Exclusive interview with Voom CEO Uma Subramanian

May 09, 2017

Traffic in the world's largest cities like São Paulo is bad... really bad.  You know the story - every morning and evening, there is a sea of red brake lights that stretch as far as the eye can see. You endure an exasperating stop-and-go journey, which can last for hours (even though technically your destination should only be 30mins away).

Now, imagine soaring over rush-hour traffic on your way to work.  Voom is here to make commuters' dreams a reality by letting you fly over traffic jams with the tap of a button.  Voom has built one of the ...

The 2017 Nominees are...

April 11, 2017

The 4th Annual Latam Founders Awards Gala will be held on May 29th 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil in partnership with Vtex Day with sponsors Baptista Luz Advogados and Foley+Lardner. This elite awards ceremony recognizes the people, technology, and organizations that help positively transform Latin America.  The exclusive all-night event is the only awards ceremony where the industry’s leaders choose the nominees and winners. This is THE event where top CEO's, Founders, VCs, PE, Partners, Country Managers, Service Providers, Influencers and Global Connectors fly in from around the world to meet each other and develop strong, lasting ...

Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Realiza em São Paulo o Maior e Mais Importante Evento de Mobile da América Latina

March 28, 2017

Estão abertas as inscrições para o MMA LeadershipForum Brasil, evento promovido pela Mobile Marketing Association Latam, que acontece no dia 10 de abril, no Grand Hyatt em São Paulo.

Na ocasião, o CEO Global da associação, Greg Stuart, apresentará aos participantes do evento o MATT - Marketing AttributionThinkTank, uma solução que vai ajudar a repensar o mundo da mensuração e da atribuição de marketing e a dar aos anunciantes melhores medidas, ferramentas e mais confiança na associação das ações de marketing com os resultados do negócio. A primeira iniciativa ...

Impact Fund Managers from Africa and South America Join Capria Network

March 21, 2017

Big news in the impact investment space! Capria announced it has signed agreements to invest in four fund managers who have joined Capria Network, the leading global network of impact fund managers. Capria’s 4th investment cycle has begun, seeking connection with more managers in emerging markets. New Capria Network members joining existing managers from Africa, Asia, and Central America include:

           ●  Brightmore Capital, based in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

           ●  Edge Growth, based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

           ●  Odiseo, based in Medellin, Colombia

           ●  Performa Investimentos, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil

“We’re excited to be ...

Voopter receives new investment from an international firm and consolidates as the largest flight metasearch in Brazil

March 14, 2017

The startup, created in 2013, opens its new headquarters in São Paulo, launches new campaign and invests in strategic B2B alliances

After reaching the mark of two million users per month and consolidating itself as the largest flight metasearch engine in Brazil, Voopter announces another investment from a global firm. The US$ 600,000 "B-series" comes from Travel Capitalist Ventures Ltd. from Qatar, an influential investment firm specializing in the digital distribution of the travel industry globally, and will allow the expansion of Voopter’s operations and the approximation of the company with the tourism trade for future partnerships ...

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 ...

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