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Emerging Startups & Entrepreneurs in Brazil
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The Tech company that’s shaking up the Brazilian rental industry | Bloomberg

The Tech company that’s shaking up the Brazilian rental industry | Bloomberg | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Vicente Velazquez plunked down eight months’ worth of rent to get his own place in Rio de Janeiro. The monster deposit was the only way to avoid paying insurance, since he knew no one in the city willing to put property up as collateral.
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Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem

Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Brazil is the most populous country in South America, as well as its largest market. Internet penetration and use are high -- Brazil trails only the US in..
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"São Paulo is by far the most mature startup scene in Brazil."
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How a Savvy Entrepreneur Thrived in Brazil | Entrepreneur

How a Savvy Entrepreneur Thrived in Brazil | Entrepreneur | BR Innovators | Scoop.it

Joao Ricardo Mendes, the founder of travel-deals site Hotel Urbano, carved out a niche in the competitive space.

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20 hottest fintech startups in Brazil

20 hottest fintech startups in Brazil | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
20 hottest fintech startups in Brazil - the Brazilian financial and technology ecosystem is boiling, Nubank, Vindi, Nibo, ContaAzul, Bidu, Broota, Bankfacil
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3 Reasons Why São Paulo Is a Hub for Business Innovation | Inc.com

3 Reasons Why São Paulo Is a Hub for Business Innovation | Inc.com | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
The most populous city in Brazil counts about 2,700 active startups, and American investors are increasingly hungry for a slice of the city's tech sector.
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This New Coworking Space Is Trying To Fast-Track São Paulo's Startup Scene

This New Coworking Space Is Trying To Fast-Track São Paulo's Startup Scene | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
By giving entrepreneurs more of the perks that Silicon Valley offers, Cubo aims to make Brazil's biggest city a new-business hotspot.
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11 Early-Stage Brazilian Tech Startups To Watch | CBInsights

11 Early-Stage Brazilian Tech Startups To Watch | CBInsights | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
11 early-stage startups in Brazil have drawn deals from top investors, including Rocket Internet.
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Brazil’s BankFacil Secures $3M, Launches Low-Rate Consumer Loans

Brazil’s BankFacil Secures $3M, Launches Low-Rate Consumer Loans | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
BankFacil aims to make getting a consumer loan in Brazil inexpensive and easy and has raised venture backing to do it.The online lending startup has built an underwriting platform targeting what founder and Chief Executive Sergio Furio believes is a massive and untapped opportunity: extending personal loans to Brazilians who own homes and cars but aren’t using them as collatera
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New Startup Construct Tackles One Of Brazil’s Most Inefficient Industries

New Startup Construct Tackles One Of Brazil’s Most Inefficient Industries | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Construct co-founders Drew Beaurline and Patrick Albert are taking on one of the nation's most corrupt and bureaucratic industries – possibly a job only..
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Brazil’s Nubank Raises $30M Led By Tiger | TC

Brazil’s Nubank Raises $30M Led By Tiger | TC | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Brazil is one of the world's fastest growing mobile markets, with 90 million smartphones in circulation among a population of about 200 million, and today a..
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IFood Raises $50 Million From Movile And Just Eat For Food Delivery | TC

IFood Raises $50 Million From Movile And Just Eat For Food Delivery | TC | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Latin American mobile commerce powerhouse Movile and Just Eat, the global online take-out service, have announced a $50M investment in Brazil’s leading food..
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In Latest Deals Brazilian Investor Kaszek Ventures Doubles Down On Women Entrepreneurs

In Latest Deals Brazilian Investor Kaszek Ventures Doubles Down On Women Entrepreneurs | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Latin American investors Kaszek Ventures have kicked off 2015 with back-to-back investments in startups founded and run by Brazilian women -- Dress & Go,..
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Facebook launches an entrepreneurship program in Brazil

Facebook launches an entrepreneurship program in Brazil | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Facebook's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab -- part of the "Facebook in the Community" project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 17, 2015
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Brazil’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite bureaucracy

Brazil’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite bureaucracy | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Brazil’s been in the news lately, and not always for the most positive reasons. Amidst news of recession, resulting austerity measures, and a successive series of large-scale corruption scandals, the developments from this previously booming emerging market seem grim.
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Strider Closes US$3m Series A from Monashees, Qualcomm & Barn Investimentos | LAVCA

Strider Closes US$3m Series A from Monashees, Qualcomm & Barn Investimentos | LAVCA | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
(Monashees) Strider, a Belo Horizonte, Brazil cloud-based agriculture software tha thelps farmers track rainfall and monitor crop health, received US$3m in VC funding by Monashees Capital. Other investors included Qualcomm Ventures and Barn Investimentos.
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Redpoint eVenture in Brazil Adds Top Entrepreneur Romero Rodrigues | Dealbook

Redpoint eVenture in Brazil Adds Top Entrepreneur Romero Rodrigues | Dealbook | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Romero Rodrigues, who co-founded the price-comparison site Buscapé, will join Redpoint eventures.
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[about investing in Brazil] "Yes, we are in it for the long term." Jeff Brody Redpoint eVentures founding partner

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Plataforma para obras deve fechar 2015 com R$ 3,5 mi - PEGN | Banco de ideias

Plataforma para obras deve fechar 2015 com R$ 3,5 mi - PEGN | Banco de ideias | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Com o Bougue, usuário visualiza sua reforma como em um projeto 3D e ainda compara orçamentos de empresas de reforma
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What makes the Brazil startup scene special

What makes the Brazil startup scene special | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Recently we had the opportunity to speak with eight of the key startup leaders from Brazil. Here’s what they think the country need to do to get to the next
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The Indiegogo of Brazil: Candice Pascoal And Kickante | Forbes

The Indiegogo of Brazil: Candice Pascoal And Kickante | Forbes | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
In less than two years Kickante has hosted over 8,000 campaigns on behalf of artists, charities, and entrepreneurs, raising a total 14 million reais ($4.1 million USD) from 200,000 donors.
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Ranking the World’s Top Startup Cities

Ranking the World’s Top Startup Cities | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.
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Is For-Profit The Future Of Education In Brazil? | TechCrunch

Is For-Profit The Future Of Education In Brazil? | TechCrunch | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Entrance exam test prep, which can cost $500-$1000 a month, is largely limited to the elite class in Brazil, and only available in major cities, by..
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Producing Unicorns In The Land Of Futebol | TechCrunch

Producing Unicorns In The Land Of Futebol | TechCrunch | BR Innovators | Scoop.it

Foreign smart venture capital was intrigued by the potential of a very large growing middle class that were early adopters of technology and spent inordinate amounts of time on the Internet.

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Tiger-Backed Hotel Urbano Sees Startup Turning Profitable Soon | Bloomberg

Tiger-Backed Hotel Urbano Sees Startup Turning Profitable Soon | Bloomberg | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
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Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube

Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com.  Sao Paulo-based startup Samba Ads is announcing a R$3..
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How Brazil's SEED Lost Track and Why it Matters | TNW

How Brazil's SEED Lost Track and Why it Matters | TNW | BR Innovators | Scoop.it
There has been a huge uproar this week in Brazil’s startup scene around the fate of SEED, whose name stands for ‘Startups and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development.’ Once one of the country’s…
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