8 articles Tag startup scene in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro versus São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro versus São Paulo

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Top 20 tech startups in Brazil

Brazil is quickly becoming a hub for technology startups in Latin America.  Aside from the technology blogs in Brazil, the best resource is the Brazilian Startup Dealbook, a shared spreadsheet of all the startup investment activity in Brazil. The following charts are based on data from this spreadsheet and they should give you a crash course in the big-name startups in Brazil that have recently raised money or been acquired. Top 15 investments since 2009 (by …

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Top startup blogs in Brazil

Of the many TechCrunch style blogs that cover the startup scene in Brazil, there are two clear references: 1) Startupi / @startupi – edited by Diego Resmus.  This was the first blog to gain traction as a startup blog, funded by Michael Niklas, and is now hosted at IG.  Diego interviews newly founded companies and documents the best tech events in Brazil.  This blog is definitely one to read regularly. 2) Webholic / @webholickers  - edited by Diogo Bedran …

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Top startup meetups in São Paulo

It’s difficult to really understand the Brazilian startup scene without attending the events and meeting the people.  São Paulo is the centre for startups in Brazil and the biggest meetups are found there.  In order to meet and build relationships in the local startup scene, I recommend you attend the following startup meetups in São Paulo: BR New Tech; meetups every couple of months organized by Bedy Yang of Brazil Innovators and 500 Startups. If …

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Top startup meetups in Rio de Janeiro

The startup scene in Rio de Janeiro is growing quickly.  Several accelerators have setup recently in Rio de Janeiro along with angel groups like Gavea Angels which a large interest in stimulating the local startup community.  There are several meetups for people interested in startups in Rio de Janeiro; here is the pick of the litter: Rio Meetup; meetups every 2 months on Wednesdays at Cafe Del Mar in Copacabana (organized by Tiago Asevedo, costs R$40-70 …

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Is the tech scene in Brazil a bubble?

Brazil is a very hot market at the moment and naturally people have started asking whether it is becoming a bubble.  I think there are a couple of questions here: 1) Is the market over valuing startups? 2) If there is a correction, will people flee the market? Answer to 1 is I’d say it’s about right overall (maybe a little over valued in e-Commerce). Brazilian startups are almost entirely focused on the Brazilian market …

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Foreign startups in Brazil

Brazil is a target market for many US startups and you will find many popular US websites that have entered Brazil organically. The biggest social networks in Brazil are mostly from the US such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  LiveMocha (US) has a strong presence in Brazil which I don’t believe was the original plan but Brazilian’s loved the service. Groupon (US) entered organically via their international partner Rocket Internet (German). Lieferando (German) entered recently in …

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Internet copycats in Brazil

The clones have arrived in Brazil. What works somewhere else that could work in Brazil? The majority of startups funded in recent year are following in US startups footprints it seems. Brazil is a risky place to do business, especially for early stage companies without a proven business model. So, it makes sense that entrepreneurs and investors try and reduce this risk by focusing on business plans that work elsewhere. Like with any list of …

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