BRAZILIAN TOP 20 STARTUPS

Top 20 Best Brazilian StartUps of the Decade.

Melhores StartUps do Brasil


BRAZIL is the most populated country in LATAM and posses the strongest economy of the region. So, that’s why several latin american companies have tried to conquer this market. Regarding to Start-Ups, it has a strong ecosystem of local companies with huge market share and more several companies with around 10MM 5MM downloads just in Brazil.

#1 – iFOOD

IFood is an online food delivery portal that develops an innovative system so users can order deliveries on the internet with no hassle.


FOUNDED DATE: 15/05/2011
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 591.860.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 7
FOUNDERS:
Eduardo Baer
, Felipe Ramos Fioravante, Gabriel Pinto, Guilherme Bonifacio, Patrick Sigrist
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#2 – 99

99 provides taxi services through its application software that enables users to request taxis by phone in Brazil.

EXITS: Acquired by Didi in 2018

FOUNDED DATE: 1/07/2012
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 241.329.770,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: Ariel Lambrecht, Paulo Veras, Renato Freitas
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#3 – WILDLIFE STUDIOS

Wildlife Studios is a gaming company that develops and publishes mobile games.


FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2011
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 180.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 2
FOUNDERS: Arthur Lazarte, Michael Mac-Vicar, Victor Lazarte
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#4 – DAFITI

Dafiti is an e-commerce website created to promote footwear, fashion, and lifestyle for both men and women.

*SUB-ORGANIZATION OF: Global Fashion Group
FOUNDED DATE: 1/11/2010
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 250.481.170,00 (disclosed)
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 6
FOUNDERS: Andre Beisert, Andres Lawson, David Geisen, Malte Horeyseck, Malte Huffmann, Philipp Povel, Thibaud Lecuyer
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#5 – NUBANK

Nubank issues, administrates, processes, and transfers payments related to post-paid credit cards and equity investment in other entities.


FOUNDED DATE: 6/05/2013
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 1.407.602.420,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 11
FOUNDERS: Adam Edward Wible, Cristina Junqueira, David Velez
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#6 – NEON

Neon is a digital bank that offers credit cards, personal loans, and investment products, among other services.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2016
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 420.333.922,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: Pedro Conrade
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#7 – GUIA BOLSO

GuiaBolso is a personal finance platform that empowers people to take control of financial well-being.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2012
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 56.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 6
FOUNDERS: Benjamin Gleason, Thiago Alvarez
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE CONTXTO – LAVCA

#8 – RECARGAPAY

RecargaPay offers a complete ecosystem of financial services and mobile payments.


FOUNDED DATE:1/02/2010
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 64.600.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 6
FOUNDERS: Alvaro Teijeiro, Gustavo Victorica, Rodrigo Teijeiro
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#9 – EASY TAXI

Easy Taxi is an urban transport application that allows passengers to book and track a taxi.


FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2011
FUNDING AMOUNT:USD 77.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 7
FOUNDERS: Daniel Cohen, Marcio WIlliam, Talliss Gomes, Tatiana Vecchi, Vinicius Gracia
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE CONTXTO – LAVCA

#10 HOTEL URBANO

Hotel Urbano, a.k.a Hurb, is an online platform that enables travelers to find and reserve accommodation and activities.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2011
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 135.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: José Eduardo Mendes, João Ricardo Rangel Mendes
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#11 – DESCOMPLICA

Descomplica offers an educational platform that provides students with subject and course materials.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/03/2012
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 31.059.998,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS:Marco Fisbhen
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#12 – GYMPASS

Gympass is a fitness discovery platform connecting the world’s network of fitness facilities to companies and its employees.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2012
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 300.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: Cesar Carvalho, Joao Barbosa
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#13 – VIVA REAL

VivaReal is an online real estate marketplace that connects buyers, sellers, and renters with properties in Brazil.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/04/2009
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 74.780.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 6
FOUNDERS: Brian Requarth, Diego Simon, Thomas Floracks
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASE CONTXTO – LAVCA

#14 – GET NINJAS

GetNinjas is a local services marketplace in LATAM, for hiring cleaners, private lessons, and hundreds of other services.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/04/2011
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 16.786.267,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: Eduardo L’Hotellier
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#15 – LIV UP

Liv Up is a direct to consumer healthy food tech based in Brazil.

FOUNDED DATE: 24/03/2016
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 24.700.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 3
FOUNDERS: Henrique Castellani, Marcelo Canovas, Victor Santos
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#16 – QUINTO ANDAR

QuintoAndar is a platform that simplifies the rental of residential real estate for landlords and renters.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2014
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 335.270.291,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 6
FOUNDERS: Andre Penha, Gabriel Braga
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#17 – DOGHERO

DogHero offers solutions for dog owners to find a walk and pet-hosting services.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2014
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 12.550.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 5
FOUNDERS: Eduardo Baer, Fernando Gadotti
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#18 – INGRESSE

Ingresse is a social ticketing company that enables people to discover the latest concerts, nightclubs, parties, and theater plays.


FOUNDED DATE: 1/01/2012
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 21.817.124,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 7
FOUNDERS: Gabriel Benarros, Marcelo Henrique, Sebastien Robaszkiewicz
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#19 – EBANX

EBANX is an integrated financial services company offering an end-to-end payment solution across the entire e-commerce transaction flow.

FOUNDED DATE: 1/02/2012
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 30.000.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 2
FOUNDERS: Alphonse Voigt, João Del Valle, Wagner Ruiz
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#20 – LOGGI

Loggi is a Brazil-based shipping logistics platform.

FOUNDED DATE: 20/06/2013
FUNDING AMOUNT: USD 295.001.000,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 7
FOUNDERS: Arthur Debert, Eduardo Wexler, Fabien Mendez
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

#20 – DR CONSULTA

Dr.consulta is a tech-powered direct to consumer primary care company in Brazil

FOUNDED DATE: 1/08/2011
FUNDING AMOUNT:USD 136.399.907,00
NUMBER OF FUNDING ROUNDS: 7
FOUNDERS: Guilherme Azevedo, Thomaz Srougi
INFO AT: CRUNCHBASECONTXTO – LAVCA

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