VC Funding in Brazil, a conversation with Eric Acher

When: Thursday, June 8, 6pm-8:30pm Location: Silicon Valley Bank, 2400 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA Pre-registration Investors remain bullish on Brazil, despite the corruption and political uncertainty that continues to embroil the country’s government. Buenos Aires-based VC firm Kaszek Ventures has just announced it raised a $200 million fund to invest mostly in Brazilian internet startups.  …

Meetings recap & new deals for Brazilian startups

It’s been a good week for Brazilian startups 99 and Nibo. The NY Times reported on May 24th that 99, Uber competitor in Brazil, raised US$100 million from Japanese firm Soft Bank, major investor in the Chinese company Didi Chuxing. Swedish firm Vostock Emerging Finance announced on May 15th that it invested US$3.3 million into Nibo,…

Corporate Venture Investing in Latin America

Date: Tuesday, May 2nd, 6pm-8:30pmLocation: Silicon Valley Bank,  2400 Hanover Street, Palo Alto Corporations continue to play an increasingly active role in entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. Despite a decrease of 2% in corporate venture capital deal activity globally, according to CB Insights report the number of new CVC firms making first-time investments reached record levels in…

Brazilians in Silicon Valley

When: Friday, April 21st, 6pm-9pm Location: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way-Bld.15, Menlo Park, CA Corporate tech companies in the Bay Area continue to attract high-skilled Brazilian talent. Although there aren’t statistics data to clearly illustrate this trend, in these past years we’ve seen an increasing number of Brazilian professionals moving to the region. That’s why since…

The latest on Brazilian startups

A number of BayBrazil partners and members travel often to Brazil to participate in events, visit local clients and deepen their ties with the local tech community. Jackie Hyland, Silicon Valley Bank’s Director for Latin America, wrote this article for BayBrazil on her recent trip to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.   Last week,…

Global Women’s Journey

When: Wed, March 8, 6pm– 8:30pm Location: Evernote, 305 Walnut Street, Redwood City, 94063   According to the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report it will take 170 years before there is global equality between men and women. Around the globe, women earn less, work more, have less participation in the labor force and is…