Shu Nyatta, Managing Partner, Softbank

Shu Nyatta is co-leading SoftBank’s new $5B Latin America-focused technology growth fund. He will be a featured speaker at BayBrazil annual conference on August 22nd at SRI International in Menlo Park. In our conversation this week, Shu talks about what is driving the record investment growth in Latin America, the factors that differentiate Brazil from other emerging countries…

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June 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in June:   June 27 Swiss VC Bulb Capital invested US$7 million in Amaro, a Brazilian fashion label and e-commerce platform. June 26 Linx, a Brazilian provider of POS/ERP connectivity software and payment services, raised US$308 million in a global offering of 32.8 million shares/ADSs…

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May 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in May:   May 31 Former U.S. President Barack Obama is in Brazil. In an event in Sao Paulo he said that the major force of the United States and Brazil is diversity. Reflecting on his administration he said: “it’s possible to achieve great power…

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April 2019 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in April:   April 29 Brazil’s Magazine Luiza agrees to buy retailer Netshoes for US$62 million. The acquisition is aligned with the retailer’s efforts to increase its footprint in Brazilian e-commerce. April 29 According to LAVCA, VC funding into LatAm nearly doubled in 2018, co-investments…

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March 2019 Deals & Investment

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in March:   Mar 29 Warren, Brazilian investment fintech founded by ex-XP Investimentos partners, received R$ 25 million led by Kaszek Ventures and Ribbit Capital. The fintech uses artificial intelligence to help clients to invest.   Mar 29 Brazil ready for business. This Forbes’ article…

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Global Women’s Journey

When: March 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Location: Uber, 900 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, 94304 All proceeds of this event will be donated to nonprofit organizations founded by Brazilian female entrepreneurs in the Bay Area It will take 108 years to close the gender gap across the world. That’s the somber conclusion of the 2018 World Economic Forum study. Despite a…

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February 2019 Deals & Investment

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in February:   Feb 27 Vicente Silveira, Data Science, Engineering leader & BayBrazil Chairman of the Board, had a live dialogue with entrepreneurs of Cubo, in Sao Paulo, on AI & the future of work. With the support of Grupo SEB & Escola Concept, the dialogue is part…

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