February 7

Colombian E-Commerce Enablement Startup Melonn Raises $20 Million to Help Small Businesses Scale in Latin America

By Mary Ann Azevedo

Melonn, a Colombian startup that provides fulfillment and software services to small and medium-sized e-commerce companies in Latin America, has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by QED Investors.

The round comes less than a year after Melonn raised a pre-seed round from NFX. Interestingly, according to NFX General Partner Pete Flint, Melonn got its Series A pre-empted by QED “after getting competing offers from other top funds.”

NFX and existing backers Pear and Mexico-based Wollef (formely known as Jaguar Ventures) doubled down on their investment, which values Melonn “in the neighborhood” of $100 million post-money and brings the Bogota-based startup’s total raised to $24 million since its November 2020 inception. Other backers include Global Founders Capital and a number of high-profile angel investors, such as GGV Managing Partner Hans Tung, ALLVP Partner Antonia Rojas and LaHaus founders Jeronimo Uribe and Tomas Uribe, among others.

Photo courtesy of Fundación Capital.

Source: Yahoo News (link opens in a new window)

e-commerce, startups