May 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in May:     May 30 “More people opening Crypto trading accounts in Brazil than traditional securities”   May 24  Banrisul will have a corporate venture fund focused on fintechs based on an agreement with Gama Investimentos. Banrisul will contribute R$ 25 million and will…

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Anish Srivastava, Founder & CEO of Vinaj

As technology advances in many sectors, traditional companies inevitably need a digital innovation strategy. Often times it includes working – and sometimes competing – with startups at different stages of maturity. To help us understand the innovation process in large corporations we spoke with BayBrazil member and mentor Anish Srivastava, Founder and CEO of Vinaj,…

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Patrick Mork, Marketing Coach & Chief Storyteller, madmork stories

Choosing the right career in a changing world. Getting customers to engage with a product or service. Avoiding common communication mistakes. These are some of the topics of our conversation with Patrick Mork, an award-winning marketing professional with deep experience in mobile apps, content distribution, consumer packaged goods and video games. He’s led teams in high profile startups…

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April 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in April:     April 24 “A reassuring physical presence and fast-growing online sales have vaulted Magazine Luiza into the upper echelons of Brazilian e-commerce, lifting shares over 500% last year and 20% so far in 2018. The company is relying on deep roots…

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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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