How to Succeed in Health-Related Technology

May 06, 2015

Some people are focused on "losing weight," others say it's about "staying healthy" and yet others think of it in terms of "wellness." But one thing is clear: People all over the world are increasingly health-conscious, and they're turning more and more to technology to help them set goals and stay on track. In a recent conversation with management at MyFitnessPal, we heard some interesting trends about how to succeed in the health and technology market.

How MyFitnessPal Achieved Success with Health-Related Technology

MyFitnessPal is a true success story in the health-related technology industry. These are some of ...

Marketing your business in Brazil with video

April 21, 2015

Brazil is a place of growth, especially for entrepreneurs. It seems as though entrepreneurs are starting and growing businesses everywhere you look. Many founders have learned that it's not always easy starting, running, and growing a business, especially in Brazil. Marketing can be tough when you're not on top of the latest advertising strategies. This is why we've taken some time to talk to a fellow business owner – Rodrigo Paolucci founder of SambaAds, a video distribution service.

SambaAds and Video Distribution 

SambaAds has been in the video industry for the last 7 years. They've been studying ...

6 Ways to optimize the payment experience for e-commerce

April 15, 2015

E-commerce is not just an online store, but a business within a niche, it is part of the online service provider business that continues to grow. According to the E-bit, this market moved only in Brazil an amount for more than 35 billion dollars in 2014 - and this is just the beginning, because the Brazilian consumer has just begun to incorporate virtual shopping in their routine. That is why entrepreneurs need to be aware of the quality of service they are providing to the consumer.

In other words, it is not enough to be technically prepared, and have good products ...

The Automotive Industry Continues to Grow in Brazil and Beyond

April 07, 2015

The National Department of Traffic (Denatran) reported last year that the number of cars in Brazil has increased 123 percent. This equates to more than 80 million vehicles in the country. It's no wonder that businesses such as Itaro are doing well when it comes to selling tires and products for vehicle maintenance. As more and more motorists hit the road boosting the automotive industry, businesses like Itaro are expanding in Brazil and beyond.

Itaro Influence in the Automotive Industry

Many people in the world, particularly the affluent population, live a life in which their possessions are disposable. When ...

Swimming against the tide

March 31, 2015

Jean Mies, Senior Vice President at Adyen

The political and economic scenario in Brazil is disturbing. The country has recently entered into a technical recession and shows signs of a frustrated population with the management of the current government, a worrying scenario for companies that maintain or intend to maintain operations in Brazil. But there are sectors that preserve an optimistic spirit, despite the adversities of the market, and still betting on the potential of the largest economy in Latin America.

The e-commerce sector included in that list. E-commerce in Brazil continues to grow at levels above 30% per year ...

Reflections- Acceleration in Latin America

March 25, 2015

The Latam Founders Awards is the only awards program in Latin America where the nominees and winners are selected and determined by the leaders of the community.  In 2014, Aceleratech received the award for Best Accelerator in Brazil and this year received the award for Best Accelerator in Latin America.  We caught up with founders Mike Ajnstajn and Pedro Waengertner to see how Aceleratech has progressed over the last year since receiving this highly coveted award.  

After winning the prestigious award for Best Accelerator how did your business evolve in 2014?​ 

It was great for us. We were able to ...

The Best Companies in Latin America

March 19, 2015

Last night Latam Founders held it’s Second Awards Gala at Ballroom in Sao Paulo bringing together over 200 leaders of the investment and technology space in Latin America.   

The Latam Founders Awards are unique because the nominees and winners have been selected and determined by the top CEOs, Founders and Investors in Latin America to acknowledge and honor the companies that are the true game changers in the region, 'The Best in Latin America', the companies to watch out for.  The Annual Awards Gala provided the ultimate opportunity for truly effective networking with the top CEO's, Founders, Investors ...

Reflections - An international impact in Latin America

March 17, 2015

The Latam Founders Awards is the only awards program in Latin America where the nominees and winners are selected and determined by the leaders of the community.  In 2014, Zendesk received the award for Best International Company.  Let's see how Zendesk has progressed over the last year since receiving this highly coveted award.  

After winning the prestigious award for Best International Company how did your business evolve in 2014?

2014 was such a great year for Zendesk and we are very proud of winning the Latam Founders Award, after competing with important companies such as Google, Airbnb and SurveyMonkey ...

Reflections -Expanding Brazil's events market with Ingresse

March 10, 2015

The Latam Founders Awards is the only awards program in Latin America where the nominees and winners are selected and determined by the leaders of the community.  In 2014, Ingresse received the award for Most Innovative Company.  We caught up with founder Gabriel Benarros to see how Ingresse has progressed over the last year since receiving this highly coveted award.  

After winning the prestigious award for Most Innovative Company how did your business evolve in 2014?

It was a great honor to receive the award for Most Innovative Company, and after we felt inspired to live up to the prestigious ...

Announcement: Showcase of New Technologies

March 09, 2015

Latam Founders is excited to announce that we will host a Showcase of New Technologies at this years Annual Awards Gala on March 18th in Sao Paulo, bringing some of the latest technological innovations for you to experience!

Technology is evolving rapidly; every day there are new gadgets coming to the market that are transforming how we interact and get things done.  Experience what it is like to jump into the 3D world of Oculus Rift, augment your reality with Epson BT-200 & Google Glass, control games with your brain using Mindwave, practice your muscle control with MYO and more!

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