Brazil's Locaweb launches US$ 19,5 million fund to invest in startups
In recent months, Brazil's tech firm Locaweb has been on an acquisition spree of startups: Bagy, Octadesk, Bling, Pagcerto, Social Miner, Etus, Vindi, Melhor Envio, Connectplug, Samurai, Credisfera and Dooca Commerce, and, more recently, Squid. Source: LAB
From Nubank to Rappi: Why Brazil Stands Out in Latin America as a Unicorn Paradise
While David Vélez, founder and CEO of Nubank has found fertile ground for entrepreneurship in the world of fintechs in Brazil, Colombian delivery and shopping platforms such as Rappi or Merqueo have also found Brazil to be a promising market to expand their businesses.
Petrobras breaks record for patents registered with the INPI in 2021
Petrobras is the Brazilian company that holds the most active patents — 1,067 in Brazil and abroad. Most of the projects related to the 118 orders for 2021 were developed to meet the demands of exploration and production, refining, gas and energy, renewables and sustainable development projects such as decarbonization and emissions reduction. Over the next five years, the company will invest US$ 1.6 billion in digital transformation and innovation.