Impeachment vote: President Rousseff ousted

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016: Brazil’s Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Michel Temer is the new President. Media outlets all over the world are covering the historic vote. San Francisco Chronicle: Tough economic outlook in Brazil after president removed NYT : Dilma Rousseff is ousted as Brazil’s President in Impeachment vote WSJ : Dilma Rousseff Ousted…

BayBrazil & Launchpad are teaming up to create a positive impact on the Brazilian startup ecosystem

For the past 6 years BayBrazil has played a leading role in building the Brazilian-American tech hub in Silicon Valley. Through exclusive programs, events & conversations we’ve been facilitating new opportunities, partnerships, connections among over 8 thousand entrepreneurs, investors, academics, business leaders and government representatives. BayBrazil has been also mapping the Brazilian diaspora in Silicon…

BayBrazilians host SF Mayor in Brazil

BayBrazil Corporate Members Banco Itau, Redpoint e-ventures and Silicon Valley Bank host San Francisco Mayor in São Paulo Here is the program’s description by Andy Tsao, Silicon Valley Managing Director and BayBrazil Board Member: SF Mayor Ed Lee and the city’s LatinSF office, which helps Latin companies set up in city, have organized a week…

New video: VC Funding in Brazil, a conversation with the founders of Kaszek Ventures

On Nov 2nd, 2015, BayBrazil hosted Nicolas Szekasy and Hernan Kazah, co-founders of Kaszek Ventures, one of the most active VC firms in Brazil and Latin America. In an exclusive conversation with Andy Tsao, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank, and BayBrazil members, the co-founders discussed their latest investments, the opportunities they envision in the Latin American…

Social entrepreneurship in Brazil

Brazil faces many challenges such as poverty, income inequality, and social unbalance. Some entrepreneurs in the country are dedicated to address these issues and promote better lives for fellow Brazilians. You will meet some of them in a series of stories published on BayBrazil. In the first article of the series, meet leading organizations and…

Brazilian startup that connects truck drivers to their cargo moves US$18 million worth in freight through its platform monthly

TruckPad was accelerated by Abril Plug and Play and won competition against 30 local and international startups   Suelen Vale “Truckers are the taxi drivers of cargo and there is no other professional who needs more technology to move than these road workers,” says Carlos Mira, founder of TruckPad. The startup offers a platform that…