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 …

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December 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in December.     Dec 18 BNDES announced it’ll invest up to R$ 2.2 billion in venture capital and private equity funds. The participation in each fund will be up to 40%, limited to R$ 150 million for venture capital funds. For private equity…

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November 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in November, a historic month when Movile’s iFood raised $500 million, the largest round for a tech startup in Latin America.     Nov 28 Creditoo, an online payroll loan platform for employees of private companies, announced an investment round of $ 1.2 million. The…

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October 2018 Deals & Investment

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in October:     Oct 26 Grin, the Mexico City-based electric scooter company backed by Y Combinator, is merging with São Paulo-based Ride to further the company’s expansion across Latin America. This comes shortly after Grin raised a $45 million Series A round.   Oct…

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