Francisco Gomes, Co-Founder & CEO of Hardera

Hardera is the first Latin American sustainability-focused startup selected to join Singularity University Ventures program in Silicon Valley. Founded in Brazil, the company developed a product that transforms reforested wood into hardwood with superior strength and durability, which is scarce and in danger of extinction. Francisco Gomes, Co-Founder & CEO, talks about Hardera’s technology, the impact on…

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March 2018 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene from the end of Feb through March 28:   Feb 27 Tamboro, Brazilian startup focused on innovation in education, received R$ 6 million from entrepreneur Paulo Ferraz. The startup offers online solutions to enhance the performance of young professionals, students, and businesses and their teams…

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Ann Ravel, Professor at UC Berkeley, former FEC Chair under President Obama administration

  As part of International Women’s day celebration, we interviewed Ann Ravel, Professor at University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, and Fellow at New America, where she works on Civic Engagement. She is also former Federal Election Commission chair and talked to BayBrazil about her experience at the Federal Administration, political campaign financing, social media…

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February 2018 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene from the end of Jan through Feb 26:   Jan 30 Embrapa and Cedro Capital selected seven agritechs to receive up to R$ 5 million each. The total amount invested in the companies could reach R$ 35 million. Some startups selected: Gira, Agronow, Agrorobótica, Agrosmart,…

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January 2018 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in January 2018: Jan 3 First Brazilian unicorn: Didi acquired 99, Uber competitor in Brazil, as part of the plans to expand its service into Latin America. The acquisition gave the company a valuation of U$1 billion – U$600 million to buy out investors, plus…

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December Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene, from Dec 2017 through Jan 3, 2018: Dec 5 Brazilian startup Gympass received an investment from General Atlantic. The gym membership platform allows users to access to multiple gyms. The company has activities in 10 countries, including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and…

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November 2017 Deals & Investments

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in November of 2017:     Nov 1 TheVentureCity launched a $100 million fund for tech entrepreneurs. Investments in Brazil include RecargaPay, Emprego Ligado e Stayfilm.   Nov 5 The Brazilian Senate tacked on amendments on a bill that could cripple the Uber’s model due…

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Chaim Zaher, President of Grupo SEB

Grupo SEB (Educational Brazilian System) is the largest K-12 private group in Brazil with over 80.000 students. It was founded 50 years ago by Chaim Zaher, son of Lebanese immigrants who moved to Brazil looking for new opportunities. This year, Chaim Zaher initiated the group’s international expansion with the 95% acquisition of Canada’s Maple Bear operations in…

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Carlos Pereira, CEO and Founder of Livox

Brazilian entrepreneur Carlos Pereira, CEO and Founder of Livox, is among the laureates of The Tech for Global Good. The program recognizes innovators solving the world’s biggest problems. This year’s focus is Technology & Health and Livox was included for being a software platform that enables non-verbal disabled people to communicate and learn. Carlos’s work has received…

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