Despite having to navigate Brazil’s worst-ever recession and political scandals, the Brazilian entrepreneurial community is managing to stay vibrant.
Several growth startups have recently attracted global investors. To name a few, this week, lending platform Creditas raised US$ 55 million in its Series-C round with Santander InnoVentures and Amadeus Capital Partners. Earlier this month, cloud accounting software ContaAzul raised a US$30 million series D round led by Tiger Global Management. And, last January, taxi and private car-hailing company 99 was acquired by Chinese ride hailing Didi for a reported $1B valuation.
On May 23 we’ll gather founders & investors for a conversation on entrepreneurial scene, the fund-raising momentum and potential for new rounds and future IPOs.
Henrique is the founder of Brex, a corporate credit card company that is backed by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, and YCombinator. Before going to Stanford, Henrique has built and sold Pagar.me, one of Brazil’s largest payment processors, with over $1.5 billion in transaction volume.
CEO at Prefer, Founding Partner at Canary
Julio is the CEO of Prefer, a network that helps independent professionals grow their businesses through referrals. He is a founding partner of Canary, Brazil’s largest seed-stage venture fund, and founding partner of Graph Ventures, an angel investment group that has invested in over 100 companies over Read More
Co-Founder & CEO, PSafe
Marco has over twenty years of expertise in technological innovation in the development of high scalable systems in the US and Latin America. He worked at Microsoft for 10 years and took on such projects as the Hotmail acquisition, integration into MSN and scaling worldwide. In 2007, he joined Spot Runner a media Read More
Andy Tsao is a Managing Director and leads SVB’s Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and international market expansion. In addition, Andy leads SVB Global Private Equity Services, working with SVB’s international private equity and venture capital Read More
Awesome evening with Brazilian founders at Silicon Valley Bank, in San Francisco.