May 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in May: May 27 São Paulo-based protech startup Quinto Andar closed a $300 million Series E led by Silicon Valley-based Ribbit Capital. With the new funds, the company now is valued at $4 billion. May 24 Latin America pioneer tech VCs Hernan Kazah and Nicolas…

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April 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in April: April 29 Some new Brazilian names have joined the global superrich, and their ascent to fortune amid bleak times is a tale of a nation in transition. New faces at the top are part of an emerging economy built on digital technology and…

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Heiko Spitzeck, Director, Sustainability Research Center at Fundação Dom Cabral

Brazilian businesses are having to adapt as the country faces the pandemic’s second year with a surge in Covid19 infection and deaths. Professor Heiko Spitzeck, Director of the Sustainability Research Center at Fundação Dom Cabral, led a study with several corporate leaders and shares some of his findings with us, including his perspective for economic…

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BayBrazil Impacto Social

Jurados do Brasil e do Vale do Silício selecionam 4 startups para Programa de Impacto Um total de vinte e duas startups se cadastraram através das redes parceiras para concorrer a três vagas no programa de Impacto Social do BayBrazil. O time de jurados selecionou as finalistas e sete startups participaram da sessão de Pitch no dia 25…

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March 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in March:   March 30 Startup Hotmart, an online courses platform, announced round of R$ 735 million raised last year, and it’s now in Brazil’s unicorn list. March 25 Seven startups participated in the BayBrazil Impact program March 25th pitch session. The program aims to support…

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February 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in February:   Feb 28: Delivery startup Loggi raises $205 million. The company’s largest round to date was led by CapSur Capital and included renowned Brazilian hedge fund manager Luis Stuhlberger’s Verde Asset Management among the backers for the first time, the firm said. Feb 24…

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January 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in January:   Jan 28 Nubank raised US$400M Series G at US$25 billion valuation, becoming the fourth most valuable financial institution in Latin America. The round was led by both private and public investors including current investors Singapore’s GIC, Whale Rock, and Invesco. Other current…

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December 2020 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in December:   Dec 29 Fintech Nomad, which allows Brazilians to open a checking account with banks in the United States, raised an investment of R$ 30 million, in a round led by Monashees. Dec 21 Linker received R$ 12 million round investment and warms…

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November 2020 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in November:   Nov 30 Brazilian digital insurance company Pier is now issuing its own policies following a $14.5 million Series A round of funding. Nov 26 Brazilian e-commerce platform Olist raised a US$ 58 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank Latin American Fund. Other investors in…

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October 2020 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in October:   Oct 29 Locaweb acquired Startup Vindi for R$ 180 million. Vindi is SaaS company that processes and manages recurring payments for companies and will complement Locaweb’s payment solutions. Oct 29 Via Varejo acquired i9XP for an undisclosed value. The startup is specialized…

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