[Brazil] The Startup Samba: Internet Ventures Boom in “Brasilicon Valley”


More importantly, he knows how to sell his ideas, specifically, a picture recognition application called Clickpic which, while it has yet to be launched, has earned him a guest spot on one of Brazil’s biggest television chat shows, o Progama do Jô, or Jô’s Show. Fiercely intelligent, self-starting, and as at home in America as he is in Brazil, Vanossi is typical of a new generation of Brazilian tech innovators that is making Silicon Valley sit up and take notice.

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12 Questions: Meet Moisés Ferreira (Brazil)

crowdSPRING Blog

Moisés lives and works in Brazil. What is the deign industry like in Brazil? When I was out of crowdSPRING, was performing my art exhibitions: [link] but it was not helping much, as living art in Brazil is very difficult. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects.


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Brazil is using the law to push innovation, but here’s how it can do more

The Next Web

operations for Brazil-based Movile , a mobile platform for content and commerce. As announced in Brazilian press in October of 2013, a new version of a law in Brazil just took effect, mandating that smartphones give visibility to Brazilian-made apps , by either pre-loading phones with these homegrown apps or providing a dedicated marketplace on smartphones to display them. The government needs to take a holistic approach to invigorating mobile technology in Brazil.

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V2COM of Brazil Opens Austin Office with Plans to Create 100 Jobs


“Austin is a spectacular city that, after many visits, we grew very […] The post V2COM of Brazil Opens Austin Office with Plans to Create 100 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills. V2COM, a Brazilian cleantech company, announced the opening of its Austin office with plans to create 100 new jobs in the next three years. The company provides hardware, software and solutions to utility companies to manage their resources and reduce their environmental impact.

How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants


Smart Cities Startups Tech Amazon Argentina Brazil Google Latin America MercadoLibre Mexico Technology in Latin AmericaLatin America’s tech-savvy workforce has attracted international companies to maintain support offices in the region for years. However, the recent government commitment to develop innovation hubs, coupled with a growing middle class that lead in the adoption of mobile devices, has made Latin America prime territory for global tech companies to target local consumers.

How A Holiday To Brazil Helped Me Climb Out Of A Creativity Rut

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In my experience, one of the main reasons many entrepreneurs seek the freedom of working for themselves is because they crave variety , stimulation, and the ability to grow organically in their career.

Keys To Marketing In Latin America


Start with a Look at Brazil. According to recent statistics, Brazil is a fast growing ecommerce market. It has been reported that online sales are growing now faster than those in the United States but what is even more important is the fact that ecommerce in Brazil is growing but brick-and-mortar retailers are slowing down. Learn from Brazil – The Importance of SEO. Others Brazil e-commerce Latin America marketing SEO

As an American angel investor, what would it take for you to invest in a Brazilian startup?


Invested Interests angel investor brazil invest startup I would be unlikely to invest in a Brazilian startup at this time because I have absolutely no background or knowledge of the local market, I don’t speak Portuguese, I would be unlikely to be able to attend board meetings or even visit the company, and finally because there are issues relative to double-taxation under US and local tax codes that make many international investments challenging.

Brasil won

deal architect

Brazil has been winning millions of hearts in the last month. Kudos to Germany for that amazing victory. But it was just a game. Like that of my nephew who had a fabulous week there during the FIFA WC.

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PagPresente

crowdSPRING Blog

This week, our small business spotlight comes to us all the way from Brazil (quick shout out to our team of Brazilian software engineers, Jonas and Adriano!). Currently, PagPresente only exists in Brazil, but they are looking to expand. Awesomeness business Interviews Technology Brazil gift giving small biz small business web apps

Weekend Stuff: The Polymath Pilgrim Progress

deal architect

a) This one made it to Leonardo Shikida in Brazil in good shape. The Polymaths have been making their way around the world. b) This one arrived to Harish Malani in India “severely jetlagged”. Barnes and Noble generously offered him.

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[Infographic] The Business Travellers’ Guide To Rio de Janeiro


Rio De Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest metropolitan city with a population of over 12 million, is probably best known for its boisterous and colorful annual Carnival which attracts more than 500,000 visitors to its wild celebrations. [ Image from Wikipedia ].

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List Of The Best SEO Chrome Extensions In 2020


Supported countries are Brazil, India, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Russia, China, Poland, Hungary, Salvador, Australia, and Canada, as well as the com.

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6 Management Strategies To Maintain Brand Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of us can still remember when Ford expanded into Brazil with the Pinto model, not realizing the translation had a negative sexual connotation, which severely hurt Ford’s brand in many countries for all models.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Announcing our investment in SilviaTerra, a precision forestry startup

Version One Ventures

He has worked in forests all over the world, from the southern US to Armenia and Brazil. Over the past year and a half, we at Version One have spent significant time on energy and climate. To date, we’ve made three investments in this space but have only announced Patch.

Why it’s not easy to break into the Brazilian tech market – a chat with Boo-box’s Marco Gomes

The Next Web

Marco Gomes is the founder of social media advertising company Boo-box , which reaches 60 million people in Brazil monthly with ads from clients like Google, Unilever, Volkswagen and Microsoft. He’ll be speaking at our upcoming TNW Conference Latin America , which takes place on 28 and 29 August in São Paulo, Brazil. TNW: Through Boo-box, you have access to vast audience is Brazil. In Brazil, until some years ago, all the Internet content consumption was in big portals.

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Reasons For Surge In Mexico’s Private Equity Industry


Brazil has taken a back seat. This final point isn’t necessarily related to Mexico’s improvements, but there’s no doubt that Brazil’s status in private equity has aided the country. To put things into perspective, just five years ago Brazil had 75% more private equity fundraising. Even if Brazil somehow manages to recover, Mexico are now becoming so far ahead that the situation might now be irreversible.

Gust Quarterly Startup Map


What about India, or Brazil? If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States? With thousands of new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles on Gust each month, we’re excited to share with you some of the major findings that are happening in the startup world. To capture the global reach of startup growth, we’ve put together the Gust quarterly startup map.

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Why are digital music merchants ignoring emerging markets?

The Next Web

Yet many of the big digital content distribution platforms like Pandora and Netflix are not available in countries like Brazil, Turkey and India (Spotify just. Andrea Boetti is a Business Development Manager at Fortumo, helping web and app developers and digital content merchants build out their monetization strategies for emerging markets. Spending on smartphone content is shifting away from Northern and Western markets and heading South and East.

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Gust Quarterly Startup Map


What about India, or Brazil? If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States? With thousands of new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles on Gust each month, we’re excited to share with you some of the major findings that are happening in the startup world. To capture the global reach of startup growth, we’ve put together the Gust quarterly startup map.

New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

Some years ago Brazil had a major balance of payments deficit. Therefore Brazil made it difficult to import products from abroad. Corporations were encouraged to export from Brazil to generate foreign currency and they were allowed to keep a portion of the foreign currency. Brazil is now a powerful country, but similar examples still prevail in many developing nations.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

What Is The Forex 3-Session Trading System And How To Leverage It


Once again, this session is dominated by the USD, although the currencies of Canada, Mexico and Brazil also feature prominently during this period. The foreign exchange is unique in the financial market, as it remains accessible to investors 24-hours a day and six days a week.

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[Singapore] Location Based Marketing Association Launches Local Chapter


LBMA currently covers North America (Toronto, Montreal, New York, Atlanta and San Francisco), EMEA (Amsterdam and London), Asia Pacific (Singapore), as well as an upcoming chapter for South America (in Brazil).

Control your euphoria!


Completion of a software project by the remote workers in (Philippines, Brazil, Armenia, fill in the blank… Just name a country whose daytime is our nighttime.) One thing a senior manager can count on is that someday, something will go right, very right. Well, after all the disappointments, pressure and outright failures, this is NEWS. So we tend to go overboard a bit.

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events


The event – which is currently held in cities such as San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Austin, New York, Boston, Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Bogota (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico), Vancouver (Canada) – will be extended to include Detroit, Michigan and Mexico City, Mexico on November 16, followed by Sao Paulo, Brazil, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Moscow, Russia. Media and event company Women 2.0

FedEx Launches Small Business Grant Contest In Singapore And Hong Kong


It will be first introduced to in Hong Kong and Singapore in Asia Pacific, along with Brazil, to be the first three global markets outside of US, and with plans to be rolled out to additional markets in the future.

PayPal Launches Online Small Business Resource, Passport


” “Learning more about the holidays, buying patterns and gift-giving traditions of huge emerging economies like Brazil and China is a fantastic shortcut for me as I work to further expand sales of my luxury goods,” Crowder adds.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Do Your Homework First


At today's roundtable, we had entrepreneurs presenting from Brazil, Israel and India. Up last, Leandro Telles from Brazil, pitched ledface , a knowledge management technology company that still needs a business strategy. What is interesting is that international businesses are not only happening now with companies in Brazil wanting to sell to American customers, but also companies in Israel wanting to sell to Indian customers.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012


This trend is mostly led by a decrease in product ready internet web service companies in the US, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom, and with an increase in concept stage companies in Spain, India, Brazil and the United States. For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising.

Gust Startup Trend Map


At first glance we can see the US contains the majority of new startups, with a significant 60%, but Canada, India, France, and Brazil are closely following and worth to keep an eye on for future startup growth. For example, India has the highest percentage of startups in the Education industry, with almost 10%, while other startup leaders such as Brazil have a greater focus on the Industrial/Energy sector. Gust Startup Map & Trends Analysis – August 2012.

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Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay


Singapore primarily sell on eBay ’s US, UK, Australia and Germany websites, with purchases from Brazil among the fastest growing. We’ve always known anecdotally that Singaporeans spent a lot of time – and money – on e-commerce, buying a whole range of goods from fashion to jewelry. But what most don’t realize is that Singaporeans actually sell plenty of goods online as well.

Four Takeaways from WATEC 2011 Cleanvest Summit

VC Cafe

Investors from all over the world were present from Germany, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands; even a news reporter from New Zealand appeared for the event. in many developed countries, freshwater costs over 10% of total GDP, this includes Germany, China, Denmark, and Brazil. I was fortunate to attend the party over at WATEC Israel 2011’s Cleanvest Summit.

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

China, Russia, Brazil, India, Indonesia all meet those criteria. Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———-. Scalable startups are on a trajectory for a billion dollar market cap. They grow into companies that define an industry and create jobs. Not all start ups want to go in that direction – some will opt instead to become a small business.

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Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business


Examples of this for businesses in the United States would be countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, or Jamaica. In today’s ever-changing, highly competitive business climate, small startups and large companies alike are increasingly turning to outsourcing processes.

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Startup CEO: The Online Course Part II


The real power of it really hit me when I was in Brazil this last spring at a dinner and one of the attendees approached me and told me he was one of the Startup CEO students and how much he was enjoying the course. Startup CEO: The Online Course Part II. Startup CEO the online course offered by the Kauffman Fellows Academy is back this fall starting September 15! As many of you know, the course is based on my book Startp CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Your Business.

Social Enterprises Globally

Business Plan Blog

The 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum, hosted by NESsT, is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October. NESsT was co-founded by an American and a Chilean in 1997 and is currently a registered charity in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Romania, the U.K. There is a rich social enterprise culture present in the United Kingdom. With the 2010 election of Prime Minister David Cameron, a platform policy of the U.K.

The Same, But Different


Finally, although I can’t claim to have spent much time in Mumbai this week other than at my hotel or at our office, my time here reminded me a lot of visits to Brazil and China, and to a lesser extent Russia (In particular, our office here at LRN reminds me a lot of our Return Path office in Sao Paulo, Brazil in many, many ways). I’ve been to India once before, when Mariquita and I came here on holiday in 2006.

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Instagram And Pinterest New Social Media Stars: Experian


Brazil. The explosion of online social networking continues worldwide, fueled by a recent slew of new niche social networks that range from the sharing of “filtered” snapshots with Instagram , or the social sharing of images with online pinboard Pinterest.

Focus Focus Focus

Feld Thoughts

One of the guys in the group from from Brazil. In my mid-20s I was part of an amazing experience called Birthing of Giants. It was a gathering of 60 entrepreneurs over four days (for three years) who were all under 40 and founders of companies with more than $1m in revenue. It was the first time I discovered my peer group and while I was young (24 years old) and small ($1m in revenue) I felt like I immediately fit in. He had this delicious accent and intense passion whenever he spoke.

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“Effective”, “Motivated”, “Track Record” Most Overused Words On LinkedIn Profiles In 2012


Multinational : Brazil. Professional online network LinkedIn today revealed the most overused words and phrases in its members’ profiles this year. Here are the most overused words by country: Creative : Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Dynamic : France. Effective : India. Problem solving : Italy. Motivated : Ireland. Managerial : Spain. Track record : Singapore.