Forum Review vol.9 l Francisco Jardim, SP Ventures

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In the news from the forum vol.1, we covered the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks by Brazilian venture capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will provide a series of 18 sessions. In this chapter, we would review a session on “Agritech Market in Brazil” by SP Ventures Francisco Jardim! SP Ventures, Mr. Francisco Jardim (left side) and Brazil Venture Capital, Nakayama CEO   Session summary As in the Brazil Venture Capital’s blog we showed some reports like the development of large-scale agriculture and agritech in Brazil, investment in ARPAC from Japanese drone funds, entering into Brazilian market by Japanese agritech – Agri Info Design, agriculture is particularly noted … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.8 | Takayuki Ide, DG Ventures

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In the news from the forum vol.1, we covered the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks by Brazilian venture capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will provide a series of 18 sessions. This time, we would like to share a session of “Japanese Venture Capital” by DG Ventures, Mr. Takayuki Ide! Mr. Takayuki Ide, DG Ventures Session Abstract The method of combining traditional closed innovation with open innovation to prepare for disruptive innovation and increase the speed of innovation has become a global trend. Corporate venture capital (CVC) and open innovation are spreading rapidly among Japanese companies. The Future Creation Fund, in which Toyota participated in earnest in November … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.7 | Shota Kawaminami, HENNGE

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In the forum newsletter vol.1, we covered the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks by Brazilian venture capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will provide a series of 18 sessions. In this issue, we will introduce a session of “Japanese Startup Market” by Shota Kawaminami, from HENNGE! HENNGE – Shota Kawaminami   Session Abstract In Japan, government-led “work style reform” is being promoted, and the demand for IT infrastructure development is increasing so that anyone can work safely anytime and anywhere via the Internet. In this session, Mr. Kawaminami, the executive officer of the investment division of HENNGE, who has been quick to address such needs, discussed the company’s … Conteúdo

News | Grow, the world’s 3rd largest micro mobility player, restructures Brazilian business

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News summary Grow, the world’s third largest micro mobility company, reviewed its Brazilian operations and announced that it will suspend services in Brazil excepting three major cities. The company has stated that the purpose of the restructuring is “to continue to provide services in a stable, efficient and secure manner.” Restructuring Grow’s business while the sharing electric scooter business is growing in the Latin American and Brazilian markets made us surprised. In this blog, we would like to discuss what this implicates.   Four essences to note in this news 1) A major competitor, Lime, also announced the restructure of its Brazilian business last month. 2) The sharing electric scooter … Conteúdo

News | Wildlife, Brazilian Gaming Startup Becomes Unicorn

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Brazil has one more unicorn, or startup valued at over a billion dollars – this time from a sector quite different from the usual fintech or mobility players. Mobile game company Wildlife Studios received a US$60M and its valuation reached US$1.3B. Team of Wildlife Corporate background The game multinational was born in 2011, created by entrepreneurs, engineers and brothers Victor Lazarte and Arthur Lazarte. The mobile gaming company has grown by an average of 80% over the past six years. Wildlife Studios expects to reach the 2 billion mark by the end of this year. Some of its 70 titles are Sniper 3D and Tennis Clash. The company operates on a … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.6 | Eisuke Tokiwa, Amegumi

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-Notice- The 3rd Brazil Japan Startup Forum will be on 14-Feb in Tokyo! Check the detail (in Japanese) The forum newsletter vol.1 features the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks by Brazilian venture capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will provide a series of 18 sessions. This is a Japanese startup session by Eisuke Tokiwa, Amegumi (Startup of US$35 smartphone with original OS)! Session presented by Eisuke Tokiwa, CEO of Amegumi About Amegumi | “Blaze Your Destiny – Helping the social vulnerable through digital services” Amegumi was founded in 2016. CEO Tokiwa specializes in marketing and data analysis, and has experience with three startups. Based on his experience of … Conteúdo

Breaking News | Loft Becomes the 11th Brazilian Unicorn

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Loft becomes the 11th Brazilian unicorn – and the first in the construtech market. The others are 99, Nubank, Arco Education, Movile (iFood), Stone, Gympass, Loggi, QuintoAndar, Ebanx and Wildlife. Loft founded in 2018 received US$175M, round led by funds Andreessen Horowitz, Fifth Wall Ventures and Vulcan Capital.   Florian Hagenbuch, 32, and Mate Pencz, 33, founders of Loft, Brazil’s newest unicorn Brazil wins the first unicorn of 2020 – and the fastest in the country’s history. It is Loft, a real estate startup that, after receiving US$175M investment from Andreessen Horowitz, Fifth Wall Ventures and Vulcan Capital, reached a market capitalization of US$1B, with just 16 months to go. … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.5 | Eduardo Goerl, ARPAC

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The forum newsletter vol.1 featured the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks by Brazilian venture capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will provide a series of 18 sessions. This is a session of Agritech in Brazil by ARPAC (startup of agricultural drone) Eduardo Goerl! Agritech session by Mr. Eduardo Goerl of ARPAC   Company profile “Optimizing agriculture with drones” ARPAC was founded in 2016 to solve pain points such as the inefficiency of pesticide spraying. The company owns the hardware (drone) as well as the software (drone flight control system) and the framework (software core code). They provide services to global companies such as BASF, Coopercitrus, Raízen, and Syngenta … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.4 | Yasuyuki Hamada, Agri Info Desigh

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The forum newsletter vol.1 features the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks by Brazilian venture capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will provide a series of 18 sessions. This time is for the Agritech’s session by Mr. Hamada, Agri Info Design! Agritech session by Mr. Hamada, Founder/CEO of Agri Info Design, Ltd.   Company overview “Supporting the Agricultural Field with IT” Agri Info Design (AID) was founded in April 2014. In addition to developing and consulting software related to computerization and automation of agricultural machinery for companies and organizations, we also provide farmers with IT systems useful for agricultural work. The headquarters is located in Obihiro city in Tokachi … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.3 | Lucas Bastos, Horus

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In the forum review vol.1, we covered the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks by Brazilian venture capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will deliver a series of 18 sessions. This time is “Brazil’s Agtech Startup Introduction” by Lucas Bastos, COO of Horus!   「Brazil’s Agtech Startup Introduction」by Lucas Bastos, COO of Horus   Company Profile | Agritech company from Brazil using drone and information technology Horus Aeronaves (Horus) manufactures drones that focus on aerial mapping and develops online image processing platforms to provide agricultural solutions using drones. “DaaS” (Drone as a Service) is a feature of the business model. Three of the company’s Founders, Hertz, Mondadori, and Bastos, … Conteúdo