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…

TOTVS launches Carol, data platform with AI

TOTVS, Latin American’s leader in the SMB market, gathered it’s top executives and the Brazilian press in its Sao Paulo HQ to launch Carol, the company’s platform for quality data and artificial intelligence. This technology marks the beginning of a new era of innovation in the enterprise and will enhance the ownership of data in…

Meetings recap & new deals for Brazilian startups

It’s been a good week for Brazilian startups 99 and Nibo. The NY Times reported on May 24th that 99, Uber competitor in Brazil, raised US$100 million from Japanese firm Soft Bank, major investor in the Chinese company Didi Chuxing. Swedish firm Vostock Emerging Finance announced on May 15th that it invested US$3.3 million into Nibo,…

The latest on Brazilian startups

A number of BayBrazil partners and members travel often to Brazil to participate in events, visit local clients and deepen their ties with the local tech community. Jackie Hyland, Silicon Valley Bank’s Director for Latin America, wrote this article for BayBrazil on her recent trip to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.   Last week,…

3rd Annual Demo Day – Apex-Brasil & Startup Brasil

The Bay Area is becoming a bit more Brazilian. Dozens of Brazilian entrepreneurs are flocking to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, arriving now through next week, to attend a series of events, including our annual conference. Among the week’s highlights is the  Demo Day of Apex-Brasil, on Sep 12. Apex-Brasil will present 11 startups selected…

Impeachment vote: President Rousseff ousted

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016: Brazil’s Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Michel Temer is the new President. Media outlets all over the world are covering the historic vote. San Francisco Chronicle: Tough economic outlook in Brazil after president removed NYT : Dilma Rousseff is ousted as Brazil’s President in Impeachment vote WSJ : Dilma Rousseff Ousted…

BayBrazil & Launchpad are teaming up to create a positive impact on the Brazilian startup ecosystem

For the past 6 years BayBrazil has played a leading role in building the Brazilian-American tech hub in Silicon Valley. Through exclusive programs, events & conversations we’ve been facilitating new opportunities, partnerships, connections among over 8 thousand entrepreneurs, investors, academics, business leaders and government representatives. BayBrazil has been also mapping the Brazilian diaspora in Silicon…