September 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in September:   Sept 29 A lot has changed since the Nubank, one of the best-funded startups in Brazil was founded five years ago. The fintech scene went from a handful of companies to about 400 startups countrywide, with many focusing on digital banking.…

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Digital Payments in Brazil

When: Oct 11, 6pm-9pm Location: Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, Palo alto Throughout this decade, the world has watched the booming of financial technologies and disruptive electronic payment solutions. In such a prosperous setting, Brazil has proven that it has the potential to expand its emerging market and become one of the leading…

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August 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in August:     Aug 30 There are 39 companies in the Bay Area founded by Brazilians, 35 in tech. In this article, our CEO Margarise puts things in perspective and gives details on the exclusive BayBrazil survey that mapped Brazilian founders in Silicon…

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From Brazil to Silicon Valley – the growth of the Brazilian tech entrepreneurial community in Silicon Valley

Diversity is one of the top reasons why Silicon Valley has become what it is. Some of the region’s well-known star companies were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants. A study by the NFAP (National Foundation for American Policy) reveals that more than half of U.S.’s unicorn startups have at least one immigrant founder and over…

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July 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in July:   July 30 Facebook selects ten social impact startups for acceleration. The program, in partnership with the accelerator Artemisia, lasts six months and targets businesses with the potential to improve the lives of low-income citizens.   July 23 Latin America faces a…

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June 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in June:     June 26 Hi Technologies, a Brazilian healthcare startup, will receive an investment of R$ 14.7 million from VC funds Monashees and Qualcomm Ventures, according to the statement released by Positivo Tecnologia, who bought 50% of Hi Technologies in 2016.  …

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May 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in May:     May 30 “More people opening Crypto trading accounts in Brazil than traditional securities”   May 24  Banrisul will have a corporate venture fund focused on fintechs based on an agreement with Gama Investimentos. Banrisul will contribute R$ 25 million and will…

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