Found a website that is successful in the US and want to bring it to Brazil?  If you have this idea, you are not alone.  Cloning websites with proven business models is big business and the leading cloning funds from Germany all have a strong presence in Brazil, attracted to Brazil’s highly social internet environment like moths to a flame.

Berlin based Rocket Internet has a firm stronghold in cloning websites in Brazil after the success of its operationalization of the group buying model with Groupon.  Rocket has aggressively recruited top talent in Brazil with high salaries and senior positions.  Following closing behind Rocket Internet are Springstar and igExpansion.

To you avoid copying a copied model, here are the top 10 cloned websites in Brazil from the major cloning funds:

Clone Original Cloning fund
Dafiti Zappos Rocket Internet
Glossybox Birchbox Rocket Internet
Pinspire Pinterest Rocket Internet
YepDoc ZocDoc Rocket Internet
Wimdu AirBnb Rocket Internet
Bamarang Fab Rocket Internet
DropGifts Wrapp Rocket Internet
Shoes4You ShoeDazzle igExpansion
Brandsclub Gilt Springstar
Clickon Groupon Springstar