From Made in China to Designed in China (Dr. Kai-Fu Lee and Roberto Marinho Neto)
Episode 15 - Roger Laughlin
Roger Laughlin, co-founder and CEO of Kavak Brazil, was our special guest in this month's BSV Podcast series. Roger shared more about his journey from Venezuela to Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, his joys and battle scars propelling the Latin American Entrepreneurship ecosystem forward, and his vision for Kavak in Brazil. “What I love the most about being an entrepreneur is the feeling that you can do almost anything - it is a powerful feeling. To be able to do something that can radically transform the lives of millions of people, to have an idea and be able to do something about it - it is an incredible feeling and makes you want to keep doing this all the time.”
Episode 14 - André Penha
André Penha is the co-founder and CTO of Quinto Andar, a proptech with end-to-end solutions for renting, buying and selling, and management of apartments. QuintoAndar raised more than US$750m from global investors, such as GA, Dragoneer, and Softbank, and it's valued at US$5.1b. André is from Minas Gerais, studied computer engineering from Unicamp, and did his MBA at Stanford. Prior to founding Quinto Andar, he had built other startups and worked in the tech and gaming industry for over a decade in Brazil.
Episódio 13 - Victor Lazarte
Hoje nosso convidado é Victor Lazarte, co-fundador e CEO da Wildlife, um dos unicórnios brasileiros. Após se formar na escola politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, onde cursou Engenharia Industrial, Victor seguiu para o mercado financeiro, trabalhando por um ano como trader de Crédito para o J.P. Morgan. Em 2010, deixou o emprego, e junto com seu irmão Arthur, abriu uma empresa de jogos para celulares. Oito anos e quase 2 bilhões de downloads depois, os irmãos Lazarte assinaram uma rodada de investimento liderada pelo Benchmark, um dos maiores fundos de Venture Capital do Vale do Silício, que avaliou a empresa, Wildlife Studios, em 1.3 bilhões de dólares. Em 2020, a Wildlife recebeu um nova rodada de investimentos, avaliando a empresa em 3 bilhões de dólares. Hoje, com mais de 60 games e escritórios no Brasil, Argentina, Estados Uniodos e Irlanda, Victor continua a expandir o negócio, mais recentemente com o lançamento do estúdio Never Forget Games em São Francisco.
Investing in Venture Capital - An Untapped Opportunity for Brazilian Investors
A short article analyzing how changes in investment trends after the 2008 Great Recession boosted investment opportunities in the private markets for Brazilian investors. The author focuses specifically on the role of startups for value creation.
McKinsey Brazil Digital Report 2019
A comprehensive 191-page report on the Brazilian digital economy, including macroeconomic indicators, Internet trends, investment facts, and data on the overall entrepreneurship and innovation landscape.