Hottest Startups In Brazil You Should Know!

35 Hottest Startups That Are Leading The Brazilian Startup Scene!

  

Brazil, A country with rich culture and beauty. It resembles the history and untold story of human being. We’ll know how ingenious they are(were) in Soccer. I’m also not forgetting their world famous Samba dance.

 


 

Putting the history aside, Brazil has managed to produce some great startups despite being so politically turbulent. And couple of their startups are in a dominant position in the world stage.

 

2017 has been a great year for the Brazilian startup scene. Many of their startups has received funding during the year. Following that year, some of their startups has already secured a funding in 2018 that including Nubank raising a staggering amount of $150M in their “Series E” on Mar 1, 2018.

  

Here Are The 35 Companies Leading The Startup Scene In Brazil:

  

1. NuBank:

 

 

A technology-driven financial services startup. Nubank is building some of the highest-performing engineering, decision sciences and design teams in the world to redefine the standard in financial services in Brazil. The company ranked 12th on the Top 100 Best Fintech in 2017 list.

Year Founded: 2013

Total Funding: $527.7M in 8 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series E, on Mar 1, 2018
Lead Investors: Sequoia Capital, Goldman Sachs, Founders Fund, Tiger Global Management, DST Global & Fortress Investment Group


Total Valuation: $2.1B, on Mar 1, 2018

  

2. Ascenty:

 

 

A leading companies in cloud computing, colocation, hosting, connectivity and managed services in data center and telecom. Ascenty has more than 3,500 km of own fiber optic networks in the state of São Paulo and in the metropolitan region of Fortaleza, which interconnect data centers with other data centers and with the main telecom operators.

Year Founded: 2010


Total Funding: $190M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Private Equity, on Jun 5, 2017
Lead Investors: Blackstone, Itaú BBA International plc & ING Group

  

3. GuiaBolso:

 

 

A mobile personal finance service offering financial management tools and a credit marketplace. GuiaBolso’s digital hub connects Brazilian consumers to financial products via an in-app marketplace with real-time origination. It has over 3.3M users of its #1 Finance app and consumer credit marketplace.

Year Founded: 2o12


Total Funding: $74M in 5 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series D, on Oct 18, 2017
Lead Investors: Vostok Emerging Finance, Ribbit Capital, International Finance Corporation

  

4. Geru:

 

 

A simple, fast, fair and cost-effective online loan platform that connects borrowers and investors. Geru is a modern service for online lending in a simple, fast, transparent and advantageous way.

Year Founded: 2014


Total Funding: R$516.6M ($159.3M) in 11 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Convertible Note, on Mar 22, 2018
Lead Investor: Chromo Invest

  

5. Dafiti:

 

 

An e-commerce website created to promote footwear, fashion, and lifestyle for both men and women. Dafiti has more than 1000 national and international brands and more than 100,000 products available in its catalog.

Year Founded: 2011


Total Funding: $250.5M in 6 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Private Equity, on Jan 28, 2014
Lead Investors: Rocket Internet, Quadrant Capital Advisors, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. & Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

  

6. dr. consulta:

 

 

A network of medical centers that makes it simple to take care of health. Dr.consulta envisions a different world and is working to build it through population health risk management. They aim to improve the standard of health care and to challenge the status quo, by giving access to the best doctors at a fraction of the cost of the private system.

Year founded: 2011


Total Funding: $91.9M in 5 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Mar 31, 2017
Lead Investors: Madrone Capital Partners, LGT Venture Philanthropy & Kaszek Ventures

  

7. Hotel Urbano:

 

 

An online platform that enables travelers to find and reserve accommodation and activities. Hotel Urbano promotes tourist destinations, and assists the development of entrepreneurs in Brazil and Latam. Users can access to travel packages, hotels, spaces for rent, cruises, and more.

Year Founded: 2011


Total Funding: $135M in 5 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series E, on Jul 6, 2015
Lead Investors: Insight Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management & Booking Holdings

  

8. EBANX:

 

 

An integrated international financial services company offering an end-to-end payment solution across the entire e-commerce transaction flow. EBANX helps international businesses to grow faster in LatAm offering a local payments experience for your customers.

Year Founded: 2012


Total Funding: $30M in 1 funding round, to date
Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown, on Jan 31, 2018
Lead Investor: FTV Capital

  

9. Creditas:

 

 

A digital lending platform focused on secured lending. Creditas is tackling the high borrowing cost problem of the Brazilian population by reinventing the secured lending experience using technology and data as efficiency drivers. Creditas funds its customer loans both through investors and financial institutions, in a win-win partnership that provides efficiency for the entire industry.

Year Founded: 2012

Total Funding: $83M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Dec 11, 2017 (Leader of last round: Vostok Emerging Finance)
Lead Investors: Google Launchpad Accelerator, Kaszek Ventures, Redpoint eventures & Vostok Emerging Finance


Acquisition: Acquired Grana AQUI on Oct 2013

  

10. iFood:

 

 

A mobile platform in Latin America wherein customers can find and order food from restaurants. iFood is a key strategic partner of Movile, a leading global mobile commerce company since 2013, and JUST EAT, the world’s leader in online takeaway ordering, is a key strategic partner of iFood since 2014.

Year Founded: 2011

Total Funding: $91.9M in 6 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series F, on Jul 20, 2016
Lead Investors: Movile, Just Eat & Warehouse Investimentos


Acquisitions: Acquired Netcook, Devorando, Central do Delivery & SpoonRocket to date.

  

11. VivaReal:

 

 

An online real estate marketplace that connects buyers, sellers, and renters with properties in Brazil. VivaReal enables its users to sell, buy, rent, or invest in residential and commercial properties, vacation homes, beach front properties, and investment properties.

Year Founded: 2009

Total Funding: $74.8M in 6 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Oct 31, 2014
Lead Investor: Spark Capital


Acquisition: Acquired Geoimovel Information Technology and Real Estate Ltd on Jan 30, 2017.

  

12. InstaCarro:

 

 

An online car buying and selling company, which aims to add value both to individuals who want to sell their cars and to resellers. InstaCarro offers online access to the large inventory of cars previously inspected, transparency – with photos and detailed reports – and guarantee of immediate return if a car purchased is in different conditions than reported.

Year Founded: 2015


Total Funding: $22.5M in their single “Series A”, to date
Last Funding: On Nov 28, 2017
Lead Investors: Lumia Capital & FJ Labs

  

13. Neoway:

 

 

Neoway is a big data and analytics company, which helps clients manage sales by aggregating and curating massive amounts of highly detailed information about prospective customers and a range of markets.

Year Founded: 2002


Total Funding: $45M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Sep 15, 2017
Lead Investors: Accel Partners, Temasek Holdings, monashees & QMS Capital

  

14. Trocafone:

 

 

An online marketplace to buy and sell used electronics, particularly smartphones. Trocafone is the first end-to-end e-commerce marketplace of LATAM that enable people to buy and sell used electronics hassle free, focused on smartphones in Brazil.

Year Founded: 2014


Total Funding: $39.3M in 6 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Undisclosed, on Nov 16, 2017
Lead Investor: Sallfort Privatbank AG

  

15. Descomplica:

 

 

Descomplica is a full service learning company, that helped more than 30MM students from day to day activities in High School to Getting a better job. Descomplica offers an educational platform that provides students with subject and course materials.

Year Founded: 2012


Total Funding: $14.1M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Jun 12, 2015
Lead Investors: Social Capital, Valor Capital Group & Digital Prosperity Fund

  

16. Geekie:

 

 

Geekie is a web-based platform that provides personalized educational content using adaptive learning technology. It allows schools and teachers to customize the format, pace, difficulty and focus of each student’s learning process. Geekie develops technologies that help to bring personalized and quality learning to all Brazil.

Year Founded: 2011


Total Funding: $7M in 1 funding round, to date
Funding Type: Series B, on May 14, 2015
Lead Investors: Mitsui & Co & Omidyar Network

  

17. CargoX:

 

 

A technology powered freight broker. CargoX is a scalable carrier, based on the provision of no assets that provides transportation services to hundreds of customers in a wide range of industries service. CargoX is reshaping the global logistics industry by introducing Smart B/L documents based on blockchain technology, replacing old-style paper Bill of Lading documents.

Year Founded: 2015


Total Funding: $35M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding: Series C, on Nov 7, 2017
Lead Investor: Goldman Sachs

  

18. Konduto:

 

 

An online service that enables online retailers to reduce fraud in e-commerce by analyzing consumer behavior. Konduto uses browsing patterns to recognize fraudulent behavior on your website, so we can detect fraud even before the user submits the order.

Year Founded: 2014


Total Funding: R$3.2M in 2 funding rounds
Last Funding Type: Undisclosed, on Jun 2, 2017
Lead Investors: N/A

  

19. Loggi:

 

 

Loggi is an online motoboy quick delivery service, one click away from you. Their technology streamlines your day-to-day life by delivering transparent pricing, automatic payment, and real-time tracking of your delivery with trusted, carefully selected, trained messengers.

Year Founded: 2013


Total Funding: $14.2M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Non-equity Assistance, on Nov 29, 2017
Lead Investor: Google Launchpad Accelerator

  

20. Rocket.Chat:

 

 

Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.

Year Founded: 2015


Total Funding & Type: $5M in a single “Series A” on Oct 12, 2016
Lead Investor: New Enterprise Associates

  

21. RD Station:

 

 

A cloud-based software where clients can track leads, create landing pages, drive inbound traffic, distribute content, monitor social media and more, all in one place. RD Station provides an intuitive and integrated marketing automation platform to help businesses get a better ROI on their digital ad spending using fewer programs and tools.

Year Founded: 2011


Total Funding: $26.2M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series C, on Nov 3, 2016
Lead Investors: TPG Growth, Redpoint eventures & DGF Investimentos

  

22. Easy Taxi:

 

 

Easy is one of the largest urban mobility companies in Latin America. It’s mission is to make transportation from point a to point b efficient and convenient. The app works with both traditional taxi cabs and private drivers and is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Firefox OS devices, as well as for B2B clients through Pro and Corporate solutions.

Year Founded: 2011


Total Funding: $77M in 7 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series E, on Feb 9, 2016
Lead Investors: Rocket Internet, Phenomen Ventures, iMENA Group, Latin America Internet Holding (LIH) & Africa Internet Holding

  

23. RecargaPay:

 

 

A mobile payment platform and wallet for Brazil with +10 million wallets. RecargaPay’s mission is to democratize mobile payments. To do so, RecargaPay is allowing the banked and unbanked to transact seamlessly in the same mobile money ecosystem to pay for top-ups, bill pay, transport cards, gift cards and much more.

Year Founded: 2010


Total Funding: $28.6M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Feb 22, 2018
Investors: DN Capital, FJ Labs, Ventech & IFC Venture Capital Group

  

24. Revelo:

 

 

An online recruiting platform that reveals what is beyond the CV. Revelo’s technology selects the best candidates from the most strategic careers – software development, design, marketing and business. It allows you to discover places that are not in the traditional channels.

Year Founded: 2014


Total Funding: $4.8M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on Oct 18, 2017
Lead Investors: Google Launchpad Accelerator & Valor Capital Group

  

25. Arquivei:

 

 

A web application that monitors all NFes issued against your CNPJ and automatically downloads the XML / PDF and stores it in the cloud. Arquivei works by reading digital certificates and does not require any software installations on the machines. Its panel allows users to view, print, search, and filter by period, supplier, and various other criteria for NFE, NFSe, and ES cells.

Year Founded: 2014


Total Funding: $2.5M in 3 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Non-equity Assistance, on May 23, 2017
Lead Investors: Google Launchpad Accelerator

  

26. PlayKids:

 

 

A children’s entertainment platform that offers age-appropriate videos, e-books, nursery rhymes, games, and more. PlayKids offers entertaining and educational programming for children and features offline viewing so families can save on data usage and provides parental controls.

Year Founded: 2013


Total Funding: $15M in their single funding on Jun 26, 2015
Funding Type: Undisclosed

  

27. eduK:

 

 

EduK is an online teaching platform designed for those who want to learn, to undertake and live their passion, from the union of people who share a dream in common – that of awakening potential to transform lives.

Year Founded: 2013


Total Funding: $10M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on May 12, 2015
Lead Investor: Accel Partners

  

28. Vindi:

 

 

An online payment platform (PCI certified) focused in subscription and recurring billing in Brazil. Vindi (PCI Compliance certification) provides subscription and recurring billing, payment solutions to Saas companies, subscriptions e-commerces, financial services, marketing, gym clubs, education and all subscription based companies.

Year Founded: 2013

Total Funding: $3.5M in 7 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, Sep 12, 2017
Lead Investors: Bozano Investimentos & Criatec 2


Acquisitions & Investment: Acquired Smartbill – Recurrence Backoffice & Fast Notas to date. It has also made an investment to aceitaFacil Pagamentos.

  

29. ASAAS:

 

 

A cash management for unbanked and underbanked businesses with a unique approach through an omni channel communication platform. ASAAS enables underbanked and unbanked users to receive payments through bank payment slip, credit cards, wire transfers and deposits. With their balance they can pay bills, do wire transfers and use it with a pre-paid credit card connected to the account.

Year Founded: 2013


Total Funding: R$6.2M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown, on Feb 1, 2017
Lead Investor: CVENTURES

  

30. QuintoAndar:

 

 

An apartment rental marketplace that enables a self-service, end-to-end online experience for both tenants and landlords. QuintoAndar enables its users to search, view, book, and rent the property of their choice. The platform offers brokers that will assists its users in purchasing properties. Furthermore, the application enables its users to advertise their own property.

Year Founded: 2012


Total Funding: $20.8M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, Dec 13, 2016
Lead Investors: Google Launchpad Accelerator & Kaszek Ventures

  

31. Sympla:

 

 

A platform for sale of tickets and registrations and event management for any type of event: concerts, parties, courses, congresses, sporting events, religious, gastronomic and many more. Sympla is used all over Brazil to sell and manage music concerts, sports events, conferences, seminars, courses, workshops and many other types of events.

Year Founded: 2012

Total Funding: $8.8M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Undisclosed, on Nov 30, 2017
Lead Investor: Movile


Acquisition: Acquired Eventick on Dec 20, 2016

  

32. Veduca:

 

 

Veduca is a Brazilian online education platform that believes that people’s lives can be transformed through high quality content, produced and distributed in a sustainable and collaborative way.

Year Founded: 2012


Total Funding: $3.1M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, Oct 1, 2013
Investors: Bolt Ventures, 500 Startups, Digital Education & others

  

33. Infracommerce:

 

 

A market leader for full service e-Commerce solutions in Brazil and Mexico. Infracommerce brings together the expertise of professionals with over 20 years experience, more than 550 employees divided in 3 business units: Omnichannel Technology, Marketing & Sales and Fullfilment.

Year Founded: 2012

Total Funding: $33.5M in 11 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series D, on Dec 29, 2017
Lead Investors: Flybridge Capital Partners, Fabrice Grinda, TransCosmos & others


Acquisition: Acquired olook on Feb 1, 2015.

  

34. Intelipost:

 

 

An enterprise SaaS for Logistics that allows shippers to reduce costs, increase control and improve results. Intelipost is an online platform that enables users to handle the entire shipping process.

Year Founded: 2014


Total Funding: $3.4M in 2 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series A, on May 9, 2016
Lead Investors: Project A & Performa Investimentos

  

35. Voopter:

 

 

Voopter is a travel app that enables millions of costumers to find the best deals for their trips. It is the leading Brazilian price comparison website and mobile app in the Travel arena, well known by its proprietary world-class core engine, unique interface and singular approach to promotional content.

Year Founded: 2013


Total Funding: $1.6M in 4 funding rounds, to date
Last Funding Type: Series B, on Mar 11, 2017
Lead Investor: Travel Capitalist Ventures

  

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