April 2018 Deals & Investment

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in April:     April 24 “A reassuring physical presence and fast-growing online sales have vaulted Magazine Luiza into the upper echelons of Brazilian e-commerce, lifting shares over 500% last year and 20% so far in 2018. The company is relying on deep roots…

March 2018 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene from the end of Feb through March 28:   Feb 27 Tamboro, Brazilian startup focused on innovation in education, received R$ 6 million from entrepreneur Paulo Ferraz. The startup offers online solutions to enhance the performance of young professionals, students, and businesses and their teams…

February 2018 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene from the end of Jan through Feb 26:   Jan 30 Embrapa and Cedro Capital selected seven agritechs to receive up to R$ 5 million each. The total amount invested in the companies could reach R$ 35 million. Some startups selected: Gira, Agronow, Agrorobótica, Agrosmart,…

January 2018 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in January 2018: Jan 3 First Brazilian unicorn: Didi acquired 99, Uber competitor in Brazil, as part of the plans to expand its service into Latin America. The acquisition gave the company a valuation of U$1 billion – U$600 million to buy out investors, plus…

December Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene, from Dec 2017 through Jan 3, 2018: Dec 5 Brazilian startup Gympass received an investment from General Atlantic. The gym membership platform allows users to access to multiple gyms. The company has activities in 10 countries, including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and…

November 2017 Deals & Investments

  Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene in November of 2017:     Nov 1 TheVentureCity launched a $100 million fund for tech entrepreneurs. Investments in Brazil include RecargaPay, Emprego Ligado e Stayfilm.   Nov 5 The Brazilian Senate tacked on amendments on a bill that could cripple the Uber’s model due…

October 2017 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene during October of 2017: Oct 2 São Paulo has the largest Google Campus in the world, with 89 thousand members. According André Barrence, Head of Campus SP, Google campus size shows the strength of the startups ecosystem in Brazil.   Oct 2 SPRO IT Solutions made an…

September 2017 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene from end of August through September, 2017: Aug 28 Facebook will open Estação Hack, a training center in São Paulo for coders and entrepreneurs, encouraging technology careers for young Brazilians.   Aug 29 500 Startups made an investment of US$ 100,000 in Quero Educação, a Brazilian company…

BayBrazil-Launchpad 2nd startups workshop

On Sep 14 & 15, 2017, BayBrazil & Google Developers Launchpad teamed up again to organize the second workshop to help Brazilian startups with training and mentorship. This time we co-hosted 16 companies selected by BayBrazil partners. On Day 1, startups CEOs, CTOs, founders gathered at Google Launchpad Startup Space where they met with Google…

August 2017 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene from end of July through Aug 29, 2017: July 24 TPG invested in Brazilian digital ad company Solinftec through its Alternative and Renewable Technologies growth equity platform TPG ART. The capital will fund the expansion of Solinftec’s platform into new crops and geographies.   July 31 Microsoft,…

July 2017 Deals & Investments

Here are the highlights on Brazil’s tech and business scene from the end of June through July 2017: June 28 The 25 most innovative ag tech companies that have more than US$400 million in financing. Brazil-based BovControl and Strider are included.   June 29 Criatec 2, a venture capital fund managed by Bozano Investimentos and Triaxis Capital, will invest…

Partnerships, M&A and investments. Take a look at what happened in Brazil’s tech and business scene from end of May through June 2017.

May 30: Kaszek Ventures has raised US$200 million fund and expectations are that most of it will go to Brazil, the largest capital recipient of the firm. June 2: The anti-fraud startup Konduto received an investment of R$ 2.5 Million from the Fund Criatec 2, managed by Bozano Investimentos and Triaxis Capital.  (in Portuguese) June…