Carlos Moreira, Director, Globo Partner Program

The internet has radically changed the mass broadcast media industry and, as a result, the way businesses advertise and communicate with consumers. A recent study ranks Brazil fifth among countries with highest internet users. We wonder how new platforms such as TikTok and Instagram are transforming Latin America’s media landscape. Carlos Moreira offers insights on it, the new technologies…

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Rodrigo Borges, Managing Partner and Co-founder at DOMO Invest.

Venture-backed Brazilian startups had their best half-year ever in 2021. Investments by local and global players surpassed $5 billion. To help us understand the main elements that is fueling this trend, we spoke with an entrepreneur-turned-investor. Back in 1998, Rodrigo Borges co-founded comparison shopping service Buscapé and participated in all investments rounds with Unibanco and Merrill…

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July 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in July: July 28 Pipo Saúde, which operates as a health insurance broker raised a RS$ 100 million new round, the largest Series A in the Brazilian healthtech market. New investors entered this investment, such as Thrive Capital, which led the round, and the Atlântico…

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June 2021 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in June: June 29 Gympass, the exercise and corporate wellness unicorn, announced a US$220 million Series E. This round, which doubles the company’s valuation to US$2.2 billion, includes participation from SoftBank, General Atlantic, Moore Strategic Ventures, Kaszek Ventures and Valor Capital. June 28 JPMorgan makes…

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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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Brian Requarth, Founder of Latitud

In 2003, Brian Requarth got in his car and drove from his hometown in California to Costa Rica, crisscrossing through Mexico and Central America, eventually making his way to Colombia. It was a life-changing 6-month experience that made him fall in love with LatAm and identify unique opportunities for businesses in the region. After starting…

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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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