16 articles Tag startups in Brazil

All the info you need on web startups in Brazil

All the info you need on web startups in Brazil

Brazil Hacks is the entrepreneur’s guide on how to create a web startup in Brazil. Understand the internet scene in Brazil, get funded by venture capital in Brazil and learn the ins and outs of business in Brazil. You’ll find all the information you need here.

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Rio de Janeiro versus São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro versus São Paulo

At Brazil Hacks, we have all the information you need to start a tech company in Brazil…

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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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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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How Peixe Urbano got its name

Peixe Urbano is a Group buying site which started in Brazil and is one of the references in Brazilian internet. Originally, Julio wanted to choose an animal that would be easy for people to remember. Fish (peixe) worked well since fish travel in groups. The first name was Peixe Gordo, which means fat fish but their communications director thought that the word “fat” might put people off. Since the fish were imagined to be swimming …

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Top startup accelerators in Brazil

Accelerators are accelerating in 2012! Since a few big name companies like DropBox came out of Y-Combinator, the model has been copied across the globe. They work well in the valley, a mature investing environment, and now accelerators are looking for the model that works in Brazil. There are many good opportunities for accelerators in Brazil. I think accelerators can really help in terms of providing easy and cheap work spaces, providing legal and tax …

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Brazilian investors versus US investors

When deciding on where to get funding for your startup in Brazil, its worth baring in mind that investment will have different advantages and disadvantages depending on where it comes from.  Here is a simplified contrast of Brazilian vs. US/EU investors: Brazilian investors will have a much better understanding of the subtleties of the Brazilian market compared to investors from abroad. Given the level of difference between doing business in Brazil vs. the US, significant …

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