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

Forum Review vol.13 | Pedro Dusso, Aegro

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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 “Agritech in Brazil” by Pedro Dusso of Aegro. Aegro – Pedro Dusso (left) and Brazil Venture Capital – Mitsuru Nakayama Session Summary In the past forum, we have introduced sessions with ARPAC and HORUS, which lead the Brazilian agritech market with agricultural drones. In this article, Pedro Dusso, president of Aegro, which supports the resolution of agricultural issues from the production and financial management aspects of Agritech, talked about … Conteúdo

Forum Review vol.12 | Mauricio Omura, CyberAgent Capital

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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 would like to introduce a session of “Venture Capital in Japan” by Mr. Mauricio Omura of Cyber Agent Capital. Cyber Agent Capital – Mr. Mauricio Omura Session Summary In the session of Mr. Ide of DG Ventures, which we discussed the other day, I introduced “Venture Capital in Japan”. We also invited guests from CyberAgent Capital, which has established an investment style that specializes in the Internet industry, taking a part in the Japanese venture … Conteúdo

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

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

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

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 Brazil 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

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