On March of 2012 BayBrazil launched a new series of events, Brazilian Founders, to highlight Brazil’s entrepreneurial spirit and introduce leaders who are shining in Brazil and abroad.
The first event on March 21st was held at the Consulate of Brazil in San Francisco and the second edition was last May 9th, at the Silicon Valley Bank, in Santa Clara.
See details & photos below. We will announce the next event soon and hope you will join us in these very special Brazilian evenings.
Brazilian Founders II, featuring Peixe Urbano
When: May 9th, 2012, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Silicon Valley Bank Kellogg Auditorium, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Alex Tabor, Co-Founder and CTO of Peixe Urbano
Julio Vasconcellos, Co-Founder and CEO of Peixe Urbano
Moderator: Vicente Silveira, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn & Board Member, BayBrazil
Creative. Bold. Adaptable. Innovator.
These are some of the words used to describe Brazilians who ventured into entrepreneurship.
According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Brazil is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world.
Brazilians have created companies spanning multiple sectors such as energy, finance, agribusiness and information technology. In recent years, entrepreneurship clusters and business incubators have been booming across the country to support an increasing number of startups right up in the radar of local and international VCs and angel investors.
Some analysts say that the current Brazilian startup boom initiated with Peixe Urbano. Launched at the end of 2009, the company is growing rapidly, operating in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile with over 20 million registered users. Investors in Peixe Urbano include Tiger Global Management, VC firms General Atlantic, Benchmark Capital, and, more recently, Morgan Stanley and T. Rowe Price.
On May 9 Brazilian Founders evening, Co-Founder & CTO Alex Tabor discussed Peixe Urbano’s brand, its new product offerings and the trends in Brazil’s e-commerce.
Thanks to Alex and Julio for spending the evening with the BayBrazil crowd to share their amazing story. Thanks to our moderator Vicente Silveira and our audience for great questions and insights. And, thanks to dear volunteers and our host Silicon Valley Bank for opening the doors to BayBrazil.