Introduction | Start-up companies from Japan (Health care/for Elderly)

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Today, we would like to introduce noted start-up company for Health care/Elderly, There are 2 backgrounds of today’s topic: Several Institutions is interested in finding out opportunities for the advancement of Japanese start-up in these genres The average age in Brazil is 31 years old so it is young. From now on, there will be a lot of chances of such genres for the near future (average age in Japan: 48.4 years old). Today, we are focusing on below points in order to pick up start-ups There are many products to approach for Brazil market(It Become Low barrier for advance) Enough experiences in Japan. Ex) Award of contest / Introduction … Conteúdo

News | Grow, a Micro Mobility Giant in Latam, Sold to Fund

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News Summary Grow, which was born in 2019 after a merger between Brazil’s Yellow, which provides share services for bicycles and electric scooters, and Grin, Mexico, which manufactures electric scooters, announced the sale of its business to Mountain Nazca, a South American investment fund, on March 11. Nazca is also the largest shareholder in companies such as Peixe Urbano in Brazil and Grupon. According to grow’s statement, the company will continue to operate in three Brazilian cities (Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo) and Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Roberto Álvarez Cadavieco, Vice President of Mobility at Grow, will be the global CEO of the Grow Group. Just … Conteúdo

News | Brazilian Net Venture Locaweb Did IPO – with Market Value at 30 Times of Net Profit

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News abstract Locaweb, which operates a website in Brazil, is listed on the Brazilian stock exchange (BOVESPA). The listing raises US $ 325 million and the market value is estimated at US $ 650 million (about 30 times the company’s projected net profit for 2020). The company wants to spend half of the proceeds on cash and M & A. He suggested the possibility of M & A with 107 companies and revealed that he had already contacted 36 companies. Brazil is showing growth in Internet-related businesses. In this blog, we would like to think about the aim of listing Locaweb and the background of other companies listing in the … 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

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

Breaking News | Loggi needs work contracts with US$7.2M

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News Summary The Brazilian court ordered a Brazilian delivery app Loggi to formalize its work relationships with all the motorcycle drivers working for Loggi in Brazil. in the country, according to a release on 6 December. The court has also required Loggi to pay US$7.2M in compensation.   Unfair competition by absence of work relationships? Approximately 15,000 drivers work for Loggi in the country. Loggi became a unicorn with a market value of US$1B in June, after raising US$150M investment by SoftBank and Microsoft etc.. In the sentence, Labor judge Lvia Lacerda Menendez stated that Loggi promotes unfair competition since the absence of employment relationship exemptions the company from paying taxes and … Conteúdo

Breaking News | Softbank Led US$150M Investment in Argentina

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News summary Softbank accelerates in Latam. Ualá, an Argentine startup of personal finance management app, has raised a US$150M for Series-C led by SoftBank’s Latin America-focused Innovation Fund and Tencent. (Reference: Tech Crunch’s article on 25 Nov. 2019)   Who is Ualá? Ualá is the startup that provides a mobile banking app and lending platform with services similar to those of Revolut, Monzo and Nubank. However Ualá has no orientation to actually become a bank itself. Founder and CEO Pierpaolo Barbieri, a Buenos Aires native and Harvard University graduate, says his ambition was to create a platform that would bring all financial services into one app linked to one card. As it exists … 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