Forum Review vol.11 | Laura Constantini, Astella Investimentos

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In the forum review vol.1, we took up the whole picture of the forum and opening remarks by Brazil Venture Capital. After vol.2, we will deliver all 18 sessions in a series. This time, we’d like to introduce a session of “Venture Capital in Brazil” by Laura Constantini of Astella Investimentos. Astella Investimentos – Laura Constantini and Brazil Venture Capital – Mitsuru Nakayama Session Summary In our Brazil Venture Capital article, we have also talked about the development of the Brazilian startup ecosystem and the soil of the birth of unicorns. That momentum is expected to continue in 2020. Ms. Laura Constantini, the founder and partner of Astella Investimentos, a … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.10 | Felipe Fujiwara, Softbank

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In the forum review vol.1, we took up the whole picture of the forum and opening remarks by Brazil Venture Capital. After vol.2, we would deliver all 18 sessions in a series. This time, “Brazilian Venture Capital Outlook” by Softbank Felipe Fujiwara! Felipe Fujiwara, Softbank (Left) and Mitsuru Nakayama, Brazil Venture Capital Session Summary Speaking of Softbank, at the end of last year, the company announced its large-scale investments in Brazil and Argentina. In addition, it has had an impact on global markets such as the establishment of a South American-specific fund for US$5B, the group’s “straight financial results”, and the Wework issue. In this session, Fujiwara, vice president of … Conteúdo

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 Brazil 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

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

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 Brazil 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

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 Brazil 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 Brazil 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.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, Brazil 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

“CASE 2019” | Exhibition Report

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Event summary We visited the “CASE”, a South American startup exhibition held in Sao Paulo for two days from November 28th to 29th. This year, the 6th meeting collected +150 companies and discussions and networking on the startup ecosystem in Latam. Exhibition features It should be a sense of scale. There was a wide variety of contents that did not bothered visitors, such as panel discussions at large venues, subcommittees at small venues, and exhibitions at individual booths (coworking office companies, incubators, ventures mainly on fintech, etc.). In the panel discussion, for example, “What will be the works that AI will replace?” was  also topic, as a globally common concern. … 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