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Startups e Sustentabilidade

Go big or go home, just don't be late. The Brazilian startup expansion scenario is more attractive than ever. 

A historic record of US$5.2 billion has been invested in Brazilian startups in the first six months of 2021. It has painted a whole different scenario for foreign startup expansion in Brazil and it has been drawing the startup ecosystem’s and hub’s attention all over the world. The proper timing? Right now!

The amount invested is 45% higher than the same period in 2020 and 299% above the period between January and July, last year. June was also a historic month: US$2 billion raised in over 63 rounds. Mega rounds were led by Brazilian unicorns Gympass (US$ 220 million), Ebanx (US$ 430 million) and Nubank (US$ 500 million). 

The numbers don’t lie: startups from all sectors, from at least 14 different countries, have participated in the last Bridge Brazil Startup Challenge, hosted in the United States in October, and several others are looking for our team’s support in helping translate their businesses to Brazil. The movement is consistent with the warm market indicators  and investment scenarios. Bridge Brazil is a company that hunts and brings startups to Brazilian land in an assisted process called softlanding. 

The investors favorite sectors, according to the most recent Distrito report, are fintechs, retail techs and health techs, with 35% more investment rounds than last year. Late stage investments concentrate 95% of the invested amount.

The amount of investments being made in Brazil portray an impressive performance considering the Brazilian startup environment and strongly suggests that the new hot spot for foreign startup expansion if you really want to succeed and escalate is that tropical 213 million people country. “Thanks to the maturity in the market, the economic recovery and vaccination, we expect the following months to be equally busy”, says Sérgio Campos, CEO of Bridge Brazil, “this is the perfect moment for doing business in Brazil and we surely have the right partners”.

“It is a challenging country that presents many structural gaps, as well as huge and numerous opportunities for well prepared entrepreneurs with access to capital. And we are responsible for taking care of that challenging part – finding the first clients, bringing the network, attracting the right talents for the Brazilian branch, offering the backup of other companies and investors. Our strategy is a win-win strategy and our goal is to make the startup work out in a completely new culture. No easy job, but that is our expertise. We know what to do from the first moment on”, adds Campos, who leads a lean multicultural and experienced team based in São Paulo.

With the highest GDP in LATAM according to The World Bank and 19.2MM registered companies from Datasebrae numbers, Brazil is on the verge of adopting 5G, which will bring even more digital solutions and unimaginable possibilities from smart cities and IoT to even faster scaling and growth. Competition will be fiercer for latecomers.

CONTACT INFORMATION

SÉRGIO CAMPOS

CEO Bridge Brazil

sergio@bridgebrazil.com

+55 11 99776-5699

STEPHANIA GUIMARÃES

Head of Marketing

stephania@bridgebrazil.com

+55 31 99102-9109

Startups e Sustentabilidade

Startups se unem para geração de conhecimento

O mineiro de Belo Horizonte, Sérgio Campos, lidera o painel sobre internacionalização de startups nesta sexta-feira, dia 26 de novembro, no Cubo Itaú, em São Paulo. CEO da Bridge Brazil, ele fará parte do segundo FCJ Summit, que acontece no mesmo formato das famosas TED Talks e trará painéis sobre ESG, Internacionalização de Startups, Inovação Corporativa e vários outros temas de interesse de investidores e do ecossistema. 

O evento é realizado anualmente pela FCJ Holding, organização de Venture Capital fundada em Minas Gerais que hoje possui em seu portfólio 94 startups, 484 investidores e quase dez milhões de clientes totais em todo o país. As Venture Builders e Corporate Ventures Builders da rede estão distribuídas em diversos estados, assim como os colaboradores que trabalham em caráter totalmente remoto no país e fora dele.

O objetivo do encontro no Cubo é a discussão de temas de relevância para o ecossistema de startups, a geração de conhecimento e a geração de novas oportunidades de investimento. O ambiente de startups no país segue de vento em popa. O ecossistema brasileiro de startups já ultrapassou o total de US$ 6,9 bilhões investidos em 2021, volume 89% maior do que os US$ 3,6 bilhões de 2020, de acordo com dados do Inside Venture Capital Report, Distrito.

O Painel sobre Internacionalização contará ainda com a presença de Cristiane Madureira, Diretora de Expansão da FCJ USA, diretamente de Washington DC, de Flávia Guerra, CEO da FCJ Portugal, que estará em Lisboa e com a presença no palco do Cubo de Rodrigo Baez, CEO da FCJ México ao lado do CEO da Bridge Brazil.

Depois de passar pela GE, pelo hospital Mater Dei, de Belo Horizonte, e três mestrados na Université Paris Sud, em Paris, na área de Tecnologia, além de uma especialização na Universidade de San Diego, Califórnia, o engenheiro Sérgio Campos decidiu retornar ao país para empreender e fazer parte da FCJ Holding, onde permanece desde 2013. À frente da Bridge Brazil, empresa sediada em São Paulo e responsável pelo softlanding (nacionalização) de startups estrangeiras aqui no país, ele lidera uma equipe enxuta, multidisciplinar e poliglota, que atua com base em metodologias Ágeis para ajudar startups a ganharem escala e atraírem investimentos.

O público participar do evento que acontecerá das 9h às 18h, gratuitamente, diretamente do site https://space.fcjventurebuilder.com/corporate-venture-summit-2/ ou ainda fazer a inscrição gratuita pela plataforma Sympla no endereço: https://www.sympla.com.br/2-corporate-venture-summit—evento-online__1307247.

Contatos

Sérgio Campos

CEO e Co-fundador

sergio@bridgebrazil.com

+55 11 99776-5699

Stephania Guimarães

Head de Marketing

stephania@bridgebrazil.com

+55 31 99102-9109