What you need to know about expanding your business into Brazil

February 22, 2017

For most entrepreneurs, building and maintaining a local customer base is one of the first steps on the road to success. Once they have achieved this goal, some business owners feel they're ready to take on the next step: expanding internationally. To successfully convert your business from domestic to international, you'll need to consider a new set of factors that might not necessarily affect a local-only company.

Once you have done your research and determined that Brazil is your next destination there are some key factors to keep in mind as the expansion model used in other countries ...

Behind the scenes: Sympla's acquisition of Eventick

February 07, 2017

Last month we broke the news that, Sympla, Brazil’s leading Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ticketing and event management platform acquired Eventick, Brazil’s second largest DIY ticketing platform. The move consolidates Sympla’s leadership in the market and expands the company’s territorial reach. It also reinforces its presence in major capitals such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife. Full article here.  We caught up with CEO of Sympla Rodrigo Cartacho to find out what happened behind the scenes to make this acquisition possible.

What were some of the reasons behind the decision to make this acquisition and ...

Why Real Time Communications becomes an integral part of Internet of Everything?

January 10, 2017

Guest post: Ahmad Moradi, Chairman, CEO of NETSTAIRS.COM INC.
Moradi is an industry veteran with 34+ years in the IT, software, hardware and digital media space. @netstairs

In the fast pace of technology, as demand for information “here and now” has reached real-time services, both marketing and technology face challenges reaching consumer(s) or person(s) of interest whom we require face time interaction. Having face-time communications with customers, friends, colleagues, fans, & etc. grants us a new era to engage in real-time social media.

As an interactive advocate for the last seven (7) years, I have been sharing “real-time ...

Sympla Acquires Eventick to Become #1 DIY Online Ticketing Platform in Brazil

January 05, 2017

Sympla, Brazil’s leading Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ticketing and event management platform announces the acquisition of Eventick, Brazil’s second largest DIY ticketing platform. The move consolidates Sympla’s leadership in the market and expands the company’s territorial reach. It also reinforces its presence in major capitals such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife.

“This operation is a landmark in the growth trajectory of Brazil’s ticketing platform market", said CEO Rodrigo Cartacho. “It  will broaden our reach to event organizers and participants around the country offering a modern, simple, agile and reliable experience in ticketing and ...

The Trump Effect: How The New Administration Will Impact Brazil​

January 03, 2017

Guest Post by Jerry Pierce Jr.

As an American with business in Brazil and one who is married to a Brazilian, I have spent over sixteen years living, visiting and working in this, the largest country in Latin America.   In fact, I am currently writing from the incredible Brazilian seaside as I enjoy the Christmas and New Year holiday with my wife’s family.

One day here, while driving with a close Brazilian friend who is of African descent and a former member of the Brazilian national congress with the liberal PT Party, our conversation moved to the topic of ...

2016 Year in Review

December 13, 2016

2016 was an exciting year for technology in Latin America thanks of the members of Latam Founders NetworkMany of our members received additional funding, expanded their businesses into other countries, made investments, and made acquisitions; dramatically changing Latin America's technology and investment ecosystem. Here is your comprehensive recap of 2016

Latam Founders Awards: The Latam Founders Awards, dubbed by EXAME as the “Oscar for Startups.” honored the people and technologies that have made a difference in Latin American's technology ecosystem.  Taking home the prizes were companies that fit the trend of efficiency-driving technology. Congratulations to the 2016 ...

12 lessons building a startup in Brazil

December 06, 2016

Guest post by Alejandro Vázquez, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer @TiendaNube / @NuvemShop. 

Imagine a group of Argentinean entrepreneurs in their early 20’s traveling to São Paulo for the first time, speaking little Portuguese, little money from their startup and a big dream to build a major e-commerce platform for small and medium businesses in Latin America.

After a couple of years coming and going from Buenos Aires to São Paulo, one of them (me) decided to move to the major and most exciting city in Latin America!

It’s been almost 3 years since I moved to ...

12 lessons building a startup in Brazil

December 06, 2016

Guest post by Alejandro Vázquez, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer @TiendaNube / @NuvemShop. 

Imagine a group of Argentinean entrepreneurs in their early 20’s traveling to São Paulo for the first time, speaking little Portuguese, little money from their startup and a big dream to build a major e-commerce platform for small and medium businesses in Latin America.

After a couple of years coming and going from Buenos Aires to São Paulo, one of them (me) decided to move to the major and most exciting city in Latin America!

It’s been almost 3 years since I moved to ...

Doctors Practicing on Computers, Not Patients

October 25, 2016

Guest article by Blaine Todfield, 3DSystems

If airline pilots must log hours on flight simulators annually to be certified to fly, why do surgeons only do their practice directly on people?

It’s the core question at the heart of the medical simulation movement and it’s creating an evolution in medical practices worldwide: With better technology at hand, commercial entities as well as clinical subspecialties are now rapidly creating ultra-realistic virtual environments using 3D graphics, audio and haptics so that physicians can better prepare.

3D System’s Geomagic customers are leading this initiative:  In 2012 Geomagic OEM partner Surgical ...

Exclusive interview with iugu founder Patrick Negri

October 11, 2016

We are excited to announce that iugu, a financial infrastructure in the cloud that allows companies to be more efficient by automating the entire financial workflow, from receiving money from customers to the payments to suppliers will be a Gold Sponsor for the first Intercontinental Virtual +Live product discussion Product is a Universal Language .  The event will be held in Sao Paulo's Ace Campus and New York's Pivotal Labs  We caught up with iugu's founder Patrick Negri for an exclusive interview.

 

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