Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians’ tax pain

Online tax filing and accounting service, Contabilizei, has raised $20 million in a new round of financing led by Point72 Ventures, the early stage investment arm associated with hedge fund guru Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management. Smart money in both the venture and private equity space has been long Brazil for a bit, and the new investment […]

Spiders 'rain' in awesome, but kinda unsettling event

By Johnny Lieu2019-01-14 06:39:45 UTC Rain is already annoying enough when it’s not seemingly made of spiders. So spare a thought for the people who had to keep an eye on a group of arachnids that appeared to be raining down over rural Brazil, thanks to hot and humid weather. João Pedro Martinelli Fonseca, who […]

Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. More posts by this contributor Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase […]

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, the stock market for Latin America’s largest country shot up. Financial […]

Imagine Walking Into This Wall of Spiders and Never Sleep Again

Screenshot: YouTube You know what’s more terrifying than spiders creeping into your home in the middle of the night? Spiders in the freaking skies, man. The Guardian on Friday reported recent accounts of such an occurrence in Brazil, where people have reportedly claimed it’s “raining spiders.” A video recently shared to Facebook of the phenomenon […]