Forum Review vol.2 | Soki Ohmae, Drone Fund

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In the Forum Review vol.1, we covered the whole picture of the forum and Opening Remarks session by us, Brazilian Venture Capital. From vol.2 onwards, we will deliver series of 18 sessions by guest speakers. This time, we would like to pick up “Envisioning a Drone-Enabled Future Society” by Soki Ohmae, Drone Fund! “Envisioning a Drone-Enabled Future Society” by Mr. Ohmae   Corporate profile “Aim for Altitude” The Drone Fund, a Japanese venture capital specialized in drone industry, was established with the philosophy of contributing to the development of drones and air mobility technologies in the world. Large Japanese companies and investors participate through LP investment. Drone Fund I raised US$15M … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.1 | Thanks for Joining us!

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The 2nd “Brazil Japan Startup Forum 2019” was on November 22nd. We sincerely appreciate all of guest speakers, participants and supporters. Thanks for joining us! Japanese guest speakers and Mitsuru Nakayama / Brazil Venture Capital (left)   In this blog, we will review each session by 18 speakers in the series. In this first installment, we describe the overview of forum and the session by Brazil Venture Capital.   1. Forum overview Held at Innovabra Habitat in the city of Sao Paulo, it was a beneficial meeting with a total of 70 people from Brazil and Japan. As shown in the program below, we invited 18 guests from Brazilian/Japanese startups … Conteúdo

Breaking News: Softbank Led US$140M Investment in Brazilian Startup

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News Summary Softbank led a US$140M investment in VTEX, Brazilian startup, which provides an e-commerce platform (NEOFEED’s article on November 22, 2019). This is the 10th investment in Brazilian startups for Softbank, which announced the establishment of a US$5B Latin American fund this May.   Softbank, Gávea Investimentos (represented by Armínio Fraga, former central bank president) and Constellation Asset Management led this investment, which will be utilized mainly in overseas expansion and R&D.   Outline of VTEX Sales in 2018 were US$179M with a CAGR of 40% over the past five years. This year’s sales forecast is US$250M. VTEX has 15 overseas offices (US, UK, Italy, Spain, Romania, and Latin … Conteúdo

Guest speakers vol.9 – Fabio Flaksberg, Omie

We are privileged to invite you for the Brazil Japan Startup Forum 2019 in Sao Paulo, on 22 Nov. (Fri). With guests from Japan and Brazil, it would be a beneficial opportunity to approach noticeable startups and businesses. Please visit here to register. In this blog, we are honored to introduce our guests of the forum.   Mr. Fabio Flaksberg COO of Omie   Fabio Flaksberg   Fabio Flaksberg is Omie’s Chief Operating Officer, entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor for early-stage startups. He serves as Director of GVAngels (FGV’s angel group) where he also serves as a Member of the Selection Committee. He is a mentor of the programs SPStars … Conteúdo

Brazil-Japan Open Innovation Meeting: Conference report

Conference summary On November 18, we participated in the “Brazil-Japan Open Innovation Meeting” sponsored by the Innovation Research Society, which I also serve as an executive committee. This is the 4th meeting this year following the event at KPMG & Distrito Leap last month. With the cooperation of leading startup companies, accelerators / VCs, it was a great opportunity to get tips and connections for collaboration between venture and large companies. Approximately 100 participants listened enthusiastically to each company’s presentations and panel discussions.   Presentation by Brazil Venture Capital   In our presentation, we argued progress of Brazil Venture Capital, examples of initiatives in agritech with ARPAC and Agricultural Information … Conteúdo

Guest speakers vol.8 – Rafael Coelho, Agronow

We are privileged to invite you for the Brazil Japan Startup Forum 2019 in Sao Paulo, on 22 Nov. (Fri). With guests from Japan and Brazil, it would be a beneficial opportunity to approach noticeable startups and businesses. Please visit here to register. In this blog, we are honored to introduce our guests of the forum.   Mr. Rafael Coelho CEO of Agronow Rafael Coelho   Rafael Coelho is CEO of Agronow, a company that monitors crops using satellite imagery. Rafael holds a degree in business administration from Insper – SP and Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), specializing in turnaround management by TMA, is also an investment manager for CVM. … Conteúdo

AgroBIT Brasil 2019: Conference report

Conference summary of AgroBIT 2019 For two days from November 12th to 13th, we participated in “AgroBIT Brasil 2019“, one of the largest agri-tech conferences in Brazil, sponsored by the local government of Parana State (supported by other agricultural companies, etc.). Continuing from last year, +2,500 participants from about 100 cities and +70 agri-tech companies gathered for active networking with aiming further innovation in smart farming.   Brazil Venture Capital joined a panel discussion on “International Ecosystem and Fund in Agri-tech”. We exchanged opinions with Mr. Tsumanuma of Smart Value Investment, who served as the moderator, etc. on the international ecosystems of the agri-tech, market opportunity in Brazil, and challenges … Conteúdo

Guest speakers vol.7 – Francisco Jardim, SP Ventures

We are privileged to invite you for the Brazil Japan Startup Forum 2019 in Sao Paulo, on 22 Nov. (Fri). With guests from Japan and Brazil, it would be a beneficial opportunity to approach noticeable startups and businesses. Please visit here to register. In this blog, we are honored to introduce our guests of the forum.   Mr. Francisco Jardim Co-founder & Managing Director of SP Ventures   Francisco Jardim   Francisco Jardim, is a co-founder & managing director at São Paulo Ventures (SPV), the leading agtech venture firm in Latin America. He has led 34 deep tech venture investments and sat on over 20 management boards. He currently sits … Conteúdo

Guest speakers vol.6 – Felipe Fujiwara, Softbank

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We are privileged to invite you for the Brazil Japan Startup Forum 2019 in Sao Paulo, on 22 Nov. (Fri). With guests from Japan and Brazil, it would be a beneficial opportunity to approach noticeable startups and businesses. Please visit here to register. In this blog, we are honored to introduce our guests of the forum.   Mr. Felipe Fujiwara Vice-President at Softbank   Felipe Fujiwara   Felipe is a Vice-President at Softbank. Prior to joining SoftBank, Felipe worked at 30Knots Capital, a late stage growth investment firm focused exclusively in Latin America with a flexible mandate of investing in both private and public companies with a very collaborative approach with … Conteúdo

Guest speakers vol.5 – Eduardo Goerl, ARPAC

We are privileged to invite you for the Brazil Japan Startup Forum 2019 in Sao Paulo, on 22 Nov. (Fri). With guests from Japan and Brazil, it would be a beneficial opportunity to approach noticeable startups and businesses. Please visit here to register. In this blog, we are honored to introduce our guests of the forum.   Mr. Eduardo Goerl CEO of ARPAC   Eduardo Goerl   Eduardo Goerl is an business administrator and former Airbus A320 pilot at Latam Airlines. In 2015 he founded Arpac, a startup company that provides aerial application services with its own drones. The startup provides localized spraying, biological application and high definition imaging for … Conteúdo