlefield Latin America, on Nov. 8 in Sao Paulo. The Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch premier startup competition, and their goal is to find the top 15 early stage startups in Latin America and put them on stage to pitch top judges (VCs, founders and TC editors), who will pick a winner.

Applications are open through Aug. 6. You should definitely consider applying if you are an early stage founders in Latin America. Continue reading

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Boards and Advisory Boards for startups: what, how and when?

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This article is by Garry Visontay, partner at Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital, a fellow member firm of DVN. He has a great repository of startup and VC investing resources at visontay.com. Adapted to Latam by me as appropriate.

Starting a business is hard. Every day is fraught with difficulty and challenge, and rarely – if ever – does a startup move from conception to successful business without support, particularly from experienced business people.

That’s why one of the principal pillars of success for a startup is a board: a carefully chosen collection of individuals who – together with the company founders – can serve as a strategic resource to help guide the business. Continue reading

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Nuevo comercial de Clip Plus

Les comparto el primer comercial de la nueva campaña publicitaria de Clip, una de nuestras inversiones.

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e-entrevista: Mauricio Canseco, yCo. Centro de Innovación e Impacto Social

Mau Canseco

Twitter: @MCansecoC
LinkedIn: Mauricio Canseco

¿Que haces actualmente?
Dirijo yCo. Centro de Innovación e Impacto Social, en donde buscamos formar una comunidad de innovación social, dotándola de espacios, encuentros, desarrollo de capacidades y articulación de acciones colectivas.
A la par, dirijo el esfuerzo de un grupo de empresas dedicadas a la inclusión de personas con discapacidad intelectual; entre ellas están: Mindpedia – Centro de Psicología Avanzada; Semperfit – Centro de Acondicionamiento Físico Incluyente; y Movimiento Hecho con Capacidad – Fundación en pro de los derechos de personas con discapacidad intelectual. Continue reading

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e-entrevista: Josefa Marzo, Finnovista

Josefa

Twitter: @lamarzita
LinkedIn: Josefa Marzo

¿Que haces actualmente?
Soy la Country Manager de Finnovista en México, organización de impacto que potencia los ecosistemas Fintech en América Latina y España, a través de una plataforma Fintech colaborativa que abarca programas de aceleración y escalamiento, conferencias, hackatones, proyectos de investigación, competiciones y un espacio dedicado a la co-creación Fintech. Continue reading

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Clip lanza Clip Plus

el-nuevo-clip-plus-tiene.jpgClip – una de las empresas de nuestro portafolio – acaba de anunciar el lanzamiento de su nuevo producto Clip Plus, un lector bluetooth que permite cobrar la mayor cantidad de medios de pagos en México incluyendo tarjetas con pin, Samsung Pay y tarjetas NFC. También ofrece mensualidades sin intereses para tarjetas de 16 bancos.

¡Definitivamente la mejor solución de pagos móviles en el mercado mexicano! Pueden adquirir su Clip Plus aquí.

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Our new investment in eFactor Network, leading Mexican supply chain financing marketplace

eFactor.pngWe are pleased to announce that our fund Dalus Capital and the IFC (the private sector arm of the World Bank Group) have invested $10 million dollars in eFactor Network, which operates the most important electronic factoring marketplace in Mexico with more than 10k participants.

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Quiniela mundialista kubo

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Los invito a participar – sin costo – en la quiniela mundialista de Kubo Financiero, la empresa lider de préstamos persona-a-persona de México. Rendimientos preferenciales de 14% a los ganadores por el resto del 2018!

Participa aquí.

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Amazing Google Duplex – AI in action

There are some people that still do not believe the incredible development that Artificial Intelligence – AI – is having. You have to watch this video of the announcement of the new Google Duplex to get a sense of what is going on. It is just amazing (and scary at the same time!).

Any startups in Latam working on AI? We are looking for startups in this space to invest into.

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