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First Read kicks off your morning with news that Japan has overtaken China as U.S. largest creditor, Target reaches a $19 million data breach settlement with MasterCard and Ben Bernanke is joining hedge fund Citadel as an advisor.


Technisys nets $13 mln Series B

Digital banking firm Technisys has closed $13 million in Series B funding. The investors were Intel Capital, Alta Ventures, KaSZeK Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst and Holdinvest. According to the firm, the capital will be used for expansion in LATAM and the U.S. as well as product development.


Kaszek raises $135M for second fund

Kaszek Ventures has raised $135 million for a second Latin American-focused venture capital fund, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm’s first fund of $56.4 million was raised in 2011.

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Kaszek Ventures Invests In Open English

Nicolás Szekasy has joined Open English’s board in connection with an investment in the company by Kaszek Ventures. Szekasy is a managing partner of Kaszek Ventures. Miami-based Open English is an “online school” that helps users speak English.

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