“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

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