Alto Pharmacy prepares for expansion with $23M in fresh funding

Alto is also pushing beyond the Bay Area for a nationwide rollout with the new capital. Most of its competitors have focused on certain cities and areas so it will be interesting to see how Alto fares with such a large expansion.

Soma invested in the seed round. Alto investors include Greenoaks Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, and Twitch co-founder, Justin Kan. 

African trading platform WaystoCap raises $3M right after graduating Y Combinator

Cross-border commerce platform WaystoCap has raised new funding to expand its reach in Africa, the startup confirmed to TechCrunch today.

A recent graduate from the Y Combinator accelerator program in the U.S., WaystoCap is an online destination for buyers and sellers of business-to-business goods in Africa. Founded in Casablanca, Morocco, it aims to digitize the centuries old cross-bordering trading industry that exists in the continent and make it easier for those outside of Africa to get into the region.

A Mexican Startup road to $2M USD in funding.

Through my years as a founder, I have always wondered: What are other entrepreneurs experiences raising money for startups whose markets are only in LATAM?

By experiences I mean: I want to know the real deal. I want to see the raw numbers. What are your metrics? What was easy? What was tough? Tell me about the time everyone said no, and you cried like a baby in a corner, all alone. What did you do next?