October 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in October:   Oct 30 From Fidelity to Schroders, Money Managers are Bullish on Brazil. Ibovespa has gained 22% this year as economic reforms advanced Oct 24 Cobli, startup that develops IoT tracking technology for corporate fleets, raised US$10 million Series A led by Fifth Wall…

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September 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in September:   Sept 27 Bom Pra Crédito raised approximately US$8.4 million in its fourth funding round. Grupo Globo, the largest media and communication conglomerate in Latin America, led the investment that purchased minority stakes in the company. Sept 21 Cubo Itau innovation center celebrated…

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from a delivery app to a tech platform: a conversation with co-founder and CEO of Rappi

From a delivery app to a tech platform: a conversation with Co-Founder & CEO of Rappi

The delivery firm Rappi has developed into a “Super App,” and has become an industry leader in Latin America. Specializing in on-demand deliveries for restaurants and supermarket, it recently launched the Rappi Pay, a mobile payments product integrated into its core platform. Operating in about 55 cities and 8 countries, Rappi plans to accelerate its expansion, especially after receiving…

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August 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in August:   Aug 29 Kaszek Ventures raised US$600 million across two new funds. This amount made the firm the first Latin American early-stage investor to hit the milestone.of roughly US$1 billion total capital under management. Kaszek portfolio includes Gympass Nubank and Loggi. Aug 27…

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Letícia Piccolotto, founder of BrazilLAB

As technology is transforming different economy sectors, government is not outside this trend. Thanks to entrepreneurs like Letícia Piccolotto, the Brazilian public sector is joining this transformation. Letícia is the founder of BrazilLAB, a B2G innovation hub that accelerates solutions and connects entrepreneurs with public management. According to Letícia, digital transformation in public sector should impact…

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July 2019 Deals & Investments

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in July:   July 31 Brazilian pharmaceutical giant Eurofarma has launched a venture arm called Axon Ventures to invest in early-stage healthcare companies. The fund will allocate up to US$12 million in healthcare projects. July 30 Shopper, a platform that helps grocery shopping, received…

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