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Brazil’s Yelp, Apontador, Gets $15M Investment From Movile

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Apontador, Brazil’s leading maps route and local search website,  has raised US $15M from mobile commerce platform Movile. Much like Yelp, Apontador provides Latin Americans with review and information about local businesses and restaurants. The investment will help Apontador develop its mobile-first platform to…


Brazil’s Easy Taxi Raises $40M to Continue Global Expansion

By | Jul 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Global startup Easy Taxi raised US $40 million in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures with the participation of German Tengelmann Ventures. Backed by Rocket Internet, the Brazilian taxi hailing app startup has expanded its services in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In the last year…


5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Brazil

By | Jun 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Brazil is on fire. The country is currently hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will also be hosting the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But aside from football and beaches, Brazil has a lot to offer companies looking to grow and expand their business….


#WorldCup Ceremony Highlight: Robotic Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Personally, I was not impressed with yesterday’s World Cup Opening Ceremony at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What was impressive was the first kick from a paralyzed volunteer wearing a robotic mind-controlled exoskeleton. Those 7 seconds marked a historic moment for technology and science. According to…

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Is Sao Paolo Tailored for Local Startups Over International Startups?

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

America isn’t the only country that has startup ecosystems popping up in different cities; it’s a global trend that we’re seeing internationally as well. And thanks to the efforts of the DC-based co-working space 1776, the Challenge Cup Tour highlighted some of the hottest…

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Meet The Challenge Cup São Paulo’s Hottest Startups

By | Feb 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Last week was the Challenge Cup São Paulo’s Regional competition, held at SuperNova Labs.  Dozens of startups delivered their one-minute pitch on stage to a panel of judges, where one company from each category would emerge as the winner and move onto the final round. In…

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EduKar, Solarbrush, Medicinia, and Mandae Win The Challenge Cup Sao Paolo

By | Jan 31, 2014 at 1:21 pm

This week, The Challenge Cup headed down to Brazil for the only challenge to be held in South America. The Sao Paolo event was held at Supernova Labs and hosted by 1776, the DC-based startup hub providing the resources innovators need to succeed. Eighteen startups…