The Latam Founders Awards Gala is THE event of the year, where top CEO's, Founders, VCs, PE, Partners, Country Managers, Service Providers, Influencers and Global Connectors fly in to Brazil from around the world to meet each other and develop strong, lasting business relationships to accelerate each others growth. Conversations started at this event have led to lasting business-to-business and business-to-investor relationships, strategic partnerships, and overall company growth. This elite awards ceremony recognizes the people, technology, and organizations that help positively transform Latin America.
The Latam Founders Awards determine who the Best Companies in Latin America really are without bias. To be nominated and voted on by your peers, the leaders of the technology and investment sectors in the region has a true impact on the companies and their respective sectors. These awards signify the most innovative and disruptive companies in Latin America.
Winner Round up
Every company that has received an LFN Award has gone on to receive significant funding and experienced rapid expansion.
Aceleratech: 5 portfolio company exits over the last year
Airbnb: Named the official partner of the Olympics
Buscapé: Made several investments and acquisitions
Endeavor: Developed numerous programs and accepted over 100 entrepreneurs last year
GuiaBolso: Raised Series A and Series B rounds of funding
ifood: Raised Series C, Series D and Series E rounds of funding and acquired numerous companies
Ingresse: Raised a Series B round of funding
Intelipost: Signed with the B2W Group and raised Series A funding
Kaszek Ventures: Raised a second fund, exited 3 of their portfolio companies
Nubank: Raised Series B and Series C funding rounds in the last year
Vistaprint: Bought $25Million stake in Printi with a $50Million valuation
VivaReal: Raised Series B and Series C rounds of funding
Zendesk: IPO'd and made 2 acquisitions
LFN Awards 2014
Best Investor: Kaszek Ventures
Monashees, Bolt Ventures, Redpoint eventures
Best B2B Company: Printi
Boo-box, Rock Content, SambaAds
Best B2C Company: ifood
Peixe Urbano, Ingresse, Mobly
Best International Company: Zendesk
Airbnb, Google, SurveyMonkey
Best Accelerator: Aceleratech
21212, Pipa, Papaya Ventures
Most Innovative Company: Ingresse
Veduca, Emprego Ligado, Gympass, GuiaBolso
Most Impactful Company: Buscape
Boo-box, Emprego Ligado, Veduca
Entrepreneur of the Year: Brian Requarth, CEO, VivaReal
LFN Awards 2015
Best Investor: Kaszek Ventures
Astella Investimentos, e.bricks, Monashees, Redpoint eventures
Best B2B Company: Printi
RockContent, SambaAds, Canal da Peca, Conta Azul
Best B2C Company: GuiaBolso
Ifood, Dafiti, Easy Taxi, Ingresse
Best International Company: Airbnb
Eventbrite, Sendgrid, SurveyMonkey, Zendesk
Best Accelerator: Aceleratech
21212, Gema, NXTP Labs, Wayra
Most Innovative Company: Nubank, Peoples Choice: Intelipost
Conta Azul, Descomplica, Eventbrite, GuiaBolso
Most Impactful Company: Endeavor
Drconsulta, Easy Taxi,Movile, Nubank
Entrepreneur of the Year: Florien Hagenbach, Co-Founder and CEO of Printi
LFN Awards 2016
Best Investor: Redpoint eventures Kaszek Ventures, Monashees, Astella Investimentos, Valor
Best B2B Company: Contabilizei, Gaveteiro, Gympass, Loggi, Zup,ContaAzul
Best B2C Company: Nubank, Passei Direto, RecargaPay, Itaro, Guiabolos, Magnetis,
Best International Company: Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, MercadoLibre.com, SurveyMonkey, Zendesk
Best Accelerator: Aceleratech, NXTP Labs, Startup Chile, Startup Farm, Startup Rio, Wayra
Most Innovative Company: Pipefy, Nubank, Nutrebem, QuintoAndar, RecargaPay, Satellogic
Most Impactful Company: Drconsulta, Emprego Ligado, Geekie, Movile, Nubank, Satellogic
Entrepreneur of the Year: Bruno Pierobon, CEO, Zup
Miami-based angel investor network. AGP holds pitch meetings every four to six weeks where startups who have been through our Selection Process present to AGP Members. Each individual Member decides whether to invest or not. Hence, AGP is not a fund but rather an investment club of like-minded accredited investors who are passionate about disruptive startups. Due to legal limitations, these meetings are for Members-only. AGP also hosts public events focused on angel investing education.
Accelerated Growth Partners INC is a Florida not-for-profit funded by a Knight Foundation grant, annual Member fees and event sponsors. A special discount is available to LFN members
ChinaGoAbroad(CGA) is a unique membership organization which focuses on cross-border transactions involving China. It was founded by TransAsia Lawyers (www.TransAsiaLawyers.com) and the China Overseas Development Association under the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC, which as you know is the Chinese ministry in charge of cross-border transactions). The project comprises two parts: an online information platform (www.ChinaGoAbroad.com) and an offline consultancy.
Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event. We currently process more than 1 million tickets per week in 189 countries. Eventbrite operates in Brazil under the Eventioz brand. With Eventbrite, you can have easily create your own event site, promote your events on social media, monitor registrations, manage check-in on your mobile phone, and a lot more. I
We are addicted to innovation and communication! That's why several companies like Waze, Moovit, Medisafe, Google, Xiaomi amongst others partnership with us in order to get our support in strategic communications and partnerships. Take a look at www.grupocasa.com.br and know a lit bit more of our history and experience.
Somos apaixonados por inovação e comunicação! É por isso que empresas como o Waze, Moovit, Medisafe, Google, Xiaomi entre outras nos procuram para fazer parcerias e contar com o nosso apoio na estruturação de sua comunicação estratégica. Acesse www.grupocasa.com.br e conheça um pouco mais sobre nós e nossa experiência.
The Interamerica Group (TIG) is an executive level business consulting and government affairs company founded in 1994 with offices in Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, Brazil. TIG has unique experience on issues pertaining to U.S. federal government affairs and to business development in the U.S., Brazil and the rest of Latin America.
TIG has a 19-year track record of supporting client’s needs in Washington D.C. and in assisting client’s project development efforts in Brazil and Latin America. Our company is uniquely positioned to help companies who are looking to enter or expand into the growing Brazilian and Latin American markets. Each of our clients receives personalized attention from one of the company principals every step of the way. Our multidisciplinary team works to create the best combination of resources for every client. Over the years, the firm has gained a reputation for uncovering solutions and developing winning plans for its diverse client portfolio.
Exclusive perks to LFM members vary by destination but will include: VIP welcome packages, access to our network of private members clubs and events and priority access to properties during high season (new years, holidays). Special code: LFN14
Radius helps businesses expand and win globally. We manage overseas operations and outsource entire global accounting and administrative functions. Services include integrated international accounting, finance, banking, tax, HR, legal and compliance services, as well as a cloud-based software platform that allows you to manage all of your global operations from your desk. http://www.radiusworldwide.com/
Sage Corps is an elite experiential learning program that sends top American university students to work with entrepreneurs at foreign tech startups for 8-12 weeks. Our students attend some of the top American universities: Northwestern, U. Chicago, Harvard, Dartmouth, Penn (Wharton), Columbia, Tufts, U. of Michigan (Ross), Georgetown, and Swarthmore. Past students made incredible contributions to their companies, whether it was personally raising $500,000 USD for a seed round or developing a new, revenue-generating product for a startup.
SendGrid is a cloud-based email infrastructure and delivery service. They help companies communicate with their customers, through transactional and marketing email channels.
As an email infrastructure provider, they deliver value through increased email deliverability, low-cost and efficient scalability, business intelligence (advanced email analytics), and APIs for flexible and customizable implementation.
SurveyMonkey is the world’s largest survey company, helping customers collect over 1.5 million online survey responses every day. SurveyMonkey has revolutionized the way people give and take feedback, making it accessible, easy and affordable for everyone.
Pedro Sorrentino - Ecosystem & Community Manager (US West & Latam) - SendGrid
Matthew Kligerman - Founder, Escale SEO
Douglas Scherrer - CFO, Oasis Collections
Francisco Jardims, Partner, SP Ventures
Jan Riehle - CEO, Itaro
Jonathan Yung - CEO, Vertico Human Capital
Tom Moore, Mandalah