Carey Olsen and Cooley advised Brazilian start-up Destaxa on seed funding round.
Destaxa, a payments platform that operates as a two-sided marketplace for payment acquirers and offline merchants in Brazil, has raised a $3.1 million seed round.
The equity investment was led by Quona Capital, and included participation from Caravela and Norte Ventures, along with angels Tiago Dalvi (Olist co-founder) and Alessio Alionço (Pipefy co-founder). The round comes as Destaxa expands its push across physical retail merchants in Brazil, which account for more than 90% of all merchant payments.
Destaxa was founded in 2021 by Felipe Ayres, a serial entrepreneur with deep payments experience who previously led Nexu Transaction Technologies.
Quona Capital is a venture firm focused on fintech.
The Carey Olsen team comprised partner Alistair Russell (Picture) and associate Emily Cornhill.
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