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Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem | TechCrunch

Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem | TechCrunch | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has..
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FoundersFund Leads Financing Round for Nubank in Brazil | NYTimes

FoundersFund Leads Financing Round for Nubank in Brazil | NYTimes | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
The venture capital firm, co-founded by the Silicon Valley financier Peter Thiel, joined several other investors in raising $52 million for the financial technology company.
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Brazilian Tech Is Growing Double Digits | TechCrunch

Brazilian Tech Is Growing Double Digits | TechCrunch | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
Despite a miserable macro-economic mix of circumstances, including the worst recession in almost 100 years, the biggest corruption scandal Brazil has ever..
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AppNexus To Acquire Real Media Latin America | AdExchanger

AppNexus To Acquire Real Media Latin America | AdExchanger | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
In the latest chapter to a rather convoluted M&A tale, AppNexus will snap up ad tech firm Real Media Latin America (RMLA) from Peter Gervai, the Brazilian entrepreneur who paid $1 some 13 years ago to take it off 24/7 Real Media's hands. The companies didn't disclose the deal price or Sao Paulo-based RMLA's revenues, but its... Continue reading »
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Naspers Drops Off $40 Million For Brazilian Mobile Conglomerate Movile

Naspers Drops Off $40 Million For Brazilian Mobile Conglomerate Movile | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
The on-demand delivery market has now raised more money in the first four months of 2015 than it did in all of 2014, and the latest beneficiary is the..
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Latin America's VC space: big opportunity or illusion? | VentureBurn

Latin America's VC space: big opportunity or illusion? | VentureBurn | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
After four years riding the ups and downs of running an internet startup, I feel that I have paid my duties in the race of chasing the Latin American dream.
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Rival Baby E-Commerce Sites in Brazil to Merge | NYT DealBook

Rival Baby E-Commerce Sites in Brazil to Merge | NYT DealBook | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
Baby, an e-commerce site that was once the darling of Silicon Valley’s ambitions in Brazil, is being acquired by its rival BebeStore.
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Foreign investors drive jump in Brazil buyouts last year | Reuters

Foreign investors drive jump in Brazil buyouts last year | Reuters | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - Foreign institutional investors helped propel a 38.4 percent surge in private equity-funded acquisitions in Brazil last year, an industry group survey showed on Monday, highlighting the industry's ability to bankroll purchases in the renewable energy, infrastructure and information technology sectors.

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Fundraising for Brazil buyouts to rise in 2014, Lavca says | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Fundraising among private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, a move that could help propel a fresh round
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Billionaire Heir Bets on Brazil Favela Immersion at Panama Davos

Billionaire Heir Bets on Brazil Favela Immersion at Panama Davos | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

Antonio Ermirio de Moraes Neto thinks executives can learn to pinch a few pennies by living in Sao Paulo’s slums.

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Interesting... the heir to billions living in squalor, voluntarily. 

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Atomico Adds to Investment in Brazil | NYT

Atomico Adds to Investment in Brazil | NYT | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
The venture capital firm led by Niklas Zennstrom, the co-founder of Skype, has led a new round of financing in Bebestore, an online baby and maternal goods company in Brazil that it has backed before. The new investment indicates that e-commerce remains attractive in the country despite many struggling start-ups.
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Latin America Venture Capital Fund Raises New $135 Million Fund

Latin America Venture Capital Fund Raises New $135 Million Fund | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
The new fund, Kaszek Ventures’ second, eclipsed its first one raised in 2011. It also signals that the region’s long-term prospects remain promising despite the current turbulence in emerging markets.
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Talking Brazil with Accel’s Kevin Efrusy | TechCrunch

Talking Brazil with Accel’s Kevin Efrusy | TechCrunch | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

The companies down there are doing remarkably well. Our portfolio companies are growing between 70 and 200 percent annually. I know it sounds strange, but the tech and macroeconomic cycles are pretty uncoupled.

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Billionaires Join Buyout Funds in Bet on Brazilian Education

Billionaires Join Buyout Funds in Bet on Brazilian Education | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
Billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann almost didn’t finish his education at Harvard after being reprimanded for lighting fireworks in the university’s yard.
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11 Early-Stage Brazilian Tech Startups backed by International Investors

11 Early-Stage Brazilian Tech Startups backed by International Investors | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

11 early-stage startups in Brazil have drawn deals from top investors, including Rocket Internet.

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Accel Renews Commitment To Brazilian Startups With $10M EduK Investment

Accel Renews Commitment To Brazilian Startups With $10M EduK Investment | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
Despite an uncertain macroeconomic picture, Accel Partners, one of the most successful investment firms in the U.S. is keeping up the pace of investments in..
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“There’s a very strong emotional component to investing and you have to believe and you have to work through doubts and failures,” Efrusy said. “Brazil came about less through hedging [against the U.S.] and more about a few of us went down and became passionate about the market. We dove in and got excited about it.” Efrusy

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Sprinklr Acquires Brazilian Startup Scup | Forbes

Sprinklr Acquires Brazilian Startup Scup | Forbes | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
The New York-based marketing startup has been on a buyout spree for over a year.
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JPMorgan Chase & Omidyar Back New Impact Fund Aimed at Brazil's Emerging Middle Class | HuffPost

JPMorgan Chase & Omidyar Back New Impact Fund Aimed at Brazil's Emerging Middle Class | HuffPost | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

It's an emerging market within an emerging market.

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Entrepreneurs who can deliver high-quality basic services on the cheap are rushing to meet the pent-up demands of Brazil's 112 million lower- and middle-class consumers.

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Brazil Firm Raises $309 Mill ion for Education-Focused Fund | DealB%k

Brazil Firm Raises $309 Mill ion for Education-Focused Fund | DealB%k | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
The success by Bozano Investimentos in raising money for its new private equity fund is another indication that some investors are looking beyond Brazil’s current economic travails.
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E.ON to Increase Investment in Brazilian Joint Venture Eneva | WSJ

E.ON to Increase Investment in Brazilian Joint Venture Eneva | WSJ | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

German utility E.ON SE (EOAN.XE) said Monday it will further increase its investment in its Brazilian joint venture as part of a capital increase at power generator Eneva SA (ENEV3.BR). E.ON will contribute 200 million euros ($275.2 million) in the capital increase, which amounts to EUR491.5 million overall.

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BNDES vows $1.35 bln to bolster Brazil private-equity & VC sector | Valor

BNDES vows $1.35 bln to bolster Brazil private-equity & VC sector | Valor | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

About 2 billion reais of the BNDES money could be funneled into investment vehicles managed by private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil, with focus on technology, healthcare and innovation activities that range from culture and entertainment as well as videogames.

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Brazil group seeks lower taxes for venture capital funds

Brazil group seeks lower taxes for venture capital funds | BR Ventures | Scoop.it

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14 (Reuters) - The group representing Brazil's buyout industry is in talks with the government and law makers to implement a lower tax structure on venture capital funds to help lure..

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3 Surprisingly Hot Global Emerging VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

3 Surprisingly Hot Global Emerging VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.
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A VC's View on Finding "Disruptive" Stars Among LATAM's Burgeoning Startups

A VC's View on Finding "Disruptive" Stars Among LATAM's Burgeoning Startups | BR Ventures | Scoop.it
Venture capitalists are hot on the tech landscape in Latin America, in large part because populations from Mexico to Brazil are embracing social media and mobility. When combined with innovative business models and low startup costs, these trends spell plenty of opportunity for a new generation of entrepreneurs. “The companies we invest in can disrupt major players in Latin America,” says David Blumberg, ...
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