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

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.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