April 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in April:   April 29 Brazil’s Magazine Luiza agrees to buy retailer Netshoes for US$62 million. The acquisition is aligned with the retailer’s efforts to increase its footprint in Brazilian e-commerce. April 29 According to LAVCA, VC funding into LatAm nearly doubled in 2018, co-investments…

March 2019 Deals & Investment

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in March:   Mar 29 Warren, Brazilian investment fintech founded by ex-XP Investimentos partners, received R$ 25 million led by Kaszek Ventures and Ribbit Capital. The fintech uses artificial intelligence to help clients to invest.   Mar 29 Brazil ready for business. This Forbes’ article…

Global Women’s Journey

When: March 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Location: Uber, 900 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, 94304 All proceeds of this event will be donated to nonprofit organizations founded by Brazilian female entrepreneurs in the Bay Area It will take 108 years to close the gender gap across the world. That’s the somber conclusion of the 2018 World Economic Forum study. Despite a…

February 2019 Deals & Investment

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in February:   Feb 27 Vicente Silveira, Data Science, Engineering leader & BayBrazil Chairman of the Board, had a live dialogue with entrepreneurs of Cubo, in Sao Paulo, on AI & the future of work. With the support of Grupo SEB & Escola Concept, the dialogue is part…

January 2019 Deals & Investment

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in January:   Jan 30 The Y Combinator-backed Grin merged its electric scooter business with Yellow, the bike-share startup based in Brazil. Both Grin and Yellow raised large funds few months ago. Grin had also merged with Brazil-based Ride in October.   Jan 28 Elephant…

Digital transformation powered by SaaS – the story behind 2018’s most innovative company

Three software services companies were rated the world’s most innovative in 2018. ServiceNow, Workday, and Salesforce ranked ahead of Tesla and Amazon, according to Forbes list. With 2017 revenues at almost $2 billion and market cap at $33 billion, the top of list ServiceNow is poised for continued growth projecting to double its revenue by 2020.  On Feb…

Daniel De Carvalho, Senior Scientist, University Health Network

A new approach to detect cancer was recently developed by an award-winning Brazilian scientist. Dr. Daniel De Carvalho, Associate Professor at the Dept. of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Senior Scientist and Canada Research chair at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, leads the development of a new early detection methodology that combines identification of DNA methylation changes and …