An Ecosystem Onto Itself
High-growth, resilient businesses aiming to compound their socio-economic impact on society.
AlicerceSão Paulo, Brazil alicerceedu.com.br
Alicerce is an after-school program for 6 to 17 year-old students in low income regions. Alicerce's goal is to impact 4M K-12 students with a complete solution for their integral development from socioemotional skills to professional coaching, thus facilitating an escape route from the poverty trap in Brazil.
ArquiveiSão Carlos, Brazil dfe.arquivei.com.br
Arquivei is a data platform and intelligence company that stores and analyses e-tax invoices or NFEs (Nota Fiscal Electronica) through a SaaS model, providing better management of invoices and reducing tax fraud while giving insights into consumer behavior for companies.
BasisNew York, USA basis.io
Basis is a price-stable cryptocurrency based on an algorithmically-regulated monetary policy. Basis has the potential to take crypto mainstream enabling distributed apps, the formation of credit markets, the toppling of hyper-inflationary dictatorships, and more. Location: New York, USA
Beauty DateCuritiba, Brazil beautydate.com.br
Founded in 2015, BeautyDate is an online scheduling platform for beauty services that provides a fast and easy way for consumers to book and manage online appointments with beauty salons and SPAs.
BoaConsultaSão Paulo, Brazil boaconsulta.com
Founded in 2012, Boaconsulta.com is the best way to find a nearby health practitioner that accepts your insurance and allows for instant booking of appointments online. The service, free for patients, has quickly grown to over 1M health appointments available for online booking and is currently active in the city of São Paulo.
Booking PalIrvine, USA bookingpal.com
BookingPal provides a global distribution system and a centralized booking platform for vacation rental properties. It allows owners/managers of vacation rental properties, timeshare resorts, campgrounds and RV parks worldwide to increase their online presence and number of bookings.
BotmakerBuenos Aires, Argentina botmaker.com
Botmaker is an artificial intelligence platform that automates conversations between people and businesses on chat and voice channels. The company makes it possible for companies to deploy advanced chatbots for sales, prospecting, brand building, content distribution and customer service.
BuserSão Paulo, Brazil buser.com.br
Buser is a collaborative charter bus company that guarantees savings of up to 60% on intercity bus trips compared to tickets purchased at bus stations. The company groups users that need to travel the same route and connects these groups to independent charter companies who are willing to operate the route.
CajuSão Paulo, Brazil caju.com.br
Caju is creating a benefits platform for the teams of the future. Starting with benefits used every day by most employees, they want teams to use products and services they like and that are fair to merchants and partners.
CargoXSão Paulo, Brazil cargox.com.br
CargoX is a São Paulo-based marketplace that connects freight owners and shipping companies with independent truckers through its web and mobile applications. The company aims to disrupt the $15.2B Brazilian overland freight market by offering a fast and effective alternative to offline freight brokers.
CeloSan Francisco, USA celo.org
Celo aims to build a more inclusive financial system by developing an open-source, reserve-based, programmable crypto stablecoin protocol. By doing so, Celo aims to unlock several financial use cases that are currently impossible due to high transaction costs and the limiting nature of the global financial system to an unbanked global population of 1.7 billion. The company's vision is to build a monetary system that creates the conditions for prosperity for all.
CERCSão Paulo, Brazil cerc.inf.br
CERC is the first receivables registry in Brazil. Being the sole provider of financial infrastructure for receivables verification in the country, CERC allows companies to better value receivables, decrease fraud and credit risks, and more efficiently manage cashflows from the underlying asset.
CobliSão Paulo, Brazil cobli.co
Founded in 2015, Cobli is a telematics platform for connected fleets in Latin America. Through the use of plug and play sensors and a mobile app, Cobli collects real time information for all stakeholders in the fleet logistics supply chain: managers, clients, drivers, insurers, and service providers. The company allows clients to significantly increase the productivity of their fleets.
CoinbaseSan Francisco, USA coinbase.com
Coinbase has grown to become one the world’s leading digital currency companies with support for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. It is a portfolio of three products: Coinbase (the most popular retail exchange for digital currency), GDAX (the most popular exchange for institutions and professional traders in the U.S.), and Toshi (a browser for the Ethereum network).
Costa BrazilSão Paulo, Brazil livecostabrazil.com
Costa Brazil is a luxury, clean designer beauty brand offering exclusive skincare products created from naturally-sourced ingredients. The company is taking advantage not only of consumers’ increasing demand for more product options and greater brand transparency, but also of the fragmentation in the skincare market and the incumbents’ tendency to adopt inorganic growth strategies.
Dapper LabsVancouver, Canada dapperlabs.com
Dapper Labs was spun out of Axiom Zen, a consumer-focused innovation studio and venture builder, to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology by mass consumers. After having developed CryptoKitties, the famous decentralized application built on top of Ethereum, Dapper is now building Flow, a general-purpose, programmable blockchain protocol that allows developers to build thriving applications on blockchain.
DescomplicaRio de Janeiro, Brazil descomplica.com.br
Descomplica is an educational site that helps students prepare for the ENEM, Vestibular, and OAB standardized tests. Descomplica students have access to pre-recorded classes, live classes, online monitoring and editing of all high school subjects to help students secure a place in their ideal university.
DocketSão Paulo, Brazil docket.com.br
Docket is a LegalTech with the mission to reduce bureaucracy, improve processes, simplify operations and empower businesses. In order to do so, Docket has developed and consolidated a single platform to centralize clients' documentation needs, enabling them to get online registry services. The company focuses on optimizing the search, management , and pre-analysis of legal documents, allowing clients to monitor processes end-to-end, reducing costs and time.
English CentralArlington, USA englishcentral.com
EnglishCentral aims to become the premier, web-based conversational English language learning destination for desktop and mobile users. The company focuses on helping users with their spoken English, using proprietary speech recognition technology that listens to users’ speech and scores it based on pronunciation and syntax.
FortscalePalo Alto, USA fortscale.com
Fortscale helps security professionals by automating insider threat detection and investigation. Fortscale’s User Behavior Analytics (UBA) solutions combine expertise from the Israeli Defense Force’s elite security unit, advanced machine learning, and big data analytics to create a solution that provides rapid detection and response to malicious user behaviors.
GuiabolsoSão Paulo, Brazil guiabolso.com.br
GuiaBolso is a personal financial advisor site. It combines intelligence and personal finance tools online to identify specific opportunities to improve people’s financial health. There are 3 steps involved: 1) complete diagnosis of a person’s finances, 2) generate personalized recommendations, 3) tracking savings progress.
GupySão Paulo, Brazil gupy.io
Gupy is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that offers AI-based candidate management and analytics tools for companies. Gupy offers a complete platform for the management of Recruitment and Selection of People. For candidates, Gupy offers a simple and easy-to-use application management tool.
GympassSão Paulo, Brazil gympass.com
Gympass maximizes the utilization of gym resources by aggregating health clubs on their platform and enabling customers to access the network of facilities. A single Gympass membership offers unlimited access to gyms, classes, and physical activities around the world.
IllumioSunnyvale, USA illumio.com
Illumio is a data center and cloud security company led by veterans with deep experience in virtualization, networking and security hailing from industry leaders. Illumio’s Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) is completely independent of underlying infrastructure and delivers visibility and control over workloads running in any data center or cloud environment.
IncogniaRecife, Brazil incognia.com
Incognia is the leading indoor location platform worldwide and is an up-and-coming leader in the identity management and verification space. With its innovative technology that allows indoor location with high accuracy, the company maps smartphones with a 1-3-meter accuracy. This precise location permits a wide variety of applications, such as identity management and verification, mobile advertising and marketing, customer segmentation, retail analytics, anti-fraud solutions, and location-awareness applications for both B2C and B2B markets. Its data platform is being used by industry leaders in banking/cybersecurity, retail analytics, mobile intelligence, and adtech.
JobziRio de Janeiro, Brazil jobzi.com
Jobzi is using artificial intelligence to match candidates and job openings in a scalable and cost-efficient way. The company collects and analyzes job descriptions, candidate resumes, and course syllabi in order to form the best matches between candidates and jobs, as well as students and courses.
LinteSão Paulo, Brazil linte.com.br
Linte is a platform that increases the productivity of lawyers, making them more strategic and less operational. Linte’s Document Automation provides unique technology to generate, at scale, diverse legal documents, from trades and notifications to contracts and petitions in lawsuits. Linte’s Smart Management allows law departments to manage with intelligence by providing access to qualitative information about the cases, with indicators and insights, surpassing the simple quantitative control done by the traditional systems.
LiveIntentNew York, USA liveintent.com
LiveIntent solves a universal problem faced by publishers, advertisers and agencies: How to effectively sell and buy email ad inventory. LiveIntent for Publishers (LFP) combines a powerful prediction engine with an ad management and targeting facility that works in the inbox making real-time ad serving a possibility for the first time.
LoftSão Paulo, Brazil loft.com.br
Loft is a technology company that aims to enhance the efficiency and transparency of the apartment buying and selling process. By striving to achieve so, Loft is initially building an end-to-end residential real estate marketplace by flipping apartments. Using machine learning and data science, the company identifies attractive real-estate deals, offers to buy them at a cost determined by its algorithms, renovates the apartments it buys, and tries to quickly resell them to consumers or institutional investors at a premium. Loft is providing short-term liquidity for homeowners looking to sell their property and at the same time that it is increasing the supply of renovated apartments in Brazil.
MandaeSão Paulo, Brazil mandae.com.br
Mandaê comes to your house or office, carefully collects whatever you want to ship to be packed in our office and shipped off to its destination. In addition to the Correios (Brazil’s postal service), we use other transporters that are otherwise not available to most individuals.
MigoSan Francisco, USA migo.money
Founded in Lagos, Nigeria, Migo is building the commerce network for informal economies around the world. As a B2B2C credit enabler, Migo provides credit underwriting infrastructure to enterprise customers that wish to extend loans to their customers. The company intermediates local balance sheet lenders looking to deploy credit and its enterprise partners (generally merchants, banks, telcos, and fintechs), who own a diverse set of distribution channels with which they interact with their client base (USSD short code, mobile app, website, POS terminal, ATM, Cards, etc.).
MimicSão Paulo, Brazil mimic.com.br
Mimic is reshaping the food-as-a-service value chain by changing the way that food is prepared. The company is building a network of “ghost” kitchens, or modular kitchens, by leasing distressed real estate, renovating the space in order to optimize for kitchen operations, and subleasing it to third parties (independent chefs, traditional restaurants, or traditional brands).
MoltenBoston, USA moltenusa.com
Molten is building an end-to-end integrated infrastructure for digital media by providing solutions ranging from storage, to content and rights management, distribution, encoding, and payments in a single platform. The company’s main goal is to support film studios in their transition to the cloud by helping them visualize, manage, distribute, and trade content rights in a single platform.
NextDoorSan Francisco, USA global.nextdoor.com
Nextdoor is a free private social network for your neighborhood. The network only allows you and your neighbors to communicate online bringing back a sense of community to the neighborhood. It’s the latest way for neighbors to talk online and improve their sense of communal living.
NiboRio de Janeiro, Brazil nibo.com.br
Nibo is dedicated to making life easier for thousands of companies in Brazil. Nibo was founded to create a simple but robust software to simplify life in Brazilian offices by providing a tool that helps in the daily organization of accounts payable and receivable, in document management, in analysis and ready reports and integration with accounting . In sum, Nibo is the manager created to simplify your financial life.
OlistCuritiba, Brazil olist.com
Olist allows businesses to sell on the biggest Brazilian ecommerce sites without complication and bureaucracy. It provides the ability for SMBs to access Brazil’s largest marketplaces and manage products, inventory, pricing, fulfillment, customer service and payments in one single place.
Passei DiretoRio de Janeiro, Brazil passeidireto.com
Passei Direto is an academic network for university students whose mission is to connect students from all over Brazil. Through the website and applications, students can connect to each other, follow specific disciplines, share study materials and ask questions with each other.
PipefySão Paulo, Brazil pipefy.com
Pipefy is a SaaS cloud computing company that provides a BPM (Business Process Management System) made simple and intuitive. It helps companies to be always organized and more productive by running their processes and day-by-day routines on an easy and intuitive tool, making them leave forever inefficient manual forms, spreadsheets and emails.
Quasar FlashSão Paulo, Brazil qflash.com.br
Quasar Flash is a lending fintech focused on SMEs receivables. The company has developed an algorithm that pulls data from multiple sources, assess eligibility and risk, making a credit proposal within seconds. Quasar Flash’s goal is to revolutionize the factoring business in Brazil, lowering the cost of credit to entrepreneurs.
RainNew York, USA rain.agency
Rain allows developers to build cross-platform (think Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Native 1st party integrations) voice skills. With VOXA, its open source voice software, Rain is one of the pioneering Voice & Conversational AI companies allowing technology, innovation, and marketing teams within Fortune 500 companies to roll-out their own voice skills and offering.
ReveloSão Paulo, Brazil revelo.com.br
Revelo is an online recruiting marketplace that goes beyond the résumé. Their technology selects high-profile professionals of careers such as Software Development, Design, Marketing and Business.
RubiconAtlanta, USA rubicon.com
Rubicon is a cloud-based, full-service waste and recycling company focused on sustainability. Rubicon provides affordable waste and recycling solutions for businesses seeking a smarter, sustainable alternative.
SanarSalvador, Brazil sanarsaude.com
Sanar is a fast-growing Brazilian edtech company that provides high-quality affordable tools for healthcare professionals and students to improve their careers. The content developed by the company helps train nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, physiotherapists and physicians in over 4,000 cities across Brazil. Sanar's mission is to become the education hub for the healthcare professional throughout their life.
SatellogicBuenos Aires, Argentina satellogic.com
Satellogic’s goal is to enable a real-time understanding of our planet. By monitoring changes in real time on a planetary scale, Satellogic is transforming our relationship with the planet, helping us tackle the most pressing challenges, and creating a new layer of worldwide awareness. Satellogic will democratize access to space-based services by dramatically reducing the barriers to obtain real-time satellite data.
ScupSão Paulo, Brazil scup.com
Scup is a Latin-American social media hub that helps companies listen to conversations, boost their social presence, interact with consumers and measure results on channels like Twitter, Facebook and Google+. The company was acquired by Sprinklr Inc. in 2015.
SieveRio de Janeiro, Brazil sieve.com.br
Sieve targets online retailers include website security certification and protection, website sustainability certification, eCommerce pricing optimization, AdWords campaign management, and offline retail pricing intelligence. Usina (Sieve) was acquired by leading Brazilian ecommerce B2W Digital.
SnipsParis, France snips.ai
Snips is an artificial intelligence voice platform that runs on the edge, without sending any voice data to the cloud. Snips' embedded voice AI technology offers enterprises and developers offline and private-by-design conversational interfaces to animate interactions with products. With enterprise-grade performance and cloud-level accuracy across a wide range of hardware integrations on a low-power footprint, the Snips voice assistant simplifies human interactions with connected devices.
SolfácilSão Paulo, Brazil solfacil.com.br
Leveraging its innovative solar panel financing offering, Solfácil is progressively building a one-stop-shop B2B platform that helps solar installers with sales, engineering, project scoping, project implementation and sourcing.
SprinklrNew York, USA sprinklr.com
Sprinklr develops and markets a social software platform, also called Sprinklr, that provides social media marketing, social advertising, content management, collaboration, advocacy and social media monitoring for large enterprises.
StoneRio de Janeiro, Brazil quero.stone.com.br
DLP (Stone) is a holding company with ownership in payment service providers along the payments value chain. DLP’s goal is to develop its online and offline channels to build up transaction volume and use it to leverage Stone’s position as a relevant player in the Brazilian acquiring market.
TembiciSão Paulo, Brazil tembici.com.br
Tembici was founded in 2016 and is the largest bike-sharing company in Latin America, with operations in three countries and 20+ cities. The company is the leading docked player and one of the fastest growing players in the space, with more than one million trips made every month and 700+ employees. Tembici provides an urban mobility service, offering bikes and e-bikes at competitive rates by partnering with municipalities and large companies.
The HiveSão Paulo, Brazil hivedata.com
The Hive Brazil is an investment firm focused on Big Data companies with presence in Brazil, India and Hq’s in Silicon Valley, and Partner of Valor Capital Group, an NY based firm specialized in growth equity deals. The Hive Brazil aims to incubate, fund and launch data driven businesses.
TNH HealthRio Negrinho, Brazil tnh.health
TNH creates AI-powered chatbots to help healthcare organizations engage and monitor large patient populations at scale. The company engages and monitors patients through digital channels to reduce primary care healthcare risks through interactive text-message based health programs (Chatbots). TNH works with governments, hospitals, pharma industry, and health insurers, while focusing on the areas of chronic diseases (e.g diabetes and hypertension), pregnancy and family health, wellness (e.g weight loss and smoking), early childhood concerns, epidemic controlling, post-op and chemo monitoring.
UdacityMountain View, USA udacity.com
Udacity’s mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world. It believes that higher education is a basic human right, and seeks to empower our students to advance their education and careers. Education is no longer a one-time event but a lifelong experience; it should be less passive listening (no long lectures) and more active doing; and it should empower students to succeed not just in school but in life.
ViagogoGeneva, Switzerland viagogo.com
Viagogo is the largest global online event ticket marketplace for secondary buyers and sellers. Viagogo was established to provide a secure online ticket marketplace that allows consumers to buy and sell tickets to sports, music, theatre and comedy events.
WorthixAtlanta, USA worthix.com
Worthix is a software bundled scientifically designed customer survey which gives businesses the power to drive customers to positive decisions by pinpointing influencing factors. The company also provides access to its auto-analyzed reports packed with insights. Its questionnaire qualifies the influencers of customers’ decisions using the algorithm.
XP HealthSan Francisco, USA xphealth.co
XP Health allows companies to offer eye benefits to their employees, from on-site eye exams to frame design and manufacturing.