from a delivery app to a tech platform: a conversation with co-founder and CEO of Rappi

From a delivery app to a tech platform: a conversation with Co-Founder & CEO of Rappi

The delivery firm Rappi has developed into a “Super App,” and has become an industry leader in Latin America. Specializing in on-demand deliveries for restaurants and supermarket, it recently launched the Rappi Pay, a mobile payments product integrated into its core platform. Operating in about 55 cities and 8 countries, Rappi plans to accelerate its expansion, especially after receiving…

August 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in August:   Aug 29 Kaszek Ventures raised US$600 million across two new funds. This amount made the firm the first Latin American early-stage investor to hit the milestone.of roughly US$1 billion total capital under management. Kaszek portfolio includes Gympass Nubank and Loggi. Aug 27…

Fabricio Bloisi, founder and CEO of Movile

Fabricio Bloisi turned Movile from a startup in a garage in Brazil into a leading global player in mobile marketplaces and content with more than 350 million customers worldwide. Its many businesses and brands include PlayKids, a leader in educational content for kids, and iFood, Latin America’s #1 food delivery service that’s raised nearly $600 million in…

Letícia Piccolotto, founder of BrazilLAB

As technology is transforming different economy sectors, government is not outside this trend. Thanks to entrepreneurs like Letícia Piccolotto, the Brazilian public sector is joining this transformation. Letícia is the founder of BrazilLAB, a B2G innovation hub that accelerates solutions and connects entrepreneurs with public management. According to Letícia, digital transformation in public sector should impact…

July 2019 Deals & Investments

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in July:   July 31 Brazilian pharmaceutical giant Eurofarma has launched a venture arm called Axon Ventures to invest in early-stage healthcare companies. The fund will allocate up to US$12 million in healthcare projects. July 30 Shopper, a platform that helps grocery shopping, received…

Shu Nyatta, Managing Partner, Softbank

Shu Nyatta is co-leading SoftBank’s new $5B Latin America-focused technology growth fund. He will be a featured speaker at BayBrazil annual conference on August 22nd at SRI International in Menlo Park. In our conversation this week, Shu talks about what is driving the record investment growth in Latin America, the factors that differentiate Brazil from other emerging countries…

June 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in June:   June 27 Swiss VC Bulb Capital invested US$7 million in Amaro, a Brazilian fashion label and e-commerce platform. June 26 Linx, a Brazilian provider of POS/ERP connectivity software and payment services, raised US$308 million in a global offering of 32.8 million shares/ADSs…

May 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in May:   May 31 Former U.S. President Barack Obama is in Brazil. In an event in Sao Paulo he said that the major force of the United States and Brazil is diversity. Reflecting on his administration he said: “it’s possible to achieve great power…